Category: International News

Flood of Syrian Kurd refugees enters Turkey

Flood of Syrian Kurd refugees enters Turkey

The number of Syrian Kurds fleeing to Turkey ahead of advancing “Islamic State” (IS) militants continues to swell. Officials fear that hundreds of thousands may end up seeking refuge across the border. Turkish Deputy Prime Minister Numan Kurtulmus said on Monday that more than 130,000 Syrian Kurds have fled across the border to Turkey in [&hellip

UN to observe Gaza reconstruction

UN to observe Gaza reconstruction

The United Nations (UN) is set to send hundreds of international supervisors to the Gaza Strip in order to monitor the reconstruction work in the war-ravaged territory. In an agreement reached last week between Middle East UN envoy Robert Serry, Palestinian Authority Prime Minister Rami Hamdallah and the coordinator for Israeli’s activities in the Palestinian [&hellip

40 migrants missing en route to Italy

40 migrants missing en route to Italy

At least 40 migrants have gone missing off eastern Libya while onboard on a raft heading to Europe, an Italian coast guard official says. The official said on Sunday that the Italian authorities sent rescue boats to the scene, 30 miles (48.28 kilometers) from Libya. The official added that 55 people were saved out of [&hellip

PM resigns as per Ansarullah’s demand

PM resigns as per Ansarullah’s demand

Yemeni Prime Minister Mohammed Basindawa has resigned as part of the demands by revolutionary Ansarullah forces that have reportedly seized government headquarters in the capital, Sana’a, amid heavy fighting. The resignation has been one of the main demands of the revolutionary forces. Basindawa was close to pro-government Salafist Islah party and had been in office [&hellip

Afghanistan pres. rivals ink unity deal

Afghanistan pres. rivals ink unity deal

Afghanistan’s presidential rivals have inked a power-sharing agreement, ending months of turmoil over disputed election results. Based on Sunday’s deal, Ashraf Ghani is due to become president, while Abdullah Abdullah will take up the new post of “chief executive officer” (CEO), which will be similar to the role of prime minister. “I’m happy that our [&hellip

Sierra Leone continues Ebola shutdown

Sierra Leone continues Ebola shutdown

Sierra Leone has observed the second day of a 72-hour nationwide shutdown aimed at preventing the spread of the deadly Ebola virus in the country. Most people in Sierra Leone stayed indoors for the second day on Saturday with the exception of health professionals and security forces, while some 30,000 volunteers are going door-to-door to [&hellip

Blast near Egypt Foreign Ministry kills 2

Blast near Egypt Foreign Ministry kills 2

A roadside bomb explosion near the Foreign Ministry in the Egyptian capital, Cairo, has claimed the lives of at least two policemen. According to unnamed security officials, the explosion targeted a police checkpoint near the back entrance of the Nile-side ministry building, on Sunday. Several more people were injured in the attack. The attack comes [&hellip

German Muslim community slams ISIL

German Muslim community slams ISIL

Thousands of Muslims across Germany have taken part in a protest against atrocities carried out by the ISIL Takfiri terrorists. The Muslim community of Germany held a Friday Prayer ceremony in 2,000 mosques across the country in protest against the barbaric ideology of ISIL and its savage deeds. Organizers of the event, entitled the Day [&hellip

Russia says airstrikes on ISIL need UN consent

Russia says airstrikes on ISIL need UN consent

Russia says it would be “illegal” for the so-called international coalition against ISIL to carry out airstrikes against the terrorists without the consent of the UN. Russia’s Ambassador to the UN Vitaly Churkin told a Friday UN Security Council session on the situation concerning Iraq, “International counter-terrorism operation should be carried out either with the [&hellip

Grand Ayatollah Makarem Shirazi spotlights role of women in Islamic society

Grand Ayatollah Makarem Shirazi spotlights role of women in Islamic society

Ayatollah Makarem-Shirazi has met with group of women employees of the municipal government of Tehran, where he discussed cultural activities in the Iranian capital. Ayatollah Naser Makarem-Shirazi has met with group of women employees of the municipal government of Tehran, where he discussed cultural activities in the Iranian capital. Ayatollah Makarem-Shirazi praised the role of [&hellip