Category: International News

Jordan acquits Abu Qatada

Jordan acquits Abu Qatada

​Radical cleric Abu Qatada, accused of plotting terrorist attacks, has been acquitted. The fiery preacher became famous for his support of al Qaeda, but recently has criticized the “Islamic State” (IS) terror group. Radical Muslim preacher Abu Qatada, who was accused of plotting terrorist attacks against Americans and Israelis, was acquitted by a Jordanian court [&hellip

China exporting ‘tools of torture’

China exporting ‘tools of torture’

​A growing number of Chinese companies are exporting “tools of torture” such as electric shock batons and spiked metal batons, Amnesty International says in a report. More than 130 firms were involved in the trade, which the rights group said was fueling abuses in Africa and Asia. Some items exported were “intrinsically cruel” and should be [&hellip

US won’t ‘tolerate safe havens’ for ISIL

US won’t ‘tolerate safe havens’ for ISIL

President Barack Obama says the United States will do “what is necessary” to eliminate ISIL following the US-led bombing campaign against the terrorist group in Syria. “We will not tolerate safe havens for terrorists who threaten our people,” Obama said on Tuesday. “The strength of this coalition makes it clear to the world that this [&hellip

Ebola infection rate can get worse: WHO

Ebola infection rate can get worse: WHO

The World Health Organization has warned about a dramatic rise in the number of Ebola cases if all due measures are not taken to curb the epidemic. The United Nations health agency said in a report issued on Tuesday that the number of cases infected by the deadly virus will rise to 20,000 by November [&hellip

Libyan parliament approves new cabinet

Libyan parliament approves new cabinet

The Libyan parliament approves Prime Minister Abdullah al-Thani’s cabinet ministers after rejecting a previous line-up last week. The new cabinet, approved on Monday, includes 13 ministers and three deputy prime ministers. The lawmakers rejected the previous line-up of 18 ministers, calling on Thani to pick a smaller team. The government and the parliament are largely [&hellip

‘Heavy casualties’ from airstrikes on IS

‘Heavy casualties’ from airstrikes on IS

​Airstrikes carried out by the US and Arab allies on positions of the jihadist group “Islamic State” have caused heavy casualties, a monitoring group says. Damascus says it was informed of the operation. The jihadist group “Islamic State” (IS) has suffered heavy casualties in the first airstrikes carried out on its positions in Syria by the [&hellip

NY witnesses largest climate march

NY witnesses largest climate march

More than 300,000 people march in the streets of New York City to express their concerns about what they call a lack of response by authorities to climate crisis. The Rally dubbed as People’s Climate March is described as the largest recorded demonstration organized by some 1,500 organizations. The demonstrators said they raised their voice [&hellip

DR Congo Ebola outbreak ‘almost over’

DR Congo Ebola outbreak ‘almost over’

​The prime minister of the Democratic Republic of the Congo says the outbreak of the deadly Ebola virus is “almost over.” Augustin Matata Ponyo made the remarks after the government body coordinating the response to the virus released new data on Monday. Matata Ponyo said the “Ebola outbreak in DRC” was “almost over,” with “no [&hellip

Blair calls for troops in Iraq, Syria

Blair calls for troops in Iraq, Syria

Former British Prime Minister Tony Blair says ISIL terrorists cannot be defeated without the deployment of ground troops in Iraq and Syria, where the militants have taken control of large swathes of land. Blair made the statement on Monday and added that ISIL terrorism is a global problem that requires a global response. “Unless you’re [&hellip

IS militants close in on Syrian Kurdish town as thousands flee

IS militants close in on Syrian Kurdish town as thousands flee

​”Islamic State” militants have continued their advance on a large Kurdish town in Syria, according to sources monitoring the country’s conflict. Tens of thousands of residents have fled to neighboring Turkey. Fighters from the jihadist organization “Islamic State” (IS) have approached to within ten kilometers (six miles) of the Syria’s third largest Kurdish town, the [&hellip