Category: International News

‘NSA, GCHQ steal cell phone codes’

‘NSA, GCHQ steal cell phone codes’

A new report has revealed that the US National Security Agency (NSA) and Britain’s Government Communications Headquarters (GCHQ) have been cooperating to steal codes that allow both states to seamlessly eavesdrop on mobile phones worldwide. Citing the documents given to journalists by ex-NSA contractor Edward Snowden, The Intercept website said on Thursday that the intelligence [&hellip

‘Yemenis agree on transitional council’

‘Yemenis agree on transitional council’

The UN says the opposing sides in Yemen’s conflict have agreed on the formation of a democratic transitional council, which will be tasked with making efforts to end the chaos in the Arab country. The United Nations Special Adviser on Yemen Jamal Benomar announced the news on Friday, saying the development marked a “breakthrough that paves the way [&hellip

Bahrainis rally over assault on cleric

Bahrainis rally over assault on cleric

People have taken to the streets in the central Bahraini city of Sitra to protest the brutal assault by the Al Khalifa regime forces against a prominent Shia cleric. Bahrainis staged a rally in solidarity with Sheikh Ali Hafsay, who was attacked and beaten by the regime forces during an anti-government protest in Sanabis region on Wednesday. The [&hellip

Democrats: Postpone Netanyahu show

Democrats: Postpone Netanyahu show

A group of US lawmakers have asked the leader of the US House of Representatives to postpone a planned address by Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to Congress next month. A letter signed by 23 House Democrats accused John Boehner, who invited Netanyahu to address a joint session of Congress on March 3 without consulting [&hellip

New strikes by German train drivers

New strikes by German train drivers

Germany is witnessing yet another round of strikes by train drivers as talks over a long-running wage dispute derail. The German Train Drivers’ Union (GDL) announced nationwide strikes on Wednesday after talks with rail operator Deutsche Bahn (DB) failed to bear any results, Deutsche Welle reported. “Due to a lack of progress (in the negotiations), the [&hellip

Turkey slams Libya PM remarks

Turkey slams Libya PM remarks

Turkey has warned Libya’s internationally recognized Prime Minister Abdullah al-Thinni to avoid making “irresponsible” and “hostile” remarks after he accused Ankara of meddling in Libyan domestic affairs. “We expect interim [Libyan] government officials to revise their irresponsible attitude toward our country and avoid hostile and groundless statements,” said an official statement by Turkey’s Foreign Ministry on Thursday. [&hellip

Fight against ISIL 3rd world war: Jordan

Fight against ISIL 3rd world war: Jordan

Jordanian Foreign Minister Nasser Judeh has described the fight against the ISIL Takfiri militants as the “third world war,” saying the terrorist group’s brutality has no limits. The Jordanian foreign minister made the remarks during a three-day conference on fighting extremism in Washington on Thursday, calling on the international community to cooperate in the “generational fight.” [&hellip

UK sets conditions for Libya over bans

UK sets conditions for Libya over bans

Britain says the arms sanctions on Libya will be removed if a united government is established in the North African country and the international community supports it. British Foreign Secretary Philip Hammond made the remarks on Thursday, a day after Libya called on the United Nations Security Council (UNSC) to remove the arms sanctions on [&hellip

Qatar recalls envoy from Egypt

Qatar recalls envoy from Egypt

Qatar has recalled its ambassador from Egypt “for consultation” days after Cairo launched airstrikes against ISIL positions in Libya, Doha says. According to the QNA state news agency, the Qatari Foreign Ministry said on Thursday that Doha was recalling its envoy, Hamad Saif Al Buainain, over a statement made by an Egyptian delegate to the Arab League. [&hellip

Libya asks UNSC to lift arms embargo

Libya asks UNSC to lift arms embargo

Libya has called on the UN Security Council to remove arms sanctions on Tripoli to help the country’s military fight against the Takfiri militants operating in the North African state. “Libya needs a decisive stance from the international community to help us build our national army’s capacity and this would come through a lifting of the [&hellip