Sunday, July 31, 2016

Portugal makes considerable efforts to protect world heritage sites

Portugal has made considerable efforts in the past decade to protect its 15 UNESCO World Heritage sites, including Sintra which is located some 30 km northwest of the capital Lisbon.

There is no neutrality

There is no neutrality when it is about crime against Humanity. Because in this case you are with the perpetrator. The action of the terrorist organization Daesh is genocide and nothing else.

Saturday, July 30, 2016

Afghan cleric arrested for marrying six-year-old girl

An elderly Afghan cleric has been arrested after he married a six-year-old girl, officials said Friday, in the latest case highlighting the scourge of child marriages in the war-battered country.

Friday, July 29, 2016

Israeli demolitions make more Palestinians homeless

Approximately 740 Palestinians, including 384 children, were made homeless during the first six months of 2016 after the Israeli military tore down their housing structures in the occupied West Bank, according to new figures.

Thursday, July 28, 2016

UN secretary general declares Olympic truce during Rio Games

Secretary General Ban Ki-moon has announced the "Olympic truce" during the Summer Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, that will get underway on August 5.

Wednesday, July 27, 2016

Egypt MPs call on parliament to ‎recognise Armenian genocide‎

Independent Egyptian MP Mostafa Bakri said that ‎he and 336 MPs have called on parliament ‎to approve a draft resolution in favour of ‎recognising the death of 1.5 ‎million Armenians at the hands of the Ottoman state in 1915 as a ‎‎"genocide." ‎

Tuesday, July 26, 2016

Libya: 87 refugee bodies wash up on beach

The number of bodies of refugees recovered on a Libyan beach since the weekend has risen to 87, according to a media official from the coastal city of Sabratha.

Monday, July 25, 2016

Australia moves to indefinite detention of terrorists

High-risk terror offenders may be kept in jail after their sentences finish, Australian officials said Monday as they move to tighten security laws following attacks in the United States and Europe.

Sunday, July 24, 2016

Afghanistan's Hazara minority : ISIS-claimed blasts kill dozens in Kabul

Twin explosions targeting a large demonstration by members of Afghanistan's ethnic Hazara minority in Kabul have killed at least 80 people and wounded more than 230, officials have said.

Saturday, July 23, 2016

French state faces lawsuits over failure to thwart terrorist attacks

Several victims of the July 14 truck attack have said they plan to sue the French state and the municipality of Nice amid criticism of the authorities’ failure to prevent the latest deadly attack on French soil.

German police say 10 dead in Munich, including lone shooter

Friday's assault at a Munich shopping mall was "probably" the work of a lone assailant who took his own life after fatally shooting nine people, German police said.

Friday, July 22, 2016

Ban Ki-moon urges Turkish authorities to respect constitutional order, human rights amid state of emergency

Following the declaration of a three-month state of emergency in Turkey as a result of an attempted military coup late last week, United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has urged Turkish authorities to ensure that constitutional order and international human rights law are fully respected.

Thursday, July 21, 2016

Syria demands UN condemnation of terrorist crime of beheading Palestinian boy in Aleppo

Syrian Foreign and Expatriates Ministry sent on Wednesday two identical letters to the UN Secretary General and Head of the Security Council on the terrorists’ slaughtering of a Palestinian boy in Aleppo.

Wednesday, July 20, 2016

Tuesday, July 19, 2016

Erdogan says depends on will of Turkish people to reinstate death penalty

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Monday spoke again of reinstating death penalty and urged the US to hand over an exiled movement leader, in efforts to fight those accused of involving in a failed military coup.

Monday, July 18, 2016

Αρχαία τραγωδία στη Δωδώνη, με ηθοποιούς από 8 διαφορετικές χώρες. Τα αποσπάσματα θα ερμηνευθούν σε επτά διαφορετικές γλώσσες

Η οικουμενικότητα της αρχαίας Δωδώνης αναμένεται να αναδειχθεί, μέσα από μια καινοτόμο θεατρική παράσταση, που θα παρουσιάσουν ο δήμος Δωδώνης και το Πνευματικό Κέντρο, κατά το οποίο ηθοποιοί, από οκτώ διαφορετικές χώρες, θα ανεβάσουν αποσπάσματα από αρχαίες τραγωδίες.

France's example : The police measures would not be sufficient, because they would need to cover large regions

The new attack on France through Nice, by the fanatical barbarism, is indicative that there is a continuity in the war of terrorism.

Sunday, July 17, 2016

Japan: Boats set out on journey to replicate migration 30,000 years ago

Two boats made of bulrush set out on a journey Sunday to replicate part of a hypothetical migration by a group of ancient settlers from what is now Taiwan about 30,000 years ago.

