Category: International News

Turkey threatens pro-Kurd protesters

Turkey threatens pro-Kurd protesters

At least 12 people have been killed and dozens injured in pro-Kurdish protests across Turkey, as the Ankara government has threatened to use more deadly force against protesters. On Tuesday, thousands of demonstrators took to the streets to voice their anger at what they regard as Turkey’s failure to protect the Syrian Kurdish town of [&hellip

Physics Nobel goes to Japanese trio

Physics Nobel goes to Japanese trio

Three Japanese scientists have garnered the 2014 Nobel Physics Prize for their breakthrough invention of new energy light source. Isamu Akasaki, Hiroshi Amano and Shuji Nakamura are the scientists who earned the coveted prize for pioneering energy-efficient LED lighting, “a weapon against global warming and poverty.” “Their inventions were revolutionary. Incandescent light bulbs lit the [&hellip

UN envoy urges help to defend Kobani

UN envoy urges help to defend Kobani

​The UN envoy to Syria has called for an urgent response to the “Islamic State” assault on the Kurdish town of Kobani. US led air strikes on nearby jihadist positions have not prevented the group from advancing. The United Nations’ envoy to Syria, Staffan de Mistura, said the international community must act to defend the [&hellip

Syrian army plans large scale attacks

Syrian army plans large scale attacks

After regaining control of the Syrian town of Dukhaniyeh, the army plans larger scale attacks aimed at completely clearing the regions around the capital Damascus from militant groups, Press TV reports. In an exclusive Press TV report, a Syrian army commander explains the future challenges for the army, “As you can see on the map, [&hellip

Egypt police fire teargas on protesters

Egypt police fire teargas on protesters

Egyptian police have used tear gas against anti-government protesters in the capital Cairo and several other cities across the North African country. According to reports on Monday, the supporters of Egypt’s ousted president, Mohamed Morsi, rallied in several cities to commemorate the anniversary of the October 6, 2013, crackdown on anti-government protesters which has left [&hellip

West Africa to combat Boko Haram

West Africa to combat Boko Haram

West African leaders plan to establish a multi-national force to counter the Boko Haram Takfiri militants operating in the region. The decision was made on Tuesday following a summit attended by the presidents of Nigeria, Chad, Niger and Benin and the foreign minister of Cameroon in Niger’s capital, Niamey. Nigerien President Mahamadou Issoufou said after [&hellip

Ebola to spread across Europe: WHO

Ebola to spread across Europe: WHO

The World Health Organization (WHO) has warned that the spread of the deadly Ebola virus across Europe is almost inevitable. The WHO’s European director, Zsuzsanna Jakab, made the comments on Tuesday, just hours after Europe’s first case of Ebola infection was confirmed in Spain. “Such imported cases and similar events as have happened in Spain [&hellip

Warships of Koreas trade fire

Warships of Koreas trade fire

North and South Korean patrol boats have exchanged fire near the disputed Yellow Sea border, the South Korean Defense Ministry says. On Tuesday, North Korean and South Korean naval patrol boats exchanged fire at around 9 am local time near the South Korean border island of Yeonpyeong. According to the ministry, the South Korean patrol [&hellip

Hong Kong protesters agree to talks

Hong Kong protesters agree to talks

Hong Kong protesters have agreed to hold talks with authorities but say they will keep up with protests until their demands are met. On Monday, Lester Shum, a leader of the Hong Kong Federation of Students, said an agreement had been reached over the talks. Hong Kong’s chief executive, Leung Chun-ying, said earlier that the [&hellip

East Ukraine clashes go on amid truce

East Ukraine clashes go on amid truce

Ukrainian government troops and pro-Russia forces have again engaged in heavy fighting in the troubled east of Ukraine despite a ceasefire between the warring sides. The fighting raged Sunday mostly in areas around the flashpoint city of Donetsk as well as the city’s airport. Several rockets exploded in the northwestern residential district of Donetsk, setting [&hellip