Category: International News

Nigeria army accused of HR violations

Nigeria army accused of HR violations

Amnesty International has accused the Nigerian military and militia groups of committing “extensive human rights violations” in the country’s battle against the members of the Boko Haram terrorist group. According to the international rights watchdog, Nigeria’s military and civilian militias fighting the Takfiri group have carried out rights violations in the country’s northeast. Amnesty International [&hellip

Drought affects 1 million Sri Lankans

Drought affects 1 million Sri Lankans

More than one million people in Sri Lanka have been affected by a 10-month-long drought in 14 of its districts, top officials say. Sri Lankan Health Minister Maithreepala Sirisena said on Monday that about 1.5 million people were affected by the drought in the country’s north, central north, and eastern areas. According to official sources, [&hellip

India, Pakistan trade fire in Kashmir

India, Pakistan trade fire in Kashmir

Indian and Pakistani border guards have fired on each other’s positions across the de facto border in the disputed Himalayan region of Kashmir, officials say. The two sides, using light weapons, heavy artillery and mortar shells, pounded each other’s posts in Poonch district close to the Line of Control (LoC), which divides the parts of [&hellip

‘War impact on Gaza kids unutterable’

‘War impact on Gaza kids unutterable’

The United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) says the destructive effect of Israeli onslaught on the besieged Gaza Strip defies description. “The physical and psychological toll that the violence is having on people is almost indescribable,” said Pernille Ironside, the chief of the UNICEF field office in the blockaded area. Medical sources say at least 1,865 [&hellip

S Sudan warring sides resume talks

S Sudan warring sides resume talks

South Sudan’s warring sides have continued peace talks amid ongoing clashes in the African country. The delegates, representing South Sudan’s President Salva Kiir and his former deputy Riek Machar, gathered for the talks in the Ethiopian capital Addis Ababa on Monday, while fighting resumed between militias and deserting soldiers in the country’s Upper Nile state. [&hellip

Internal clocks, ethical choices linked

Internal clocks, ethical choices linked

A new study conducted by a team of psychologists from several US universities has demonstrated that early birds people and night owls have different ethical preferences. The study titled “The Morality of Larks and Owls” shows that depending on the time of day levels of honesty, for example, are different in two categories. The behaviors [&hellip

Bangladesh ferry with 250 on board sinks

Bangladesh ferry with 250 on board sinks

A passenger ferry with about 250 passengers on board has capsized on a river in central Bangladesh, officials say. The incident took place on Monday when the overloaded M.V. Pinak was crossing the River Padma in Munshiganj district around 30 kilometers (20 miles) south of the capital Dhaka, said Bangladesh Inland Water Transport Authority Chairman [&hellip

China urges end to Gaza blockade, war

China urges end to Gaza blockade, war

Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi has called on Israel to lift its seven-year blockade on the Gaza Strip and end the ongoing deadly offensive against the Palestinian enclave. During a joint press conference with his Egyptian counterpart Sameh Shukry in Cairo on Sunday, Wang stressed that Israel “should lift its blockade on Gaza, [and] release [&hellip

UN warns of human tragedy in Iraq

UN warns of human tragedy in Iraq

The United Nations says the capture of the Iraqi town of Sinjar by Takfiri ISIL terrorists has sparked a “humanitarian tragedy.” “A humanitarian tragedy is unfolding in Sinjar,” the top UN envoy in Iraq, Nickolay Mladenov, said in a statement issued on Sunday after the ISIL militants captured the northern town, which lies near the [&hellip

Cameroon steps up Boko Haram battle

Cameroon steps up Boko Haram battle

Cameroon’s President Paul Biya has sent the army chief to the country’s north in a bid to intensify the battle against Nigeria’s Boko Haram Takfiri militants. The commander was sent to the volatile area on Sunday, following a series of cross-border attacks and abductions performed by the militants. Biya has announced that the government will [&hellip