Category: International News

Four killed in continued Mexico unrest

Four killed in continued Mexico unrest

​At least four people have been killed in Mexico and hundreds of others have been detained amid continuing unrest and looting over raised fuel prices. An official with the state prosecutor in the eastern province of Veracruz, speaking on the condition of anonymity, said late Thursday that two people were found dead near some looted [&hellip

Bahrainis rally in support of Sheikh Qassim

Bahrainis rally in support of Sheikh Qassim

​Thousands of Bahrainis have marched throughout the kingdom for a second straight day in protest at a push by the ruling Al Khalifa regime to put prominent Shia cleric Sheikh Issa Qassim on trial. Late on Thursday, the demonstrators amassed on al-Fada’ Square in the northwestern village of Diraz, where the cleric’s home is located, [&hellip

Trial continues for South Korea president

Trial continues for South Korea president

​The Constitutional Court in South Korea is continuing hearings in the impeachment trial of the country’s President Park Geun-hye over a major corruption scandal. On Thursday, the nine-justice court began a first session to hear oral arguments in Park’s impeachment trial after a delay over her refusal to appear in court. The tribunal, nevertheless, proceeded [&hellip

Chad closes border with Libya over threat of terror infiltration

Chad closes border with Libya over threat of terror infiltration

The government in Chad has announced the closure of its border with Libya, citing security reasons and the terrorists’ possible infiltration into the Central African country from the south of conflict-stricken Libya. Prime Minister Albert Pahimi Padacket said on Thursday that the border closure was part of wider efforts by Chad to boost its military [&hellip

If not in Syria, we should have fought Takfiris in Iran: Leader

If not in Syria, we should have fought Takfiris in Iran: Leader

Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei has said Iran could have fought a war inside its borders if the enemy threats had not been thwarted in Syria. “If the ill-wishers and seditionists, who are the puppets of the US and Zionism, had not been confronted [in Syria], we should have stood against [&hellip

Casualties reported as bomb blast rocks western Syria town

Casualties reported as bomb blast rocks western Syria town

A car bomb attack has rocked the coastal town of Jablah in Syria’s western province of Latakia, reportedly leaving over a dozen people dead and scores wounded. According to Syrian media, the blast took place at a crowded commercial sector of Jablah, an Alawite-majority town on the Mediterranean coast, on Thursday, causing damage to scores [&hellip

Iraqi forces in control of 70 percent of eastern Mosul: Cmdr.

Iraqi forces in control of 70 percent of eastern Mosul: Cmdr.

The head of Iraq’s Counter-Terrorism Service (CTS) says Iraqi forces have managed to wrest control of up to 70 percent of eastern Mosul in their push to purge the whole city from Daesh terrorists. “Roughly 65-70 percent of the eastern side [of Mosul] has been liberated,” Lieutenant General Talib Shaghati said in an interview in [&hellip

Bahrain extends detention of human rights activist

Bahrain extends detention of human rights activist

The Bahraini Attorney General has extended for 15 more days the detention of prominent human rights campaigner Nabeel Rajab, who was expected to be released pending trial. Mohammed al-Jishi, a lawyer representing Rajab, said on Thursday that the order was the sixth extension of Rajab’s pre-trial detention, Bahraini media reported. The activist was arrested last [&hellip

Trump slams Obamacare as ‘lie from the beginning’

Trump slams Obamacare as ‘lie from the beginning’

Incoming Republican US President Donald Trump has continued his attacks on Democrats and President Barack Obama’s legacy-defining healthcare law while calling for a bipartisan effort in Congress to come up with a better healthcare alternative. In a series of tweets, Trump, condemned Senate Democratic Leader Charles Schumer and his fellow political party members, who have [&hellip

Iran supports intra-Syrian talks to settle conflict: Senior MP

Iran supports intra-Syrian talks to settle conflict: Senior MP

A senior Iranian lawmaker says the Islamic Republic supports a political solution to the almost six-year-long conflict in Syria through negotiations between the country’s conflicting sides. Alaeddin Boroujerdi, the chairman of the Iranian Parliament’s Committee on National Security and Foreign Policy, made the remarks in press conference in the Syrian capital, Damascus, on Thursday. “We [&hellip