Sunday, February 28, 2016

Egypt welcomes US Congress legislation to label Muslim Brotherhood 'terrorist group'

Egypt welcomed on Sunday a move by the United States Congress Judiciary Committee to label the Muslim Brotherhood a “foreign terrorist organisation.”

Nearly 3,000 Kurds protest in Strasbourg in front of the Council of Europe

Nearly 3,000 Kurds from across Europe have been demonstrating in Strasbourg since Monday to "denounce the silence of the European institutions" faced with an operation directed by Ankara in the southeastern Turkish city of Cizre, and to call them to action.

Saturday, February 27, 2016

Cessation of hostilities agreement comes into effect in Syria

Members of the United Nations (UN) Security Council on Friday unanimously adopted a resolution to endorse the agreement on the cessation of hostilities in Syria.

Friday, February 26, 2016

Ευρωπαϊκό εμπάργκο όπλων κατά Σαουδικής Αραβίας

Οι βομβαρδισμοί και οι ναυτικοί αποκλεισμοί έχουν εξουθενώσει την Υεμένη κι αυτό έγινε και με τη χρήση όπλων για τα οποία γνωρίζουμε την προέλευση.
Το Ευρωκοινοβούλιο με 449 ψήφους υπέρ, αποφάσισε να εγκρίνει την εισήγηση της εξωτερικής διπλωματίας της Ευρωπαϊκής Ένωσης για το εμπάργκο των όπλων κατά της Σαουδικής Αραβίας λόγω της απαράδεκτης δράσης της στην Υεμένη, όπου συνεχίζει να καταπατά αθώους.

German parliament passes stricter asylum laws

The Bundestag, or lower house of the German parliament, passed on Thursday a package of new regulations to tighten asylum rules in an effort to deal with an unprecedented influx of refugees.

Thursday, February 25, 2016

Thousands of Afghans decided to return home from Germany

A thousand Afghan migrants voluntarily decided to return home from Germany. This is with reference to the Embassy of Afghanistan in Berlin, reports Khaama Press.

Israel routinely abuses Palestinian detainees

Israel's security service "systematically" abuses Palestinians under interrogations, and in some cases tortures them, two Israeli human rights organizations said in a report released on Wednesday.

Wednesday, February 24, 2016

Hungary referendum on migrant quota plan

HUNGARY will hold a referendum on EU plans for a system of mandatory quotas, an initiative that Hungary’s government has rejected, Prime Minister Viktor Orban said.

UN refugee agency concerned about European restrictive practices

The UN refugee agency (UNHCR) was concerned about restrictive practices adopted in a number of European countries over refugees and asylum-seekers, a UN spokesman said Tuesday.

Tuesday, February 23, 2016

EU 'Concerned' Over Humanitarian Crisis On Balkan Migrant Route

The European Union says it is making plans to deal with a possible humanitarian crisis as new border restrictions are halting migrants traveling across the Balkans.

Μπροστά στις δημοσκοπήσεις το ακροδεξιό κόμμα της Αυστρίας

Στα ύψη έχει εκτιναχθεί η δημοτικότητα του ακροδεξιού κόμματος της Αυστρίας, εν μέσω της προσφυγικής κρίσης.

FYROM diplomas recognized in Europe

FYROM Ministry of Education and Science informed on Monday that FYROM diplomas and qualifications acquired in every degree in the educational process will have its equivalents in the EU qualifications.

Monday, February 22, 2016

Palestinians want to join world to end conflict with Israel

The Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas met with U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry in Amman Sunday and told him the Palestinian leadership is working with the international community to hold an international peace conference to find a 5+1 formula and end the conflict with Israel.

Sunday, February 21, 2016

Saturday, February 20, 2016

UN Says Ukraine Conflict Has 'Deeply Affected' 580,000 Children

The United Nations children's agency says the conflict in Ukraine has "deeply affected" 580,000 children near the front lines and in areas of the east not under government control.

Friday, February 19, 2016

Israeli house demolitions in West Bank run counter to idea of peace

A senior UN official said here Thursday that 2016 saw a surge in Israeli house demolitions in occupied West Bank, and these actions "run directly counter to the idea of peace."

Thursday, February 18, 2016

EU expresses condolences to families of victims killed in Ankara attack

European Union (EU) foreign affairs chief Federica Mogherini here on Wednesday said the EU extends condolences to the families of the victims killed in the latest car bomb attack in Turkish capital of Ankara.

Wednesday, February 17, 2016

Tuesday, February 16, 2016

Σαμπιχά Σουλεϊμάν: Πώς ισλαμοποιείται η Θράκη

Πριν από ενάμιση χρόνο, για πρώτη φορά στη ζωή μου, ξύπνησα τα χαράματα από τον θόρυβο της ντουντούκας του χότζα που καλούσε για την πρωινή προσευχή. Νομίζω ότι τα τελευταία 100 χρόνια από την ύπαρξη του οικισμού μας στο Δροσερό αυτή ήταν η πρώτη φορά που ξυπνήσαμε για να πάμε ως μουσουλμάνοι, λες και αυτό είναι το πρόβλημά μας, να προσευχηθούμε.

US authorizes up to 110 daily flights to Cuba

The United States and Cuba will sign an agreement Tuesday authorizing up to 110 daily US commercial flights to Havana and nine other destinations in the communist island, restoring regular air travel for the first time in more than 50 years.

1 in 7 Australian teens at risk of homelessness

Up to one in seven young Australians are at risk of becoming homeless at some point in their life, according to a national report on youth homelessness released on Tuesday.

