Category: International News

Angola’s Jose Eduardo Dos Santos ‘To Quit’ In 2018.

Angola’s Jose Eduardo Dos Santos ‘To Quit’ In 2018.

    Angola’s President Jose Eduardo dos Santos, the second-longest serving African leader, will step down after being in power since 1979, according to state media.   The 73-year old dos Santos announced his decision to quit “active politics” on Friday at a meeting of the central committee of the ruling Popular Movement for the [&hellip

South Sudan Human Rights Record Horrendous: UN.

South Sudan Human Rights Record Horrendous: UN.

    The United Nations has described the human rights situation in South Sudan as one of the “most horrendous” in the world. The people in South Sudan are facing “one of the most horrendous human rights situations in the world, with massive use of rape as an instrument of terror and weapon of war,” [&hellip

Ben Carson Endorses Donald Trump.

Ben Carson Endorses Donald Trump.

    Ben Carson threw his support behind Donald Trump Friday morning, saying the two men had “buried the hatchet” and praising the Republican Party’s front-runner as a “the voice of the people to be heard.”   Speaking at a news conference here at Trump’s private club, Mar-a-Lago, the retired neurosurgeon echoed Trump’s recent calls [&hellip

Silence honours Japan tsunami victims

Silence honours Japan tsunami victims

​Japan is marking the fifth anniversary of the earthquake and tsunami that left more than 18,000 dead or missing. PM Shinzo Abe and Emperor Akihito are attending a memorial in Tokyo, and joined a moment of silence nationwide at the exact moment the quake hit. The magnitude-9.0 quake struck offshore, creating a vast water surge [&hellip

Embassy raids: Russia raps US hypocrisy

Embassy raids: Russia raps US hypocrisy

Russia has accused the United States and its Western allies of “hypocrisy” for refusing to condemn two violent attacks on the Russian embassy in Ukraine. “In our case, we see no reaction from our Western colleagues… And hypocrisy and duplicity is there, indeed,” Sergei Lavrov told Russian channel Ren TV on Thursday. On Wednesday, the [&hellip

EU calls for Ukrainian pilot’s release

EU calls for Ukrainian pilot’s release

The EU’s Federica Mogherini has called on Moscow to free pilot Nadezhda Savchenko. The 34-year-old is on hunger strike while accused of complicity in the death of two Russian state TV reporters. Mogherini released a statement Thursday calling for Russia to set Savchenko free, echoing similar calls from US officials. “This is no longer just [&hellip

‘Bahrain regime suppresses free speech’

‘Bahrain regime suppresses free speech’

​A Bahraini human rights group has expressed deep concern over the Al Khalifah regime’s continued violation of Bahrainis’ right to privacy and the suppression of free speech in the tiny Persian Gulf kingdom. The Bahrain Center for Human Rights, in a statement released on Thursday, announced that Bahraini authorities have recently introduced stringent security restrictions [&hellip

Egypt ex-FM named new Arab League head

Egypt ex-FM named new Arab League head

​Egypt’s retired diplomat, Ahmed Aboul Gheit, has been elected the new Arab League secretary general after a vote was delayed for hours due to reservations by Qatar. The 22-member Cairo-based bloc announced in a statement on Thursday that it had voted unanimously in favor of 73-year-old Aboul Gheit, who served as Egypt’s foreign minister during [&hellip

Prosecutors file charges against Lula

Prosecutors file charges against Lula

​Brazil has officially filed charges against the country’s former President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva in a money laundering investigation. State prosecutors in Lula’s home state of Sao Paulo charged the ex-president on Wednesday in connection with a two-year-old federal graft probe. It revolves around state-oil company Petrobras, which is already at the center of [&hellip

Five killed, several hurt in US shooting

Five killed, several hurt in US shooting

At least five people are killed and several others injured in a new mass shooting in the US State of Pennsylvania. Reports say two gunmen involved in the shooting near Pittsburgh killed four women and one man in a residential neighborhood in Wilkinsburg, about 8 miles (13 km) east of the city. Police and paramedics, [&hellip