US Senator, War Hero John McCain Has Died

CAPITOL HILL, U.S. Senator John McCain died Saturday at age 81 after a battle with brain cancer that robbed America of a revered statesman, proud patriot and self-sacrificing warrior.One of McCain's five children, daughter Meghan, also posted a statement on Twitter, saying I was with my father at his end, as he was with me at my beginning.In the thirty-three years we shared together, he raised me, taught me, corrected…

Captivity, Candor and Hard Votes: 9 Moments That Made McCain

WASHINGTON, John McCain lived most of his life in the public eye, surviving war, torture, scandal, political stardom and failure, the enmity of some colleagues and the election of President Donald Trump.Even brain cancer didn't seem to scare McCain so much as it sobered and saddened him.The world is a fine place and worth fighting for and I hate very much to leave it, McCain wrote in his memoir, referencing…

SOUTH SUDAN ANNOUNCES SIGNING PEACE TREATY ON MONDAY

JUBA, The final version of the peace agreement for South Sudan will be signed on Monday, official sources noted in an announcement.South Sudanese Information Minister Michael Makuei assured that the parties 'reached consensus on the final draft of the document and we hope to sign it in Khartoum (the capital of Sudan) on August 27.' He added that the warring parties have ironed out most of their differences that we…

Iran’s New Warplane Seen Limited as Weapon, Useful for Training

Iran's unveiling this week of a domestically made fighter jet resembling an obsolete U.S. warplane has drawn Western derision about its efficacy as a weapon, but also appreciation of its training potential.This is almost a laughable event, said Michael Pregent, a Middle East analyst at the Washington-based Hudson Institute, in a VOA Persian interview. He was referring to Tuesday's Iranian state TV report about what it called a fourth-generation Iranian-produced…