US sanctions against Sudan impacts negatively on women and children: AU official

The sanctions imposed against the Sudanese government by the United States are impacting negatively against women and youths, an African Union (AU) official has said.

Friday, July 15, 2016

Μνημείο Παγκόσμιας Κληρονομιάς της UNESCO ο αρχαιολογικός χώρος των Φιλίππων

ο αρχαιολογικός χώρος των Φιλίππων
Χρειάστηκαν δέκα ολόκληρα χρόνια για την προετοιμασία του φακέλου υποψηφιότητας του αρχαιολογικού χώρου των Φιλίππων προκειμένου να υποβληθεί στην UNESCO, και άρκεσαν λιγότερα από πέντε λεπτά για να ανακοινώσει η προεδρεύουσα της 40ης Συνόδου Πολιτιστικής Κληρονομιάς της UNESCO πρέσβης κ. Ούλκερ, την ομόφωνη και χωρίς καμία παρατήρηση ή ένσταση, απόφαση για εγγραφή του αρχαιολογικού χώρου στον κατάλογο των μνημείων της παγκόσμιας πολιτιστικής κληρονομιάς του διεθνούς οργανισμού.

At least 80 dead in France truck attack in Nice

An attacker killed up to 80 people and injured scores when he drove a heavy truck at high speed into a crowd watching Bastille Day fireworks in the French Riviera city of Nice late on Thursday, officials said.

UNESCO deplores damage to Aleppo National Museum; warns five Heritage Sites in Libya are in danger

The head of the United Nations cultural agency today deplored the recent shelling at the National Museum of Aleppo, located on the edge of the war-torn ancient city in northern Syria, calling once again for the destruction of cultural property to stop.

Thursday, July 14, 2016

Wednesday, July 13, 2016

HRW: Foreign Workers in Oman Face Slavery-Like Conditions

Human Rights Watch says that because of Oman's immigrant labor laws, tying employment to a specific family’s sponsorship, many foreign employees – particularly female domestic workers – face exploitation and abuse at the hands of their Omani employers and have little means of recourse to protect themselves.

US boosts aid to Syria war-affected by USD 439 million

The Obama administration says it will provide another USD 439 million in humanitarian aid to refugees and others affected by the ongoing conflict in Syria.

Tuesday, July 12, 2016

Egypt likely to play greater role in Mideast peace after FM's rare visit to Israel

Egypt is likely to play a greater mediation role in reviving the Middle East peace process between the Palestinians and Israel after the recent rare visit of the country's foreign minister to Tel Aviv, said Egyptian political experts.

Monday, July 11, 2016

Israel approves millions for West Bank settlements

The Israeli government has approved nearly $13m in financing for the occupied West Bank settlements of Kiryat Arba and Hebron, according to officials.

Sunday, July 10, 2016

Saturday, July 9, 2016

Friday, July 8, 2016

Thursday, July 7, 2016

Spain: Running of the bulls off to spirited start

The annual running of the bulls in Pamplona, Spain started this year with four injuries but no one gored, yet always with the flavor of danger in the air as thousands dared to run alongside 1,400 lb. wild bulls.

Cuba looks to attract tourists to island's eastern region

The thawing of the Cuba-US relations is giving a boost to tourism of the Caribbean island known for its crystal clear sea, white sand, vintage cars, mojito cocktail and cigars.

Wednesday, July 6, 2016

Blair voices `sorrow, regret and apology` after Iraq war report

Former British prime minister Tony Blair voiced "sorrow, regret and apology" after a damning report on the Iraq war Wednesday, but said he did not mislead parliament and did not regret toppling Saddam Hussein.

Greek government pledges better days ahead, as few "No" voters protest

A year since the Greek referendum on the third bailout deal with international lenders the Left-led government appeared confident that better days lay ahead, as just a few demonstrators of the "No" camp returned to the streets here on Tuesday.

Tuesday, July 5, 2016

The might of Agia Sophia

The might of Agia Sophia within Constantinople doesn’t derive only from the past. The fact that it hasn’t died after so many centuries of occupation, constitutes a miracle.

Monday, July 4, 2016

Saturday, July 2, 2016

Security Beefed Up Across US for July 4 Holiday

Security is tight across the United States as Americans get ready for the long Independence Day holiday coming after this week's terror attacks in Turkey and Bangladesh.

Friday, July 1, 2016

3.6 mln Iraqi children at risk of increasing violence: UNICEF

The United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) warned on Thursday that 3.6 million Iraqi children need urgent action to protect their rights amid increasing violence in the country.

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.