Category: International News

Palestinian government to resign: Abbas

Palestinian government to resign: Abbas

​ Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas has announced that his government will be dissolved within the next 24 hours, Fatah officials say. “Within 24 hours the Palestinian government will resign,” several senior officials of Abbas’ Fatah movement quoted him as saying at the 15th Fatah Revolutionary Council conference held in the West Bank city of Ramallah [&hellip

S Arabia continues Yemen airstrikes

S Arabia continues Yemen airstrikes

​Saudi Arabia continues to bombard areas across Yemen amid ongoing negotiations in the Swiss city of Geneva over the conflict in the impoverished country at the southern tip of the Arabian Peninsula. Saudi warplanes launched several airstrikes in the area of Naqim Mountain in the capital city of Sana’a on Wednesday, Yemen’s al-Masira TV reported [&hellip

Bomb blast kills 3 Somali soldiers

Bomb blast kills 3 Somali soldiers

A bomb explosion near Somalia’s capital, Mogadishu, has claimed the lives of at least three members of the Somali security forces. Hassan Abdulahi, a Somali security official, said on Tuesday that the bomb attack was carried out on the outskirts of Mogadishu, near the Hawa Abdi area, and targeted a vehicle of the security forces. [&hellip

Jeb Bush enters presidential race

Jeb Bush enters presidential race

Former Florida governor Jeb Bush has officially entered the race to become the Republican nominee for US president. “We will take Washington – the static capital of this dynamic country – out of the business of causing problems,” Bush said at Miami Dade College on Monday. Earlier, an excerpt of his announcement was released. The [&hellip

Palestinians protest Israel house demolition

Palestinians protest Israel house demolition

​Palestinian demonstrators have held a rally in the northern part of the occupied territories to protest against the demolition of a house by Israeli forces. The protest was staged in the town of Kafr Kanna on Monday after a house belonging to a Palestinian family was demolished. The al-Khatib family’s residence was razed to the [&hellip

South Korean MERS outbreak grows

South Korean MERS outbreak grows

​South Korea says it now has a total of 150 cases of Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS). Another person has died of the disease, bringing the number of fatalities in the outbreak to 16. South Korea’s Health Ministry on Monday reported five new cases of MERS, bringing the total number of people infected with the [&hellip

Italy threatens EU over migrant crisis

Italy threatens EU over migrant crisis

​Italy’s Prime Minister Matteo Renzi has warned that his administration will turn to a new plan other than EU’s proposal to deal with a huge influx of migrants should the European states fail to help Rome settle the crisis. “If Europe chooses solidarity, good. If it doesn’t, we have Plan B ready. But it would [&hellip

Senior Qaeda commander killed in Libya

Senior Qaeda commander killed in Libya

A senior commander of the al-Qaeda terrorist group has been killed in an attack in Libya. According to reports early on Monday, Mokhtar Belmokhtar was killed in an airstrike in the east of the country. The strike also claimed the lives of several others, the reports added. Meanwhile, the Pentagon claimed that the attack was [&hellip

Berlin to double funding to deal with refugees

Berlin to double funding to deal with refugees

​Berlin is to double the amount of money transferred to states and municipalities tohelp deal with a growing number of asylum seekers arriving in the country. Around 450,000 are expected to arrive in Germany in 2015. The premier of the western state of Rhineland-Palatinate, Malu Dreyer, told the Reuters news agency late on Thursday that [&hellip

Aussie PM evades migrant boat issue

Aussie PM evades migrant boat issue

Australian Premier Tony Abbott has evaded answering tough questionsabout those Aussie officials who allegedly paid the crew of a boat carrying dozens of migrants to return to Indonesian waters. Instead of addressing the allegation, Abbott told a press briefing in Sydney on Friday that Australia’s border protection officials have been “incredibly creative” in coming up [&hellip