Monday, October 31, 2016

Sunday, October 30, 2016

Israeli 'Attacks' on Al-Aqsa Mosque Could Spark Muslim 'Retaliation'

UNESCO recently announced that the Al-Aqsa Mosque, located in the Old City of Jerusalem, is a Muslim holy site. However, Israeli Prime Minister is "not paying attention to international rules" and plans to continue excavations under the mosque, which could lead to the destruction of the building, Iranian expert Emad Abshenass wrote for Sputnik.

Australia plans lifetime ban for illegal asylum seekers

Asylum seekers who use people smugglers to illegally come to Australia by boat will be given a lifetime ban from entering the country, under a government plan set to be put to Parliament next week.

Saturday, October 29, 2016

China opposes India over Dalai Lama’s border visit

China is firmly opposed to any visit by the Dalai Lama to the disputed border region between China and India, a Foreign Ministry spokesperson said Friday.

Friday, October 28, 2016

Israel's Reaction to UNESCO Jerusalem Resolution 'Overly Emotional'

Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Gennady Gatilov called the Israeli reaction on a UNESCO resolution dismissing the ties of the Jewish people to the Temple Mount "overly emotional."

Thursday, October 27, 2016

US abstention on Cuba embargo vote at UN marks turning point: Cuban expert

The United States broke a 24-year voting streak at the United Nations on Wednesday, by abstaining from instead of voting against a resolution calling for an end to the trade embargo against Cuba.

Wednesday, October 26, 2016

U.N.: 'Barbaric' Islamic State indiscriminately killing civilians amid Mosul fight

The United Nations said the Islamic State has intensified its brutality against civilians since the start of the Iraqi, Kurdish and U.S.-led coalition offensive to retake Mosul.

Mexican Senate Supports Lifting Blockade Against Cuba

The senate of Mexico supported on Wednesday lifting the economic blockade against Cuba, President of the Board of the Mexican Senate Pablo Escudero Morales said.

Monday, October 24, 2016

Ex-negotiator Nabil Shaath: Palestinians should wake up from 'peace dreams'

The peace process with Israel should be declared dead and Palestinians should wake up from their "peace dreams," former Palestinian chief negotiator Nabil Shaath said in an interview.

Hungary marks anniversary of 1956 event with opposing demonstrations

Hungarian officials marked the 60th anniversary of the 1956 uprising on Sunday with a government rally by parliament and an opposite rally at a main Budapest crossroads.

Sunday, October 23, 2016

Calais Jungle refugees treated like cattle, says charity boss

Parallels can be drawn between the way refugees have been managed like "cattle" in the Calais Jungle camp and the treatment of Jews in Nazi Germany, a charity head has said.

Croatian PM says not necessary to put up border fences for now

It was unnecessary at the moment to install the barriers on the border preventing a possible new migrant wave, Croatian Prime Minister Andrej Plenkovic said on Saturday.

Saturday, October 22, 2016

Egyptian court confirms 20-year prison sentence for ex-president Mohamed Morsi

An Egyptian appeals court upheld a 20-year prison sentence Saturday for ousted President Mohamed Morsi, convicted of inciting violence during a 2012 demonstration.

Increase in reported cases of violence against women in Spain

The number of cases of violence against women heard in Spanish courts in the second quarter of 2016 rose by 13 percent when compared with the same period in 2015, it was confirmed on Friday.

Friday, October 21, 2016

S.Africa to pull out of International Criminal Court: media

South Africa will withdraw from the Hague-based International Criminal Court (ICC), media reports in Johannesburg said on Friday, sparking rapid criticism from rights bodies.

Syria accuses Turkish airstrikes of killing 150 in Aleppo

The Syrian army on Thursday accused Turkish airstrikes of killing 150 people in the countryside of the northern province of Aleppo a day earlier, state news agency SANA reported.

Thursday, October 20, 2016

Spanish top court overturns Catalan bullfighting ban

Spain's constitutional court has overturned a ban on bullfighting in Catalonia, declaring it unconstitutional.

Normandy format group agrees on roadmap in Ukraine

According to Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko, the leaders of the so-called Normandy format group comprising Ukraine, Russia, Germany and France agreed on a new roadmap for peace solution in eastern Ukraine on Wednesday night, German media Focus Online reported.

Wednesday, October 19, 2016

Thousands of Jews attend priestly blessing at Western Wall

Thousands of Jewish faithful flocked early on Wednesday to the Western Wall in Jerusalem's Old City to receive the traditional Priestly Blessing from the Kohanim, or Hebrew priests.

Saudi prince executed for murder

Saudi Interior Ministry announced on Tuesday the execution of a Saudi prince for shooting to death a Saudi citizen, Saudi Press Agency reported.

Tuesday, October 18, 2016

UNESCO adopts anti-Israel resolution on al-Aqsa Mosque

Palestinian leaders have welcomed a decision by the United Nations cultural agency to adopt a resolution on occupied East Jerusalem that sharply criticises Israeli policies around the al-Aqsa Mosque compound, while Israel says it ignores Jewish ties to the key holy site.

UN: 72-Hour Truce to Begin in Yemen Wednesday

The United Nations Special Envoy to Yemen announced a 72-hour cease-fire to begin Wednesday night, after he received commitments from all of the country’s warring factions.

Monday, October 17, 2016

Scotland, Northern Ireland Seeking 'Special Status' in EU

Scotland and Northern Ireland are pushing for "special status" within the EU after Brexit, while the London cabinet is split over immigrations quotas in a further sign of complete disarray over negotiating Britain's exit from the EU.

