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US, Israel fear Iran’s growing influence

The leader said Washington and its allies are well aware that Iran is neither in possession nor in pursuit of nuclear weapons and the real reason behind their enmity against Iran is their thirst for the nation’s oil. The leader, however, said all of the plots of Iran’s enemies were thwarted in the previous Iranian […]

Guinea Bissau polls go into runoff

The first round was held on Sunday to find a successor to Former President Malam Bacai Sanha, who died in January. 62-year-old Gomes garnered 48.97 percent of the votes and Former President Kumba Yala came second with 23.36 percent. Yala, along with five opposition candidates, have called for the first round’s results to be annulled, […]

Mali forces mutiny, seize pres. palace

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Yemenis demand Saleh loyalists’ removal

The protesters said there will be no improvement in the country as long as Saleh loyalists and his family members are in control of power positions in the government, the military and security apparatus. Demonstrators also chanted slogans against the US and Saudi Arabia, accusing the two countries of running plots against Yemenis’ revolution. Washington […]

UNSC backs Annan’s Syria peace plan

Annan’s six-point plan calls for a UN-supervised halt to fighting, a daily two-hour humanitarian pause to hostilities, withdrawal of government troops and heavy weapons from crisis-hit cities and access to all areas affected by the fighting. A statement is not binding and carries less weight than a formal resolution, but the 15-nation body has warned […]

Saleh threatens Yemen’s new govt

Saleh’s threat came after Yemeni Prime Minister Mohammed Basindawa blamed him for the killing of hundreds of Yemeni protesters and shortcomings in the country. In response to Basindawa’s remarks Saleh called on his party ministers to boycott cabinet meetings until the prime minister apologizes for his remarks. Saleh’s General People’s Congress (GPC) party has 17 […]

KRG threatens Baghdad with independence

Speaking in the region’s capital of Arbil on Tuesday, the president of Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) said the partnership that had built the national unity government in the country was now “completely non-existent and has become meaningless,” AFP reported. He also said that the oil-rich Kirkuk had to be incorporated into a future independent Kurdistan. […]

‘Gaza to connect to Egypt’s power grid’

In a Wednesday interview with Saudi Arabian newspaper, Al-Sharq, Othman said that Egypt and Gaza would start work on connecting their power grids within a few weeks. “This will lead to a real relief for the deepening crisis in the Gaza Strip,” he said. He explained that the plan to end Gaza’s power crisis was […]

‘Iran attack to have disastrous results’

“The CIA and other US officials admit they now have no information about the Iranian leadership taking the political decision to produce nuclear weapons,” Sergei Lavrov told Moscow’s Kommersant FM radio on Tuesday. “But I am almost certain that such a decision will surely be taken after (any) strikes on Iran,” he added, AFP reported. […]

China slams US anti-Iran sanctions

“China opposes any country implementing unilateral sanctions on another country according to its domestic law,” Hong Lei said at a daily press briefing on Wednesday. “China legally imports oil from Iran through normal channels in a reasonable and fair manner,” he added. “Beijing imports oil based on the country’s economic development needs without violating relevant […]

‘Iran attack will not stop N-program’

“You can bomb their [nuclear] facilities, but you cannot bomb their knowledge,” Mohamed ElBaradei said in Hong Kong on Wednesday. The former IAEA chief also warned Western countries and Israel that if Iran was attacked over its nuclear energy program, the country may choose to develop nuclear weapons as deterrence, Bloomberg reported. ElBaradei further stated […]

‘Iran bans harm oil market stability’

Speaking to reporters during a visit to Venezuela’s oil-rich area along the eastern Orinoco river basin on Wednesday, Rafael Ramirez noted that Iran sanctions are “a direct aggression on an oil producing country.” The minister warned that the “threat” against Iran should not be taken lightly by other OPEC members, AFP reported. He stated that […]

