Category: International News

Bird flu virus confirmed in six European countries

Bird flu virus confirmed in six European countries

The World Organization for Animal Health (OIE) says six European countries have so far been hit by an outbreak of avian flu, an infectious bird disease which could threaten poultry there. The OIE said on Thursday that a severe strain of avian flu was reported in Germany, Switzerland, Poland, Austria, Hungary and Croatia. Official veterinary [&hellip

Obamas host Trump family at White House, vow to help them

Obamas host Trump family at White House, vow to help them

US President Barack Obama and President-elect Donald Trump have held their first ever meeting at the White House, touching on various issues including the transition of power. One day after being elected as America’s 45th president, Trump joined Obama in the Oval Office on Thursday. Speaking to the press after the roughly 90-minute meeting, Obama [&hellip

Demolitions, riots leave 30,000 homeless in Nigeria’s Lagos: Rights group

Demolitions, riots leave 30,000 homeless in Nigeria’s Lagos: Rights group

A series of state-ordered demolitions and riots among slum dwellers have made some 30,000 people homeless in Nigerian megacity Lagos, a rights group and residents say. The Justice and Empowerment Initiatives (JEI), a Lagos-based rights group, said in a statement on Thursday that bulldozers escorted by police arrived late on Wednesday to raze the makeshift [&hellip

First batch of Kenyan troops return from UN mission in South Sudan.

First batch of Kenyan troops return from UN mission in South Sudan.

The first batch of Kenyan troops, who served in the United Nations peacekeeping mission in South Sudan, have returned home, in response to the UN’s sacking of a Kenyan commander in charge of the forces over negligence of duty. About 100 troops of a total of around 1,000 Kenyan soldiers landed in Nairobi on Wednesday, [&hellip

​Trump’s victory leads to protests, student walkouts across America.

​Trump’s victory leads to protests, student walkouts across America.

Thousands of demonstrators, including school and college students, have taken to the streets in cities across the United States to protest against Republican nominee Donald Trump’s victory in the November 8 presidential election. The demonstrations and walkouts were staged on Wednesday in which the participants slammed Trump’s controversial campaign rhetoric about undocumented immigrants, Muslims and [&hellip

First batch of Kenyan troops return from UN mission in South Sudan

First batch of Kenyan troops return from UN mission in South Sudan

The first batch of Kenyan troops, who served in the United Nations peacekeeping mission in South Sudan, have returned home, in response to the UN’s sacking of a Kenyan commander in charge of the forces over negligence of duty. About 100 troops of a total of around 1,000 Kenyan soldiers landed in Nairobi on Wednesday, [&hellip

May: UK to keep strong ties with US under Trump

May: UK to keep strong ties with US under Trump

British Prime Minister Theresa May has congratulated US president-elect Donald Trump for his victory, saying London wishes to retain its close ties with Washington when his administration comes to power. “I would like to congratulate Donald Trump on being elected the next president of the United States, following a hard-fought campaign,” May said Wednesday, hours [&hellip

Clinton wishes Trump success, calls on America to unite

Clinton wishes Trump success, calls on America to unite

US Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton has addressed her supporters for the first time since losing the White House race to Donald Trump, wishing success for the Republican president-elect. Taking a relatively small stage at the New Yorker Hotel in New York City on Wednesday morning, Clinton congratulated Trump for his victory and offered to [&hellip

Israel after sowing seeds of discord among Muslims

Israel after sowing seeds of discord among Muslims

An Iranian official says the Israeli regime seeks to weaken Muslim nations by pitting them against each other. “The Zionist regime has always pursued a policy of weakening Muslims and creating rifts among Islamic faiths,” said Hossein Amir-Abdollahian, the Iranian parliament speaker’s special advisor on international affairs. He made the remarks in a meeting with [&hellip

US president-elect unable to throw JCPOA away: Pundit

US president-elect unable to throw JCPOA away: Pundit

While US president-elect, Donald Trump, has bashed the Obama administration for signing a nuclear agreement with Iran, there are speculations that the United States as a member of the P5+1 group is expected to fulfill its commitments under the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA). Foad Izadi, a professor at the University of Tehran, said [&hellip