Category: International News

Burkina Faso president refuses to quit

Burkina Faso president refuses to quit

Burkina Faso’s embattled President Blaise Compaore has rejected a demand by the opposition to resign amid angry anti-government protests in the West African country. Compaore said in a Thursday televised speech that he is ready to hold talks with the army and the opposition on “a period of transition after which power will be transferred [&hellip

Ukraine, Russia, EU sign gas deal

Ukraine, Russia, EU sign gas deal

Russia has signed a deal with the European Union and Ukraine on the resumption of natural gas supplies to Ukraine after a hiatus that lasted for several months during the conflict in Ukraine. The three-party signing ceremony was held in the Belgian capital Brussels on Thursday after talks among the three countries. The talks had [&hellip

Closure of al-Aqsa ‘declaration of war’

Closure of al-Aqsa ‘declaration of war’

Palestinian President Mahmud Abbas has warned that a decision by the Israeli regime to block the access of all visitors to the al-Aqsa Mosque compound amounts to a “declaration of war.” “This dangerous Israeli escalation is a declaration of war on the Palestinian people and its sacred places and on the Arab and Islamic nation,” [&hellip

Israel recalls ambassador to Sweden

Israel recalls ambassador to Sweden

​Tel Aviv has recalled its ambassador to Stockholm after Sweden’s official recognition of the Palestinian state. The Israeli Foreign Ministry announced on Thursday that it has recalled the regime’s ambassador to Stockholm for consultations with regard to the Scandinavian country’s decision to recognize the state of Palestine. Meanwhile, the Israeli Foreign Minister Avigdor Lieberman lashed [&hellip

Syria-bound fighters reach Turkey town

Syria-bound fighters reach Turkey town

​Two groups of Iraqi Kurdish fighters have arrived in the Turkish border town of Suruj on their way to join their fellow fighters defending the Syrian Kurdish city of Kobani. Earlier, another group of Iraqi fighters arrived by air and now have joined their comrades. The convoys are now waiting in a storage facility that [&hellip

Protesters storm Burkina Faso parliament

Protesters storm Burkina Faso parliament

​Following days of street clashes, protesters in Burkina Faso have forced the police to withdraw from the parliament building in Ouagadougou. The state television has also been attacked and has stopped broadcasting. Thousands of protesters stormed Burkina Faso’s parliament building on Thursday ahead of a highly controversial vote. About 1,500 people managed to break through [&hellip

Russia-Ukraine gas talks remain deadlocked

Russia-Ukraine gas talks remain deadlocked

​EU-hosted talks to resolve a gas dispute between Russia and Ukraine were broken off after Kyiv failed to prove it can pay for vital winter supplies. Moscow has now urged Brussels to provide necessary guarantees. The EU-brokered gas talks between Ukraine and Russia were adjourned after running late into the night on Wednesday, but are [&hellip

Sweden recognizes Palestinian state

Sweden recognizes Palestinian state

Sweden leo imelitambua rasmi taifa la Palestina, ikiwa ni karibu mwezi mmoja baada ya serikali ya nchi hiyo kutangaza nia yake ya kuchukua hatua hiyo yenye utata. Waziri wa Mambo ya Kigeni wa Sweden Margot Wallstrom amesema uamuzi huo wa serikali ni hatua muhimu inayothibitisha haki ya Wapalestina kujitawala, akiongeza kuwa wanatarajia uamuzi huo utafuatwa [&hellip

Sri Lanka landslide kills over dozen

Sri Lanka landslide kills over dozen

At least a dozen people have been killed and hundreds of others remain missing following heavy rains that caused a massive landslide in central Sri Lanka. Rescue workers have begun their search for more than 300 people who are either missing or unaccounted for after the huge landslide hit the village of Koslanda Wednesday morning. [&hellip

Nidaa Tounes comes 1st in Tunisia vote

Nidaa Tounes comes 1st in Tunisia vote

Tunisia’s Nidaa Tounes Party has won parliamentary elections held to appoint Tunisia’s first five-year legislature since the 2011 ouster of former dictator Zine el-Abidine Bin Ali. The election commission announced the results of the Sunday polls in the early hours of the morning on Thursday. Trailed by the ruling al-Nahda party, Nidaa Tounes secured 85 [&hellip