Category: International News

Israel ‘must stop ruining Palestinian homes’

Israel ‘must stop ruining Palestinian homes’

The United Nations (UN) has called on the Israeli regime to immediately stop the destruction of Palestinian houses in the occupied West Bank. “In the past three days, 77 Palestinians, over half of them children, have been made homeless,” James W. Rawley, the United Nations Resident and Humanitarian Coordinator for the occupied Palestinian territory, said [&hellip

Congo Senate drops reforms amid protests

Congo Senate drops reforms amid protests

The upper house of the parliament, Senate, in the Democratic Republic of Congo has scrapped a proposed change to a controversial election law that would allow President Joseph Kabila to extend his stay in power. The senators on Friday agreed to modify the proposed law, which had already been passed by the lower house — the [&hellip

East Ukraine death toll exceeds 5,000: UN

East Ukraine death toll exceeds 5,000: UN

The United Nations says over 5,000 people have been killed during the ongoing conflict in war-torn eastern Ukraine. UN human rights spokesman Rupert Colville told a news briefing in Geneva on Friday that the actual figure is likely to be far higher, because the figures only cover registered deaths. He added that the figures also [&hellip

New Saudi king vows to follow predecessor

New Saudi king vows to follow predecessor

King Abdullah bin Abdulaziz Al Saud’s successor and half-brother Salman promises to follow in the footsteps of the late Saudi monarch. “We will continue adhering to the correct policies which Saudi Arabia has followed since its establishment,” Slaman said in a televised speech on Friday. King Abdullah died earlier in the day at the age [&hellip

Darfur saw 3,000 villages ruined in 2014

Darfur saw 3,000 villages ruined in 2014

​The UN says in excess of 3,000 villages were razed to the ground due to deadly conflict in Sudan’s Darfur in 2014. According to a new report by the UN which was released on Friday, the villages were destroyed in the targeted attacks on civilians. The report further said the conflict in Sudan’s western region [&hellip

Saudi King Abdullah dies at 90

Saudi King Abdullah dies at 90

​Saudi Arabia’s King Abdullah bin Abdulaziz Al Saud has died at the age of 90, according to Saudi media. An announcement, made by state TV early on Friday, also said that his 77-year-old half brother, Salman, has succeeded him. “His Highness Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud and all members of the family and the nation [&hellip

Yemen president steps down

Yemen president steps down

Yemeni President Abd Rabbu Mansour Hadi has resigned after Shia Ansarullah revolutionaries seized the presidential palace in the capital, Sana’a. On Thursday, President Hadi submitted his resignation to the Yemeni parliament shortly after the cabinet of Prime Minister Khaled Bahah stepped down to avoid being dragged into what he called “an unconstructive political maze that [&hellip

S Sudan warring factions ink peace deal

S Sudan warring factions ink peace deal

The South Sudanese president and opposition leader have reached a deal to end the deadly civil war in the African country. On Wednesday, South Sudanese President Salva Kiir and the opposition leader Riek Machar inked a deal in the northern Tanzanian city of Arusha as a roadmap toward stopping the deadly clashes in the strife-torn [&hellip

Cameroon troops set German hostage free

Cameroon troops set German hostage free

Cameroonian forces have freed a German citizen, who was kidnapped by members of the Takfiri Boko Haram militant group in Nigeria six months ago.  “A special operation led by Cameroonian armed forces along with security services of friendly nations succeeded this night (Tuesday) in freeing Nitsch Eberhard Robert, a German citizen abducted in Nigeria in [&hellip

Bomb blast kills 6 in Syria’s Homs

Bomb blast kills 6 in Syria’s Homs

A car bomb attack has rocked Syria’s third-largest city of Homs, leaving at least six people dead and 30 others injured. According to provincial governor, Talal Barazi, who condemned the bombing as a “cowardly terrorist act,” the attack was carried out on a shopping street in the Akrameh neighborhood on Wednesday. No group has yet claimed [&hellip