Category: International News

73 hospitalized in Norway tunnel truck fire

73 hospitalized in Norway tunnel truck fire

At least 73 people have been hospitalized with smoke poisoning after a truck burst in flames inside Norway’s second-longest tunnel, a report says. On Monday morning, a semi-trailer truck caught fire about 3.5 kilometers (2.17 miles) into the Gudvangen Tunnel located in a district east of Bergen, leading to the evacuation of 160 people, Norwegian [&hellip

Deadly apartment explosion rocks Argentine city

Deadly apartment explosion rocks Argentine city

Smoke rises after a strong explosion shook a building, damaging three nearby buildings in Rosario, Argentina, on August 6, 2013. At least one person has died and more than a dozen others injured during a gas explosion in a multi-story apartment building in the Argentine city of Rosario, an official says. A 21-year-old woman was [&hellip

Iran FM Salehi urges broader ties with Africa

Iran FM Salehi urges broader ties with Africa

Iran’s Foreign Minister Ali Akbar Salehi has held talks with visiting African counterparts from Benin and Sierra Leone, calling for the expansion of bilateral ties. In a Tuesday meeting with Sierra Leonean Foreign Minister Samura Kamara, Salehi said developing relations with African nations is among the priorities of the Islamic Republic’s foreign policy. He noted [&hellip

Senior Nigerian Shia cleric calls for cautions when translating the Holy Qur’an

Senior Nigerian Shia cleric calls for cautions when translating the Holy Qur’an

The Leader of the Shiite Islamic Movement in Nigeria Sheikh Ibraheem Zakzaky said Qur’an is guidance to the Believers as stated in the holy book. He explained that Qur’an only guides those that have firm belief and are God conscious. He made the explanation during the closing of Ramadan Tafsir on Sunday the 27th of [&hellip

Grand Ayatollah Sobhani: “Arrogant powers dream sectarian rifts between Muslims”

Grand Ayatollah Sobhani: “Arrogant powers dream sectarian rifts between Muslims”

Senior Iranian jurisprudent, Ayatollah Sobhani, expressed regret over the fatwa issued by some Sunni scholars calling for public mobilization for war in Syria calling the blind recruitment a war of Muslims against Muslims.   Grand Ayatollah Jafar Sobhani, top Iranian Shiite cleric in his Qur’an exegesis class held in Qom, criticized some Sunni clerics for summoning [&hellip

Homes Abandoned Near Athens

Homes Abandoned Near Athens

A large wildfire has raged through an area north of Athens, setting about 10 homes ablaze. The fire broke out on Monday at Avra, near Marathon, some 50 kilometres (30 miles) from the Greek capital, and spread quickly because of strong winds. The fire brigade said about 90 firefighters and eight water-dropping aircraft partially contained [&hellip

Pakistan gunmen ‘kill 13′ on bus

Pakistan gunmen ‘kill 13′ on bus

Gunmen have killed at least 13 bus passengers in the southwest of Pakistan, according to officials. Provincial home secretary Akbar Hussain Durrani told AFP news agency that militants had blocked a road and held up a group of security personnel. They then stopped at least two buses and took passengers away – the bodies of [&hellip

UK encouraged US to nuke Japan in 1945

UK encouraged US to nuke Japan in 1945

Britain supported the US vicious nuclear attacks against the Japanese cities of Hiroshima and Nagasaki at the end of the Second World War, newly released top secret documents show. The US government documents, declassified by the National Archives and Records Administration after about 70 years, show London was involved in Washington’s decision to carry out [&hellip

7 charged with corruption in Poland

7 charged with corruption in Poland

  Polish prosecutors have charged seven people, including government officials, with corruption in connection with licenses for shale gas exploitation and exploration. Warsaw prosecution spokesman Mariusz Pieczek said Monday the indicted include three officials from the environment ministry, an employee of the Polish Geological Institute and three gas company representatives. They were handed a total [&hellip

Argentina seeks UN Malvinas mediation

Argentina seeks UN Malvinas mediation

Argentine President Cristina Fernandez has called on the United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki Moon to mediate to bring the British government to the negotiating table over the disputed Malvinas Islands. Fernandez, whose country now holds the rotating presidency of the UN Security Council as a non-permanent member, said in a meeting with Ban that [&hellip