Category: International News

African Union Troops In Somalia Not Paid For Six Months.

African Union Troops In Somalia Not Paid For Six Months.

The allowances for African troops fighting al-Qaeda-linked militants in Somalia have not been paid for at least six months. The 22,000-strong African Union force (Amisom) fighting the Islamist militant group al-Shabab is funded by the EU. An European Union source told the BBC that last six-month payment was being withheld over “accounting issues”. The head [&hellip

African Union Urges Quick Talks To Solve Burundi Crisis.

African Union Urges Quick Talks To Solve Burundi Crisis.

The 15 members of the African Union Peace and Security Council have urged quick and inclusive talks to solve Burundi’s year-long crisis, the Council said while concluding a four-day visit in Burundi. “For four days, we have met various groups and authorities including the Burundian president, religious groups, civil society organizations, the UN system and [&hellip

Saudi Arabia Obstructing Election Of Lebanon President: Hezbollah.

Saudi Arabia Obstructing Election Of Lebanon President: Hezbollah.

A senior member of Lebanon’s resistance movement Hezbollah has condemned Saudi Arabia for thwarting political initiatives and blocking the election of a president in Lebanon. “The reason behind the presidential vacuum is that local political forces are awaiting foreign instructions, especially a Saudi decision,” Hezbollah’s Deputy Secretary General Sheikh Naim Qassem said on Monday. “Saudi [&hellip

Ali Haider Gilani: ‘I was chained for two years’

Ali Haider Gilani: ‘I was chained for two years’

Ali Haider Gilani was rescued in Afghanistan three years after al-Qaeda militants abducted him from his hometown of Multan in Pakistan. He was campaigning for a provincial seat in parliamentary elections for the Pakistan People’s Party. Journalist Shaimaa Khalil sat down with him for his first interview to international media. He opened up for the [&hellip

Kenya aims to halve size of Dadaab refugee camp by end-2016.

Kenya aims to halve size of Dadaab refugee camp by end-2016.

Kenya aims to reduce by almost half the population of Dadaab refugee camp, home to about 326,000 mostly Somali refugees, by the end of the year. A committee that groups Kenya, Somalia and the UN refugee agency UNHCR said this on Sunday. Kenya has said it wants to close the camp, which was once home [&hellip

50,00 People Rescued From Boko Haram.

50,00 People Rescued From Boko Haram.

About 5,000 people were rescued from the Boko Haram by soldiers and members of the vigilante, Civilian JTF, the Nigerian Army has said. The Army spokesperson, Sani Usman, also said a member of the Civilian JTF was killed on Saturday during the battles with the Boko Haram. Mr. Usman, a Colonel, in his statement also [&hellip

Commander Highlights Iran’s Air Defense Capabilities.

Commander Highlights Iran’s Air Defense Capabilities.

Iran’s Air Defense commander highlighted the capabilities of the country’s Air Defense Force, including those of its radars and missiles. According to Tasnim news agency, Commander of Khatam al-Anbia Air Defense Base Brigadier General Farzad Esmaili said on Sunday given the aerial threats, Iran’s countrywide air defense coverage is in good condition. Besides ensuring security [&hellip

Kenya Pupils Burn Dormitories ‘over Euro Match Ban’.

Kenya Pupils Burn Dormitories ‘over Euro Match Ban’.

Kenyan authorities are investigating if pupils who set fire to their school dormitories did so after being told they could not watch a Euro 2016 match on television. The trouble happened on Saturday night at a school in the west of the country, local media reports. It began with a few students throwing stones and [&hellip

Israel, Turkey To Normalize Ties.

Israel, Turkey To Normalize Ties.

Israel and Turkey are set to normalize diplomatic relations, six years after an Israeli raid on a Gaza-bound flotilla left eight Turks and an American citizen of Turkish origin dead. The full details — to be announced Monday morning, according to Israeli officials — will include a $20 million compensation fund for Turkish families and [&hellip

Brutal King, Cowardly Allies

Brutal King, Cowardly Allies

Over the past decade, Britain has stripped 27 people of their citizenship on national-security grounds. Bahrain’s native population is 1% of Britain’s, but since 2014 the kingdom has revoked the citizenship of over 300 people for supposedly similar reasons. The latest is Ayatollah Sheikh Isa Qassim, regarded as the spiritual leader of the country’s Shia [&hellip