Category: International News

21 die in Nigeria jailbreak

21 die in Nigeria jailbreak

​Nigeria’s secret police say that 21 detainees were killed in a shootout during an attempted jailbreak from custody at its headquarters in Abuja. Marilyn Ogar, spokeswoman for State Security Services, said on Sunday that the detainees had died during the attempt at the facility in the capital city. “It has been established that 18 casualties [&hellip

Erdogan claims election win for AKP

Erdogan claims election win for AKP

Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan has declared victory for his Justice and Development Party (AKP) in the country’s local elections. “Those who attacked Turkey got disappointed,” Erdogan told thousands of cheering supporters in Ankara on Sunday night. Speaking from the balcony of his party’s Ankara headquarters, Erdogan thanked his fans for their support and [&hellip

Chadian troops kill 30 civilians in CAR

Chadian troops kill 30 civilians in CAR

Chadian soldiers deployed in the Central African Republic (CAR) as part of the peacekeeping forces have killed over 30 civilians in the capital Bangui. On Sunday, reports said the people were killed when the troops opened fire on civilians in the strife-torn city on Saturday. Chadian soldiers were reportedly trying to repatriate their compatriots from [&hellip

EU trying to divide Africa: Sudan

EU trying to divide Africa: Sudan

Sudan has accused the European Union of trying to divide Africa after the bloc refused to invite President Omar al-Bashir to an EU-African summit this week. On Sunday, Sudan’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs said in a statement that the “invitation of this summit to the African leaders was selective and in doing this the European [&hellip

Families seek ‘truth’ over missing jet

Families seek ‘truth’ over missing jet

Dozens of anguished Chinese relatives have demanded Malaysian authorities to provide them with evidence on the fate of their loved ones aboard the missing Flight 370. Speaking at a press conference at Kuala Lumpur on Sunday, Jiang Hui, the families’ designated representative asked senior Malaysian officials to apologize for releasing confusing information. Jiang also denounced [&hellip

Kerry, Lavrov meet on Ukraine crisis

Kerry, Lavrov meet on Ukraine crisis

  US Secretary of State John Kerry meets his Russian counterpart Sergei Lavrov over the volatile situation in Ukraine. Kerry said after the four-hour emergency meeting that the US and Russia agree on the need for a diplomatic solution for Ukraine, The Associated Press reported. The meeting, aimed at diffusing the worst East-West crisis since [&hellip

Americans protest US police shootings

Americans protest US police shootings

Hundreds of American demonstrators held a march in Albuquerque, New Mexico on Sunday to protest fatal shootings by the police, including the one that led to the killing of James Boyd, a homeless man who lived on the foothills of a mountain outside the city. The protest came days after the emergence of a YouTube [&hellip

African refugees slam Israel policies

African refugees slam Israel policies

African asylum seekers in Israel have staged a demonstration to express opposition to Israeli policies against refugees. Human rights activists also joined the African protesters on Saturday, condemning Israel’s anti-infiltration law, which allows Tel Aviv to jail illegal asylum seekers without charge or deport them to their countries, where their lives are often in danger. [&hellip

AU troops open fire on CAR residents

AU troops open fire on CAR residents

Chadian forces deployed in the Central African Republic (CAR) have opened fire on residents in the capital Bangui killing at least eight people. It is still not clear what led to the firing during which several others were also wounded. Some reports say the number of casualties could be higher. Incidents frequently occur between the [&hellip

AKP leading Turkey’s local elections

AKP leading Turkey’s local elections

Reports from Turkey say the party of Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan has taken a strong early lead in the country’s local elections. Winning about 15 percent of the local votes counted, the ruling Justice and Development Party (AKP) gained about 48 percent of the nationwide vote held on Sunday. The elections are seen as [&hellip