Category: International News

US plant fires Muslims over prayer spat

US plant fires Muslims over prayer spat

Nearly 200 Muslim workers have been sacked by a meat-packing plant in the US State of Colorado following a dispute over restrictions on their prayer time. According to the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), the Cargill Meat Solutions facility treated 190 of its employees, mostly Somali immigrants, in a “discriminatory manner,” the Reuters reported Thursday. [&hellip

‘Two killed in Tel Aviv shooting’

‘Two killed in Tel Aviv shooting’

​Two people have been killed and ten others injured in a shooting in central Tel Aviv, reports say. Al-Mayadeen television network reported the shooting on Friday. Two people were seriously wounded in the incident. Israeli police said the incident took place at a bar. Israeli media said it was not immediately clear if the attacker [&hellip

Bahrainis rally after heavy jail sentences

Bahrainis rally after heavy jail sentences

​Demonstrators in Bahrain have taken to the streets across the Persian Gulf Arab country after a court sentenced 22 people to life in prison and another to death over anti-regime rallies. Protesters staged a rally on the island of Sitra southeast of the capital, Manama, Friday and called for political reforms as well as freedom [&hellip

Ethiopia grenade attack kills 2 students

Ethiopia grenade attack kills 2 students

​Two students have died in a grenade attack at a university in southern Ethiopia. “The blast killed two students and wounded six, of which four were seriously injured,” Ejigu Shiferaw, a police official in the town of Gedeo, said on Friday. The attacker, or attackers, tossed a hand grenade at students on the campus at [&hellip

Rwanda pres. says will run for 3rd term

Rwanda pres. says will run for 3rd term

Rwanda President Paul Kagame says he will run for a third term in 2017 following an approval of constitutional amendments that allow him to potentially remain in power until 2034. “You requested me to lead the country again after 2017. Given the importance and consideration you attach to this, I can only accept,” Kagame said [&hellip

Air India Plane Bound For London Forced to Return to Mumbai After Rat Sighting.

Air India Plane Bound For London Forced to Return to Mumbai After Rat Sighting.

    A plane bound for London from Mumbai was forced to turn back after passengers said they saw a rat on board.   Air India said their pilot was obliged to return to Mumbai when the alarm was raised, even though the animal could not be found.   The plane was reportedly over Iran [&hellip

Seal causes stand-off on California road

Seal causes stand-off on California road

A half-ton elephant seal that had tried to cross a road in Northern California has been tranquilised by rescue officials. It followed a day-long stand-off in which wildlife experts used horns and paddles to try to encourage the animal back into the water. The seal tried several times to cross the road before a vet [&hellip

Plane turns back after rat spotted

Plane turns back after rat spotted

A plane travelling from Mumbai to London was forced to turn back mid-flight after a rat was spotted on board, local media report. Flight AI 131 travelling to London on Wednesday was flying over Iran when someone on board said they spotted the rodent, reports said. Passengers continued their journey on a replacement aircraft some [&hellip

Nigeria Ready For Talks Over Militant-Held Girls: President.

Nigeria Ready For Talks Over Militant-Held Girls: President.

  Nigeria’s President Muhammadu Buhari says his government is ready to negotiate with Boko Haram to secure the release of some 200 schoolgirls kidnapped by the Takfiri militants almost two years ago.   In a nationally televised press conference on Wednesday, Buhari said Abuja was ready to talk “without preconditions” but insisted on “identifying the [&hellip

Mali Extends State Of Emergency Until End Of March.

Mali Extends State Of Emergency Until End Of March.

    Authorities in the West African country of Mali have extended a state of emergency declared after a deadly militant attack on a hotel in the capital city last month.   According to the reports, officials said a nationwide state of emergency is agreed to go on for three more months. The decision came [&hellip