Category: International News

Jordan offers to free militant for pilot

Jordan offers to free militant for pilot

Jordan says it is ready to release a female Takfiri militant in exchange for a Jordanian pilot held captive by the ISIL terrorists. “Jordan is ready to release the prisoner Sajida al-Rishawi if the Jordanian pilot is freed unharmed,” a government spokesman was quoted by Jordan’s state television as saying on Wednesday. The prisoner swap [&hellip

Malaysia declares MH370 an accident

Malaysia declares MH370 an accident

The Malaysian government has officially declared the disappearance of Malaysian Airline flight MH370 an accident and has said that there were no survivors. No trace of the Beijing-bound aircraft has been found since it disappeared on 8 March 2014. Officials said that the recovery operation is ongoing but that the 239 people onboard are now [&hellip

Hezbollah strike kills 2 Israeli troops

Hezbollah strike kills 2 Israeli troops

​Lebanese resistance movement, Hezbollah, has killed two Israeli soldiers in a surprise attack on an Israeli convoy in northern occupied territories. Hezbollah’s retaliatory attack on Wednesday killed two Israeli soldiers and destroyed at least nine military vehicles. The Israeli regime responded with combined aerial and ground strikes on southern Lebanon. Eight Israeli soldiers were also [&hellip

Greek PM puts privatization on ice

Greek PM puts privatization on ice

Greek Prime Minster Alexis Tsipras has openly challenged international creditors by stopping privatization plans agreed upon under the country’s bailout deal. During his first meeting with cabinet members on Wednesday, Tsipras said that they could not disappoint voters already battered by a drop in living standards caused by austerity measures. “We are coming in to [&hellip

Cuba warns US against meddling

Cuba warns US against meddling

Cuban President Raul Castro has said that US interference in his country’s internal affairs would render rapprochement between the two countries “meaningless.” Castro’s comments came a week after Assistant Secretary of State Roberta Jacobson, the highest-ranking US official to visit the island in over 35 years, met with dissidents following talks with Havana government officials. [&hellip

ISIL Takfiri admits to getting US funding

ISIL Takfiri admits to getting US funding

An ISIL Pakistani militant has confessed to getting funds via the United States, says a report by a leading Pakistani newspaper. The ISIL operative, identified as Yousaf al-Salafi, told Pakistan’s law enforcement agencies that he received funding through the US, the Express Tribune reported on Wednesday. Salafi was taken into custody in December 2014, according to the paper, [&hellip

PEGIDA loses second leader in a week

PEGIDA loses second leader in a week

​The German anti-Muslim and immigrant group PEGIDA has been thrown into further disarray as it loses its second leader in one week. Kathrin Oertel and another board member have resigned, the group announced on its Facebook page on Wednesday. Oertel said she was quitting “due to the massive hostility, threats and career disadvantages,” adding, “Even [&hellip

Nigeria army warned before Baga attack

Nigeria army warned before Baga attack

​Amnesty International says the Nigerian military had been warned of a deadly attack by Boko Haram terrorists in early January but failed to take any action. The UK-based rights group said on Wednesday that it obtained information from senior military officers and other sources indicating the country’s defense officials had prior knowledge of the January [&hellip

Obama, Merkel ‘concerned’ over Ukraine fighting

Obama, Merkel ‘concerned’ over Ukraine fighting

​US President Barack Obama and German Chancellor Angela Merkel have spoken about their concern over a “significant increase in violence” in eastern Ukraine. Separatists have recently launched a series of new offensives. The White House said the leaders spoke by phone on Tuesday while Air Force One briefly stopped at an US base in Germany [&hellip

‘Do not expect Greece to clear debt’

‘Do not expect Greece to clear debt’

The top economic spokesman for Greece’s victorious Syriza Party says it would be unrealistic to expect the country to repay its massive debt in full. “I haven’t met an economist in their heart of hearts that will tell you that Greece will pay back all of that debt. It can’t be done,” said Euclid Tsakalotos [&hellip