Category: International News

US not to prosecute Ferguson officer

US not to prosecute Ferguson officer

A white US police officer, who fatally shot unarmed black teenager Michael Brown in Ferguson last summer, won’t face criminal charges, the Justice Department has announced. The department said on Wednesday that after six months of investigation, it has concluded to bring no civil rights charges against Darren Wilson. “Because Wilson did not act with [&hellip

Jakarta rejects Australia swap proposal

Jakarta rejects Australia swap proposal

Indonesia has rejected a proposal by Australia to exchange prisoners, which was aimed at preventing the execution of two convicted Australian drug traffickers. Indonesian media reports on Thursday said that Deputy Foreign Minister Abdurrahman Mohammad Fachir rejected the proposal to swap Myuran Sukumaran, 33, and Andrew Chan, 31, for Indonesian prisoners in Australian custody. The [&hellip

US plotting to oust Putin: Russia

US plotting to oust Putin: Russia

Russia’s Security Council has accused the United States of plotting to oust President Vladimir Putin by aiding opposition groups. Nikolai Patrushev, the council’s chief, said on Wednesday that Washington is financing the opposition and encouraging mass demonstrations against Putin. Patrushev added that the US funds Russian political groups under the guise of promoting civil society, [&hellip

Ferguson police targeted blacks: Holder

Ferguson police targeted blacks: Holder

US Attorney General Eric Holder says a lengthy investigation into the shooting of an unarmed black teenager has found systemic racial bias against African Americans in Ferguson, Missouri. Holder made the remarks on Wednesday, just after the Justice Department cleared Ferguson police officer Darren Wilson of federal charges in the fatal shooting of Michael Brown. [&hellip

‘Ukraine mine blast kills at least 32’

‘Ukraine mine blast kills at least 32’

At least 32 workers have been killed in an explosion at a coal mine in Ukraine’s eastern city of Donetsk, the country’s parliament speaker says, adding that dozens more are unaccounted for. “A terrible tragedy took place this morning at Zasyadko (mine). There are victims, currently numbering 32,” Volodymyr Groysman told lawmakers in the capital, [&hellip

Australians await death on Indonesia island

Australians await death on Indonesia island

Amid Canberra’s outcry, Indonesia has moved two Australian drug smugglers fromtheir Bali prison to an island where they will be executed. On Wednesday, Andrew Chan and Myuran Sukumaran were taken from the island’s Kerobokan jail to the airport to be transferred to Nusakambangan island, home to several high-security prisons. The Australian convicts were arrested in 2005 [&hellip

Assad accuses Erdogan of supporting Takfiris

Assad accuses Erdogan of supporting Takfiris

Syrian President Bashar al-Assad has accused Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan of supporting ISIL Takfiri militants. Assad made the comments while meeting with a delegation of Turkish opposition figures in the Syrian capital Damascus on Tuesday, Press TV reported. The visiting delegation, led by Dogu Perincek, the head of the ultranationalist Land Party, includes various members [&hellip

Arab League mulls ‘anti-ISIL’ force

Arab League mulls ‘anti-ISIL’ force

The Arab League (AL) says it is set to consider setting up a defense unit with the declared aim of fighting against ISIL militants and preventing the Takfiri group from expanding its terror operations in the region. On Tuesday, the AL deputy chief, Ahmed Ben Helli, said the group will discuss the Egyptian proposal for the creation [&hellip

Militants seize two oilfields in Libya

Militants seize two oilfields in Libya

Militants have taken control of at least two oil fields in central Libya, an oil industry spokesperson says. “Extremists took control of the al-Bahi and al-Mabrouk fields and are now heading to seize the al-Dahra field following the retreat of the force guarding these sites, due to lack of ammunition,” Colonel Ali al-Hassi, the industry’s [&hellip

UNSC to impose bans on S Sudan

UNSC to impose bans on S Sudan

The United Nations Security Council (UNSC) has adopted a resolution to impose sanctions on the two conflicting sides in South Sudan as a deadline for reaching a peace agreement draws near. On Tuesday, the UNSC unanimously voted in favor of imposing global travel bans and assets freeze against individuals loyal to rebel leader, Riek Machar, [&hellip