Category: International News

Italy’s Pompeii hit by new wall collapse

Italy’s Pompeii hit by new wall collapse

The ancient Roman city of Pompeii, one of Italy’s UNESCO World Heritage sites, has been hit by another wall collapse, amid rising concerns over the fate of the world-famous landmark, Press TV reports. On Thursday, Italian officials said the wall of an ancient house in Italy’s archeological site of Pompeii had come down, marking the [&hellip

Australia halts search for missing jet

Australia halts search for missing jet

Australian officials say an air search in the Indian Ocean for possible objects from the missing Malaysia Airlines plane has ended for the day without success. The authorities said several air planes and ships would resume the search in the southern Indian Ocean on Friday. Meanwhile, a Norwegian car carrier has also arrived at the [&hellip

Turkey ‘wipes out’ Twitter

Turkey ‘wipes out’ Twitter

The Turkish government has blocked access to Twitter just hours after Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan threatened to “wipe out” the social media website. Many users trying to access Twitter early on Friday were confronted with a notice from telecommunications regulator that cited court orders for the closure of the network. At an election rally [&hellip

US promises to go to war for 54 states

US promises to go to war for 54 states

There are 54 different countries on Earth that the US is legally obligated to militarily protect and defend if they get into their own conflicts. Below is the State Department’s list of them (via Micah Zenko): NORTH ATLANTIC TREATY A treaty signed April 4, 1949, by which the Parties agree that an armed attack against [&hellip

UN voices horror over CAR violence

UN voices horror over CAR violence

The United Nations Human Rights chief Navi Pillay has expressed horror at the level of the ongoing violence in the Central African Republic (CAR). The UN High Commissioner for Human Rights made the comment at a press conference in Bangui. Pillay cited cases of cannibalism, and gruesome lynchings. “People continue to be killed on a [&hellip

Six Egyptian protesters killed in Cairo

Six Egyptian protesters killed in Cairo

At least six Egyptian protesters have been killed in fresh demonstrations against military-backed regime in the capital Cairo. On Thursday, Egyptian security forces clashed with protesters who were rallying against the military overthrow of president Mohamed Morsi back in July. An 18-year-old student was among those killed in the unrest. The clashes also left dozens [&hellip

‘Nearly half of Syria CW removed’

‘Nearly half of Syria CW removed’

Syria has removed almost half of its chemical weapons stockpile, the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) says. The OPCW said in a statement on Wednesday that the amount included the country’s entire stock of lethal mustard gas. In the past week, two shipments were transferred from the northwestern port of Latakia to [&hellip

Ban due in Russia, Ukraine for talks

Ban due in Russia, Ukraine for talks

UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon is heading for Russia and Ukraine in a bid to help reduce tensions between the two countries as Moscow finalizes the reintegration of Crimea. Ban is expected to meet with Russian President Vladimir Putin in Moscow on Thursday. He will then hold talks with Ukraine’s interim leaders, President Oleksandr Turchynov [&hellip

Australia: Possible jet debris spotted

Australia: Possible jet debris spotted

Australia has said two objects possibly related to the missing Malaysia Airlines passenger plane have been spotted on satellite imagery in the Indian Ocean. On Thursday, Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott told the parliament in Canberra that an air force aircraft was diverted to the area to try to locate them. The Orion aircraft was [&hellip

Nigeria army warns Boko Haram

Nigeria army warns Boko Haram

Nigeria’s chief of army staff has called on Boko Haram members to embrace negotiations or get crushed by the military. Lieutenant General Kenneth Minimah said on Wednesday that the “dialogue table is still open, else the national power is available to the armed forces to crush” Boko Haram activities. The warning came after an unscheduled [&hellip