Category: International News

Al-Qaeda may free extremist inmates

Al-Qaeda may free extremist inmates

The United States closed 19 of its embassies and consulates across the Middle East and sent home some staff in Yemen after communication was intercepted between al-Qaeda leaders, Nasser al-Wuhayshi and Ayman al-Zawahri. The leader of al-Qaeda’s Yemen-based offshoot says the group will soon release jailed extremist militants, days after the United States closed missions [&hellip

Iran, among top targets of NSA spying

Iran, among top targets of NSA spying

Iran, along with Russia, China and the EU are the top targets of American electronic surveillance operations abroad by its largest spying institution National Security Agency (NSA), a report says. Citing a secret document leaked by whistleblower and former NSA employee Edward Snowden, German weekly magazine Der Spiegel reported Saturday that the spy agency’s top [&hellip

Canada senator owes huge expense

Canada senator owes huge expense

Canada’s Senator Pamela Wallin, who is being audited over her travel expenses, could be forced to repay over 100,000 Canadian dollars, a report shows. According to a report by CBC News on Sunday, the independent review by the auditing firm Deloitte will reveal that Wallin owes much more than the 38,000 dollars she has already [&hellip

Major fire closes Nairobi Airport

Major fire closes Nairobi Airport

A huge fire has broken out at the main international airport in the Kenyan capital, Nairobi. The Kenya Airports Authority (KAA) said Jomo Kenyatta International Airport (JKIA) had been closed and passengers evacuated. Cabinet secretary for transport Michael Kamau said the fire was “very severe” and urged people to stay away from the airport. Images [&hellip

‘Embassy evacuation serves extremists’

‘Embassy evacuation serves extremists’

Yemeni Foreign Minister Abu Bakr al-Qirbi The Yemeni government has said the evacuation of the personnel of major Western embassies from Sana’a over security fears “serves” the interests of the extremists. “While the government of Yemen appreciates foreign governments’ concern for the safety of their citizens, the evacuation of embassy staff serves the interests of [&hellip

Japan crossed danger line: N Korea

Japan crossed danger line: N Korea

North Korea has accused Japan of crossing the “danger line,” a day after Tokyo unveiled its largest warship since World War II. On Wednesday, North Korea’s official Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) warned that Japan was following a militarization program that was already a serious threat. “This is nothing but a broad hoax by Japan [&hellip

73 hospitalized in Norway tunnel truck fire

73 hospitalized in Norway tunnel truck fire

At least 73 people have been hospitalized with smoke poisoning after a truck burst in flames inside Norway’s second-longest tunnel, a report says. On Monday morning, a semi-trailer truck caught fire about 3.5 kilometers (2.17 miles) into the Gudvangen Tunnel located in a district east of Bergen, leading to the evacuation of 160 people, Norwegian [&hellip

Deadly apartment explosion rocks Argentine city

Deadly apartment explosion rocks Argentine city

Smoke rises after a strong explosion shook a building, damaging three nearby buildings in Rosario, Argentina, on August 6, 2013. At least one person has died and more than a dozen others injured during a gas explosion in a multi-story apartment building in the Argentine city of Rosario, an official says. A 21-year-old woman was [&hellip

Iran FM Salehi urges broader ties with Africa

Iran FM Salehi urges broader ties with Africa

Iran’s Foreign Minister Ali Akbar Salehi has held talks with visiting African counterparts from Benin and Sierra Leone, calling for the expansion of bilateral ties. In a Tuesday meeting with Sierra Leonean Foreign Minister Samura Kamara, Salehi said developing relations with African nations is among the priorities of the Islamic Republic’s foreign policy. He noted [&hellip

Senior Nigerian Shia cleric calls for cautions when translating the Holy Qur’an

Senior Nigerian Shia cleric calls for cautions when translating the Holy Qur’an

The Leader of the Shiite Islamic Movement in Nigeria Sheikh Ibraheem Zakzaky said Qur’an is guidance to the Believers as stated in the holy book. He explained that Qur’an only guides those that have firm belief and are God conscious. He made the explanation during the closing of Ramadan Tafsir on Sunday the 27th of [&hellip