Category: International News

Bahrainis hold anti-regime rally

Bahrainis hold anti-regime rally

Bahraini protesters have staged another demonstration against the ruling Al Khalifa regime. Demonstrations were held across the country for the fifth consecutive day of the protest campaign dubbed “Leave Hamad,” in reference to Bahrain’s King Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa. The demonstrators also chanted anti-regime slogans and called for the release of political prisoners. Last [&hellip

Chemical weapons disarmament team begins Syria mission

Chemical weapons disarmament team begins Syria mission

A team of international disarmament experts tasked with destroying Syria’s chemical arsenal has started its work. The team of 19 inspectors from the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) and 14 UN staffers arrived in the Syrian capital, Damascus, on Tuesday to implement a UN resolution that calls for the elimination of the [&hellip

Rwanda asks suspect extradition

Rwanda asks suspect extradition

Photos of victims of the 1994 Rwandan Genocide hang in the Kigali Genocide Memorial in Kigali, Rwanda on April 7, 2012. Rwanda has sent an extradition request to the Netherlands, asking the Dutch officials to deport a suspected Rwandan national for his role in the African country’s 1994 genocide. “An extradition request has been filed [&hellip

Al-Shabab threatens to kill Kenyans

Al-Shabab threatens to kill Kenyans

Somalia’s al-Shabab militant group has threatened to increase its deadly attacks against Kenya, days after they killed tens of people at a mall in the Kenyan capital. The al-Shabab fighters vowed to transform Kenyan cities and towns into what they call grave yards, on Wednesday. “We will strike Kenyans where it hurts the most, turn [&hellip

Dubai Café Serves 22-Carat Gold Tea

Dubai Café Serves 22-Carat Gold Tea

Believe it or not, you can now drink ‘gold’ in Dubai. “We introduced it around two weeks ago,” cafe founder and partner Ashraf Mahran told agencies. The 32-year-old Egyptian was inspired to bring the concept here after tasting it in a UK hotel. “Basically, we use gold-plated tea leaves that are edible and are approved [&hellip

Obamacare launches amid shutdown

Obamacare launches amid shutdown

Amid a partial US government shutdown, a central provision of President Barack Obama’s healthcare reform law, known as Obamacare, went into effect on Tuesday. Millions of uninsured Americans seeking health insurance showed up at healthcare centers and logged onto government websites Tuesday to get a look at various insurance plans. Obama’s Affordable Care Act is [&hellip

Italian PM faces vote of confidence

Italian PM faces vote of confidence

Italy’s Prime Minister Enrico Letta (R) sits next to Interior Minister Angelino Alfano during a vote session at the Senate in Rome. The political instability in Italy comes at a time when the eurozone’s third-largest economy is struggling to meet a public deficit target of 2.9 percent for 2013, which is below the EU-mandated 3 [&hellip

ICC issues warrant against Gbagbo aide

ICC issues warrant against Gbagbo aide

The International Criminal Court (ICC) has issued an arrest warrant against Ivorian ex-minister Charles Ble Goude over allegations of crimes against humanity. The Hague on Tuesday made public the arrest warrant for Ble Goude, for alleged crimes during the violence that erupted following disputed elections in Ivory Coast in 2010. Nearly 3,000 were killed in [&hellip

3 Thai soldiers killed in bomb attack

3 Thai soldiers killed in bomb attack

At least three soldiers have been killed and four others injured in a bomb explosion in Thailand’s Yala Province. The bomb attack took place on Wednesday, in the southern Yala Province’s Krong Pinang district. Three civilians are among those injured. Police officials say the explosion went off near the Ban Sa-ai school, while a security [&hellip

Putin nominated for Nobel Peace Prize

Putin nominated for Nobel Peace Prize

Russian President Vladimir Putin has been singled out for the 2013 Nobel Peace Prize, with claims that he is more deserving of the award than US President Barack Obama. The International Academy of Spiritual Unity of the Peoples of the World announced Tuesday that it had written to the Nobel Prize committee, backing Putin for [&hellip