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SYRIA: Bomb kills eight in central Damascus square

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The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, a pro-opposition monitoring group, reported seven dead and at least 20 wounded in the attack. It cited conflicting reports from activists as to whether the explosion was caused by a bomb or a mortar shell.

 

US: DEMOCRATS WIN

4 years ago /

Bill de Blasio will succeed Mayor Michael Bloomberg to become the first Democrat leading New York city in two decades. This follows the Democrats’ victory in elections in New York city and the state of Virginia; the first major round of polls since President Obama's re-election in 2012.

 

ISRAEL: LIEBERMAN CLEARED

4 years ago /

Prime Minister, Benjamin Netanyahu says Israel's former Foreign Minister Avigdor Lieberman has been cleared of corruption charges by a court in Jerusalem. Lieberman will now return to the cabinet. The charges were related to his alleged involvement in the promotion of Israel's former ambassador to Belarus.

 

ISRAEL-PALESTINIAN TALKS: ISRAELI PRIME MINISTER EXPRESSES DOUBT

4 years ago /

Israeli Prime Minister, Benjamin Netanyahu says he hopes Kerry's discussions in Jerusalem with Palestinian President, Mahmoud Abbas will help steer the negotiations back to a place where they could achieve the historical peace that they seek.  

 

MYANMAR: MYANMAR PRISONER RELEASE

4 years ago /

Myanmar may release scores of political prisoners this month to fulfill a promise by its reformist President to free prisoners of conscience by the end of this year.

 

CHINA: BLAST KILLS AT LEAST ONE IN NORTHERN CHINA

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A blast in Taiyuan China’s Shanxi province which appeared to have been caused by home-made bombs killed at least one person leaving eight injured. Two cars were damaged outside a provincial office of the ruling Communist Party in Northern China.    

 

NIGERIAN GOVERNMENT CALLS FOR THE REFORMATION OF ICC

4 years ago /

The Nigerian government has called for the reformation of the International Criminal Court (ICC).

 

I AM JUSTIFIED - Edward Snowden

4 years ago /

Fugitive U.S. Intelligence contractor Edward Snowden says calls for more oversight of government intelligence agencies showed he was justified in revealing the methods and targets of the U.S. secret service.

 

JOHN KERRY'S SHUTTLE

4 years ago /

U.S. Secretary of state, John Kerry said on Sunday that there are indications Egypt's Generals intend to restore democracy, after an army takeover that prompted Washington to freeze some aid to its long-standing ally.

 

ISRAELI ATTACK: 21 YEAR-OLD PALESTINIAN SHOT DEAD BY ISRAELI SOLDIER

4 years ago /

Palestinian witnesses and Medical officials say Israeli troops shot dead a Palestinian during a clash in the occupied West Bank on Thursday. An Israeli military spokeswoman said the soldiers had been on an overnight raid in a village near the city of Jenin, when about fifty Palestinians started hurling rocks at them.

 

LIBYA EMIGRANTS: 84 EMIGRANTS RESCUED BY THE NAVY

4 years ago /

In Libya, some eighty-four emigrants were in luck as the Navy rescued them from a boat that was foundering off its coast.

 

NIGER MIGRANTS: 87 PEOPLE DIE OF THIRST

4 years ago /

Rescue workers in Niger say they have found the bodies of 87 people who died of thirst after their vehicles broke down as they tried to cross the Sahara.

 

KENYA GANG RAPE: People demand justice for teenage victim

4 years ago /

Hundreds of protesters in Kenya have handed over a petition to Police, demanding justice for a teenager who was gang-raped.

 

KENYA: WESTGATE LATEST

4 years ago /

Two Kenyan soldiers have been sacked and jailed for looting during last month's attack on the Westgate shopping centre.

 

BANGLADESH STRIKE

4 years ago /

Bangladesh's opposition-led strike entered its third day on Tuesday calling for elections to be held under a non-partisan administration.

 

CHILE MURDER

4 years ago /

The killing of Daniel Zamudio by four men horrified many in Chile.

 

AUSTRALIA: COLLAR BOMBER APPEALS COURT DECISION

4 years ago /

The man who strapped a fake collar bomb around the neck of a Sydney schoolgirl and then fled to the United States launched an appeal against his sentence in a Sydney court on Tuesday.

 

NIGERIA TO PARTNER WITH ISRAEL IN FIGHT AGAINST TERRORISM

4 years ago /

During his scheduled meeting with President Shimon Peres, Jonathan expressed his wish to partner with Israel on various sectors.

JONATHAN’S ISRAEL TRIP

4 years ago /

At the recent flag off of the October to December 2013 Christian pilgrimage, it was made official that President Goodluck Jonathan will lead a delegation to the holy land.          

Syria: Reported fatwa allows the hungry to eat cats and dogs

4 years ago /

Muslims throughout the world have been marking Eid al-Adha, but in war-torn Syria there is little to celebrate as most people struggle to meet their basic needs: food, water, and shelter.