Category: International News

Terror plots in Britain ‘multiplied’

Terror plots in Britain ‘multiplied’

Suspected terror plots have multiplied in Britain swiftly, the country’s most senior police officer says. “We’ve said on average over the last few years it’s been about one (plot) a year, but this year alone we think four or five,” Scotland Yard commissioner Bernard Hogan-Howe told state-funded BBC on Sunday. He also expressed fear over [&hellip

Ferguson awaits grand jury’s decision

Ferguson awaits grand jury’s decision

US police in Ferguson, Missouri, have stepped up security ahead of a grand jury decision on the fate of a white police officer, who fatally shot an unarmed African American teenager in August. St. Louis authorities have set up barricades around the Buzz Westfall Justice Center in Clayton, where a grand jury is considering whether [&hellip

AL to discuss situation in Palestine

AL to discuss situation in Palestine

The foreign ministers of the Arab League’s member states are expected to hold an extraordinary meeting next week to discuss the situation in occupied Palestinian territories in presence of Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas. The meeting will be held in the Egyptian capital, Cairo, on November 29. Arab League deputy chief, Ahmed Ben Helli, said the [&hellip

Tunisia likely to see pres. runoff

Tunisia likely to see pres. runoff

The presidential vote in Tunisia is likely to go to a runoff as neither of the two leading candidates is likely to win an outright majority. According to the campaign manager for incumbent President Moncef Marzouki, he is neck and neck with former Prime Minister Beji Caid Essebsi, whose Nidaa Tounes party won October’s parliamentary [&hellip

Burkina Faso new cabinet unveiled

Burkina Faso new cabinet unveiled

Burkina Faso’s transitional leaders have announced a new 25-member government, tasked with guiding the country to elections next year. Burkinabe officials issued a decree on Sunday and allocated ministerial posts in the interim government, with the country’s military getting the powerful ones. Interim President Michel Kafando and Prime Minister Lieutenant Colonel Yacouba Isaac Zida will [&hellip

Morocco nabs six over ISIL links

Morocco nabs six over ISIL links

Six suspects have been arrested in Morocco after a video showed masked men pledging allegiance to the ISIL terror group, which is wreaking havoc on Iraq and Syria. Three people were detained in connection with the video on Saturday and three more on Sunday, said the Moroccan Interior Ministry in a statement on Sunday. The [&hellip

Israel cabinet backs Jewish state in law

Israel cabinet backs Jewish state in law

In another sign of increasing efforts to Judaize the occupied Palestinian territories, the Israeli cabinet has voted in favor of a controversial motion aimed to anchor what it calls a “Jewish state” in law. Following a stormy cabinet meeting on Sunday, 14 Israeli ministers voted in favor and six against the proposal. The bill will [&hellip

‘Russia not to be isolated over Ukraine’

‘Russia not to be isolated over Ukraine’

Russian President Vladimir Putin has stressed that Moscow would not be isolated in the international arena over the ongoing conflict in Ukraine. In an interview with Russia’s ITAR-TASS news agency published on Sunday, Putin said that the Kremlin did not want to build new barriers such as the Iron Curtain, which was erected by the [&hellip

MH17 recovery ends in east Ukraine

MH17 recovery ends in east Ukraine

Dutch experts have concluded the recovery of the wreckage of Malaysia Airlines Flight MH17 from its crash site in the troubled eastern Ukraine. The Dutch Safety Board (OVV) said in a statement that the recovered fragments were loaded onto trains and ferried to the Ukrainian government-controlled city of Kharkiv, situated about 500 kilometers (310 miles) [&hellip

Israel killing of Gazan ‘violates truce’

Israel killing of Gazan ‘violates truce’

Hamas says the killing of a Palestinian man in the northern Gaza Strip by Israeli forces constitutes “a violation of a ceasefire agreement” between the Palestinian resistance movement and Tel Aviv.  On Sunday, the Israeli troops shot dead 32-year-old Palestinian farmer Fadel Mohammed Halawa in the northern Gaza Strip. The bullet was apparently fired from [&hellip