Category: International News

Saddam-era commander killed in Tikrit

Saddam-era commander killed in Tikrit

A senior commander of the former Iraqi Ba’athist government under slain Iraqi dictator, Saddam Hussein, has reportedly been killed in the restive province of Salahuddin in Iraq’s north. Raed al-Jabbouri, the governor of Salahuddin Province, said on Friday that Izzat Ibrahim al-Douri was killed by Iraqi security forces during a preemptive operation in the eastern [&hellip

France unveils plan to fight racism

France unveils plan to fight racism

​France says it is set to allocate USD 108 million to a plan aimed at curbing soaring acts of racism in the country. French Prime Minister Manuel Valls unveiled the plan in Creteil, a suburb of the capital, Paris, on Friday, according to which the perpetrators of racist acts would face a tougher punishment. The [&hellip

‘Libya clashes kill 14 army soldiers’

‘Libya clashes kill 14 army soldiers’

At least 14 soldiers have lost their lives and another 24 have been wounded during the Libyan National Army’s assaults on a camp occupied by the Fajr Libya (Libya Dawn) militants in the capital Tripoli, a military source says. “Battalion 101 on Friday completely controls the Libya Dawn camp in Tajura area,” an army officer told China’s [&hellip

12 killed by Boko Haram in Cameroon

12 killed by Boko Haram in Cameroon

Twelve civilians have been killed in an attack carried out by Boko Haram terrorists in northern Cameroon, military officials say. According to Major Nlate Eballe, the operations officer of Cameroon’s Operation Alpha special military unit, the Takfiri terrorists launched their cross-border attack on Dia, a village located in the country’s far north region, early on [&hellip

UN urges immediate ceasefire in Yemen

UN urges immediate ceasefire in Yemen

​United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki-moon has called for an immediate cessation of clashes in Yemen, saying a political solution is the best way out of the conflict in the Arab country. “I am calling for an immediate ceasefire in Yemen by all parties … It is time to support corridors for lifesaving aid and [&hellip

IMF: No debt repayment delay for Greece

IMF: No debt repayment delay for Greece

​The managing director of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) has dismissed reports that Greece is seeking to obtain a delay on its debt payments, saying the organization will not support such a move. Christine Lagarde made the remarks during a press conference at the start of the IMF and World Bank spring meetings in Washington [&hellip

Service to mourn Germanwings victims

Service to mourn Germanwings victims

​Germany is set to hold a memorial service for the 150 people killed when a Germanwings flight crashed in the French Alps more than three weeks ago. Chancellor Angela Merkel is to be among those in attendance. Around 1,500 guests are expected to pack the western German city’s Gothic catherdral for an ecumenical service to remember [&hellip

75 die in Niger meningitis epidemic

75 die in Niger meningitis epidemic

The Nigerien health minister says a meningitis epidemic that broke out in the West African country last January has so far killed 75 patients. Speaking Thursday in a televised address, Health Minister Mango Aghali announced that the total number of meningitis infections across the country currently stand at 697. One of the world’s most impoverished [&hellip

UN envoy to Yemen resigns

UN envoy to Yemen resigns

​The United Nations’ special envoy to Yemen has resigned from his post amid the escalating crisis in the country due to the Saudi aggression on the impoverished nation. Jamal Benomar has reportedly “expressed an interest in moving on to another assignment,” thus taking leave from the chaotic security and political situation in the country. Benomar, [&hellip

South Korea commemorates ferry disaster

South Korea commemorates ferry disaster

​South Korea is marking the first anniversary of a ferry disaster that killed over 300 people off the island of Jindo. Victims’ families still complain of official indifference to their demands for an independent inquiry. Hundreds of relatives of the Sewol ferry victims mourned the year-old disaster with teary eyes and half-mast flags on Thursday [&hellip