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Iran denies supplying Houthis with missile launched toward Saudi Arabia

  • 21 December 2017 - 11:55
Iran denies supplying Houthis with missile launched toward Saudi Arabia

Iran refuted accusations by Saudi Arabia and the US about it supplying Yemen's Houthis with the missile that targeted the Saudi capital on Tuesday. A spokesman for the Iranian foreign ministry said the accusations are "baseless," affirming that Iran has no "arms links with Yemen,stating the...

Reporters Without Borders: 65 journalists killed in 2017

  • 19 December 2017 - 12:30
Reporters Without Borders: 65 journalists killed in 2017

Reporters Without Borders (RSF) said on Tuesday, that Sixty-five journalists and media personnel were killed worldwide in 2017. According to annual figures published by RSF, Syria is the deadliest country for journalists with 12 reporters killed , followed by Mexico, where 11 were...

Armed group attack intelligence training center in Kabul

  • 18 December 2017 - 12:47
Armed group attack intelligence training center in Kabul

Intelligence agency training facility in Kabul was attacked by an armed group on Monday, starting an exchange of fire between it and the Afghan police. This is the latest attack to hit the Afghan capital. A group of armed attackers entered the National Directorate of Security, Afghanistan's...

Argentina fires head of its navy over submarine disappearance

  • 17 December 2017 - 13:13
Argentina fires head of its navy over submarine disappearance

The head of the Argentinian navy has been sacked as a result of the disappearance of a submarine carrying 44 crew members. Navy Admiral Marcelo Srur's dismissal comes as demonstrations by the missing crew's family and friends demanding search operation to go on. Communication with the...

Protests in Algeria over Tamazight language

  • 17 December 2017 - 11:11
Protests in Algeria over Tamazight language

Algeria's Berber protested a decision by the Algerian parliament to discard an adjustment to the country's 2018 budget that would allow schools to teach the Tamazight language. The protests called for the government to assign state funds to be used to protect and support their native...

Peru’s congress to impeach president Pedro Pablo Kuczynski

  • 16 December 2017 - 14:48
Peru’s congress to impeach president Pedro Pablo Kuczynski

The Peruvian congress initiated the impeachment process to oust the country's President Pedro Pablo Kuczynski. The congress, which is controlled by oppositions to Kucznski approved a proposal to begin the impeachment procedure, which made any possible chance for him to survive this political...

Thousands flee as Tropical storm approaches Philippines

  • 16 December 2017 - 12:34
Thousands flee as Tropical storm approaches Philippines

Officials in the Philippines say that tens of thousands were forced to flee their residence due to floods caused by Tropical Storm Kai-Tak barrelled towards the eastern Philippines. Evacuation camps received over 38.000 people affected by the storm after the approaching cyclone caused floods and...

Disney buys Fox for $52.4bn

  • 14 December 2017 - 16:26
Disney buys Fox for $52.4bn

Walt Disney announced on Thursday that it is set to buy 21st Century Fox's entertainment assets for a total $52.4bn. The much talked about deal in recent days includes Fox's 39% stake in satellite broadcaster Sky, and the 20th Century Fox film studio. Disney will buy the Fox assets for...

At least 6.700 Rohingya Muslims were killed says MSF

  • 14 December 2017 - 16:23
At least 6.700 Rohingya Muslims were killed says MSF

The Medecins Sans Frontieres (MSF) said in a statement that at least 6.700 Rohingya Muslims were killed in the month after fighting erupted in Myanmar. The MSF, an international, independent, medical humanitarian organization, reached this result based on surveys of refugees in Bangladesh,...

Two Reuters journalists apprehended in Myanmar

  • 13 December 2017 - 15:55
Two Reuters journalists apprehended in Myanmar

The government of Myanmar said the two missing Reuters journalists are detained by police. Reuters said Myanmar security officials did not clarify why both Wa Lone and Kyaw Soe Oo were apprehended in Yangon The international news agency said "we are urgently seeking more information about...

