Category: International News

157 refugees arrive in Australia mainland

157 refugees arrive in Australia mainland

A group of 157 asylum seekers held at sea for a month have arrived on the Australian mainland, reports say. Twelve people, including men and women holding children, were the first group of the asylum seekers who arrived on the Cocos Islands on Sunday morning.  They were then guided to buses to be transported to [&hellip

Israel resumes attacks on Gaza Strip

Israel resumes attacks on Gaza Strip

Israel has put an abrupt end to a humanitarian ceasefire requested by the United Nations, resuming its fatal military attacks against Palestinians in the besieged Gaza Strip, Press TV reports. On Sunday, the Israeli military said it was resuming its ground offensive and airstrikes against the impoverished Palestinian territory after members of the Islamic resistance [&hellip

EU bans may end security cooperation

EU bans may end security cooperation

Russia says the European Union’s extension of anti-Moscow sanctions threatens the entire security cooperation between Moscow and foreign parties. The statement by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation came after the EU extended its list of the Russian officials facing targeted sanctions. The new figures on the sanctions list include the head [&hellip

Boko Haram executes dozen in Nigeria

Boko Haram executes dozen in Nigeria

Boko Haram Takfiris have executed a dozen people after they stormed a village in a remote part of Nigeria’s northeastern Borno State, local sources say. Locals said on Saturday that militants from the Boko Haram Takfiri group attacked the village of Garubula in Biu district late on Wednesday and shot 12 people dead after dragging [&hellip

Disarmament process to begin in CAR

Disarmament process to begin in CAR

African Union has confirmed that a disarmament process will soon take effect in the crisis-hit Central African Republic (CAR), Press TV reports. Ismael Chergui, the African Union’s commissioner for peace and security, said the process will be launched by some 6,000 African Union (AU) forces, who are already in the country on a peacekeeping mission. [&hellip

UN criticizes Myanmar sectarian plan

UN criticizes Myanmar sectarian plan

A UN expert has warned that Myanmar’s plans for the future of a western region torn apart by Buddhist-Muslim unrest could result in “permanent segregation” of the two religious groups. The United Nations human rights envoy to the country, Yanghee Lee, said on Saturday there was a “deplorable” situation in displacement camps in Rakhine State, [&hellip

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