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Dozens killed in train crash in Congo

Dozens killed in train crash in Congo

A train crash has killed at least 63 people in Democratic Republic of Congo’s Katanga province, a government official says. Dikanga Kazadi, the interior minister of the province, said on Wednesday the accident took place near the town of Likasi where the passenger train sped off the rails due to its high speed. “Evidently the [&hellip

Assad: Clergymen Have Pivotal Role in Consolidating True Concepts

Assad: Clergymen Have Pivotal Role in Consolidating True Concepts

The Syrian president Bashar al-Assad said Wednesday clergymen and scholars have pivotal role in consolidating true concepts against wrong terms because the most dangerous attempts which target the region and Islamic world are the West attempt to strike ideology and faith in society through gradual change in terms. President al-Assad, meeting a group of scholars, clergymen, [&hellip

Israeli Troops Block UN Envoy from Easter Service

Israeli Troops Block UN Envoy from Easter Service

The Zionist police refused to let the U.N.’s peace envoy to the Middle East, other diplomats and a crowd of Palestinians pass through a barricade to attend a pre-Easter ritual in the Jerusalem church that is believed to be the burial site of Prophet Jesus, the U.N. official said on Saturday. The incident, following two [&hellip

Car bomb kills four in Kenyan capital

Car bomb kills four in Kenyan capital

At least four people, including two police officers, have been killed in a car bomb explosion in the Kenyan capital. Police said the bomb detonated on Wednesday outside a police station in a poor neighborhood of Nairobi. “At least four people died after a saloon exploded at Pangani police station. Two of them are police [&hellip

Blair: West Must Take Sides Against Growing Threat of Extremism

Blair: West Must Take Sides Against Growing Threat of Extremism

Former British Prime Minister Tony Blair blamed extremism for failures of western intervention in the region, saying powerful nations must “take sides” and back “open-minded” groups, as he said during a speech in Bloomberg in London on Wednesday.  In a keynote speech on the state of politics in the Middle East on Wednesday, Blair urged [&hellip

Bomb Kills Three including Police Official in Pakistan’s Krachi

Bomb Kills Three including Police Official in Pakistan’s Krachi

A bomb killed Pakistani local police official along with two other people in the port city of Karachi on Thursday. “The blast killed police official Shafiq Tanoli and two others,” senior local police official Tanvir Ahmad Tunio told AFP. The explosion took place near a tailor’s shop in the old vegetable market in the city’s [&hellip

Russia never threatened to cut Kiev :Official

Russia never threatened to cut Kiev :Official

  Russia says it has never threatened to shut off gas to Kiev over the crisis in Ukraine. “Bearing in mind Ukraine’s enormous debts, Russia, which sticks to the current contract, will simply switch to the advance payment regime. But Russia has never threatened to switch off gas to Ukraine,” Dmitry Peskov, Russian President Vladimir [&hellip

Al Qaeda’s Zawahiri Urges Extremists ‘Unity’

Al Qaeda’s Zawahiri Urges Extremists ‘Unity’

Leader of the international terrorist group al-Qaeda, Ayman al-Zawahiri called for unity widening divisions with a rival extremists fighting in Syria. In a new interview, which the SITE monitoring service dated to between February and April, Zawahiri suggested that Syrian President Bashar al-Assad’s government may have ‘penetrated’ extremists groups in order to ‘sow sedition’. The [&hellip

South Sudan deploys troops to guard UN compound

South Sudan deploys troops to guard UN compound

South Sudan deploys the army to guard a United Nations base in the center of the country a day after an attack at the base killed about 60 people. “The army has come in now. They have been ordered to protect UNMISS (the UN Mission in South Sudan) so there will be no attack from anybody,” [&hellip

Obama: Diplomacy on Ukraine Positive but Sanctions Ready

Obama: Diplomacy on Ukraine Positive but Sanctions Ready

U.S. President Barack Obama said on Thursday that talks between Russia and Western powers aimed at ending tensions in Ukraine have potential but warned that the United States and its allies are prepared to impose more sanctions on Russia if the situation fails to improve. “I don’t think we can be sure of anything at [&hellip