Category: International News

Mourners remember slain New York officer

Mourners remember slain New York officer

Police officers gathered in New York to remember one of their own, shot dead last week with his partner while sitting in their patrol car. The attack was in retaliation for police killings of unarmed black men. Mourners gathered at a church in the New York borough of Queens on Friday for a memorial service [&hellip

Kiev, pro-Russia forces swap prisoners

Kiev, pro-Russia forces swap prisoners

Ukraine and pro-Russia forces have started to swap hundreds of prisoners of war in line with a preliminary deal between the two sides. The swap, which is the largest since the beginning of the crisis in eastern Ukraine eight months ago, began on Friday with the exchange of 30 captives from each side. On Wednesday, [&hellip

UN urges Pakistan to end executions

UN urges Pakistan to end executions

United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has called on Pakistan to put an end to executions and re-impose the country’s moratorium on the death penalty that was recently lifted. During a telephone conversation with Pakistani Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif, Ban extended his condolences to the people and government of Pakistan over the December 16 assault against [&hellip

Bahrainis protest regime repression

Bahrainis protest regime repression

People in Bahrain have held a mass anti-government protest rally against the ruling Al Khalifa regime’s continued repression of dissent, Press TV reports. Bahrainis poured into the streets in the capital, Manama, on Friday and chanted slogans in condemnation of sham elections in the country and the regime’s continued crackdown on political activists. A prominent [&hellip

Peace talks on Ukraine crisis called off

Peace talks on Ukraine crisis called off

Belarus has announced that a new round of talks between the Ukrainian government and pro-Russia militia forces in Minsk over a stable ceasefire in violence-scarred eastern Ukraine has been scrapped. “There will be no contact group meeting today,” Belarusian Foreign Ministry spokesman Dmitry Mironchik, whose country hosts the peace talks, said on Friday. The so-called [&hellip

Hundreds rap mosque attack in Sweden

Hundreds rap mosque attack in Sweden

Several hundred people have taken to streets in Sweden to denounce a recent arson attack on a mosque which left five people injured. The marchers converged on the damaged mosque in the central city of Eskilstuna on Friday. A Swedish police spokesman told AFP that the large group of people “were there to deliver a [&hellip

Sudan defends UN officials’ expulsion

Sudan defends UN officials’ expulsion

Sudan has defended its decision to expel two top United Nations officials, and called on the world body to respect the African country’s sovereignty. UN Resident and Humanitarian Coordinator at the United Nations Development Program (UNDP) Ali al-Za’tari and the UNDP’s Country Director Yvonne Helle were told to leave Sudan for “insulting” the country and [&hellip

Kiev, fighters to hold talks Wednesday

Kiev, fighters to hold talks Wednesday

Kiev and pro-Russia fighters will hold a new round of peace talks in the Belarusian capital, Minsk, on Wednesday over the ongoing war in eastern Ukraine. Representatives from Ukraine, Russia, pro-Moscow fighters and the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE) are expected to participate in the talks. The representatives will most probably discuss [&hellip

Germany urges sympathy for refugees

Germany urges sympathy for refugees

German President Joachim Gauck has called for sympathy and openness toward the refugees in the country, which is witnessing a number of anti-refugee marches. “That we react with empathy to the plight around us, that most of us don’t follow those who want to seal off Germany — that is for me a truly encouraging [&hellip

George Bush Sr taken to hospital

George Bush Sr taken to hospital

​Former US President George Bush Sr has been taken to hospital after suffering from a shortness of breath, his spokesman says. Mr Bush, 90, was taken to the Houston Methodist Hospital as a precaution, and “will be held for observation, again as a precaution”, said Jim McGrath. Two years ago, Mr Bush was treated in [&hellip