Category: International News

15 Candidates Approved For Niger Presidential Race.

15 Candidates Approved For Niger Presidential Race.

    The former prime minister and national assembly president fled the county in August 2014 to escape charges in the matter but was arrested after he returned last November.   Amadou has proclaimed his innocence and considers the legal process against him to be “political”.   A legal decision on his latest demand to [&hellip

Nigerians Call For Release of Shia Cleric, Zakzaky.

Nigerians Call For Release of Shia Cleric, Zakzaky.

    Nigerian protesters have taken to the streets across the country to demand the release of prominent Shia cleric and the leader of the Islamic Movement of Nigeria (IMN) Sheikh Ibrahim al-Zakzaky, reports say.   According to media reports, the demonstrations were held in the states of Bauchi, Kano, Yobe and elsewhere on Saturday. [&hellip

Zarif: Iran Never Lets Saudi Adventurism Leave Impacts on Syria.

Zarif: Iran Never Lets Saudi Adventurism Leave Impacts on Syria.

      Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif said on Sunday that Iran never lets the Saudi adventurism leave impacts on Syrian peace process.   Zarif made the remarks in a meeting with visiting UN Special Envoy to Syrian Staffan de Mistura, IRNA reported. The trouble created by Saudi leaders will stir outflux of Syrian [&hellip

President Kiir apologises for the December 2013 war.

President Kiir apologises for the December 2013 war.

      South Sudan’s President Salva Kiir has signed a peace deal with rebels after a threat of sanctions from the UN. He told those gathered for the signing ceremony in the capital, Juba, that he had “reservations” about how the mediation was conducted and some of the clauses in the compromise deal. Rebel [&hellip

UN raps Yemen for expelling rights envoy

UN raps Yemen for expelling rights envoy

​The United Nations secretary general has decried a decision by officials of the former Yemeni government to expel the head of the world body’s human rights office in the crisis-hit Arab country, terming the move “an extremely regrettable development.” Ban Ki-moon said in a statement on Thursday that he has “full confidence” in George Abu [&hellip

‘Daesh attacks Turkey base in N Iraq’

‘Daesh attacks Turkey base in N Iraq’

Daesh Takfiri terrorists have reportedly attempted to carry out an attack against a military base used by Turkish forces deployed to northern Iraq without Baghdad’s approval. On Friday, unnamed Turkish military sources said Turkish soldiers had repelled the attack on the Bashiqa camp in Iraq’s Nineveh Province, Reuters reported. According to the sources, Turkish soldiers killed [&hellip

Ethiopia ‘kills 140 Oromo protesters’

Ethiopia ‘kills 140 Oromo protesters’

​Ethiopian security forces have killed at least 140 people taking part in mass anti-government demonstrations since November, activists say, according to US-based Human Rights Watch (HRW). The protests have been sparked by fears that a plan to expand the capital’s administrative control into the Oromia region will displace Oromo farmers. HRW also called for the [&hellip

Attack on Egyptian resort hotel in Hurghada

Attack on Egyptian resort hotel in Hurghada

​At least three tourists have been wounded in an attack at the Egyptian resort town of Hurghada, the latest in a series apparently aimed at destroying Egypt’s lucrative tourist industry. At least two militants attacked a hotel in the Egyptian Red Sea resort city of Hurghada on Friday, wounding at least three foreign tourists, according [&hellip

​Mexico recaptures escapee ‘El Chapo’

​Mexico recaptures escapee ‘El Chapo’

President Enrique Pena Nieto has announced on Twitter that the notorious drug baron has been caught. ‘El Chapo’ humiliated the government after an audacious escape from a high-security prison. More than five months after escaping from prison by sneaking through a hole in the prison’s shower and crawling to freedom through a 1.5-kilometer (one-mile) tunnel, [&hellip

The toilet you only clean once a year

The toilet you only clean once a year

An “intelligent” toilet that opens when you approach it and self-cleans with every flush is on display at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas. It also cleans the user with an aerated wand, which delivers warm water and warm air “from a seated position”, a spokeswoman said. Despite a $9,800 (£6,704) price tag, more [&hellip