Category: International News

Pentagon condemns Turkey’s clashes with US-backed Kurdish forces

Pentagon condemns Turkey’s clashes with US-backed Kurdish forces

The Pentagon has called for an immediate de-escalation in clashes between Turkey and Syrian Kurdish forces, saying the fighting is “unacceptable” and a “source of deep concern.” Ankara launched a bloody offensive in northern Syria last week and killed 25 Kurdish forces on Sunday, a day after a Turkish soldier died in a rocket attack [&hellip

French Minister Says Banning Burkinis Unconstitutional.

French Minister Says Banning Burkinis Unconstitutional.

French mayors are refusing to remove a ban on burkinis despite the country’s highest administrative court ruling them as illegal. On Friday, France’s Council of State suspended the controversial ban on Muslim women’s full-body swimsuits on the grounds that it violates the basic freedoms of dress, religious expression and movement. As of Sunday, over 20 [&hellip

Bahrain starts sentencing top cleric supporters to prison

Bahrain starts sentencing top cleric supporters to prison

Bahraini authorities have started handing down prison sentences to those holding sit-ins in protest at the regime’s decision to revoke the citizenship of prominent Shia Muslim cleric Sheikh Isa Qassim. According to Press TV, the Bahrain Center for Human Rights (BCHR) said on Friday two protesters were sentenced to one year of imprisonment each last [&hellip

Death toll from huge quake in central Italy rises to 290

Death toll from huge quake in central Italy rises to 290

Death toll from a devastating earthquake that ruined parts of central Italy has reached 290 as the country observed a national day of mourning Saturday along with a funeral ceremony for some of the victims. According to the reports, Italy’s civil protection agency said in a statement that the tally rose to 230 confirmed deaths [&hellip

UN Syria envoy calls for immediate Aleppo aid delivery

UN Syria envoy calls for immediate Aleppo aid delivery

UN Special Envoy for Syria Staffan de Mistura has called for a humanitarian ceasefire in the divided Syrian city of Aleppo. De Mistura said in a statement on Saturday that Syria’s warring sides should agree by Sunday on a 48-hour ceasefire in Aleppo to allow the safe delivery of the first relief supplies to the [&hellip

Did US use 500-pound bombs on civilians in Syria?

Did US use 500-pound bombs on civilians in Syria?

The United States military ran down 500-pound bombs on a Syrian village last month, possibly killing dozens of women and children instead of Daesh terrorists, a new report says. On July 19, US A-10 and B-52 aircraft dropped 500-pound bombs on the village of Tokhar in Aleppo countryside. When the dust from the attack cleared, [&hellip

Turkish jets hit civilian homes in Syria

Turkish jets hit civilian homes in Syria

Turkish air raids have struck civilian homes in a village south of Jarablus in northern Syria, a Kurdish-backed group says. The Jarablus Military Council group, which is part of the US-backed Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF), said in a statement on Saturday that the airstrikes on Amarna village had caused civilian casualties, and described the attack [&hellip

Yemen’s Houthis reject Kerry’s initiative for peace

Yemen’s Houthis reject Kerry’s initiative for peace

Yemen’s Houthi Ansarullah movement has rejected an initiative put forth by US Secretary of State John Kerry to resolve the crisis in the war-torn country. Mohammed Abdulsalam, the Ansarullah spokesman, said Saturday that the offer aims at depriving the Houthis of their arms in their fight of resistance against the Saudi invasion. “Whoever has a [&hellip

Iran urges concurrent fight against terrorism, state sponsors

Iran urges concurrent fight against terrorism, state sponsors

A senior Iranian official says extremism and Takfiri terrorism threaten security in the Middle East, urging all countries to simultaneously engage in the fight against terrorism and the states sponsoring the scourge. In a meeting with Indian National Security Advisor Ajit Doval in New Delhi on Saturday, Secretary of Iran’s Supreme National Security Council (SNSC) [&hellip

Turkey allows female police officers to wear hijab

Turkey allows female police officers to wear hijab

For the first time ever, the Turkish government has allowed female police officers to wear a headscarf as part of their uniform. The move aims at helping those policewomen who want to observe the Islamic hijab while on duty. According to a ruling published in Turkey’s Official Gazette on Saturday, women who serve in the [&hellip