World


Paul Beatty first USA author to win Man Booker Prize

His "hard to read" novel, The Sellout , tells the story of a young black man who tries to reinstate slavery and racial segregation in a suburb of Los Angeles. "I tend to bristle when people say it's black, it's angry, it's about race", the 54-year-old writer said after picking up the £50,000 (Dh223,000) prize at a glitzy black-tie ceremony in London's historic Guildhall building on Tuesday.


Baghdad denies Ankara taking part in Mosul operation

Baghdad denies Ankara taking part in Mosul operation

The advance took place as U.S. Defense Secretary Ash Carter met Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi in Baghdad to evaluate the campaign that began on Monday with air and ground support from the U.S-led coalition. "Given the sheer size of Mosul - and its experience of savage rule at the hands of the "Islamic State" - revenge killing will likely be an issue in the days and months ahead", according to the Soufan Group, a security consulting firm.



Turkey says will clear Kurdish fighters from Manbij

Turkey views the Syrian Kurdish People's Protection Units (YPG) and the Kurdish Democratic Union (PYD) as terror groups linked to Turkey's banned insurgent Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK). "The only force that is capable on any near-term timeline are the Syrian Democratic Forces, of which the YPG are a significant portion". President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said Wednesday that Turkey was determined to clear Syrian Kurdish fighters from a strategic border town in northern Syria "as soon as ...


Clinton says she won't respond to Trump

Clinton says she won't respond to Trump

Trump regularly calls Clinton, "Crooked Hillary", mocks her stamina and says he'd put her in jail if he wins the presidency. "You can't take care of the White House or the country", Mr. Yet numerous Republican leaders concede Trump is heading for defeat barring a significant shift in the campaign's closing days. "The landscape has gotten a lot tougher for Republicans in the House", said Liesl Hickey, a Republican strategist involved some of those races.


David Duke qualifies for debate at historically black college

David Duke qualifies for debate at historically black college

David VitterDavid VitterDavid Duke gets debate slot in La. But two weeks from now, Louisiana white supremacist and long-shot Senate candidate David Duke will take the debate stage with five of his rivals. A spokesperson for Dillard University, a private liberal arts college, did not immediately respond to a request for comment. In 1989, David Duke briefly served in the Louisiana State House.