Category: International News

Aung San Suu Kyi: what has happened to Myanmar’s icon of morality?

Aung San Suu Kyi: what has happened to Myanmar’s icon of morality?

When news came in early on the morning of 25 August that militants from the Arakan Rohingya Salvation Army (Arsa) had attacked police posts in northern Rakhine state, killing 12 people and ushering in a massive army crackdown, it did not take long for Myanmar’s new “information committee” to swing into action. Myanmar has had [&hellip

​Riyadh may have sponsored 9/11 ‘dry run’: New lawsuit data.

​Riyadh may have sponsored 9/11 ‘dry run’: New lawsuit data.

New evidence in a lawsuit, which holds Saudi Arabia responsible for the September 11, 2001 attacks, shows that the kingdom may have funded a “dry run” prior to the incident. The lawsuit alleges that the Saudi embassy in Washington paid for two Saudi nationals, living undercover in the US as students, to fly from the [&hellip

Congo conflict forces more children to leave school: Refugee group.

Congo conflict forces more children to leave school: Refugee group.

More and more children are being deprived of education in the Republic of the Congo over a protracted conflict and the country’s weak education system, an NGO says. The Norwegian Refugee Council said Monday that some 850,000 children have been displaced and 900 schools have been destroyed as a result of intensified violence in Congo’s [&hellip

​Askari Polisi 18 Wa Misri Wauawa Sinai; IS Yatangaza Kuhusika.

​Askari Polisi 18 Wa Misri Wauawa Sinai; IS Yatangaza Kuhusika.

At least 18 policemen have been killed in an attack on a convoy in Egypt’s Sinai peninsula claimed by so-called Islamic State, security sources say. Militants detonated a roadside bomb near the town of el-Arish, reportedly destroying three armoured vehicles and a fourth with signal-jamming equipment. They then opened fire with machine guns at survivors [&hellip

​Ayatollah Khamenei urges action against Myanmar govt. over Rohingya Muslims.

​Ayatollah Khamenei urges action against Myanmar govt. over Rohingya Muslims.

Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei has called on Islamic governments to exert political and economic pressure on Myanmar’s “cruel” government to make it stop a deadly crackdown on minority Rohingya Muslims in the Southeast Asian country. Speaking on Tuesday, Ayatollah Khamenei urged practical measures by Islamic governments to end the crisis [&hellip

Togo: Obasanjo asks president to step down, says has nothing new to offer.

Togo: Obasanjo asks president to step down, says has nothing new to offer.

Following the continued protest against the already 12 years rule of President Faure Gnassingbe of Togo by some Togolese in the country’s opposition party, Former Nigerian President, Olusegun Obasanjo has urged Gnassingbe to step down “unless he has something new” for his people. Obasanjo, during an interview with BBC, also said that the county should [&hellip

Kenya opposition says electoral officials’ lives threatened.

Kenya opposition says electoral officials’ lives threatened.

The lives of some top officials with Kenya’s electoral commission are under “serious threat” from the government ahead of the new presidential election next month, opposition leader Raila Odinga claimed Friday. Odinga, who successfully challenged President Uhuru Kenyatta’s re-election in court, told reporters that some commission officials have received “very threatening emails” and their security [&hellip

​Manji Opens Up Over Councillorship Saga.

​Manji Opens Up Over Councillorship Saga.

Prominent businessman, Yussuph Manji yesterday broke his silence over a move to terminate his councillorship for Mbagala Kuu Ward in Temeke Municipality under Chama Cha Mapinduzi (CCM), saying he strongly opposes such decision. He maintained before Principal Resident Magistrate Huruma Shaidi at the Kisutu Resident Magistrate’s Court in Dar es Salaam when his economic sabotage [&hellip

Amnesty says Central African Republic has faced ‘horrific surge’ in violence.

Amnesty says Central African Republic has faced ‘horrific surge’ in violence.

Amnesty International says the Central African Republic (CAR) has witnessed a “horrific surge” in violence that is now clearly along sectarian lines. Rebels in a volatile region of the country are raping women and killing their male relatives, Amnesty said in a report on Friday. The report cited accounts by survivors in the eastern prefecture [&hellip

Desmond Tutu condemns Aung San Suu Kyi: ‘Silence is too high a price’.

Desmond Tutu condemns Aung San Suu Kyi: ‘Silence is too high a price’.

The Nobel laureate Desmond Tutu has called on Aung San Suu Kyi to end military-led operations against Myanmar’s Rohingya minority, which have driven 270,000 refugees from the country in the past fortnight. The 85-year old archbishop said the “unfolding horror” and “ethnic cleansing” in the country’s Rahkine region had forced him to speak out against [&hellip