Saudi Executions ‘Could Fuel Tensions’

The United States has expressed concern that Saudi Arabia’s execution of prominent Shia cleric Sheikh Nimr al-Nimr could further exacerbate sectarian rivalry in the Middle East. The US State Department urged leaders throughout the region to redouble efforts to lower tensions. Iranian protesters angry over the execution stormed the Saudi embassy in Tehran, setting fire […]

Six Detained In Brussels ‘Terror’ Raids

Police in Brussels have detained a further six people in connection with an alleged plot to target the city on New Year’s Eve, prosecutors say. Cities around the world have heightened security measures as New Year celebrations get under way. Belgian police detained the six during raids at seven locations in and around the capital […]

Belgium Terror Alert Halts New Year Fireworks In Brussels

New Year fireworks and festivities have been cancelled in the Belgian capital, Brussels, because of a terror alert. Belgian Prime Minister Charles Michel said the decision had been taken “given information we have received”. Earlier in the week, police arrested two people suspected of planning attacks during the festive season. Belgium has been on high […]

UK Floods: Homes Evacuated Amid Heavy Rain

Heavy rain has caused more flooding in northern England, with homes evacuated in Lancashire and Yorkshire, and rivers overflowing in Manchester and Leeds. Vulnerable people are being evacuated from 2,200 homes in York, where people in 3,500 properties near the River Foss have been advised to be ready to leave. Six severe flood warnings – […]

Russia Rejects Accusations Of Killing Syrian Civilians

Russia denied as “fake information” accusations made on Wednesday that its air strikes in Syria have killed hundreds of civilians and could be treated as war crimes. In a new report, Amnesty International said Russian air raids had killed at least 200 civilians and about a dozen fighters in Homs, Idlib and Aleppo provinces between […]

Malaysia’s First Sharia-Compliant Airline

Malaysia’s first Sharia-compliant airline (and only the fourth in the world), Rayani Air took to the skies over the weekend. Acting in accordance with Sharia law, female crewmembers who identify as Muslim must wear a traditional hijabwhile non-Muslim crew are required to be “decently dressed.” All food and beverages served in flight will be halal-certified […]

An Argentine fan who also supports River Plate of Argentina reportedly spat on Lionel Messi on Sunday evening after his club Barcelona celebrated winning the Club World Cup title in Japan where he scored in the 3-0 win. While heading through the Narita International Airport in Tokyo, he was allegedly abused by an irate fan. […]

Syria Conflict: Dozens Killed In Suspected Russian Strikes

At least 43 people have been killed in a series of air strikes believed to have been carried out by Russian planes in the Syrian city of Idlib, according to activists and residents. A marketplace, homes and official buildings were all hit, reports say. Bodies were still being pulled from the rubble, a civil defence […]

Spanish Election: PM Rajoy’s Party Loses Majority

Spain’s governing conservative party has won the most seats in the general election but has lost its majority and must now try to form a coalition. With almost all votes counted, the Popular Party (PP) had 123 seats; the Socialists 90 and the anti-austerity Podemos party 69. The liberal Ciudadanos party was in fourth place […]

America’s Most Hated Man, Who Raised The Price Of AIDS Drugs Arrested

Turing Pharmaceuticals CEO Martin Shkreli who earned the title ‘America’s most hated man in September’, when he jacked up the price of the anti-parasitic drug Daraprim, that benefits AIDS patients, pregnant women and cancer patients from $13.50 to $750 has been arrested.It is alleged he illegally used stock from the biotechnology firm he owned, Retrophin […]

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