Category: International News

US to send 300 military advisers to Iraq

US to send 300 military advisers to Iraq

President Barack Obama says the United States will send up to 300 military advisers to Iraq, but American forces will not return to combat position in the country. “Armed forces will not be returning to combat in Iraq,” Obama said in a White House announcement on Thursday. According to the president, Washington will take “targeted” [&hellip

Brotherhood figures sentenced to death

Brotherhood figures sentenced to death

An Egyptian court has sentenced a number of top Muslim Brotherhood leaders including the MB’s spiritual leader Mohamed Badie to death. Badie was among 3 other senior members of the now outlawed party including Mohamed Beltagy and cleric Safwat Hegazi, who were on Thursday sentenced to death along with 11 others. The court charged them [&hellip

ISIL abducts 40 Indian workers in Iraq

ISIL abducts 40 Indian workers in Iraq

Forty Indian construction workers have been kidnapped in Iraq’s northern city of Mosul, which was overrun by ISIL militants last week, India’s Foreign Ministry has confirmed. “It is with deep, deep sadness [that] we … inform you that 40 workers of the Tariq Noor Al Huda construction company in Mosul have been abducted,” ministry spokesperson [&hellip

Egyptians hold protest against Sisi gov’t

Egyptians hold protest against Sisi gov’t

Egyptians have once again protested against the government of the newly elected President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi. Hundreds of protesters took to the streets in the country’s second largest city, Alexandria, on Wednesday, condemning the military-led ouster of former president Mohamed Morsi and calling for his reinstatement. A similar demonstration took place in Qalyubia Province, north [&hellip

Fasting benefits prediabetic people

Fasting benefits prediabetic people

Researchers have identified that periodic fasting could reduce cholesterol levels in people with the amount of glucose higher than normal. Scientists at the Intermountain Heart Institute in Murray, United States, found a biological process in the body that is able to convert bad cholesterol in fat cells to energy. The identified process help combating diabetes [&hellip

Dementia progress ‘achingly slow’

Dementia progress ‘achingly slow’

​Progress on new research and treatments for dementia has been “achingly slow”, an expert has said. Dr Dennis Gillings, new world dementia envoy, said a pledge by G8 countries to develop a cure or treatment by 2025 was “impossible” without better incentives for investment. He also called for faster and cheaper clinical trials for drugs. [&hellip

Felipe VI enthroned as Spain’s king

Felipe VI enthroned as Spain’s king

Felipe VI has become the new king of Spain after his father, King Juan Carlos, abdicated to pave the way for his son to take over as his successor. Felipe, 46, took the Spanish crown early Thursday as an act of parliament signed by his father came into force. Carlos, 76, signed his abdication on [&hellip

‘ISIL to turn against KSA, Qatar’

‘ISIL to turn against KSA, Qatar’

Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki says militants belonging to the so-called Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) will turn against their Saudi Arabian and Qatari supporters who call them “revolutionaries.” Maliki said on Wednesday that the situation in Iraq is due to a conspiracy by certain political factions. “You hear the Saudi and [&hellip

Nigerian police warn soccer fans

Nigerian police warn soccer fans

Nigerian police have warned soccer fans against gathering in public viewing centers to watch FIFA World Cup matches. “As a first choice, we are advising Nigerians to actually avoid these viewing centers as much as possible,” national police spokesman Frank Mba said on Wednesday following a bomb attack a day earlier. “We’re not calling for [&hellip

Libya slams arrest of Benghazi suspect

Libya slams arrest of Benghazi suspect

Libya says US forces have violated the country’s sovereignty when they seized a suspect of the 2012 attack on the American consulate in the city of Benghazi. “This attack on Libyan sovereignty happened at a time when Benghazi is suffering from many problems,” said Libya’s Foreign Ministry spokesman Said al-Saoud on Wednesday. Libya’s Justice Minister [&hellip