Category: International News

Daesh says spokesman killed in Aleppo

Daesh says spokesman killed in Aleppo

Daesh has announced that its spokesman and overseer of external operations, Abu Muhammad al-Adnani, has been killed in Syria’s northern city of Aleppo. On Tuesday, the groups’ news outlet, Amaq announced that Adnani was killed “while surveying the operations to repel the military campaigns against Aleppo.” Aleppo has been divided between government forces in the [&hellip

UN hails ruling by French court to lift ban on burkinis

UN hails ruling by French court to lift ban on burkinis

The United Nations (UN) has welcomed a decision by a top French court to suspend a controversial ban on Muslim women’s full-body swimwear, known as burkini, saying such bans fuel religious intolerance in the country. Rupert Colville, a spokesman for the UN rights office, made the remarks on Tuesday after France’s highest administrative court ruled [&hellip

Kerry in India to boost strategic, commercial ties

Kerry in India to boost strategic, commercial ties

US Secretary of State John Kerry is in India for strategic and commercial talks as the two countries try to improve security and economic ties, in part to counter China’s growing influence. Kerry, along with US Commerce Secretary Penny Pritzker, is leading the American delegation to India for the second strategic dialogue between the two [&hellip

Syria receives medical supplies shipped from Cuba

Syria receives medical supplies shipped from Cuba

A two-tonne shipment of medicine, including vaccines, sent from Cuba has arrived in Syria, which has been gripped by foreign-sponsored militancy over the past five years. The Cuban package arrived at Damascus International Airport on Monday. It was the first batch under a banking agreement between Havana and Damascus to settle Cuba’s debts due to [&hellip

US drone attack kills 3 people in southern Yemen

US drone attack kills 3 people in southern Yemen

A US drone strike has claimed the lives of three people in southern Yemen, local sources say as the country is witnessing a deadly Saudi military aggression. An unnamed security official said the drone attack hit a vehicle carrying the three, who were claimed to be suspected al-Qaeda militants, in the eastern suburbs of Ataq, [&hellip

No Casualties In Bus Fire Transporting Algerian Hajjis From Medina To Mecca.

No Casualties In Bus Fire Transporting Algerian Hajjis From Medina To Mecca.

The fire which broke out in the bus transporting Algerian hajjis from Medina to Mecca Monday morning caused no casualties, with the exception of a slightly injured person whose health is not worrying, according to a communiqué of the Foreign Affairs Ministry. “A fire, caused by a short circuit, broke out in a bus transporting [&hellip

Hunger Grips Thousands of New South Sudan Refugees in Uganda.

Hunger Grips Thousands of New South Sudan Refugees in Uganda.

When the refugees arrive at this camp near the border with South Sudan, the beans provided by the United Nations are their only source of protein. There is no milk, not even for the toddlers with distended bellies who tightly hold onto their mothers’ skirts in the intense afternoon heat. Now, less than two months [&hellip

Five dead in Somalia hotel attack: police.

Five dead in Somalia hotel attack: police.

At least five people were killed Tuesday when jihadists detonated a suicide car bomb outside a popular hotel close to the presidential palace in Somalia’s capital Mogadishu. “We have confirmed five people killed including security guards”, police officer Mohamed Abdulkadir said, adding that 10 others were wounded. The Al-Qaeda-aligned Shabaab jihadists claimed responsibility for the [&hellip

Thousands Of Migrants Rescued Off Libya

Thousands Of Migrants Rescued Off Libya

About 6,500 migrants have been rescued off Libya, the Italian coastguard says, in one of the biggest operations of its kind to date. Some 40 co-ordinated rescue missions took place about 20km (12 miles) off the Libyan town of Sabratha, it added. Video footage shows migrants, said to be from Eritrea and Somalia, cheering and [&hellip

The unlikely contender to dethrone Gabon’s 50-year-old dynasty.

The unlikely contender to dethrone Gabon’s 50-year-old dynasty.

Jean Ping is a big fish in a small pond. He is the most well-known government official in the small central African country of Gabon — apart from the Bongos, that is. Ali Bongo, the president, took over Gabon in 2009 when his father, Omar, died after running the country for more than 40 years. [&hellip