Category: International News

Egypt court gives Badie life in prison

Egypt court gives Badie life in prison

Egypt has sentenced the top leader of the Muslim Brotherhood along with 14 other senior Brotherhood members to life imprisonment. Mohamed Badie and the brotherhood members were convicted of murdering five people and the attempted murder of one hundred more and inciting violence during clashes in Cairo last year. The judge announced the verdict during [&hellip

Paris hosts forum discussing ISIL threat

Paris hosts forum discussing ISIL threat

France is hosting an international conference aimed at discussing the rising threat of the Takfiri ISIL militants and coordinating actions to knock out the terrorists. Speaking at the opening ceremony of the 26-nation meeting in Paris on Monday, French President Francois Hollande described the ISIL group as a global threat, calling upon the international community [&hellip

Mega drought threatens western states in US

Mega drought threatens western states in US

A new study warns that the chances of western states in the US experiencing a multi-decade ‘megadrought’—not seen in historical climate records in over 2,000 years—has a much higher chance of occurring in the decades ahead than previously realized. In fact, scientists are warning, the drought now being experienced in California and elsewhere could be [&hellip

No troops in Syria a ‘fantasy’: Graham

No troops in Syria a ‘fantasy’: Graham

Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC) says the United States should have a substantial level of military presence inside Syria to lead the ground offensive against ISIL terrorists. “This idea that we’re never going to have boots on the ground in Syria is fantasy. All this has come home to roost after the last three years of [&hellip

UN urges end to conflict in CAR

UN urges end to conflict in CAR

UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon has called on all sides involved in the conflict in the Central African Republic (CAR) to put an immediate end to the violent clashes in the country. In a statement on Monday, Ban urged all stakeholders in the CAR “to sustain their commitment to an inclusive political process to ensure [&hellip

Nigeria jet lost in Boko Haram op

Nigeria jet lost in Boko Haram op

A Nigerian jet has been lost in an operation to battle Boko Haram’s Takfiri militants in the country’s volatile northeast. The Nigerian Ministry of Defense said in a statement on Sunday that the Air Force Alpha jet went missing with two crew members aboard. The German-manufactured jet left its base in Yola, the capital of [&hellip

Libya parl. sacks central bank chief

Libya parl. sacks central bank chief

​Libya’s newly-elected parliament has dismissed the governor of the country’s central bank. Official news agency LANA said a total of 94 lawmakers out of 102 voted for Sadek al-Kabeir’s dismissal in a parliamentary session on Sunday after the governor reportedly tried to prevent funds allocated for the parliament members from leaving the bank. It is [&hellip

Piecemeal WWIII may have begun: Pope

Piecemeal WWIII may have begun: Pope

Pope Francis has warned that the summation of conflicts underway in the world may amount to a piecemeal World War III. “Even today, after the second failure of another world war, perhaps one can speak of a third war, one fought piecemeal, with crimes, massacres, destruction,” he said during a mass at the Redipuglia memorial, [&hellip

Tunisia dictator’s FM eyes presidency

Tunisia dictator’s FM eyes presidency

Tunisian former dictator Zine El Abidine Ben Ali’s last foreign minister, Kamel Morjane, has announced his intention to stand in the country’s upcoming presidential election. “The party’s national council met yesterday (Friday) and, after examining the situation in the country, insisted that I stand in the election. I accepted,” Morjane, who heads Al-Moubadara (the Initiative) [&hellip

Egypt braces for student protests

Egypt braces for student protests

The military-backed Egyptian government has enforced a series of new security and administrative measures ahead of the new academic year over fears of high school and university student protests, Press TV reports. Cairo has closed down the al-Azhar University dormitory, among others, as part of measures aimed at containing a wave of potential protests. The [&hellip