Category: International News

Sanders, Trump win first US primary

Sanders, Trump win first US primary

As polls had suggested ahead of the United States’ primary vote in the state of New Hampshire, real estate mogul Donald Trump and Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders appear to have emerged victorious from the elections. Trump and Sanders were announced at the vanguard of the Republican and Democratic parties respectively after the final polls closed [&hellip

Iraq retakes key Ramadi-Baghdad road

Iraq retakes key Ramadi-Baghdad road

​Iraqi forces have recaptured several areas from Deash, including a strategic road that connects the western city of Ramadi to a military base in the capital Baghdad. The Iraqi army said in a statement on Tuesday that the forces “managed to open the road from Ramadi to Baghdad, which passes through al-Khaldiya” to the army [&hellip

Nigerians slam rise in electricity prices

Nigerians slam rise in electricity prices

​Thousands of Nigerian workers have taken to the streets in the country’s capital to express their anger at a 45-percent increase in electricity prices. The tariff hike in electricity prices, which came into effect on February 1, prompted some 3,000 Nigerian workers to stage a protest in the capital, Abuja, on Monday. The protesters slammed [&hellip

US to aid South Korean missile defense

US to aid South Korean missile defense

​Washington has said it is prepared to discuss a new defense system with Seoul. The announcement comes amid new concerns over North Korea’s growing assertiveness on the world stage. The Pentagon said on Monday it would hold talks with Seoul on a new missile defense system following North Korea’s rocket launch this weekend. The US [&hellip

French MPs debate change to constiution

French MPs debate change to constiution

​French lawmakers are to start debating constitutional changes that would allow Paris to strip convicted French-born terrorists of citizenship and make it easier to enforce emergency measures. French President Francois Hollande called for the measures to be written into the constitution after terror attacks in and around Paris on November 13, 2015. In the wake [&hellip

Several dead in train accident in Germany

Several dead in train accident in Germany

​Two passenger trains have collided head-on near the town of Bad Aibling in the southern German state of Bavaria. Police told German agencies that at least two people were killed in the crash. The accident occured shortly after 6:48 a.m. local time (0548 UTC) on Tuesday, about 60 kilometers (37 miles) from Munich. One train [&hellip

Enemies failed In Plots Against Iran: Leader.

Enemies failed In Plots Against Iran: Leader.

      Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei says the top world powers have opposed the Islamic Republic since its inception but have failed to achieve any of their objectives.   “Since the first day of the [1979] Revolution until today, the number one materialistic powers in the world have stood [&hellip

Obama calls for $1.8 billion to tackle Zika

Obama calls for $1.8 billion to tackle Zika

​US President Barack Obama has called on the Congress to provide over $1.8 billion in emergency funds to respond to the Zika virus in the United States and abroad, officials say. The mosquito-borne illness, for which there is no cure or vaccine, has prompted fears in the United States with the approach of spring and [&hellip

India blocks Zuckerberg’s free net app

India blocks Zuckerberg’s free net app

​India’s telecoms regulator has blocked Facebook’s Free Basics internet service app as part of a ruling in favour of net neutrality. The scheme offered free access to a limited number of websites. However, it was opposed by supporters of net neutrality who argued that data providers should not favour some online services over others. The [&hellip

Police and vendors clash in Hong Kong

Police and vendors clash in Hong Kong

Police in Hong Kong have clashed with food hawkers resisting an operation by authorities to have them removed in crowded downtown neighborhoods. The unrest originally started on Monday night when police moved to prevent unlicensed street food sellers from operating in Mong Kok neighborhood, a popular and densely-populated shopping and entertainment district. On Tuesday, police [&hellip