Category: International News

Car bombs kill 37 in Baghdad

Car bombs kill 37 in Baghdad

At least 37 people have been killed and dozens more injured as two separate car bombs rock Iraq’s capital Baghdad. At least 27 people were killed and 37 others injured after a car bomb exploded near a service station in Baghdad’s central district of Karrada on Wednesday. A further 10 people were killed and 29 others [&hellip

Yemen Ansarullah forces secure town

Yemen Ansarullah forces secure town

Yemen’s Ansarullah fighters have flushed out al-Qaeda-linked Takfiri militants from the southern town of Yarim, where residents say calm has returned. The town, located in the southern Ibb governorate, was liberated by Ansarullah fighters, also known as Houthis, over the weekend, prompting residents to start safely returning to their homes. Meanwhile, the Houthis say they [&hellip

‘No further talks may be held in HK’

‘No further talks may be held in HK’

Leaders of Hong Kong’s anti-election law student protests say they may not take part in further talks with the government, a day after negotiations were held between the two sides. On Wednesday, representatives of student protesters said demonstrations would continue until their demands were met and they were allowed to determine who could run for [&hellip

US on high alert after Canada shooting

US on high alert after Canada shooting

​The United States put its air defense on alert and placed its embassy in Ottawa on lockdown following shooting incidents in Canada including one inside its parliament building. The North American Aerospace Defense Command (NORAD) is taking “appropriate” measures to ensure quick reaction to “any incidents involving aviation in Canada,” said a US defense official, [&hellip

Iraq’s KRG to send fighters to Kobani

Iraq’s KRG to send fighters to Kobani

The parliament of Iraq’s Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) has agreed to send its Peshmerga fighters to the strategic Syrian town of Kobani to join the fight against ISIL Takfiri militants. On Wednesday, the parliament of the semi-autonomous region voted to authorize sending Kurdish fighters to Kobani, known as Ain al-Arab in Arabic. The first phase [&hellip

Ebola death toll tops 4,877: WHO

Ebola death toll tops 4,877: WHO

The Ebola epidemic has so far claimed the lives of 4,877 people all around the world, while more than 9,936 people have been infected, the World Health Organization (WHO) says. The virus has been most devastating in the West African countries of Liberia, Sierra Leone and Guinea which have incurred the most fatalities with 2,705, [&hellip

Hong Kong protesters, gov’t to talk

Hong Kong protesters, gov’t to talk

Protest leaders in Hong Kong are to sit down for talks with the local government amid continuing demonstrations against an election law. The negotiations will begin at 6:00 p.m. local time (1000 GMT) on Tuesday and will be broadcast live. Hong Kong’s Chief Secretary for Administration Carrie Lam will represent the local government in the [&hellip

EU parliament endorses Juncker’s new team

EU parliament endorses Juncker’s new team

​The European Parliament has approved the incoming European Commission. The team, headed by former prime minister of Luxembourg Jean-Claude Juncker, is expected to take office on November 1. Juncker’s team of 27 commissioners was endorsed with 423 votes at the European Parliament in Strasbourg on Wednesday, with 209 MEPs voting against, and 67 abstaining. Juncker [&hellip

UN chief: 100K still homeless in Gaza

UN chief: 100K still homeless in Gaza

Secretary General of the United Nations Ban Ki-moon has highlighted the plight of over 100,000 Palestinians that remain homeless in the Gaza Strip following the latest Israeli onslaught, vowing plans to launch a probe into the aggression. Addressing the UN Security Council on Tuesday, Ban Ki-moon further mentioned 50,000 of the currently homeless Gaza residents [&hellip

‘ISIL crimes displace over 1.8 mn Iraqis’

‘ISIL crimes displace over 1.8 mn Iraqis’

Over 1.8 million people in Iraq have been displaced as a result of atrocities committed by ISIL Takfiri terrorists, the International Organization of Migration (IOM) says. According to a report issued by IOM’s Displacement Tracking Matrix (DTM) on Tuesday, an estimated 1,814,862 people (302,477 families) are displaced in the crisis-hit country. The report covers internal [&hellip