Category: International News

Caribbeans to sue Europe for slavery

Caribbeans to sue Europe for slavery

Dozens of Caribbean states have agreed to launch a legal action against European countries involved in slave trade of the 17th and 18th centuries. At a closed-door meeting in Saint Vincent and the Grenadines on Monday, fifteen heads of government of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) approved a plan to seek reparations from former slave-owning states [&hellip

Cairo blast hits near two embassies

Cairo blast hits near two embassies

A small bomb has exploded near the embassies of Israel and Saudi Arabia in the Egyptian capital causing no casualties, Press TV reports. A Press TV reporter said Tuesday’s explosion took place near the two embassies in Cairo. According to security officials, no one was hurt by the explosion which only caused material damage. The [&hellip

‘Syria among most dangerous for kids’

‘Syria among most dangerous for kids’

The United Nations Children’s Fund says the number of children affected by the crisis in Syria has more than doubled over the past year, with hundreds of thousands of young Syrians trapped in besieged parts of the country. On Monday, UNICEF said, “After three years of conflict and turmoil, Syria is now one of the [&hellip

UN concerned over Darfur violence

UN concerned over Darfur violence

UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon says he is deeply concerned about the escalating violence in Sudan’s Darfur region. The remarks were made in a statement issued by his spokesman on Monday. Darfur has experienced a rise in violence in recent days. The UN secretary general also stated that he “is deeply concerned about the escalation [&hellip

Ten countries in search of M’sia jet

Ten countries in search of M’sia jet

Dozens of ships and aircraft from ten countries have scoured the seas around Malaysia and south of Vietnam to find a Malaysian airliner that went missing more than two days ago. Malaysian officials say there are now more than 40 ships and 34 aircraft from ten different nations taking part in the search in the seas off [&hellip

Elephants recognise human voices

Elephants recognise human voices

Elephants are able to differentiate between ethnicities and genders, and can tell an adult from a child – all from the sound of a human voice. This is according to a study in which researchers played voice recordings to wild African elephants. The animals showed more fear when they heard the voices of adult Masai [&hellip

Libya says its forces halted oil tanker

Libya says its forces halted oil tanker

Libya says government forces have intercepted a North Korean-flagged oil tanker which had loaded crude from a rebel-held eastern port. Prime Minister Ali Zeidan said on Monday the forces took over the oil tanker but it has not yet reached a port controlled by the state, Reuters reported. “The ship is around 20 miles from [&hellip

Japan marking 3rd tsunami anniversary

Japan marking 3rd tsunami anniversary

Japan is marking the third anniversary of the massive quake-tsunami disaster, which took toll on 18,000 lives and sparked the Fukushima nuclear crisis. Ceremonies are being held on Tuesday in areas close to the disaster zone as well as in the capital, Tokyo, to honor the people who lost their lives. In addition, many local [&hellip

UN launches rights probe in CAR

UN launches rights probe in CAR

Three UN-mandated international investigators have launched a probe into human rights violations in the crisis-hit Central African Republic. The probe comes amid fears of genocide and ethnic cleansing in the country against Muslims. The group will spend two weeks in the country and tries to speak with the victims, and witnesses. The head of the [&hellip

Libya orders action against militias

Libya orders action against militias

Libya’s parliament orders military operations to liberate militia-held oil ports as insecurity continues to grow across the North African country. On Monday, Libya’s parliament issued a decree, ordering the military to liberate an oil port from militia groups in the east of the country. The decree is signed by president of the country’s General National Assembly. [&hellip