Category: International News

Kerry: Bibi pushed US to attack Iraq

Kerry: Bibi pushed US to attack Iraq

US Secretary of State John Kerry has reminded American officials that Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, who is against a nuclear deal with Iran, was also in the US in 2002 to push for the invasion of Iraq. Netanyahu is set to use his next week’s address to a joint session of Congress to condemn [&hellip

US boycott of Netanyahu show grows

US boycott of Netanyahu show grows

The number of American lawmakers expressing opposition against Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s planned speech at the US Congress is increasing.   Top Obama administration officials and members of the Democratic Party are angry at Netanyahu over his acceptance of an invitation by House of Representatives Speaker John Boehner to address Congress without the blessing [&hellip

Yemen’s Saleh stole up to $60bn: UN

Yemen’s Saleh stole up to $60bn: UN

Ousted Yemeni dictator Ali Abdullah Saleh has amassed and transferred billions of dollars out of the world’s most impoverished Arab country through “corrupt practices”, a UN panel says. In a report to the UN Security Council released on Wednesday, the UN experts said the money, amounted to between $32 billion and $60 billion, was gained through [&hellip

Libya may become another Syria: FM

Libya may become another Syria: FM

The growing threat posed by the ISIL Takfiri terrorists and other militant groups could turn Libya into another Syria, Libya’s Foreign Minister Mohamed Dayri says. Dayri made the comments while calling for Western military support during a Tuesday interview with AFP published on Wednesday. “Without a political solution, the country could get trapped in a full-blown civil war like [&hellip

‘Shameful’ year for human rights

‘Shameful’ year for human rights

​Amnesty International’s annual report has condemned the international response to the world’s humanitarian disasters. 2014 also saw the highest number of displaced people for 70 years. Amnesty International released its annual report on Wednesday, highlighting the state of human rights around the world in 2014. Besides detailing the human toll of conflicts from Nigeria to [&hellip

Eurozone backs Greece bailout reform

Eurozone backs Greece bailout reform

Finance ministers from the Eurozone have given the green light to the reforms submitted by Greece in exchange for the four-month extension of its bailout deal after a similar move by the European Commission. As many as nineteen ministers from the Eurozone released a statement on Tuesday, agreeing to extend Greece’s financial rescue package by four [&hellip

Czech restaurant shooting kills 9

Czech restaurant shooting kills 9

A gunman has opened fire at a restaurant in eastern Czech Republic, killing nine people and injuring at least one person. Patrik Kuncar, mayor of Uhersky Brod, said one woman has been injured in the shooting in the eastern Czech town of Uhersky Brod, 300 km (180 miles) southeast of Prague, on Tuesday. “According to [&hellip

Violence causes mass exodus in CAR: UN

Violence causes mass exodus in CAR: UN

​The United Nations says some 50,000 people have fled their homes in the Central African Republic over the past three months as violence keeps surging across the country. The UN refugee agency, UNHCR, said Tuesday that some 30,000 people have been displaced inside the country as the violence has experienced a surge since the beginning [&hellip

Egypt slams Amnesty over strikes

Egypt slams Amnesty over strikes

Egypt has slammed a report by Amnesty International that accused Cairo of being responsible for civilian deaths in recent airstrikes on militant targets in eastern Libya. On Tuesday, Egyptian Foreign Ministry spokesman, Badr Abdelatty, slammed the contents of the report, which suggested seven civilians were killed in the February 16 airstrikes, according to Egypt’s MENA [&hellip

ISIL kidnaps 90 Christians in Syria

ISIL kidnaps 90 Christians in Syria

The ISIL terrorist group has kidnapped at least 90 Christians in northeast Syria. The so-called Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said on Tuesday that the abductions were carried out in Assyrian Christian villages near the town of Tel Tamer in the province of Hasakah. It said the Takfiri militants attacked the villages after dawn. Tel [&hellip