Category: International News

Police clash with protesters in Istanbul

Police clash with protesters in Istanbul

A Turkish protester throws a Molotov cocktail towards riot police during an anti-government demonstration in Istanbul on September 9, 2013. Police have clashed with hundreds of protesters in Istanbul during another anti-government demonstration. The protest took place on Monday over the case of 14-year-old boy, Berkin Elvan, who was seriously injured during an anti-government demonstration [&hellip

Group urges action on Bahraini rights violations

Group urges action on Bahraini rights violations

Bahraini protestors run for cover from tear gas fired by riot police during clashes in the village of Jidd Hafs, west of Manama, August 30, 2013. The Bahrain Center for Human Rights has called on the United States and other Western allies of the Bahraini regime to pressure Manama into releasing all political prisoners. The [&hellip

Eating more fruit can reduce risk of developing type-2 diabetes

Eating more fruit can reduce risk of developing type-2 diabetes

New study demonstrates that consumption of more fruit, particularly blueberries, grapes, and apples, can significantly avert risk of type-2 diabetes. While consumption of fruit juices was associated with a higher risk of type-2 diabetes, eating more fruit is beneficial for lowering diabetes risk, according to a new study led by Harvard School of Public Health [&hellip

‘Iran to send second living creature into space soon’

‘Iran to send second living creature into space soon’

Iran launched its first indigenous satellite Omid (Hope) (shown) into space in 2009. Deputy Head of Iran Space Agency (ISA) Hamid Fazeli says the Islamic Republic plans to send second living creature into space in the near future. Fazeli said Saturday that the living organism would be sent to space on board a liquid-fuel carrier [&hellip

Egyptian authorities close main crossing to Gaza Strip

Egyptian authorities close main crossing to Gaza Strip

Egyptian authorities have closed the main crossing to the besieged Gaza Strip following the deteriorating security situation across the North African country. Egyptian officials closed the Rafah border crossing with the Gaza Strip until further notice with authorities announcing that the crossing will be shut down in both directions. Egyptian security officials added that they [&hellip

Majority of Britons adamantly against attack on Syria: Poll

Majority of Britons adamantly against attack on Syria: Poll

Most Britons are against any military attack on Syria and would sustain their stance even in the light of evidence that accuses Damascus of conducting a gas attack near the Syrian capital, a new poll shows. Public opinion researcher and member of the British Polling Council, ICM, conducted a survey for the Sunday Telegraph newspaper, [&hellip

S Arabia agrees to back US-led Syria hit: Kerry

S Arabia agrees to back US-led Syria hit: Kerry

US Secretary of State John Kerry (L) talks with Saudi Foreign Minister Saud al-Faisal (C) and acting Palestinian Authority Foreign Minister Riyad al-Malki (R), following their meeting at the US Embassy in Paris on September 8, 2013. Saudi Arabia has agreed to back a US-led military offensive against Syria over an alleged use of chemical [&hellip

US: ‘Irrefutable’ evidence for Syria chemical weapons claims lacking

US: ‘Irrefutable’ evidence for Syria chemical weapons claims lacking

The administration of US President Barack Obama has admitted that it lacks “irrefutable, beyond-a-reasonable-doubt evidence” for its claims that the Syrian government used chemical weapons in an attack last month. The Obama White House has accused the government of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad of using chemical weapons in an attack near capital Damascus on August [&hellip

Italy warship sent to E Mediterranean

Italy warship sent to E Mediterranean

The Italian Navy has dispatched a warship to the eastern Mediterranean that could be used to evacuate the Italian forces from Lebanon in case the conflict in neighboring Syria spills over the border. The153-meter long Andrea Doria destroyer “will monitor the situation” near the coast of Lebanon, a spokesman for Italy’s Navy said on Friday. [&hellip

Obama fails to get support for war

Obama fails to get support for war

US President Barack Obama has failed to rally international support for conducting military strikes on Syria after two days of lobbying in Russia. Obama, who arrived in St. Petersburg on Thursday to attend the Group of 20 summit, could not persuade foreign leaders to support his war plans as they urged him not to launch [&hellip