Category: International News

Palestinians press UN for Israel pullout

Palestinians press UN for Israel pullout

Palestinians are pressing the United Nations for a resolution setting out a timetable for Israel’s withdrawal from the occupied Palestinian land. “We want a specific time frame to end the occupation,” chief Palestinian negotiator Saeb Erekat said on Tuesday. “We are hoping to achieve this resolution before the end of the month, before Christmas as [&hellip

Zimbabwe Pres. Mugabe fires deputy

Zimbabwe Pres. Mugabe fires deputy

Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe has fired his Vice President Joice Mujuru along with eight senior cabinet officials, accusing them of corruption and plotting to kill him. “Mugabe has exercised his executive powers to release … Mujuru,” the chief secretary to the Zimbabwean cabinet Misheck Sibanda said in a Tuesday statement. “It has become evident that [&hellip

Ebola ‘still flaming’ in West Africa

Ebola ‘still flaming’ in West Africa

​The United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki-moon’s special envoy on Ebola says the deadly virus is “still flaming strongly” in some parts of West Africa. David Nabarro made the remarks during a news conference on Tuesday in the Swiss city of Geneva. “We know the outbreak is still flaming strongly in western Sierra Leone and [&hellip

8 Houthis injured in Yemen bombings

8 Houthis injured in Yemen bombings

Five roadside bombs have gone off in the Yemeni capital Sana’a, leaving eight members of the Houthi movement Ansarullah wounded. According to the Yemeni Ministry of Defense, the bombs targeted Houthi fighters’ checkpoints and some houses early on Monday while two other devices were dismantled. The injured were taken to hospital and three of them [&hellip

Greece passes budget amid protests

Greece passes budget amid protests

The Greek parliament has passed the budget for 2015, which forecasts an economic growth rate of 2.9 percent and a deficit rate of 0.2 percent, amid fresh anti-austerity protests. The budget, which has not been approved by the country’s international lenders, was passed by 155 votes for and 134 against late on Sunday. Prior to [&hellip

Syria calls for anti-Israel sanctions

Syria calls for anti-Israel sanctions

Syria has sent a letter to the United Nations to protest the latest Israeli airstrike on its soil, saying the move proves the regime’s direct support for terrorists fighting against the government. In the letter sent on Sunday, the Syrian Foreign Ministry called on the world body to impose sanctions on Israel. It also called [&hellip

Egypt bans Turkey visits without permit

Egypt bans Turkey visits without permit

Egypt has enacted a new rule that bars its citizens from traveling to Turkey without a permit, to prevent them from joining the ISIL Takfiri terrorists operating in Iraq and Syria. According to Egypt’s airport officials, who spoke on condition of anonymity, Egyptians between the ages of 18 and 40 now need to apply for [&hellip

Volcano lava advancing in Cape Verde

Volcano lava advancing in Cape Verde

Lava from an erupting volcano on the Cape Verde, located off the coast of West Africa, has reportedly reached a second village. The Pico de Fogo volcano on the island of Fogo first erupted on November 23, causing hundreds of residents living in the vicinity to be evacuated. According to reports by the government on [&hellip

Philippine typhoon leaves 3 dead

Philippine typhoon leaves 3 dead

The typhoon Hagupit has claimed the lives of at least three people and forced hundreds of thousands of citizens into emergency shelters in the Philippines. Late Saturday, the typhoon made its first landfall in Eastern Samar Province, pummeling houses and stirring up gusts of 170 kilometers per hour across the Southeast Asian country’s central islands. [&hellip

US sends 6 Guantanamo prisoners to Uruguay

US sends 6 Guantanamo prisoners to Uruguay

The United States has sent six prisoners from Guantánamo Bay to Uruguay under a resettlement deal with the South American country, the Pentagon has announced. The transfer of the men held in the notorious US military prison in Cuba for over a decade was announced on Sunday. The transfer of the prisoners, four Syrians, a [&hellip