Category: International News

Turkey contentious education law annulled

Turkey contentious education law annulled

​Turkey’s Constitutional Court has ruled to invalidate a controversial law that sought to close down private preparatory schools in the country, which are mostly run by the US-exiled opposition figure, Fethullah Gulen. The court ruled late on Monday that the law adopted by the parliament in March 2014 to completely close down the centers, known [&hellip

UN chief urges S Sudan rivals to end war

UN chief urges S Sudan rivals to end war

United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki-moon has called on South Sudan’s warring factions to end hostilities and reach a compromise. “Today, I repeat my call to President [Salva] Kiir and former Vice-President Dr. Riek Machar to give up war – for the sake of the people and future of South Sudan,” Ban said Monday. The [&hellip

Gory Sunday claims 40 lives in Iraq

Gory Sunday claims 40 lives in Iraq

Nearly 40 people have lost their lives and over eighty more sustained injuries in a series of bomb blasts across the Iraqi capital Baghdad. The first attack occurred when a terrorist blew a car bomb in the Adan square, close to the northwest neighborhood of Kadhimiya, home to the shrines of the seventh Shia Imam, [&hellip

Libya deal first step towards peace: UN

Libya deal first step towards peace: UN

​UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon has welcomed a political agreement signed by a number of Libyan factions as the first step towards restoring peace in the North African country. In a statement on Sunday, Ban’s spokesperson said that the secretary general looks forward to “the speedy conclusion of the full agreement and its implementation.” “The [&hellip

Mexico’s top drug lord makes 2nd escape

Mexico’s top drug lord makes 2nd escape

​Mexico’s imprisoned top drug lord, Joaquin Guzman, has escaped from a maximum security prison in the country, making it the second time he breaks out of jail, despite Mexican authorities’ vows that it would never happen again following his 2014 rearrest. A massive manhunt was immediately launched late Saturday night following the disappearance of the [&hellip

Greece offers new proposal to creditors

Greece offers new proposal to creditors

​Greece has presented a new proposal to its international creditors to avert an exit from the eurozone, a spokesman for the president of the Eurogroup of eurozone finance ministers says. Michel Reijns, the spokesman for Eurogroup President Jeroen Dijsselbloem, said in a tweet on Thursday that the eurozone has received the new bailout reform plan [&hellip

EU urged to focus on saving migrants

EU urged to focus on saving migrants

​Amnesty International has called on European leaders to concentrate their efforts in using warships deployed in the Mediterranean Sea to save migrants. “The implementation of this [military] operation should not distract assets from the essential task of patrolling the high seas with a view to coming to the rescue of people in distress,” Amnesty said [&hellip

Murder rates jump in big US cities

Murder rates jump in big US cities

Several major American cities have seen a dramatic surge in homicides in 2015, after years of decline in violent crime, according to a report. Milwaukee, a city of 600,000 in Wisconsin, which had one of its lowest homicide rates last year, has seen 80 murders so far this year, more than double the 39 it [&hellip

Ex-Saudi FM Saud al-Faisal dies

Ex-Saudi FM Saud al-Faisal dies

Former Saudi Foreign Minister Prince Saud al-Faisal has died at the age of 75 two months after he was replaced by Adel bin Ahmed al-Jubeir. Family members and a Saudi Feign Ministry spokesman on Thursday confirmed the death of Faisal, the world’s longest-serving foreign minister. “May God accept him in paradise,” the prince’s nephew, Saud [&hellip

UN welcomes humanitarian truce in Yemen

UN welcomes humanitarian truce in Yemen

​United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki-moon has welcomed a decision by conflicting sides in Yemen to implement a humanitarian pause in the ongoing Saudi war on its impoverished Arab country. UN spokesman Stephane Dujarric said that Ban has asked all Yemeni parties to take confidence-building steps towards a durable ceasefire. Dujarric also noted that the [&hellip