Category: International News

UN calls for justice after CIA report

UN calls for justice after CIA report

​The United Nations and human rights groups have called for prosecution of those involved in torture committed by the CIA as shows a Senate report about “brutal” torture techniques conducted by the spy agency. Ben Emmerson, the UN special rapporteur on human rights and counter-terrorism, said the report “confirms what the international community has long [&hellip

Record numbers of migrants die: UN

Record numbers of migrants die: UN

The UN says over 3,400 people have died in the Mediterranean Sea this year trying to reach Europe, urging governments to do more in order to save lives. A record 3,419, out of 207,000 people who have made the risky sea crossing since January, died during the trip, the Office of the United Nations High [&hellip

UN resumes food aid to Syrian refugees

UN resumes food aid to Syrian refugees

The United Nations says it will resume its food aid to the Syrian refugees as they are struggling to survive the brutal winter. The food program, which was suspended early last month, has got a new momentum after a fundraising initiative yielded USD 80 million, according to the executive director of the World Food Programme [&hellip

US arrests 150 civil rights protesters

US arrests 150 civil rights protesters

More than 150 people protesting against police brutality in the United States have been arrested in the state of California. On Monday night, the protesters in California and several other places denounced grand jury decisions not to indict white police officers in the shooting death of black men in New York City and Ferguson last [&hellip

Merkel reelected as party leader

Merkel reelected as party leader

​German Chancellor Angela Merkel has been reelected as head of Germany’s ruling party. The results show just how confident the Christian Democrats are in their powerful leader. The Christian Democratic Union (CDU), Germany’s ruling conservative party, has once again shown its unwavering support for Chancellor Angela Merkel on Tuesday as she was elected party leader [&hellip

Malala ‘hopes to be Pakistan PM’

Malala ‘hopes to be Pakistan PM’

​Pakistani activist Malala Yousafzai  hopes to pursue a career in politics. She said that she may even aspire to be prime minister of Pakistan once she has completed her studies in the UK. Ms Yousafzai has been jointly awarded the prize with Kailash Satyarthi, an Indian child rights campaigner. She is the youngest ever recipient [&hellip

Torture lawful at the time: Brennan

Torture lawful at the time: Brennan

CIA director John Brennan has defended use of torture in his agency following release of a Senate report on torture program during the George W. Bush administration. “The women and men of the CIA have operated around the globe, 24-hours-a-day, working with their U.S. colleagues as well as with foreign partners to prevent terrorist attacks,” [&hellip

Palestinians press UN for Israel pullout

Palestinians press UN for Israel pullout

Palestinians are pressing the United Nations for a resolution setting out a timetable for Israel’s withdrawal from the occupied Palestinian land. “We want a specific time frame to end the occupation,” chief Palestinian negotiator Saeb Erekat said on Tuesday. “We are hoping to achieve this resolution before the end of the month, before Christmas as [&hellip

Zimbabwe Pres. Mugabe fires deputy

Zimbabwe Pres. Mugabe fires deputy

Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe has fired his Vice President Joice Mujuru along with eight senior cabinet officials, accusing them of corruption and plotting to kill him. “Mugabe has exercised his executive powers to release … Mujuru,” the chief secretary to the Zimbabwean cabinet Misheck Sibanda said in a Tuesday statement. “It has become evident that [&hellip

Ebola ‘still flaming’ in West Africa

Ebola ‘still flaming’ in West Africa

​The United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki-moon’s special envoy on Ebola says the deadly virus is “still flaming strongly” in some parts of West Africa. David Nabarro made the remarks during a news conference on Tuesday in the Swiss city of Geneva. “We know the outbreak is still flaming strongly in western Sierra Leone and [&hellip