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Hamas hails UN probe on Israel crimes

Hamas hails UN probe on Israel crimes

The Palestinian resistance movement Hamas has welcomed an initiative by the United Nations to appoint a panel to investigate crimes committed by Israel during the Tel Aviv regime’s onslaught on the besieged Gaza Strip. “We welcome the council’s decision to form an international inquiry panel into the war crimes in Gaza,” Hamas spokesman Sami Abu [&hellip

UK Foreign Office minister resigns

UK Foreign Office minister resigns

A British Foreign Office minister has resigned from the government, saying that he cannot claim enough parliamentary expenses to house his family in central London. In his resignation letter, Mark Simmonds said that he would stand down from government immediately and would also step down as a lawmaker at the election next year. Simmonds had [&hellip

US slammed over Afghan deaths

US slammed over Afghan deaths

Amnesty International says the families of thousands of civilians killed by American forces in Afghanistan have been left without justice or compensation. In a report entitled “Left in the Dark” and released on Monday, the London-based non-governmental human rights organization stated that it has gathered evidence of “a deeply flawed US military justice system that [&hellip

Spain coastguard saves 267 migrants

Spain coastguard saves 267 migrants

Spain’s coastguard says it has rescued 267 sub-Saharan African migrants from 29 small boats in the Strait of Gibaltar. According to a coastguard spokesman, 39 women and three children were among the migrants, who were picked up while trying to reach Spanish soil on Monday. The spokesman also said that the migrants were then taken to [&hellip

Egypt bars Human Rights Watch staff

Egypt bars Human Rights Watch staff

Egyptian authorities have barred the executive director of Human Rights Watch (HRW) and another senior staff member from entering the country ahead of the release of a report by the organization on mass killings in the country last summer. Executive Director Kenneth Roth and Middle East and North Africa Director Sarah Leah Whitson were turned [&hellip

More light in office benefits workers

More light in office benefits workers

A new study has indicated that more natural light exposure in the workplace could benefit the workers’ mood and metabolism. Exposure to natural light at the office boosts the employees’ health through positive and powerful effects on mood, alertness and sleep quality, shows the study carried out by the researchers at Northwestern Medicine and the [&hellip

9 killed by Halong typhoon in Japan

9 killed by Halong typhoon in Japan

At least nine people have been killed and dozens more wounded in a powerful typhoon that has slammed into western and northern Japan. Typhoon Halong, which lashed Japan with strong rains and winds on Sunday, also forced over one million to evacuate their homes. Over 700 flights were also canceled as a result of the [&hellip

Older adults own ‘morning brains’

Older adults own ‘morning brains’

A new research has yielded that older adults are more focused and perform better on cognitive tasks in the morning than in the afternoon. The study conducted by a team of psychologists from Canada has identified differences in brain functions of older adults across the day. Some 16 younger adults aged 19-30 and 16 older [&hellip

Politicians sign pro-Palestine manifesto

Politicians sign pro-Palestine manifesto

A group of high-profile political figures predominantly from Latin America have signed a strong statement of solidarity with the Palestinian people. The statement titled “In Defense of Palestine” has been signed by, among others, Bolivian President Evo Morales, former Cuban leader Fidel Castro and Honduran ex-President Manuel Zelaya. In the statement, the signatories condemned the [&hellip

Ukraine in need of aid: Lavrov

Ukraine in need of aid: Lavrov

Russia has called for urgent humanitarian aid for the people in civilian areas in eastern Ukraine being shelled by the Kiev army. According to a statement issued by the Russian Foreign Ministry on Saturday, Russia’s Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov called for “urgent measures for preventing an impending humanitarian catastrophe in south eastern regions” of Ukraine. [&hellip