Category: International News

Hujjat al-Islam Akhtari: ISIL, Zionists seek to have Palestinian issue sidelined

Hujjat al-Islam Akhtari: ISIL, Zionists seek to have Palestinian issue sidelined

A senior pro-unity activist in Iran says the ISIL terror group has been promoted and supported by the western states in a bid to sideline the Palestinian issue and to undermine the regional resistance against the Zionist regime. The Iranian personality also said the Arab states once sought to present the Palestinian issue as a [&hellip

Syria: Paris attack price of French politics

Syria: Paris attack price of French politics

Syria says the recent terror attack in Paris was carried out by terrorists who previously enjoyed the backing of Western and French officials. Speaking to Press TV, Syrian Ambassador to the United Nations Bashar al-Ja’afari said the Western support for terrorism in Syria has backfired on France. “France, today, is paying the price of its unprofessional politics with [&hellip

African Union urges Somalia aid delivery

African Union urges Somalia aid delivery

The African Union has called for more humanitarian assistance to be delivered to Somalia following recent deadly clashes in the country, Press TV reports. The African Union urged the delivery of more relief packages to Somalia as the humanitarian situation deteriorated in the war-wracked African country following the recent clashes between the union’s forces and [&hellip

About 60 killed in northeastern Somalia

About 60 killed in northeastern Somalia

​Almost 60 people have been killed during a weeklong battle between Somali security forces and the al-Shabab Takfiri militants in the northeastern part of the country, authorities say. Fifty-four militants of the al-Qaeda-linked group were killed during fighting with Somali security forces in the autonomous state of Puntland, regional leader, Abdiweli Mohamed Ali, said on [&hellip

US: Palestine not eligible to join ICC

US: Palestine not eligible to join ICC

​The US has slammed the UN’s move to accept Palestine as a member of the International Criminal Court (ICC). The State Department says Palestine does not qualify for the ICC membership because it is not a sovereign state. “The United States does not believe that the state of Palestine qualifies as a sovereign state and [&hellip

French police search for Charlie Hebdo killers

French police search for Charlie Hebdo killers

​The people of France are in mourning a day after gunmen killed 12 people at the Paris offices of a satirical magazine. Police have named two suspects in the shooting, both of whom are still at large. French police on Thursday continued to hunt for two men suspected of killing 12 people at the offices [&hellip

Kiev further equips army despite talks

Kiev further equips army despite talks

The Ukrainian president says Kiev aims to further equip its army in a bid to clinch a decisive victory against pro-Russia forces despite the ongoing peace talks in German capital, Berlin. “I am convinced that 2015 will be the year of our victory…. In order to achieve that, we need a strong, patriotic and well-equipped [&hellip

Four dead in Bangladesh protests

Four dead in Bangladesh protests

At least four people have been killed in Bangladesh amid violence on the anniversary of last year’s elections which were boycotted by a major opposition alliance. Police and the ruling party activists clashed with opposition activists in the northwestern districts of Rajshahi and Chapainawabganj on Monday, which left two people dead and dozens wounded. Security [&hellip

Thousands march against anti-Islam ‘Pegida’ movement

Thousands march against anti-Islam ‘Pegida’ movement

​German citizens gathered by the thousands in several demonstrations against the anti-Islam movement “Pegida.” Politicians said they were proud of the large numbers of people supporting immigrants. Citizens thronged to streets in German cities to protest the anti-Islam movement “PEGIDA,”  members of which gather nearly every Monday to rally against a perceived Islamization of Western countries. [&hellip

Tunisia nominates Essid as prime minister

Tunisia nominates Essid as prime minister

​Tunisia’s President Beji Caid Essibsi has chosen Habib Essid, a bureaucrat under former dictator Ben Ali, as prime minister designate. The veteran politician has been tasked with forming a coalition government. The 65-year-old prime minister designate was put forward by the country’s secular Nida Tunis party after consultations with two smaller liberal outfits, the Free [&hellip