Category: International News

Syrian PM  survives assassination attempt

Syrian PM survives assassination attempt

Syrian Prime Minister Wael Nader al-Halqi has survived an assassination attempt after bomb attacks targeted his vehicle downtown Damascus. The bombs were detonated in the al-Mazzeh neighborhood of the capital on Monday as Halqi’s vehicle was passing through the area. Three bodyguards of the Syrian prime minister and the driver of the vehicle were killed [&hellip

Vandals desecrate Muslim cemetery in France

Vandals desecrate Muslim cemetery in France

Islamophobic incidents continue in France. The file photo shows a relative next to a vandalized grave in a Muslim cemetery in Strasbourg. France’s National Consultative Commission on Human Rights revealed on March 21 that racist acts and threats in the country rose by 23 percent in 2012, with over 1,500 reported cases. Islamophobic incidents continue [&hellip

40 injured, 4 feared dead in Prague blast

40 injured, 4 feared dead in Prague blast

People leave scene of an explosion in Prague, on April 29, 2013. At least 40 people have been injured and four others feared dead after a powerful explosion ripped through a building in the center of the Czech capital, Prague. The incident took place on Monday morning, with police spokesman Tomas Hulan saying it was [&hellip

Peru hot air balloon crashes in sea

Peru hot air balloon crashes in sea

Peruvian authorities say two people are missing after their hot air balloon fell into the Pacific Ocean. Five women also on board were rescued, but the balloon’s pilot and another man have not been found, officials said. Interior Minister Wilfredo Pedraza criticised balloon owners Globos Peru SAC, saying none of the people on the flight [&hellip

Islamic Awakening confab opens in Iran

Islamic Awakening confab opens in Iran

Iran hosted the 1st International Conference on Women and Islamic Awakening in Tehran on July 10, 2012. Secretary-General of the World Assembly of Islamic Awakening Ali Akbar Velayati, who is also set to deliver a speech during the opening ceremony, said this is the most important conference so far held on Islamic awakening.” An international [&hellip

1,000s still homeless after Sandy storm

1,000s still homeless after Sandy storm

A house flooded  in Southampton, New York, on October 29, 2012. Six months after the deadly Superstorm Sandy struck the United States’ East Coast, thousands of Americans are still homeless. According to New Jersey Governor Chris Christie, some 39,000 New Jersey families, out of the initial 161,000, remain displaced. Reports say that in New York, [&hellip

Fire erupts in Dhaka collapsed building

Fire erupts in Dhaka collapsed building

Rescue workers attempt to rescue garment workers from the rubble of the collapsed Rana Plaza building, in Savar, 30 km (19 miles) outside Dhaka, April 28, 2013. On April 25, demonstrators took to the streets of Dhaka to protest against poor working conditions and safety standards, with Western clothing retailers blamed for failing to provide [&hellip

Building collapse in France kills 2

Building collapse in France kills 2

Firefighters walk past the collapsed section of an apartment building after a suspected gas explosion in the French city of Reims on April 28, 2013. At least two people have been killed and ten others, including children, injured after an apartment building collapsed in northern France, firefighters say. The firefighting department in France’s northern city [&hellip

Boston bombings remain mysterious

Boston bombings remain mysterious

A scene at the finish line of the Boston Marathon following the twin bomb blasts The motive for the Boston Marathon bombings is still shrouded in mystery, despite charges having been filed against the surviving suspect of the twin blasts. Federal prosecutors have already charged Dzhokhar Tsarnaev with using weapons of mass destruction and malicious [&hellip

Israeli warplanes strike Gaza Strip

Israeli warplanes strike Gaza Strip

Israeli warplanes strike Gaza Strip Smoke rises after an Israeli airstrike on Gaza City, November 21, 2012. Sun Apr 28, 2013 4:45AM GMT LAST UPDATE Over 160 Palestinians, including women and children, were killed and about 1,200 others were injured in Israeli airstrikes on the Gaza Strip from November 14 to 21, 2012. Israeli warplanes [&hellip