Category: International News

Police chief laments ‘worst night’ in Ferguson

Police chief laments ‘worst night’ in Ferguson

Buildings have been set on fire and nearly 30 arrests have been made in Ferguson riots after a grand jury decision in a police shooting case. The county’s police chief said the ‘fabric of the community’ was torn. A grand jury decided not to pursue charges against the policeman, Darren Wilson, sparking a renewal of [&hellip

Airport in Libya’s Tripoli targeted

Airport in Libya’s Tripoli targeted

Libyan officials say the capital city’s only functional airport has been targeted in an air raid by a low-flying jet.  Local witnesses and a security source said that the fighter jet launched two missiles at the Mitiga airport in an eastern suburb of Tripoli on Monday. The security source went on to say that the [&hellip

Floods kill 35 in southern Morocco

Floods kill 35 in southern Morocco

At least 35 people have been killed in a flooding in Morocco while 214 others have been rescued, the country’s Interior Ministry says. The southern province of Guelmim which was worst affected by the floods, accounted for 24 of the fatalities, the Interior Ministry said in a statement. The statement added that 214 other people [&hellip

Angry Americans protest jury decision

Angry Americans protest jury decision

Angry protesters took to the streets across the United States after a jury decided not to indict a police officer who shot dead unarmed black teenager Michael Brown. St. Louis County prosecutor Robert McCulloch said on Monday night that Ferguson police officer Darren Wilson would not face charges for killing 18-year-old Brown on August 9. [&hellip

Sanctions to cost Russia $40bn a year

Sanctions to cost Russia $40bn a year

Russia’s Finance Minister Anton Siluanov says Moscow will be losing around USD 40 billion (32 billion euros) per annum due to the Western sanctions over the crisis in Ukraine. “We are losing around $40 billion per year due to geopolitical sanctions,” Anton Siluanov said on Monday. The Russian minister also said that his country is [&hellip

Palestine recognition on rise: UN chief

Palestine recognition on rise: UN chief

United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki-moon says the movement of recognizing the state of Palestine is set to gather momentum across the globe. “Indeed — as we see around the world — governments and parliaments are taking action,” the UN chief said at the UN commemoration of the International Day of Solidarity with the Palestinian [&hellip

Pentagon chief Chuck Hagel steps down

Pentagon chief Chuck Hagel steps down

​US President Barack Obama has accepted the resignation of Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel amid Washington’s military operations against ISIL in Iraq and Syria. President Barack Obama is set to announce the resignation in a Rose Garden appearance on Monday. The Pentagon chief was reportedly critical of the US war in Afghanistan and Washington’s strategy against [&hellip

Terror plots in Britain ‘multiplied’

Terror plots in Britain ‘multiplied’

Suspected terror plots have multiplied in Britain swiftly, the country’s most senior police officer says. “We’ve said on average over the last few years it’s been about one (plot) a year, but this year alone we think four or five,” Scotland Yard commissioner Bernard Hogan-Howe told state-funded BBC on Sunday. He also expressed fear over [&hellip

Ferguson awaits grand jury’s decision

Ferguson awaits grand jury’s decision

US police in Ferguson, Missouri, have stepped up security ahead of a grand jury decision on the fate of a white police officer, who fatally shot an unarmed African American teenager in August. St. Louis authorities have set up barricades around the Buzz Westfall Justice Center in Clayton, where a grand jury is considering whether [&hellip

AL to discuss situation in Palestine

AL to discuss situation in Palestine

The foreign ministers of the Arab League’s member states are expected to hold an extraordinary meeting next week to discuss the situation in occupied Palestinian territories in presence of Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas. The meeting will be held in the Egyptian capital, Cairo, on November 29. Arab League deputy chief, Ahmed Ben Helli, said the [&hellip