Japan PM sends ritual offering to notorious Yasukuni Shrine

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe sent a ritual offering Monday to the notorious Yasukuni Shrine in Tokyo during the war-linked shrine's annual autumn festival, regardless of the feelings of the peoples of Japan's Asian neighbors.

Sunday, October 16, 2016

Saturday, October 15, 2016

Inquiry: Saudi-led airstrike on Yemen funeral was based on false information

The Saudi-led coalition airstrike on a funeral congregation that killed 140 in Yemen's rebel-held capital on Oct. 8 was based on false information, an investigation team said Saturday.

Rights groups condemn Indonesia's chemical castration penalty

Rights groups in Indonesia have condemned the country's recently-enacted law that allows chemical castration and death penalty against convicts who commit underage sex crime cases.

Friday, October 14, 2016

Thursday, October 13, 2016

L'armée de terre cuite chinoise créée par... les Grecs anciens!

Les scientifiques chinois estiment que les Européens sont entrés pour la première fois en Chine 1 500 ans avant Marco Polo et auraient pris part à la construction de l'armée de terre cuite.

Putin accuses France, US of provoking Russian veto on Syria resolution

Russian President Vladimir Putin on Wednesday accused France and the United States of deliberately provoking Moscow's veto on a UN Security Council (UNSC) resolution on Syria.

Wednesday, October 12, 2016

Victims of modern slavery ‘lost’ in system by British police

 Police forces across the country are failing thousands of victims of modern slavery by failing to properly record the crimes and prosecute traffickers, the UK’s anti-slavery commissioner has warned, as he called for “urgent improvements” to combat the offense.

UNGA to appoint Antonio Guterres as new UN chief

The UN General Assembly is scheduled to appoint Antonio Guterres as next UN Secretary-General on Thursday to replace the retiring Ban Ki-moon on Jan. 1, 2017.

Tuesday, October 11, 2016

Kremlin refuses to comment on Paris’s plans to sue Russia at ICC over Syria

Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov has refused to comment on the statement by French Foreign Minister Jean-Marc Ayrault that Paris plans to sue Russia at the International Criminal Court (ICC) over alleged war crimes committed in Syria.

UN human rights boss repeats call for investigation into Yemen war crimes

The UN High Commissioner for Human Rights has again called for an international investigation into possible war crimes in Yemen, stressing that a deadly airstrike on a funeral service at the weekend indicates that violations have continued without repercussions.

Monday, October 10, 2016

Goats, buffaloes sacrificed as Hindu devotees mark Dashain festival in Nepal: The festival celebrates the victory of the gods over demons.

Hindu devotees across Nepal on Monday celebrated the ninth day of the major annual festival of Dashain by offering animal sacrifices to the Goddess Durga.

Fidel Castro says Donald Trump is "disqualified"

Former Cuban President, Fidel Castro, said on Sunday that the US Republican candidate for President, billionaire Donald Trump, is "disqualified," after the first debate with his Democrat adversary Hillary Clinton, two weeks ago.

Sunday, October 9, 2016

China Supported Russian Security Council Draft Resolution on Syria

China voted in favour of the Russian draft resolution on Syria at the Security Council and regrets that it was not adopted, China’s envoy to UN Liu Jieyi said after the vote.

Saturday, October 8, 2016

French towns protest plan to relocate Calais migrants

French villagers are protesting the arrival of migrants who are being dispersed around the country as the government shuts down the slum-like camp in Calais that has become a flashpoint in Europe's migrant crisis.

Czech President: There’s no moderate opposition in Syria, only extremist groups

Czech President Milos Zeman said that there is no “moderate opposition” in Syria, but rather only extremist groups, and that he disagrees in this evaluation with the position taken by the United States.

Friday, October 7, 2016

Women's Gaza flotilla activists deported from Israel

Twelve of the thirteen women who attempted to breach Israel's naval blockade on Gaza have been deported Friday, Israel's interior Ministry said, with the final activist to leave the country later in the day.

Colombians defend troubled peace process

The vote on Oct. 2 may have narrowly rejected the government's peace agreement with the FARC but the Colombians who voted in its favor do not intend to sit idle and let a chance to end 52 years of conflict dwindle.

Thursday, October 6, 2016

Wednesday, October 5, 2016

Israeli Navy makes 'uneventful' interception of women's Gaza flotilla

The Israeli Navy on Wednesday intercepted an all-female flotilla carrying over a dozen women activists from 13 different countries attempting to breach the sea blockade on the Gaza Strip, the military confirmed.

China-Europe Civilization Dialogue: Chinese, Greek leaders vow to deepen cooperation

Senior Communist Party of China (CPC) official Liu Yunshan met with Greek President Prokopis Pavlopoulos in Athens on Tuesday, agreeing to deepen cooperation between the two countries at various levels and respect each other's core interests.

Tuesday, October 4, 2016

Israel, Turkey 'very close' to appointing ambassadors: Turkish media

Israel and Turkey are "very close" to appointing ambassadors, Turkey's Haberturk TV reported Tuesday.

"We are very close to appointing representatives", the spokesman for Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said in an interview with Haberturk.

Most US voters concerned about possible terrorist attacks at home: poll

Fifteen years into US government's "war on terror" launched after the deadly 9/11 terrorist attacks, a majority of US voters are concerned about possible terrorist attacks in the country in the near future, a new poll said on Monday.

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.