There has been outrage in India after television footage showed a member of parliament from hardline Hindu nationalist outfit, Shiv Sena, trying to force-feed a man fasting for Ramadan, according to reports. The incident took place last week in the capital, New Delhi, when eleven Shiv Sena parliament members confronted[…]
Damascus on Wednesday said it welcomes the nomination of Staffan de Mistura as new UN peace envoy, while demanding he show “objectivity and integrity” in pursuing his Syria mission. The Italian-Swedish diplomat was on July 10 named to replace hugely respected Algerian Lakhdar Brahimi, who resigned in May after two[…]
The black boxes recovered from the crash of Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 in eastern Ukraine will be sent to British aviation investigators for analysis, Malaysia has said. The decision by the Dutch-led team probing the disaster came after pro-Russian rebels controlling the crash site handed the boxes over to Malaysian[…]
US Secretary of State John Kerry has called on the Palestinian group, Hamas, to accept a ceasefire along the lines of an Egyptian proposal, to end the raging Gaza conflict that has already killed at least 635 Palestinians and 31 Israelis. The top US diplomat spoke in Cairo on Tuesday[…]
China was bracing Wednesday for the arrival of a second typhoon in as many weeks, as communities along the country’s southern coast cleared away debris in the wake of the earlier storm that killed 46 people. Authorities in eastern Zhejiang province, south of Shanghai, ordered fishing boats to return to[…]
An Israeli soldier is missing in the Gaza Strip and presumed dead, local media quoted the Israeli military as saying, as Israeli airstrikes hit targets in the enclave and diplomatic efforts intensified to end more than two weeks of fighting. Israel’s Channel 10 News on Tuesday said the military believed[…]
A Russian President Vladimir Putin promised Tuesday to do everything possible to influence pro-Russian separatists in eastern Ukraine and help ensure a full probe into the Malaysia Airlines crash last week. However he added that it would not be enough with Kiev’s continuing military operation against the rebels, adding that[…]
Israeli aircraft and tanks have hit more than 70 targets in the Gaza strip, including five mosques, a football stadium and the home of the late leader of Hamas’ military wing, according to Palestinian police. At least seven Palestinians were reported killed in the new round of air strikes early[…]
A massive assault by Boko Haram in the northeast Nigerian town of Damboa has displaced more than 15,000 people, according to an official. Monday’s statement came as security forces sent reinforcements to flush out the fighters. The attack on Damboa began late on Thursday but continued through the weekend, with[…]
A senior separatist leader, Aleksander Borodai, has handed over black boxes from an airliner downed over eastern Ukraine to Malaysian experts in the city of Donetsk. “Here they are, the black boxes,” Borodai told a room packed with journalists at the headquarters of his self-proclaimed Donetsk People’s Republic as an[…]
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