Syria has started moving chemical weapons materials out of the country in a crucial phase of an internationally backed disarmament programme that has been delayed by war and technical problems. The joint mission overseeing the disarmament, the UN and the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW), said on[…]
Deposed Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi is standing trial for the incitement of violence relating to the deaths of protesters outside the presidential palace during clashes in December 2012. Morsi was airlifted by helicopter into Cairo’s police academy on Wednesday, where his trial is taking place. Up to 20,000 security forces[…]
Jennifer Grout, an American singer who fascinated the Arab world after reaching the final three of the talent competition “Arabs Got Talent” has reportedly reverted to Islam during her stay in Morocco to study Arabic language, Morocco World News reported on Monday, January 6. “Do you know how to say[…]
Syrian rebels laid siege to jihadists from the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant in their northern stronghold Monday, hoping to crush the Al-Qaeda affiliate accused of widespread abuses. A broad coalition of moderates and Islamists opposed to President Bashar al-Assad is seeking to drive ISIL — which is[…]
A 10-year-old Afghan girl was detained at a police border post before she could detonate the suicide vest she was wearing, authorities said Monday. The girl was apprehended on Sunday in the Khanshin district of southern Helmand province, the Interior Ministry said in a statement. She had been forced by[…]
Fourteen people were killed and 10 injured in a stampede during a gathering at a mosque in northwest China’s Ningxia region, state media reported Monday. The stampede occurred around 1:00 pm Sunday while traditional food was being handed out to people attending an event to commemorate a late religious leader,[…]
Bangladesh’s ruling Awami League party was leading Monday with 232 seats in a national election marred by violence and boycotted by the opposition amid concerns by the international community that the process was deeply flawed. The Election Commission had not provided official results, but preliminary results reaching the commission showed[…]
UN humanitarian chief Valerie Amos said Thursday that the United Nations enters 2014 facing “severe humanitarian crises” with ongoing conflicts affecting millions of people around the world. Amos, a UN undersecretary general, told reporters in New York that 2013 ended with the highest levels of humanitarian crises, citing severe needs[…]
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