Category: International News

Sixteen Egyptians Killed In Libya.

Sixteen Egyptians Killed In Libya.

  Sixteen Egyptian nationals have been killed in clashes with people-smuggling gangs in the Libyan city of Bani Walid, a report says.   The Arabic-language Egyptian news website al-Youm al-Sabea quoted Libyan media sources as saying on Wednesday that three of the smugglers were also killed during the fight.   The sources added that the [&hellip

Iranians Vote In Parliamentary Run-Off Elections.

Iranians Vote In Parliamentary Run-Off Elections.

    Iranians begin voting in run-off parliamentary elections in which 68 seats are up for grabs in the 290-seat Majlis.   “People will vote for 68 undecided seats in constituencies that candidates failed to get 25 percent of votes cast in the first round of the election,” said Interior Minister Abdolreza Rahmani-Fazli on Friday. [&hellip

Saudi To Open Israel Embassy If Peace Plan Accepted: General.

Saudi To Open Israel Embassy If Peace Plan Accepted: General.

    A well-connected former general in the Saudi military has said the kingdom would open an embassy in Tel Aviv if Israel accepted a Saudi initiative to end the Middle East conflict.   Anwar Eshki was asked during an Al Jazeera interview how long it would be before Riyadh opened an embassy in Israel. [&hellip

Bodies Of Shias Killed By Nigeria Army Must Be Exhumed: Activists.

Bodies Of Shias Killed By Nigeria Army Must Be Exhumed: Activists.

  Rights activists have called for the bodies of hundreds of Shia Muslims massacred by the Nigerian army last December to be exhumed for further investigation into the exact number of victims.   Residents in the northern city of Kaduna, where the carnage took place, have rejected the official death toll and said a local [&hellip

Iran To Take Every Lawful Measure To Restore Stolen Assets In US: Zarif.

Iran To Take Every Lawful Measure To Restore Stolen Assets In US: Zarif.

    Iran says it will take “every lawful measure” against a court ruling that authorizes the seizure of around $2 billion of its frozen assets in the United States.   On Thursday, Iran’s Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif wrote a letter to United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki-moon, saying Tehran reserves the right to [&hellip

US Man Kim Dong-Chul Jailed For Spying In North Korea.

US Man Kim Dong-Chul Jailed For Spying In North Korea.

  North Korea has sentenced a US man to 10 years of hard labour for spying. Kim Dong-chul, a 62-year-old naturalised US citizen born in South Korea, was arrested last October. Kim had made an apparent confession in Pyongyang last month in front of reporters, saying he was paid by South Korean intelligence officers. The [&hellip

Sixteen Egyptians killed in Libya

Sixteen Egyptians killed in Libya

Sixteen Egyptian nationals have been killed in clashes with people-smuggling gangs in the Libyan city of Bani Walid, a report says. The Arabic-language Egyptian news website al-Youm al-Sabea quoted Libyan media sources as saying on Wednesday that three of the smugglers were also killed during the fight. The sources added that the families of the [&hellip

South Sudan War: US Warns It Could Sanction Leaders.

South Sudan War: US Warns It Could Sanction Leaders.

    The US would consider imposing sanctions or an arms embargo on South Sudan’s leaders if they fail to cooperate in a proposed unity government to end a bloody conflict, a senior official said.   South Sudan erupted into civil war in 2013 when President Salva Kiir sacked his deputy Riek Machar barely two [&hellip

Security Council Extends Mandate of UN Mission in Central African Republic.

Security Council Extends Mandate of UN Mission in Central African Republic.

    The United Nations Security Council today extended until 31 July the mandate of the UN Multidimensional Integrated Stabilization Mission in the Central African Republic (MINUSCA), determining that the situation in the country constitutes a threat to international peace and security.   Under Council resolution 2281 (2016), the 15-member body authorized the Mission to [&hellip

South Sudan’s Riek Machar Sworn In As Vice President.

South Sudan’s Riek Machar Sworn In As Vice President.

    South Sudanese rebel leader Riek Machar has returned to the capital after two years of war in what is seen as a step towards ending a conflict that has killed tens of thousands.   After landing at Juba airport on Tuesday, Machar was inaugurated as vice president by President Salva Kiir ahead of [&hellip