Posts Tagged ‘WorldNews’

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...