Category: International News
Russia has publicized the identity of the US Central Intelligence Agency (CIA)’s chief in the Russian capital, Moscow, as a spy row deepens between Washington and Moscow. A spokesman for Russia’s Federal Security Service (FSB) on Friday revealed the name of the CIA station chief in Moscow to Russia’s Interfax news agency. The name of
The death toll from rainstorms that battered southern China this week has reached 55 with at least 14 others missing, Chinese authorities say. The Chinese Ministry of Civil Affairs said Saturday that storms and flooding and landslides have hit at least nine provinces in the country since Tuesday. It said Guangdong province was the
France has planned to keep a military presence in Mali indefinitely, the country’s defense minister says. France’s Minister of Defense Jean-Yves Le Drian made the comment as he was speaking at a US think-tank in Washington DC on Friday. This comes two days after Le Drian told London that her country would keep 1,000
German Foreign Minister Guido Westerwelle has reaffirmed Berlin’s support for the Israeli regime in what he calls “challenging times.” Westerwelle made the remarks on Friday during a meeting with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in al-Quds (Jerusalem). “I want to underline that in these challenging times, Germany stands alongside its Israeli partners,” said the German
Turkish security forces have detained a prime suspect in connection with the two recent car bomb attacks in the southern town of Reyhanli, where nearly 50 people died. “We captured one of the chief actors involved in the incident at 11:40 p.m. (2040 MT) last night,” Hatay Governor Mehmet Celalettin Lekesiz told reporters on Friday.
Gold miners pass mud along a human chain in an open pit at the Chudja mine in the Kilomoto concession near the village of Kobu in the northeastern Democratic Republic of Congo. Twenty people have been killed when a mine collapsed in the mineral-rich eastern Democratic Republic of Congo following heavy rains, the government says.
Park Police arrest protesters outside of the White House on May 17, 2013. Demonstrators demanding the closure of the Guantanamo prison have marked the 100th day of a hunger strike at the detention center by submitting a petition to the White House containing some 370,000 signatures, and several of the protesters were arrested. On Friday,
Emergency workers arrive at the scene of a train collision in Fairfield, Connecticut, on May 17, 2013. Almost 60 people have been injured when two trains collided on a commuter line in the US state of Connecticut. On Friday, an eastbound train on the Metro-North Railroad near Fairfield derailed and collided with a westbound train
Former Argentine dictator Jorge Rafael Videla has died in prison, where he was serving a life sentence for crimes against humanity. Videla, who ruled Argentina during the Dirty War, died of natural causes in the Marcos Paz prison, which is located southwest of Buenos Aires, on Friday at the age of 87. “Last night he
In a letter to al-Qaradawi; Senior Shia Cleric ‘Ayatollah Araki’ Stresses Crucial Role of Unity Head of the World Forum for Proximity of the Islamic Schools of Thought invited the eminent Egyptian cleric to team with the unity organization for conserving solidarity in the Islamic World. (Ahlul Bayt News Agency) – Ayatollah Mohsen Araki, in his