Category: International News

Afghan governor killed in bomb blast

Afghan governor killed in bomb blast

The governor of Afghanistan’s Logar province is killed after a bomb went off during Eid ul Adha (Feast of Sacrifice) prayers inside a mosque in the eastern province. According to local officials, Governor Arsala Jamal was killed after a bomb hidden in his microphone blasted early on Tuesday. “This morning, governor Arsala Jamal was delivering [&hellip

Nyerere still exemplary on principles – scholars

Nyerere still exemplary on principles – scholars

Nyerere still exemplary on principles – scholars BY SYLIVESTER DOMASA 14th October 2013 Prof Mwesiga Baregu Tanzanias have been urged to emulate the good principles set by Mwalimu Julius Nyerere because many of them are still pertinent in safeguarding the nation’s unity. Such tenets include the fight for human rights and dignity, upholding peace, human [&hellip

Muslims begin major Hajj ritual

Muslims begin major Hajj ritual

Muslims begin major Hajj ritual Some two million Muslim pilgrims begin the annual Hajj pilgrimage by pouring into the Plain of Arafat near the holy city of Mecca in Saudi Arabia. The pilgrims started their way for Mina by road, by train or on foot on Sunday in a bid to pray and rest before [&hellip

Former ’Israeli’ Commander Killed in WB

Former ’Israeli’ Commander Killed in WB

Former ’Israeli’ Commander Killed in WB The “Israeli” army turned Friday the Jordan Valley in Occupied Palestine into a closed military area, hours after a former “Israeli” commander was killed. The army said that roadblocks had been set up in the area of the attack and security forces were searching for the perpetrators. An AFP [&hellip

Terrorists Attack Chemical Inspectors’ Hotel, Syrian TV, Kidnap Red Cross Workers

Terrorists Attack Chemical Inspectors’ Hotel, Syrian TV, Kidnap Red Cross Workers

Terrorists Attack Chemical Inspectors’ Hotel, Syrian TV, Kidnap Red Cross Workers Two cars laden with explosives and driven by suicide bombers blew up in the center of the Syrian capital Damascus on Sunday night, state media reported. “Two terrorist car bombs driven by suicide bombers detonated at the entrance of Ummayed Square,” the official SANA [&hellip

Muslims Start Major Hajj Ritual in Arafat

Muslims Start Major Hajj Ritual in Arafat

Muslims Start Major Hajj Ritual in Arafat Local Editor Some two million Muslim pilgrims begin the annual Hajj pilgrimage by pouring into the Plain of Arafat near the holy city of Mecca in Saudi Arabia. The pilgrims started their way for Mina by road, by train or on foot on Sunday in a bid to [&hellip

Mediterranean ‘becoming a cemetery’

Mediterranean ‘becoming a cemetery’

Maltese PM Joseph Muscat has said European waters close to Africa are turning into a cemetery, after another boat laden with migrants capsized. Mr Muscat said Malta felt “abandoned” by the rest of Europe and insisted that the EU had to take action. Malta and Italy launched a rescue operation after a boat capsized on [&hellip

India braces for Cyclone Phailin

India braces for Cyclone Phailin

More than 200,000 people in India are being evacuated as a massive cyclone is sweeping through the Bay of Bengal towards the east coast. Cyclone Phailin, categorised as “very severe” by weather forecasters, is expected to hit Orissa and Andhra Pradesh states on Saturday evening. The Meteorological Department has predicted the storm will bring winds [&hellip

‘East al-Quds Palestine’s future capital’

‘East al-Quds Palestine’s future capital’

Acting Palestinian Authority (PA) chief Mahmoud Abbas says having East al-Quds (Jerusalem) as the future capital of the Palestinian state is non-negotiable. Abbas also threatened to go to the United Nations if the Israeli regime does not respect an earlier agreement to free Palestinian prisoners as a condition for holding peace talks, the Middle East [&hellip

UK to toughen immigration law

UK to toughen immigration law

The British government has introduced new controversial measures to limit illegal immigration amid concerns of discrimination by human rights activists. The government launched its Immigration Bill on Thursday that will require immigration checks to accompany housing applications and healthcare access in a bid to make it easier to remove illegal immigrants and limit their access [&hellip