Category: International News

Bahrain revokes nationality of over 410 dissidents: Rights group

Bahrain revokes nationality of over 410 dissidents: Rights group

A non-governmental rights group says Bahraini officials have revoked the citizenship of hundreds of people after convicting them of alleged terror charges as the ruling Al Khalifah regime continues with its heavy-handed crackdown on political dissent in the tiny Persian Gulf kingdom. Head of Religious Freedom Unit at Salam for Democracy and Human Rights, Abbas [&hellip

Iran president censures St Petersburg metro terror attack

Iran president censures St Petersburg metro terror attack

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani has denounced a terrorist bomb attack which left over a dozen people dead in a train carriage in St. Petersburg, Russia. In a message to Russian President Vladimir Putin on Tuesday, Rouhani said, “As mentioned in the recent negotiations with you in Moscow, uprooting all forms of terrorism regardless of its [&hellip

U.S. Ends Funding for U.N. Reproductive-Health Agency, Claiming Links to Abortion.

U.S. Ends Funding for U.N. Reproductive-Health Agency, Claiming Links to Abortion.

The U.S. will discontinue funding for the U.N. agency that deals with family planning and reproductive health, claiming that its operations violate an antiabortion policy enacted by the Trump Administration. Reuters reports that the State Department issued a letter to the Senate Foreign Relations Committee on Monday announcing that it will no longer fund the [&hellip

Colombia declares emergency as first Mocoa landslide victims buried.

Colombia declares emergency as first Mocoa landslide victims buried.

Colombia’s president has declared an “economic, social and ecological emergency” as the first victims of the Mocoa landslide were laid to rest. Juan Manuel Santos said the government was also putting 40,000m pesos ($13.9m; £11.1m) towards “addressing humanitarian priorities”. At the same time, the first funerals were taking place of the 262 victims killed in [&hellip

UN Finds More Mass Graves In DRC’s Kasai Region.

UN Finds More Mass Graves In DRC’s Kasai Region.

Kinshasa – The UN investigators said on Monday they had found more mass graves in the central Kasai region of the Democratic Republic of Congo, where tribal militias are battling security forces. “We have shared with the authorities the discovery of new mass graves in Grand Kasai. The number has risen from 10 to 23 [&hellip

​St. Petersburg Metro Bombing Suspect ‘From Kyrgyzstan’.​

​St. Petersburg Metro Bombing Suspect ‘From Kyrgyzstan’.​

Security services in Kyrgyzstan say a national of the Central Asian state has been behind an explosion which left over a dozen people dead in St. Petersburg, Russia. A spokesman for Kyrgyzstan’s security services identified the suspect as “a Kyrgyz national Akbarjon Djalilov… born in 1995,” AFP reported. “It is probable that he acquired Russian [&hellip

Somalia Piracy: India Ship Hijacked In New Attack.

Somalia Piracy: India Ship Hijacked In New Attack.

Somali pirates have hijacked an Indian cargo ship off the coast of the semi-autonomous region of Puntland, officials there say. One source said the vessel was heading towards Somali shores. There were no details of the crew or destination. Some two weeks earlier an oil tanker en route to Mogadishu was seized by pirates who [&hellip

Over 40 Children Among Dead In Colombia Mudslides: President Santos.

Over 40 Children Among Dead In Colombia Mudslides: President Santos.

Colombian President Juan Santos has confirmed that more than 40 children are among those killed by devastating mudslides in Colombia’s southern city of Mocoa. Torrential rains flooded Mocoa a town surrounded by rivers and mountains in the early hours of Saturday, with mud and rocks burying homes, sweeping away cars and killing at least 254 [&hellip

South African Parliament Speaker Weighs No Confidence Motion.

South African Parliament Speaker Weighs No Confidence Motion.

Johannesburg – South Africa’s speaker of parliament says she is considering an emergency motion of no confidence against President Jacob Zuma after he fired the country’s widely respected finance minister last week. Baleka Mbete said Sunday that she cut short an overseas trip to deal with the “serious parliamentary issues” that have arisen since Zuma [&hellip

Mali Should Start Talks With Islamist Groups: Peace Conference.

Mali Should Start Talks With Islamist Groups: Peace Conference.

BAMAKO – Mali’s government should start talks with the leaders of two Islamist groups that have staged deadly attacks on Malian and French soldiers and U.N. peacekeepers, a peace conference said on Sunday. The week-long conference held under the auspices of President Ibrahim Boubacar Keita urged talks with Amadou Koufa, leader of the Macina Liberation [&hellip