Category: International News

KSA behind Syria chemical attack: Russian source

KSA behind Syria chemical attack: Russian source

A Russian diplomatic source says the August chemical attack near the Syrian capital Damascus was carried out by Saudi Arabian intelligence agents. “Based on data from a number of sources a picture can be pieced together. The criminal provocation in eastern Ghouta was done by a black op team that the Saudis sent through Jordan [&hellip

Jerusalem: Christian leaders in solidarity visit to al Aqsa mosque

Jerusalem: Christian leaders in solidarity visit to al Aqsa mosque

Leaders and representatives of various Churches in Jerusalem visited the Al Aqsa mosque on Monday, September 30, 2013. It was an expression of solidarity with Muslims, following recent untoward incidents in the courtyards of various mosques. On 12 September, 2013, the Israeli Minister of Housing, escorted by tens of extremist settlers, and under Israeli police [&hellip

Mahathir: Shia teachings should not be practised in Malaysia

Mahathir: Shia teachings should not be practised in Malaysia

Former prime minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad claimed Shia teachings should not be practised in this country as this could cause tension and divide its Muslim community. Dr Mahathir, who is also the Perdana Global Peace Foundation chairman, claimed the existence of both Sunni and Shia practices in a country usually caused animosity among Muslims [&hellip

‘US, Israel miscalculated Syria power’

‘US, Israel miscalculated Syria power’

A political analyst says the United States and the Israeli regime have been wrong in their calculation of the Syrian government’s ‘strength’ in the fight against foreign-backed Takfiris, Press TV reports. Mark Weber, with the Institute for Historical Review, told Press TV on Thursday that the “United States and Israel miscalculated in underestimating the strength [&hellip

Political dialogue in Tunisia set to begin

Political dialogue in Tunisia set to begin

Tunisia’s ruling party and opposition coalition have agreed to start three weeks of negotiations on a transition plan under which the government will resign and allow a caretaker administration of technocrats and new elections, mediators say. Tunisia’s influential General Labor Union — known by its French acronym UGTT — which has been mediating between the [&hellip

UK spy agency faces privacy lawsuit

UK spy agency faces privacy lawsuit

Civil liberties campaigners are taking legal action against Britain’s eavesdropping agency the Government Communications Headquarters (GCHQ) over the alleged breach of privacy of millions of people across the UK and Europe via online surveillance. British organizations English PEN, Big Brother Watch and the Open Rights Group, along with German internet activist Constanze Kurz have filed [&hellip

Egypt continues operations in Sinai

Egypt continues operations in Sinai

Egyptian security forces are pushing ahead with their mop-up operations against militants in the troubled Sinai Peninsula. According to an unnamed military official, the operations were carried out by army troops in the restive peninsula, including the villages of al-Toma, al-Moqataaa and al-Mahdeya, south of Sheikh Zuwayed area, on Thursday. The troops also destroyed several [&hellip

Italy’s policies caused boat incident: UN

Italy’s policies caused boat incident: UN

Members of the Italian Financial police work in the small harbor of Lampedusa on October 3, 2013 after a boat with up to 500 African asylum seekers caught fire and sank off Italian shores. A UN official has blamed Italy’s strict policies toward irregular migrants for the death of at least 130 people in a [&hellip

Road accident claims 30 lives in India

Road accident claims 30 lives in India

At least 30 people, including 13 children, have been killed and nearly a score injured in a massive road accident in India’s northeastern state of Assam. The incident occurred in the village of Doholapara in the Barpeta district of Assam, when a cargo truck crashed into two minivans packed with laborers headed to a local [&hellip

France army to cut 7,500 jobs in 2014

France army to cut 7,500 jobs in 2014

A French defense ministry source says the country’s military will axe some 7,500 jobs in the year 2014 as part of a long-tem plan to cut spending. “Given the six year objectives, (the cut) should be around 7,000 to 7,500 military and civilian personnel in 2014,” the source said, on condition of anonymity, on Thursday. [&hellip