Category: International News

Amnesty slams UN over CAR violence

Amnesty slams UN over CAR violence

Amnesty International has slammed the United Nations for its failure to protect civilians in the Central African Republic (CAR) amid violent clashes in the strife-torn African country. On Thursday, the UK-based rights organization said despite the presence of a new UN mission in the CAR, dozens of civilians, including children, have been killed and thousands [&hellip

Ebola cases surging in Sierra Leone: UN

Ebola cases surging in Sierra Leone: UN

The number of Ebola cases is surging in Sierra Leone as the country suffers from a lack of treatment centers, says a UN mission. The recent outbreak of Ebola has killed more than 1,060 people in Sierra Leone, particularly affecting the western areas around the capital, Freetown, the United Nations Mission for Ebola Emergency Response [&hellip

14,000 Muslims forced to leave Myanmar

14,000 Muslims forced to leave Myanmar

Rights groups say thousands of Rohingya Muslims have been forced to leave Myanmar in the last three weeks due to a new controversial government plan. According to the Rakhine Action Plan passed by the government recently, over one million Rohingya Muslims will face expulsion unless they can prove their family has lived in the Asian [&hellip

Ukraine, Russia trade accusations

Ukraine, Russia trade accusations

Russia and Ukraine have accused each other of escalating violence in Ukraine’s eastern parts. Speaking on Thursday, Andriy Lysenko, a spokesman for Ukraine’s National Security and Defense Council, said Russia has intensified its military presence along the border, deploying some 60 armored vehicles, including 50 T-64 tanks, to a town in Russia’s southern Rostov region. [&hellip

Belgium anti-austerity rally goes violent

Belgium anti-austerity rally goes violent

Clashes have broken out between police and people protesting against the new Belgian government’s austerity measures in the capital, Brussels, leaving several injured. The clashes came after a two-hour peaceful march by some 100,000 workers in the city on Thursday. Belgian police deployed tear gas, water cannon and pepper spray against the demonstrators when some [&hellip

Libya parliament rejects dissolution ruling

Libya parliament rejects dissolution ruling

Libya’s parliament has rejected a ruling by the country’s Constitutional Court that said the legislative body should be dissolved, saying the decision has been made under threat from militias in the capital, Tripoli. Libyan lawmaker Adam Abu Sakhra on Thursday read out an official statement by the country’s parliament, known as the House of Representatives, [&hellip

Boko Haram raids Nigeria city, kills 21

Boko Haram raids Nigeria city, kills 21

A Nigerian lawmaker says at least 21 civilians have lost their lives following an attack by Takfiri Boko Haram militants on a city in the flashpoint northeastern part of Nigeria. Maina Maaji Lawan said on Thursday that the clashes broke out at about 5:00 p.m. local time (1600 GMT) on Wednesday in the city of [&hellip

German train drivers begin 4-day strike

German train drivers begin 4-day strike

German train drivers have launched a four-day strike, their longest in 20 years, over a long-running payment dispute. The walkout on Wednesday was called by the German Train Drivers’ Union, GDL, after closed-door negotiations between the union and German rail operator, Deutsche Bahn, collapsed on Monday. The industrial action starts with a halt in cargo [&hellip

ICC not to probe Israel flotilla raid

ICC not to probe Israel flotilla raid

Mahakama ya Kimataifa ya Jinai ICC imekataa kushughulikia jinai zilizofanywa na jeshi la utawala wa Kizayuni wa Israel dhidi ya meli ya Uturuki iliyobeba misaada ya kibinadamu kwa wananchi wa Ukanda wa Ghaza, kwa madai kwamba kadhia hiyo iko nje ya majukumu ya mahakama hiyo. Taarifa zinasema kuwa, ijapokuwa timu ya waendesha mashtaka wa mahakama [&hellip

Qaeda accused of attacking Saudi Shias

Qaeda accused of attacking Saudi Shias

Saudi authorities have accused al-Qaeda militants for a recent attack against a group of Shia Muslims participating in a ceremony marking the martyrdom anniversary of Imam Hussein (PBUH), the third Shia Imam, in Eastern Province. Saudi Interior Ministry spokesman, General Mansur al-Turki, told media on Wednesday that the attackers were “followers of the deviant ideology,” [&hellip