Category: International News

Daesh militants suffer heavy losses in eastern Syria

Daesh militants suffer heavy losses in eastern Syria

Syrian army soldiers, backed by allied fighters from popular defense groups, have carried out large-scale mop-up operations against Takfiri Daesh militants in the country’s eastern province of Dayr al-Zawr, dealing heavy blows to the extremists. A military source, speaking on condition of anonymity, said the Syrian forces thwarted a string of militant attacks on Tal [&hellip

Egypt’s former mufti Ali Gomaa survives attempt on life

Egypt’s former mufti Ali Gomaa survives attempt on life

Egypt’s former mufti and pro-government cleric Ali Gomaa has survived an assassination attempt on the outskirts of the capital Cairo. The Egyptian Interior Ministry said in a statement on Friday that gunmen fired at Gomaa while he was approaching a mosque to lead the Friday prayers in the city of 6th of October. The ministry [&hellip

Bahraini scholars slam Al Khalifah crackdown on Shia figures

Bahraini scholars slam Al Khalifah crackdown on Shia figures

Bahraini scholars have slammed the Al Khalifah regime’s crackdown on Shia figures, calling for an end to the summoning and arrest of opposition clerics. The continued summoning and arrest of Bahraini clerics, including Seyyed Majid al-Mashaal, the secretary of the Islamic Scholars Council, will certainly have a negative effect on Bahrain’s security and stability, the [&hellip

Over 30 bogus universities closed in UK

Over 30 bogus universities closed in UK

More than 30 fake universities have been closed in the United Kingdom over the past year amid growing concerns about students being sold invalid degrees. According to a study published on Tuesday, a watchdog organization that monitors fake university degrees in the UK, known as Hedd (Higher Education Degree Datacheck), identified a total of 62 [&hellip

Indian forces kill two pro-independence protesters in Kashmir

Indian forces kill two pro-independence protesters in Kashmir

Indian forces have killed two pro-independence protesters and injured more than 100 others in the Indian-controlled Kashmir. On Friday, New Delhi extended a curfew in several parts of the disputed Himalayan region for the 28th day in an attempt to prevent more pro-independence protests. Protesters, however, defied the curfew and staged demonstrations where government forces [&hellip

South Sudan rejects UN rape accusations against soldiers

South Sudan rejects UN rape accusations against soldiers

South Sudan on Friday dismissed accusations against its soldiers that they had raped and killed civilians during clashes in the capital Juba in July. United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights Zeid Ra’ad Zeid al-Hussein said Thursday that at least 217 cases of sexual violence in Juba had been documented between July 8 and July [&hellip

South Africa Local Elections: ANC Suffers Major Setback.

South Africa Local Elections: ANC Suffers Major Setback.

South Africa’s governing African National Congress (ANC) has suffered its worst electoral setback since apartheid ended in 1994. With 92% of the votes counted after Wednesday’s municipal elections, the party has lost the key battleground of Nelson Mandela Bay to the opposition Democratic Alliance (DA). The two parties are in a close fight for Johannesburg [&hellip

Syria offers ‘sincere’ amnesty in Aleppo:

Syria offers ‘sincere’ amnesty in Aleppo:

Political commentator Jim W. Dean believes that the Syrian government is really going to implement amnesty, because this is the cheapest way in the war to save the lives of people. The managing editor of Veterans Today told Press TV’s Debate program on Sunday, “There is a tremendous record of a lot of folks not [&hellip

Burundi rejects UN deployment of police force

Burundi rejects UN deployment of police force

Burundi has rejected the deployment of a United Nations police force to the violence-wracked African nation, saying the France-drafted resolution authorizing the security contingent was made without Bujumbura’s consent. “The government of Burundi rejects every aspect of this resolution linked to the deployment of any force on its territory,” spokesman Philippe Nzobonariba said in a [&hellip

Zimbabwe police break up anti-Mugabe demo in Harare

Zimbabwe police break up anti-Mugabe demo in Harare

Police in Zimbabwe used tear gas and water cannon to disperse hundreds of anti-government protesters in the capital Harare Wednesday, amid soaring economic woes in the South African country. The violence erupted when a large crowd of protesters gathered outside the Finance Ministry building and started throwing stones at police and their vehicles. According to [&hellip