Category: International News

Ebola death toll in Guinea rises to 95

Ebola death toll in Guinea rises to 95

Guinea’s Health Ministry says the death toll from the Ebola virus epidemic in the country’s southern forests and the capital Conakry has risen to 95. On Monday, the ministry also said 52 cases of the killer tropical virus have been confirmed, AFP reported. “Up to now, the Guinean authorities have registered 151 suspect cases and [&hellip

Egyptians demand release of prisoners

Egyptians demand release of prisoners

Thousands of young Egyptians have called for the release of the prisoners arrested after the ouster of former President Mohamed Morsi last year, Press TV reports. In a Sunday rally marking the foundation date of the April 6 Youth Movement, the protesters chanted slogans against the military-backed government and its heavy-handed treatment of peaceful demonstrators. [&hellip

Rwanda blasts France over genocide

Rwanda blasts France over genocide

The Rwandan President has lashed out at France over its alleged involvement in the 1994 genocide which killed an estimated 800,000 people. President Paul Kagame made the remarks on Monday during a speech on the occasion of the 20th anniversary of Rwandan genocide. “People cannot be bribed or forced into changing their history, and no [&hellip

Spain offers legal immunity to royals

Spain offers legal immunity to royals

Spanish Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy has signed a draft bill that offers more legal immunity to the country’s royal family. Based on the legislation approved on Friday, Queen Sofia, as well as Crown Prince Felipe and his wife Letizia would go under the same legal protection enjoyed by government ministers and lawmakers. If approved by [&hellip

Five killed in Indonesia train incident

Five killed in Indonesia train incident

At least five people have died and dozens more have sustained injures in a train incident in Indonesia’s main island of Java. The incident occurred on Friday, when a landslide triggered by heavy rain derailed the passenger train traveling from the city of Bandung in the west of Java to Malang in the east. “Three [&hellip

Pennsylvania fire kills three children

Pennsylvania fire kills three children

Three brothers under the age of 13 died early Friday in a fire that destroyed their Northumberland County, Pa. Arthur Willis Dissinger, 2, Gavin Arthur Dissinger, 7, and Daniel Gage Dissinger, 13, were all pronounced dead on the scene at their house near Riverside, Pa. Coroner James Kelley said the cause of death for the [&hellip

US may end role in Mideast talks: Kerry

US may end role in Mideast talks: Kerry

US Secretary of State John Kerry says there is a limit of time and energy Washington can spend to save the talks between the Palestinian Authority and Israel over the terms of a Palestinian state, indicating that the White House may end its mediatory role. Speaking to reporters in the Moroccan capital Rabat before traveling [&hellip

UN chief blasts massacres in CAR

UN chief blasts massacres in CAR

UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon has strongly condemned the drawn-out conflict in the Central African Republic (CAR), which has left thousands dead and displaced over a million others. On Friday, Ban told reporters during a visit to the Czech capital Prague that he believed the CAR needs an additional 10,000-strong force to establish peace and [&hellip

W Africa mobilizes against Ebola virus

W Africa mobilizes against Ebola virus

West African countries have mobilized against an epidemic of hemorrhagic fevers including Ebola, which has claimed dozens of lives in the region. Guinea is the worst affected country with 86 deaths, 45 of them confirmed as Ebola. Guinea’s neighbors have sent health teams to border territories and introduced measures to prevent the spread of Ebola. [&hellip

Assad resignation inadmissible: Russia

Assad resignation inadmissible: Russia

Russia says suggestions that Syrian President Bashar al-Assad should resign as a precondition for holding a new round of peace talks are “inadmissible”. “Any talk of Assad’s resignation being a precondition for the Geneva conference is inadmissible,” Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said on Friday, adding that fighting against terrorism was a priority for those [&hellip