Category: International News

Central African Republic ex-PM Touadera Ahead After Election.

Central African Republic ex-PM Touadera Ahead After Election.

    Early results from the Central African Republic’s presidential election show ex-Prime Minister Faustin Archange Touadera taking a surprise lead. Thirty candidates contested the poll, which is likely to go to a run-off between the top two on 31 January. Mr Touadera was not seen as a favourite. He was prime minister in the [&hellip

Many dead in anti-PKK military operation

Many dead in anti-PKK military operation

​At least 29 people, including one civilian, have been killed in a Turkish military operation against the banned Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK). Fighting is underway in the southeastern town of Silopi. Following the operation in Silopi, near the Iraqi and Syrian borders, the Turkish military said that 28 PKK fighters had been killed. The pro-Kurdish [&hellip

India Consulate in Afghanistan attacked

India Consulate in Afghanistan attacked

​Gunmen have attacked the Indian Consulate in Afghanistan’s northern city of Mazar-e Sharif, officials say. “We are being attacked. Fighting is going on,” an Indian Consulate official said on Sunday. The Indian diplomatic mission came under attack with a number of gunmen trying to break into the building. A spokesman for the Mazar-e Sharif’s governor [&hellip

Newly-elected Mexico mayor assassinated

Newly-elected Mexico mayor assassinated

Gunmen in Mexico have killed a newly-elected mayor of a city just south of the capital Mexico City after breaking into her residence less than a day after being sworn into office. Temixco Mayor Gisela Mota was shot to death on Saturday along with two other people when the armed assailants stormed her home in [&hellip

Northeast India rocked by quake

Northeast India rocked by quake

​A powerful 6.7-magnitude earthquake that struck northeastern India and was felt in neighboring Bangladesh and Myanmar has claimed the lives of more than six people, officials say. On Monday, officials said at least five people lost their lives in India, while one man was reported to have died in neighboring Bangladesh. “Five people are confirmed dead and [&hellip

Sheikh Nimr al-Nimr: Saudi Arabia Executes Top Shia Cleric.

Sheikh Nimr al-Nimr: Saudi Arabia Executes Top Shia Cleric.

    Saudi Arabia has executed the prominent Shia cleric Sheikh Nimr al-Nimr, the interior ministry said. He was among 47 put to death after being convicted of terrorism offences, it said in a statement. Sheikh Nimr was a vocal supporter of the mass anti-government protests that erupted in Eastern Province in 2011, where a [&hellip

Somalia’s al-Shabaab Militants Use Donald Trump in Recruiting Film.

Somalia’s al-Shabaab Militants Use Donald Trump in Recruiting Film.

    The Islamist group al-Shabaab has released a recruitment film featuring the Republican frontrunner calling for Muslims to be banned from the US Somalia’s Islamist militant group al-Shabaab has used a clip of Republican presidential frontrunner Donald Trump in its latest recruitment film.   The group released a recruitment film in the form of [&hellip

Gunmen raid India air force base

Gunmen raid India air force base

​Unknown gunmen in army uniforms have launched an attack on an Indian air force base in the northern state of Punjab near the border with Pakistan. Early on Saturday morning, the base in the Pathankot district of Punjab “came under attack from four to five terrorists. The gunfire is still going on,” Kunwar Vijay Partap [&hellip

Ai Weiwei sets up studio on Lesbos

Ai Weiwei sets up studio on Lesbos

​Chinese artist Ai Weiwei has announced plans to create a refugee memorial on the Greek island of Lesbos. The island has served as a main point of entry for hundreds of thousands of refugees over the past year. Chinese artist Ai Weiwei has said he wants to honor the struggle of the million or so [&hellip

Eight killed in Guatemala prison mutiny

Eight killed in Guatemala prison mutiny

​At least eight inmates have lost their lives in a riot at an overcrowded prison in Guatemala’s eastern state of Izabal, officials say. Guatemalan Interior Minister Eunice Mendizabal said the eight were killed on Friday after violence broke out at the facility in the port city of Puerto Barrios. It started after an altercation between [&hellip