Turkey holds OIC emergency conference on US Jerusalem decision

  • 13 December 2017 - 12:52
Turkey holds OIC emergency conference on US Jerusalem decision

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan chaired, on Wednesday, an emergency summit looking to guide Muslim leaders towards a coordinated reaction to the US decision to recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel. Turkey held the rotating chairmanship of the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation...

1 dead, more than a dozen injured at a natural gas plant explosion in Austria

  • 12 December 2017 - 15:49
1 dead, more than a dozen injured at a natural gas plant explosion in Austria

One dead and at least 18 injured, result of a large explosion in natural gas facility in Austria. The blast at the Baumgarten site east of Vienna, near the Slovak border, was followed by fires. Austrian police said on Twitter the situation was under control and a technical fault had caused...

US: Explosion at New York’s Manhattan bus terminal

  • 11 December 2017 - 15:18
US: Explosion at New York’s Manhattan bus terminal

New York City Police say they are responding to reports of an explosion at a bus terminal in Manhattan, the BBC reported. The incident reportedly happened on Monday morning at the Port Authority Bus Terminal near Times Square, according to the BBC. "The NYPD is responding to reports...

Putin to withdraw substantial part of Russian troops from Syria

  • 11 December 2017 - 13:44
Putin to withdraw substantial part of Russian troops from Syria

Russian troops in Syria will begin partial withdrawal from war torn country after Russian president arrived there on Monday, in an unannounced visit. Russian president Vladimir Putin was met with Syrian counterpart Bashar Assad as he arrived at the Russian Hmeimim air base, according to Interfax...

Palestinian President shuns meeting with U.S Vice President over Jerusalem decision

  • 10 December 2017 - 13:01
Palestinian President shuns meeting with U.S Vice President over Jerusalem decision

Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas will not meet U.S. Vice President Mike Pence when Pence visits the region in protest over the U.S. recognition of Jerusalem as Israel’s capital, the Palestinian foreign minister said on Saturday. Violence broke out for in Gaza and in other Palestinian cities...

Iraq declares victory over ISIS

  • 10 December 2017 - 12:58
Iraq declares victory over ISIS

The Iraqi prime minister Haider al-Abadi declared that the war against the Islamic State (IS) is over. Al-Abadi making the announcement at a press conference in Baghdad said Iraqi army has control over the entire Iraqi-Syrian border. The border and surrounding areas were the last...

4 killed and many wounded in airstrike by Israel in Gaza

  • 9 December 2017 - 15:34
4 killed and many wounded in airstrike by Israel in Gaza

Israeli air forces has launched an airstrikes in the Gaza Strip, on Saturday, as tension fumes in the region, after rockets were fired from the Palestinian group Hamas, on Friday. Hamas said two of its gunmen were killed in the bombings. The surge of violent activity comes after Hamas declared...

Over a dozen UN Blue Helmets killed in Congo

  • 9 December 2017 - 12:21
Over a dozen UN Blue Helmets killed in Congo

At least 15 United Nations peacekeepers (blue helmets) in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) have been killed and many more injured. The Secretary-General António Guterres described the incident as the “worst attack” on UN peacekeepers in recent history, adding “These deliberate...

Palestinians protest Trump decision on Jerusalem

  • 7 December 2017 - 16:33
Palestinians protest Trump decision on Jerusalem

Palestinian protests erupted, on Thursday, after the historic decision made the United States president Donald Trump to recognize Jerusalem as Israel's capital. The controversial resolution sparked a widespread diplomatic criticism before it was even announced on Wednesday, with new warnings...

Trump recognises Jerusalem as Isarel’s capital, the world outraged

  • 6 December 2017 - 21:00
Trump recognises Jerusalem as Isarel’s capital, the world outraged

President Trump has announced that the US now recognises Jerusalem as Israel's capital. Mr Trump described the move as "a long overdue step" to advance the Middle East peace process. The president said the US would support a two-state solution, if approved by both the Israelis and the...