Category: International News

China probed 25k people for graft’

China probed 25k people for graft’

China has investigated more than 25,000 people for corruption in the first half of 2014 amid a nationwide crackdown on graft, state media reports. The investigation of major corruption cases has increased by nearly 14 percent over the corresponding period last year, China’s official Xinhua news agency said on Friday. Approximately 85 percent of the cases involved bribes [&hellip

Hamas kills 10 more Israeli troops

Hamas kills 10 more Israeli troops

​Al-Qassam Brigades, which is the military wing of Hamas, says Palestinian resistance fighters have killed at least ten more Israeli soldiers over the past few hours. The resistance group says its fighters killed the Israeli soldiers near the northeastern part of the Gaza Strip on early hours of Friday. The resistance group has put the [&hellip

‘West Africa Ebola death toll hits 660’

‘West Africa Ebola death toll hits 660’

The World Health Organization (WHO) says the death toll from an Ebola outbreak in West Africa has spiked to 660, with the number of infection cases exceeding 1,000. “This is a trend, an overall picture. It’s hard to get an exact picture on the scale of the situation at the moment,” WHO spokesman Paul Garwood [&hellip

S Sudan food crisis worst in world: UN

S Sudan food crisis worst in world: UN

Food crisis in South Sudan is the worst in the world, with the country on the threshold of a total famine if fighting continues, the United Nations Security Council (UNSC) says. In a press statement released on Friday, the Security Council “expressed grave concern about the catastrophic food insecurity situation in South Sudan.” The 15-member [&hellip

Libya can try ex-Gaddafi spy chief: ICC

Libya can try ex-Gaddafi spy chief: ICC

The International Criminal Court (ICC) has upheld a decision which allows Libyan authorities to try Muammar Gaddafi’s ex-spy chief Abdullah Senussi. Appeals judges at the ICC on Thursday rejected an appeal against the Court’s prior decision not to put him on trial in The Hague. The court’s appeals chamber said prosecutors in Libya are “willing and genuinely [&hellip

Algeria airliner wreckage found in Mali

Algeria airliner wreckage found in Mali

Mali’s president says the wreckage of the Air Algérie Flight AH5017 has been found in a remote area of his country. “I have just been informed that the wreckage has been found between Aguelhok and Kidal,” Reuters quoted President Ibrahim Boubacar Keita as saying in a meeting of political, religious and civil society leaders in [&hellip

US: Russia attacking Ukrainian troops

US: Russia attacking Ukrainian troops

The US State Department has accused Russia of firing artillery from its territory at Ukrainian military positions and on Ukrainian troops. “We have new evidence that the Russians intend to deliver heavier and more powerful multiple rocket launchers to separatist forces in Ukraine and have evidence that Russia is firing artillery from within Russia to [&hellip

UK issues 400 arms licenses to Israel

UK issues 400 arms licenses to Israel

Serikali ya Uingereza ilitoa mamia ya vibali vya kutumwa silaha na zana za kijeshi kwa utawala wa Kizayuni wa Israel.  Kamati ya Kudhibiti Usafirishaji Silaha katika Bunge la Uingereza imefichua kwamba, utawala wa Israel ulipokea vibali mia nne vya silaha kutoka Uingereza vyenye thamani ya paundi bilioni nane mwaka jana. Silaha zilizotumwa ni pamoja na [&hellip

ISIL razes shrine of Prophet Yunus

ISIL razes shrine of Prophet Yunus

ISIL Takfiri militants have demolished the holy shrine of Prophet Yunus in a gruesome act of terrorism in the Iraqi city of Mosul. The ISIL militants “completely destroyed the shrine of Nabi Yunus after telling local families to stay away and closing the roads to a distance of 500 meters from the shrine,” AFP quoted [&hellip

Iraqi parliament elects next president

Iraqi parliament elects next president

The Iraqi parliament has elected veteran Kurdish politician, Fuad Masum, to serve as the country’s next president amid efforts to form a new government. Fuad Masum managed to garner most of the votes cast in a Thursday session of the parliament, and was declared as the president of the republic by parliament speaker Salim al-Juburi. [&hellip