New Jersey News: New Jersey Board of Medical Examiners Revokes License of Five Doctors Involving the Prescription of Opioids, Anabolic Steroids, or Other Controlled Substances

NEWARK, N.J. – New Jersey Attorney General Gurbir S. Grewal and the Division of Consumer Affairs yesterday announced that the State Board of Medical Examiners (“the Board”) has revoked the licenses of five doctors in unrelated cases involving the prescription of opioids, anabolic steroids, and/or other controlled substances to their patients, including two doctors convicted … Continue reading New Jersey News: New Jersey Board of Medical Examiners Revokes License of Five Doctors Involving the Prescription of Opioids, Anabolic Steroids, or Other Controlled Substances

BEIJING | Thousands in mosque standoff in China over demolition plan

BEIJING— Thousands of Muslims gathered at a mosque in northwestern China on Friday to protest its planned demolition in a rare, public pushback to the government’s efforts to rewrite how religions are practiced in the country. A large crowd of Hui people, a Muslim ethnic minority, began congregating at the towering Grand Mosque in the … Continue reading BEIJING | Thousands in mosque standoff in China over demolition plan

KABUL, Afghanistan | Officials: Taliban try to take Afghan city, kill at least 14

KABUL, Afghanistan — Taliban fighters tried to overrun a provincial capital in Afghanistan early on Friday, hiding inside homes before slipping into city streets in the night to attack security forces and killing at least 14 policemen before being pushed back, officials said. The overnight attack in the southeastern city of Ghazni, the capital of … Continue reading KABUL, Afghanistan | Officials: Taliban try to take Afghan city, kill at least 14

North Dakota News: Burgum stresses need for addiction treatment during prison reform round-table with President Trump, fellow governors

BISMARCK, N.D. – North Dakota Governor Doug Burgum yesterday highlighted the state’s prison reform efforts and the need to address addiction as he joined President Donald Trump, administration officials and a small group of fellow governors and attorneys general for a State Leaders Round-table on Prison Reform in Bedminster, N.J. Those attending the meeting discussed … Continue reading North Dakota News: Burgum stresses need for addiction treatment during prison reform round-table with President Trump, fellow governors

SEOUL, South Korea | South Korea: North Korean coal entered its ports illegally

SEOUL, South Korea  — South Korea said a total of 35,000 tons of North Korean coal and pig iron worth $5.8 million illegally entered its ports last year, in possible violations of UN sanctions. Reporting on preliminary results from a 10-month investigation, the Korea Customs Service said Friday it is seeking prosecutions of three local … Continue reading SEOUL, South Korea | South Korea: North Korean coal entered its ports illegally

JERUSALEM | Tense calm, cease-fire follows another Hamas-Israel flare-up

JERUSALEM — Gaza’s militant Islamic Hamas rulers and Israel appeared to be honoring a cease-fire Friday that ended two days of an intense flare-up in violence amid efforts by neighboring Egypt to negotiate between the two sides. Israel’s military said that no rockets were fired from Gaza at Israel overnight and it conducted no airstrikes … Continue reading JERUSALEM | Tense calm, cease-fire follows another Hamas-Israel flare-up

MOSCOW | Russian prime minister warns US against ramping up sanctions

MOSCOW — Russia’s prime minister sternly warned the United States on Friday against ramping up sanctions, saying that Moscow will retaliate with economic, political and unspecified “other” means. The tough message from Dmitry Medvedev marked what the Kremlin sees as a red line, reflecting a growing dismay with the new U.S. sanctions that already has … Continue reading MOSCOW | Russian prime minister warns US against ramping up sanctions

TANJUNG, Indonesia | Rebuilding mosques priority for devout on quake-hit Lombok

TANJUNG, Indonesia — On Indonesia’s earthquake-devastated Lombok island, people are reeling as they mourn more than 300 dead and sleep in makeshift shelters, but foremost in the minds of some is rebuilding the collapsed mosques that were the heart of their communities. Villagers in Tanjung district prayed in a field Friday in front of their … Continue reading TANJUNG, Indonesia | Rebuilding mosques priority for devout on quake-hit Lombok