Category: International News

Burundi Opposition Leader Takes Top Parliament Post.

Burundi Opposition Leader Takes Top Parliament Post.

  Burundi’s main opposition leader Agathon Rwasa has been elected as deputy head of the national parliament, despite having condemned recent elections and supported months of civil unrest. Rwasa, who has denounced the third consecutive win by President Pierre Nkurunziza, had said earlier this week that he intended to “play the game” in order to [&hellip

Over 100 Militants Killed in Anti-Boko Haram Operation: Chad Army.

Over 100 Militants Killed in Anti-Boko Haram Operation: Chad Army.

  N’Djamena (AFP) – At least 100 jihadist fighters have been killed in an operation against Boko Haram Islamists holed up on the islands of Lake Chad, the Chadian army said in a statement Friday. “117 terrorists have been killed, two Chadian soldiers died and two others were wounded” in the operation against the Nigeria-based [&hellip

Ebola Vaccine Trial in Guinea ‘100% Successful’: Reports.

Ebola Vaccine Trial in Guinea ‘100% Successful’: Reports.

  A vaccine against Ebola has been shown to be 100 percent successful in trials conducted during the outbreak in Guinea, the Guardian reported.   Experts believe it may bring current epidemic in West Africa to an end and control future outbreaks.   The results of the trials involved 4,000 people and were conducted with [&hellip

UN chief Admits to Iran’s Constructive Role in Solving Regional Crises.

UN chief Admits to Iran’s Constructive Role in Solving Regional Crises.

  The UN Chief, Ban Ki Moon, has described the role of Islamic Republic of Iran in solving regional crises as important and constructive. In an address to reporters in New York on Wednesday afternoon, the UN chief noted that Iran plays an important role in the region. He welcomed the conclusion of nuclear talks [&hellip

Zimbabwe: Govt, Iran Call for Lifting of Sanctions.

Zimbabwe: Govt, Iran Call for Lifting of Sanctions.

    Zimbabwe and the Islamic Republic of Iran have resolved to jointly work towards the unconditional lifting of economic sanctions imposed on the two countries. In a communiqué issued at the end of the eighth session of the Zimbabwe-Iran Joint Commission yesterday, the two countries strongly condemned the unilateral and illegal sanctions imposed on them [&hellip

Nigeria: New Leader for Coalition Force.

Nigeria: New Leader for Coalition Force.

    Nigeria’s Defense Ministry announced Thursday that it had appointed a new general to lead the multinational army against the Boko Haram militant group that has killed 20,000 people and driven nearly two million from their homes. The ministry said that Maj. Gen. Iliyasu Isah Abbah would command an 8,700-member force from four nations [&hellip

Palestinian Baby Burned to Death in West Bank Arson.

Palestinian Baby Burned to Death in West Bank Arson.

    A one-and-a-half year-old Palestinian baby was burned to death and three of his family members were seriously wounded late Thursday night after a house was set on fire in the village of Douma, near Nablus. According to reports, settlers were those who set the house on fire after targeting it with firebombs and graffiti. The Israeli [&hellip

MH370 Search: Reunion Debris to be Tested in France.

MH370 Search: Reunion Debris to be Tested in France.

  Debris found on the Indian Ocean island of Reunion is to be transported to France to find out whether it is from the missing flight MH370, Malaysia’s prime minister has said. Initial reports suggest the 2m-long object is very likely to be from a Boeing 777, Najib Razak said. The Malaysia Airlines flight – [&hellip

We shall fight Boko Haram:Nigeria.

We shall fight Boko Haram:Nigeria.

    Former General and Nigerian President, Muhammadu Buhari, arrives for his Inauguration at the eagle square in Abuja, Nigeria. Nigeria’s new President Muhammadu Buhari makes his first official visit to one-time enemy Cameroon on Wednesday, July 29, 2015 to ease tensions and bolster support for a regional army to fight the Boko Haram Islamic [&hellip

Archbishop Desmond Tutu Back in South Africa Hospital.

Archbishop Desmond Tutu Back in South Africa Hospital.

      South Africa’s Archbishop Desmond Tutu has returned to hospital just a week after being discharged. He has what has only been described as a “persistent infection” which his foundation says is unrelated to the prostate cancer he has had for 15 years. Archbishop Tutu retired from public life in 2011 but continues [&hellip