Monday, February 15, 2016

Sunday, February 14, 2016

Cairo University bans female staff from wearing face veil in its hospitals

Cairo university head Gaber Nassar issued a decision to ban female doctors and nurses from wearing face veils in all of the university’s hospitals and clinics starting from Sunday.

Thousands pay homage in Mao’s hometown during Spring Festival

More than 70,000 people traveled to the hometown of late Chinese leader Mao Zedong in Shaoshan, Central China's Hunan Province during the Spring Festival as part of a local tradition to pay tribute to the Great Helmsman at the start of each lunar year.

Saturday, February 13, 2016

Iraqi refugees leaving Finland: cold, tasteless food, unfriendly people

Some say that he decided to go back to their families, but most acknowledged that he was disappointed in Finland.
 Next week will begin direct Charter flights from Finland to Baghdad, and tickets for those flights are in high demand.

Friday, February 12, 2016

EU set to restrict passport-free travel, documents say

DOCUMENTS seen by The Associated Presss that European Union countries are poised to restrict passport-free travel by invoking an emergency rule for two years due to the migration crisis.

Pakistani army chief confirms death sentence of 12 "hardcore terrorists"

Pakistani Army chief General Raheel Sharif on Thursday confirmed death sentence to another 12 "hardcore terrorists", who were involved in "heinous offences" relating to terrorism, the military said.

Thursday, February 11, 2016

Wednesday, February 10, 2016

UAE names women ministers for happiness, tolerance

A new Cabinet tasked with building a utopian society, a tolerant environment, educated generations and equal economic opportunities for all was approved by UAE President His Highness Shaikh Khalifa Bin Zayed Al Nahyan.

Refugee Crisis - EU delivers practical assistance to help Greece

Every day, between 2,000 and 3,000 refugees and migrants arrive on Greek islands and need basic emergency assistance. They continue to come despite it being Winter.

Obama announces action plan to boost US cybersecurity

US President Barack Obama on Tuesday rolled out a national action plan aimed at taking near-term actions and putting in place a long-term strategy to strengthen the country's cybersecurity.

Tuesday, February 9, 2016

Australians rally against removal of asylum seekers

 Dozens of rallies have taken place across Australia as protesters called on the government to stop the deportation of scores of asylum seekers after a failed legal challenge in the High Court last week.

Sunday, February 7, 2016

Bosnians protest against hijab ban in judiciary

Some 2,000 people, mostly women, protested on Sunday in downtown Sarajevo against a recent ban on wearing a hijab headscarf in the majority Muslim country's judicial institutions.

Tο πρώτο διεθνές επιστημονικό συνέδριο για τη Γενοκτονία των Ελλήνων του Πόντου. (Genozid an den Pontos)

Η Ομοσπονδία Συλλόγων Ελλήνων Ποντίων Ευρώπης, στη σημαντικότερη στιγμή της διαδρομής της, διοργανώνει στις 25 και 26 Φεβρουαρίου 2016 στο Βερολίνο, το πρώτο διεθνές επιστημονικό συνέδριο με θέμα "1916-1923, η Εκδίωξη, η Εξολόθρευση και η Γενοκτονία των Ελλήνων του Πόντου“ σε συνεργασία με το Ινστιτούτο Έρευνας της Διασποράς και των Γενοκτονιών του Πανεπιστημίου του Μπόχουμ που θα φιλοξενηθεί στο πανεπιστήμιο, Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin (Senatssaal), Unter den Linden 6, D-10117 Berlin.

Saturday, February 6, 2016

EU calls on Israel to halt demolition of Palestinian housing

The European Union on Saturday called on Israel to halt the demolition of Palestinian housing, some of which was EU-funded, and reiterated its opposition to expanding the illegal Israeli settlements in the occupied West Bank.

Migration and multilateralism will be hallmarks of 2016, says senior UN official

The world is facing a political, economic, moral and social crisis as governments and communities struggle to provide effective solutions for the unprecedented numbers of people fleeing war, instability or persecution, the top United Nations migration official said today, calling for deceive multilateral action to tackle “the global issues lurking behind today’s vast movement of people.”

Tibetan Buddhists Receive Blessings ahead of Losar

Large crowds of Tibetan Buddhists gathered at a prominent monastery in the holy city of Lhasa on Friday to receive blessings in a centuries-old religious ritual, a prelude for celebrations of the Losar, or Tibetan New Year.

Friday, February 5, 2016

Not welcomed: Migrants leave Austria and return to Middle East

Refugees and migrants in Austria are having second thoughts and making plans to return home to the Middle East, Deutsche Welle reported.Many refugees and migrants have become disillusioned with life as immigrants in Austria and are making plans to return home, Deutsche Welle (DW) reported on Wednesday.

Can money ease Syria's humanitarian crisis?

Hundreds of thousands of Syrians are being intentionally denied food, water and medicine.

Thursday, February 4, 2016

UN agency urges Australia to refrain from transferring individuals to Nauru

The spokesperson for the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, Rupert Colville, on Wednesday said the organization was very concerned about the situation of the 267 people at risk of being transferred from Australia to Nauru following the High Court's decision delivered this morning in Canberra.

Wednesday, February 3, 2016

Tuesday, February 2, 2016

The way to welcome traditional New Year of Asia countries

Each country has different customs to welcome Tet Holiday, such as, Thailand people always throw water together to get lucks, Chinese people eat foods with the meaning of longevity and Vietnamese people clean their houses, buy salt, and go to pagoda to pray luckiness and happiness for their family.

Five million of our brothers: It is Turks who will shape Europe's future

Europe's future depends on the Turks who live there, President Recep Tayyip Erdogan told a large public rally on Thursday.