Category: International News

Libyans must reach political deal: UN

Libyans must reach political deal: UN

United Nations special envoy to Libya says Libyans have to choose between reaching a political agreement to end its current crisis, or witness the North African country’s destruction. The United Nations Special Representative and Head of the United Nations Support Mission in Libya Bernardino Leon made the remarks in Algeria on Tuesday. “There are two options: [&hellip

US sends 3,000 troops to Baltics

US sends 3,000 troops to Baltics

The United States has started to deploy 3,000 soldiers for a major military exercise with NATO member Baltic states in northern Europe, according to the US Defense Department. The war games, dubbed Operation Atlantic Resolve, is intended to show Russia’s neighbors Latvia, Lithuania and Estonia the Western alliance will stand by them, the Pentagon said [&hellip

Ivory Coast court sentences Gbagbo to 20 years

Ivory Coast court sentences Gbagbo to 20 years

​A court in Ivory Coast has sentenced the former first lady Simone Gbagbo to 20 years imprisonment. She was found guilty of charges over her role in post-election violence between 2010 and 2011. Gbagbo, who is also wanted by the International Criminal Court (ICC) for alleged crimes against humanity, was accused of crimes including undermining state [&hellip

Venezuela recalls top envoy from US

Venezuela recalls top envoy from US

Venezuela has recalled its top diplomat in the United States in reaction to US President Barack Obama’s move to impose new sanctions against seven Venezuelan officials. “We call Maximilien Arvelaiz, charge d’affaires in the United States, for immediate consultations,” Foreign Minister Delcy Rodriguez said in a Monday message posted on Twitter. Under Obama’s order, the US [&hellip

10 killed in Argentina copter collision

10 killed in Argentina copter collision

At least ten people, including eight French nationals, have been killed in a helicopter collision in northern Argentina. The incident occurred on Monday when two helicopters carrying passengers filming a popular European reality show collided in a remote area near Villa Castelli in La Rioja Province, about 1,170 kilometers (730 miles) northwest of the capital [&hellip

Egyptian teacher beats pupil to death

Egyptian teacher beats pupil to death

A schoolboy has died in Egypt after being severely beaten by his teacher, the country’s Ministry of Education says. The 12-year-old pupil died on Sunday “after being beaten by a teacher” on March 5, the ministry said on Sunday. The ministry said the teacher has been suspended and an “urgent inquiry” was launched into the [&hellip

‘Ex-Shabab leader out of US terror list’

‘Ex-Shabab leader out of US terror list’

The United States has removed a former senior leader of Somalia’s al-Shabab militant group from its terror list, the Somali government says.   “This follows negotiations between the Somali and the US governments to establish clearly and beyond doubt that Zakariya Ismail Hersi has renounced violence, rejected the terror group al-Shabab, and has fully embraced the [&hellip

Chechen admits role in Nemtsov killing

Chechen admits role in Nemtsov killing

A former Chechen police officer has confessed to his involvement in the recent assassination of the high-profile Russian opposition figure, Boris Nemtsov, in Moscow. Zaur Dadayev, a former deputy commander for the Chechen police, admitted to his role in Nemtsov’s murder after a Russian court on Sunday indicted him and Anzor Gubashev, who worked for a [&hellip

Yemen minister resumes work in Aden

Yemen minister resumes work in Aden

Yemen’s defense minister, who has fled the capital, Sana’a, to join President Abd Rabbuh Mansour Hadi in Aden, has resumed his duties in the southern Yemeni city. General Mahmud Subaihi, who is originally from a village near Aden, reunited with the Western-backed president, on Sunday. Hadi and his cabinet resigned in January amid deep differences [&hellip

Solar plane begins epic journey

Solar plane begins epic journey

The first attempt to fly around the world in a solar-powered plane has begun in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) in a historic journey that is set to promote green energy. The aircraft called Solar Impulse 2 took off at 7:12 a.m. local time (0412 GMT) in the UAE’s capital, Abu Dhabi, on Monday and headed to [&hellip