Category: International News

Liberia Declared Free of Ebola, Again: WHO.

Liberia Declared Free of Ebola, Again: WHO.

The World Health Organization on Thursday announced that Liberia, recently ravaged by Ebola, was free of the virus, 42 days after the last confirmed case passed a second negative test. “WHO declares Liberia free of Ebola virus transmission in the human population,” the UN health agency said in a statement. The WHO, which had previously [&hellip

Uganda: 12 Soldiers Killed in Somalia Attack.

Uganda: 12 Soldiers Killed in Somalia Attack.

  A Ugandan military spokesman says 12 Ugandan soldiers were killed in an attack Tuesday by Islamic extremists on an African Union base in Somalia. Lt. Col. Paddy Ankunda said Thursday that all soldiers were accounted for and that none was captured. He said 10 of the bodies will be flown back home Thursday. Al-Shabab claimed [&hellip

DR Congo’s Bosco Ntaganda Pleads not Guilty at ICC Trial.

DR Congo’s Bosco Ntaganda Pleads not Guilty at ICC Trial.

    Former Congolese rebel leader Bosco Ntaganda has pleaded not guilty to all charges at the start of his war crimes trial at the International Criminal Court (ICC) at The Hague. The 18 charges include murder, rape and the recruitment of child soldiers. Evidence has been gathered from more than 2,000 alleged victims, including former child [&hellip

Somalia Famine Remains Critical, Says UN.

Somalia Famine Remains Critical, Says UN.

  War-torn Somalia remains in a “critical” state four years after a devastating famine, the UN warned on Monday, noting a sharp rise in those needing food aid. “The levels of food insecurity and malnutrition are critical. Humanitarian actors and donors have prevented the situation being a lot worse than it is, but we all [&hellip

Terrorism is Foundation of Israeli Regime: President Rouhani.

Terrorism is Foundation of Israeli Regime: President Rouhani.

    Iran’s President Hassan Rouhani says the Israeli regime has been founded and continues to survive on terrorism.   President Rouhani made the remark at an international conference commemorating the Iranian victims of terrorism in the capital, Tehran, on Monday, Press TV reported.   “This regime (Tel Aviv) began its work on the basis [&hellip

Zarif Urges Muslim Countries to Unite Against Extremism.

Zarif Urges Muslim Countries to Unite Against Extremism.

  Iran’s Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif has called on Muslim countries to join forces in the fight against extremism.   According to Press TV, Zarif said in a meeting with his Tunisian counterpart Taïeb Baccouche in Tunis on Monday “Today, the main battle is between extremism and moderation, and all Muslim countries should unite against extremism on [&hellip

Somali Police Arrest ‘al-Shabaab’ Suspects at Bardere in Gedo.

Somali Police Arrest ‘al-Shabaab’ Suspects at Bardere in Gedo.

    Somali police have arrested several suspects linked to ‘al-Shabaab’ militants and seized explosives and weapons in an operation in a town in the country’s southern region. The arrested are believed to have links with the militants as they were planning to launch terror attacks in the newly liberated town of Bardere in Gedo [&hellip

Zarif Hails Iran-South Africa Relations.

Zarif Hails Iran-South Africa Relations.

 Iran’s FM Zarif met with visiting South African Deputy FM Nomaindia Mfeketo and the high-ranking entourage. Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif received the high-ranking political and economic delegation from South Africa headed by South African Deputy Foreign Minister Nomaindia Mfeketo on Sunday afternoon. During the meeting Iranian foreign minister hailed the current status of [&hellip

20 Die of Cholera in Bauchi State.

20 Die of Cholera in Bauchi State.

  Twenty persons have died of cholera in the Shira Local Government Area of Bauchi State. This is contained in a statement made available by the Information Officer in the LGA, Danlami Baza, in Bauchi on Saturday. Mr. Baza said 200 persons were admitted in the hospital. He added that the acting chairman of the [&hellip

Sudan Decries ICC Warrant as President Bashir Visits China.

Sudan Decries ICC Warrant as President Bashir Visits China.

  Sudan’s foreign minister said the International Criminal Court’s indictment of President Omar al-Bashir is merely a European accusation that has been rejected by the rest of the international community, including the African Union. Speaking to VOA by telephone from Khartoum Sunday, Foreign Minister Ibrahim Ghandour said President Bashir continues to travel the world whenever [&hellip