Category: International News

Over 7,000 killed by Boko Haram: UN

Over 7,000 killed by Boko Haram: UN

Boko Haram Takfiri militants have killed over 7,300 civilians in Nigeria and neighboring countries since the beginning of last year, a UN official says. UN deputy humanitarian affairs chief Kyung-wha Kang made the comments on Monday while briefing the Security Council on the humanitarian situation in the region. “Gross human rights violations, including sexual and [&hellip

‘Arabs to set up joint military force’

‘Arabs to set up joint military force’

Egypt’s President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi says the Arab League member states have agreed in principle to form a joint military force to deal with what they described as security threats. Speaking at the closing ceremony of the 26th Arab League summit in the Egyptian Red Sea resort town of Sharm el-Sheikh on Sunday, Sisi said [&hellip

Saudi airstrikes kill 35 in Yemen

Saudi airstrikes kill 35 in Yemen

​At least 35 people have lost their lives and dozens of others sustained injuries as Saudi Arabia pushes ahead with its airstrikes against neighboring Yemen. Doctor Ali Sarieh, director of medical emergencies at the Yemeni Health Ministry, told the official military news service, 26september, on Sunday that Saudi airborne attacks on Yemen killed 35 people [&hellip

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