Category: International News

In first, US endorses Israeli occupation of Golan, votes against 9 anti-Israel resolutions.

In first, US endorses Israeli occupation of Golan, votes against 9 anti-Israel resolutions.

The US has, for the first time, endorsed the Israeli occupation of the Golan Heights by voting against an annual UN resolution that condemned the occupation and was unanimously approved along with several other resolutions against Tel Aviv. The resolution titled “The occupied Syrian Golan,” adopted on Friday with 151 votes in favor, two against [&hellip

Defense Minister Avigdor Liberman Resigns Over Hamas Ceasefire.

Defense Minister Avigdor Liberman Resigns Over Hamas Ceasefire.

Claiming that the government has capitulated to terrorism, Defense Minister Avigdor Liberman announced his resignation on Wednesday, one day after Israel agreed to an Egyptian-brokered ceasefire with Hamas in the Gaza Strip. “I have tried to remain a faithful member of the cabinet and to make heard another view, even at a great electoral and [&hellip

Death toll from DR Congo cholera outbreak at 857.

Death toll from DR Congo cholera outbreak at 857.

A cholera epidemic in the Democratic Republic of Congo has claimed 857 lives since the start of the year, the World Health Organization (WHO) said Thursday. Health authorities have so far recorded 25,170 cases, occurring in 21 out of the country’s 26 provinces, the WHO’s office in the DRC said. The provinces of East Kasai [&hellip

Female Muslim pupils in Lagos state in Nigeria can now put on Hijab to public schools without fear.

Female Muslim pupils in Lagos state in Nigeria can now put on Hijab to public schools without fear.

In October 2014, a Lagos High Court ruled against the use of hijabs in schools. But the judgement was quashed by an Appeals court in July 2016. Daily Trust in Nigeria reports that in a unanimous judgment, the Appeals court held that the ban was discriminatory against Muslim pupils in the state. In a circular [&hellip

Death Toll From Drc Cholera Outbreak At 857.

Death Toll From Drc Cholera Outbreak At 857.

Kinsasha – A cholera epidemic in the Democratic Republic of Congo has claimed 857 lives since the start of the year, the World Health Organisation (WHO) said Wednesday. Health authorities have so far recorded 25,170 cases, occurring in 21 out of the country’s 26 provinces, the WHO’s office in the DRC said. The provinces of [&hellip

Rwanda eyes expansion of ties with Iran.

Rwanda eyes expansion of ties with Iran.

Rwanda’s new Foreign Minister Richard Sezibera hailed the friendly ties between his country and Iran, calling for expansion of mutual ties in a wide gamut of fields including medicine and agriculture. He made the remarks during a meeting with Iran’s Accredited Ambassador to Burundi Seyed Morteza Mortazavi, which was held in the capital city of [&hellip

UN lifts sanctions on Eritrea after nine years.

UN lifts sanctions on Eritrea after nine years.

The United Nations has lifted its sanctions on Eritrea, nine years after they were imposed by the international organisation. Wednesday’s decision, made during a meeting of the UN Security Council, follows a rapprochement between Eritrea and neighbouring Ethiopia in recent months. The Security Council welcomed the improved relationship between the two countries but added that [&hellip

3 civilians killed in attack on UN contractor in Mali.

3 civilians killed in attack on UN contractor in Mali.

At least three Malian civilians were killed and four foreigners working for a UN-contracted mine-clearing operation wounded in a suicide attack on Monday in the country’s violence-hit north, the security ministry and other official sources said. The attack, claimed by a group linked to Al-Qaeda, took place in the city of Gao at around 2000 [&hellip

After protests, Felix Tshisekedi quits DRC opposition unity deal.

After protests, Felix Tshisekedi quits DRC opposition unity deal.

Felix Tshisekedi, head of the largest opposition party in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), has pulled out of an agreement to field a joint candidate in next month’s crucial presidential elections. The move on Monday cast serious doubt over whether the opposition can defeat Emmanuel Ramazani Shadary, the challenger backed by longtime President [&hellip

Ethiopia arrests 63 suspected of rights abuses, corruption.

Ethiopia arrests 63 suspected of rights abuses, corruption.

Ethiopia has arrested 63 intelligence officials, military personnel and businesspeople on allegations of rights violations and corruption, the country’s attorney general announced on Monday. The sweeping high-profile arrests carried out in recent days are a result of Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed’s order for a months-long investigation into misdoings under the previous government. Attorney General Berhanu [&hellip