Category: International News

Venezuela unrest death toll hits 29

Venezuela unrest death toll hits 29

A Venezuelan army officer has died in a demonstration, raising the death toll from the country’s political unrest to 29. The latest victim of the clashes between anti-government protesters and the security forces was a National Guard captain. He was shot in the head during the demonstration in the city of Maracay in the central state [&hellip

‘Egypt jails 16,000 since Morsi ouster’

‘Egypt jails 16,000 since Morsi ouster’

Egypt’s military-backed government has jailed nearly 16,000 people since July 2013, when President Mohamed Morsi was ousted, a report says. Citing senior security officials, the report released by the Associated Press said that about 3,000 Muslim Brotherhood members were among the detainees who have been put behind bars since the ouster of Morsi over eight [&hellip

10 soldiers killed in Libya explosions

10 soldiers killed in Libya explosions

At least 10 soldiers have been killed after a series of car bomb explosions rocked a military base in the eastern Libyan city of Benghazi, a report says. Several car bomb attacks targeted the Libyan army academy in the restive city of Benghazi on Monday, killing at least 10 soldiers and wounding over a dozen [&hellip

Torrential rains kill 32 in South Africa

Torrential rains kill 32 in South Africa

Floods caused by torrential rains have killed at least 32 people and displaced thousands of others in South Africa. Andries Nel, South African deputy minister of cooperative governance and traditional affairs, said on Monday that the heavy raining had displaced 3,000 people from their homes in the Lephalale Local Municipality in the northern part of [&hellip

Blast kills 15 in northern Afghanistan

Blast kills 15 in northern Afghanistan

Fifteen people have been killed and dozens others injured in a bomb attack carried out at a crowded market in Afghanistan’s northern province of Faryab. Local authorities said on Tuesday an attacker who was on a three-wheeled motorbike detonated his explosives on a busy marketplace in the city of Maimanah. “It was a bazaar day [&hellip

Car bomb hits AU convoy in Somalia

Car bomb hits AU convoy in Somalia

A car bomb has hit a convoy of the African Union mission in Somalia (AMISOM) just outside the capital Mogadishu, witnesses and a Somali army source have said. The attack occurred near a checkpoint on the road linking Mogadishu and the town of Afgoye on Monday, according to witness Abdulahi Mohamed, AFP reported. “There was [&hellip

Malaysia plane may have been hijacked

Malaysia plane may have been hijacked

Authorities in Malaysia have hinted that the Malaysian plane that recently vanished from radars under yet mysterious circumstances may have been hijacked. Malaysia’s Transport Minister Hishammuddin Hussein said on Sunday that officials believed that the final words from the cockpit – “All right, good night” – were communicated with air traffic controllers after one of [&hellip

Egypt government boosts security

Egypt government boosts security

Egypt’s interim government has heightened security following an attack on a military checkpoint in the capital, Cairo. Gunmen attacked the checkpoint on the outskirts of Cairo on Saturday, killing six Egyptian soldiers. The government said on Sunday that it has decided to confront whoever attacks civilians and government installations, adding that attacks on the army [&hellip

Gunmen kill 100 in central Nigeria

Gunmen kill 100 in central Nigeria

Local Nigerian government officials say gunmen have killed some 100 people in three villages in the central part of the country. Daniel Anyip, vice chairman of the local government, said on Sunday that the fatal attacks were carried out in the villages of Ugwar Sankwai, Ungwar Gata and Chenshyi in the southern part of Kaduna [&hellip

US effort to find missing plane limited

US effort to find missing plane limited

Malaysian authorities have refused to accept large-scale American assistance in efforts to find a missing plane, as the United States is intensifying its search for any evidence that the plane’s disappearance was part of a terrorist plot. American intelligence and law enforcement agencies renewed their search over the weekend for any evidence that the disappearance [&hellip