Category: International News

Civilians bear brunt of Saudi invasion

Civilians bear brunt of Saudi invasion

​Civilians are the main victims as neighboring Saudi Arabia pushes ahead with its airstrikes against the Houthi Ansarullah movement in Yemen, Press TV reports. Local residents say dozens of civilians have been killed after Saudi warplanes flattened a number of residential neighborhoods near Sana’a international airport. Despite Riyadh’s claims that it is attacking Ansarullah positions, [&hellip

Car bomb attack kills 10 in Somalia

Car bomb attack kills 10 in Somalia

​At least ten people have been killed in a car bomb attack in Somalia’s capital city of Mogadishu, police say. According to officials, an explosive-laden car was detonated at the gate of the Maka al-Mukarama hotel in the Somali capital on Friday. “There are at least 10 people killed, including Somalia’s ambassador to Switzerland who [&hellip

Blood test ‘could cut antibiotics’

Blood test ‘could cut antibiotics’

A new blood test can help doctors tease out whether an infection is caused by a virus or bacteria within two hours, research in Plos One suggests. It could stop patients being given antibiotics when they are not needed, scientists say. It is still at a laboratory stage but the team is working on a [&hellip

Car slows when it sees speed signs

Car slows when it sees speed signs

​Ford is to sell a car that can read road signs and adjust its speed accordingly to ensure the vehicle is not driving too fast. The speed-limiting tech can be activated via the steering wheel and briefly overridden by pressing firmly on the accelerator. The car company suggests the facility will help drivers avoid fines [&hellip

Arab League to form joint military force

Arab League to form joint military force

The Arab League member states have unanimously agreed to set up a joint military force against what they call threats against Arab states. Arab League Secretary General Nabil al-Arabi said on Thursday that the bloc’s foreign ministers agreed during their meeting in Egypt on a draft resolution to establish the force. “This is the first [&hellip

UN: Dialogue only key to Yemen crisis

UN: Dialogue only key to Yemen crisis

​United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki-moon says dialogue among all political factions is the only solution to the conflict in Yemen, but stopped short of condemning the ongoing Saudi onslaught against the Arab country. Ban in a statement on Thursday stressed that “despite the escalation, negotiations remain the only option for ultimately resolving the crisis.” [&hellip

Saudi Arabia launches war in Yemen

Saudi Arabia launches war in Yemen

​Saudi Arabia has begun launching airstrikes in Yemen where the Ansarullah fighters have acquired power, says the monarchy’s ambassador to the United States. Warplanes of the Royal Saudi Air Force reportedly bombed the positions of the Ansarullah fighters and launched attacks against the Sana’a airport and the Dulaimi airbase early on Thursday. A Saudi warplane [&hellip

UK to beef up Malvinas defenses

UK to beef up Malvinas defenses

​Britain has unveiled plans to bolster defenses on the Malvinas Island to counter what it calls possible threats from Argentina. Defense Secretary Michael Fallon told the parliament that London will spend £280mn over the next decade on renewing its military arrangements on the Malvinas Island. “The principle threat to the islands remains…I am confident that, [&hellip

ISIL kills 5 Dawn fighters in Libya

ISIL kills 5 Dawn fighters in Libya

​ISIL Takfiri terrorists have killed five Libya Dawn fighters near the coastal city of Sirte in Libya. “[The Takfiri terrorists] attacked a checkpoint 15 kilometers (9 miles) west of Sirte, killing five members of Brigade 166 belonging to the Libya Dawn and tasked with protecting Sirte against the ISIL threat,” brigade spokesman, Khaled Abou Jizya, [&hellip

Morsi’s Qatar espionage trial adjourned

Morsi’s Qatar espionage trial adjourned

​A court in Egypt has adjourned the trial of the country’s first democratically-elected president, Mohamed Morsi, on charges of endangering national security by leaking state secrets to Qatar. On Wednesday, the Cairo criminal court postponed the hearing of Morsi and 10 other Muslim Brotherhood defendants on charges of espionage and leaking classified documents to the [&hellip