Ken to make London ‘beacon’ of Islam

Livingstone pledged to “educate the mass of Londoners” in Islam, saying: “That will help to cement our city as a beacon that demonstrates the meaning of the words of the Prophet (PBUH).” Livingstone described the Prophet (PBUH)’s words in his last sermon as “an agenda for all humanity.”He praised the Prophet’s last sermon, telling his […]

Scotland’s Holyrood gets fresh powers

The Scottish National Party-led government will now support the measures, which include additional tax and borrowing powers. Scottish Secretary Michael Moore hailed the news, describing it as a “major step forward for devolution”. However the Scottish government has warned that the bill will be “out of date before reaching the statute book”. Bruce Crawford, the […]

UK health workers to continue protests

The pledge came as the government’s flagship Health and Social Care Bill became law after it passed its final parliamentary hurdle on Tuesday night, British media reported. Members of Parliament (MPs) voted against a Labour party’s attempt to delay final consideration of the legislation until the publication of the internal Risk Register. NHS staff and […]

British retailer Game to axe 6,000 jobs

The group, which was reportedly battling to raise £180 million this week, said it intended to appoint administrators as rescue talks have not made sufficient progress. Game, which operates 600 stores in the UK and 1,300 worldwide, intends to appoint administrators in the coming days but in the short term it will continue to trade […]

Blast rattles Jakarta embassy in Paris

On Wednesday, an embassy employee discovered a suspicious package and removed it from the building in Rue Cortambert. “Windows at the embassy are broken. There are no Indonesian casualties among citizens or staff working at the embassy,” Indonesia’s Chief Political and Security Minister Djoko Suyanto said. Indonesia’s Foreign Minister Marty Natalegawa said he cannot yet […]

Violence leaves eight dead in Pakistan

In the first incident, militants attacked security forces convoy in central tehsil of Kurram Agency on Wednesday and they injured two security personnel. Just after the attack, security forces retaliated and killed five militants. In the second incident, at least three people were killed and three others injured when two armed tribesmen of Hurmez and […]

Parties warn Pakistan against aiding NATO

Addressing a large crowd in the Bat Khela area of the Malakand division in northwestern Pakistan on Wednesday, JI Chief Amir Syed Munawar Hassan said the members of the party along with Pakistani people would close all the routes if the parliament decided to reopen the passageways. “The leaders and government are following a US […]

Argentina to circulate Malvinas case

The move comes ahead of the 30th anniversary of the war Argentina and Britain fought over Las Malvinas (the Falklands). “The UK is not abiding by UN resolutions. It is representing a clear violation of international law. It became [a] member of the Security Council after World War II and has abused its veto power […]

Bomb blast wounds two in Mogadishu

The explosives-laden car exploded on Wednesday in Mogadishu’s Maka Al Mukaram Street near Ambassador Hotel. “The security forces cordoned off the area before the car exploded. It injured a policeman and bystander,” said Omar Abdul, an eyewitness. Somali police spokesman Abdullahi Hassan Barise says security forces have arrested four people in connection with the explosion. […]

‘US Increasingly becoming fascist state’

The remarks come as the US and EU have imposed tough financial and oil sanctions against Iran since the beginning of 2012, claiming that the country’s nuclear energy program includes a military component. However, US says it has exempted 11 nations including 10 European Union members and Japan from tough new sanctions on Iran as […]

‘Israel killed more Palestinians in 2011’

B’Tselem has released a 63-page report showing that a total of 105 Palestinians were killed in Israeli attacks on the Gaza Strip while 11 others were killed by Israeli troops in the West Bank and East al-Quds (Jerusalem) in 2011. “The picture is harsh, not because of dramatic events or a sudden deterioration, but precisely […]

Bahrain pushes ahead with medics trial

Bahraini Justice Minister Sheikh Khalid bin Ali Al Khalifa told a news conference on Tuesday that fifteen of the accused would be punished by a professional tribunal once condemned, while the other five would be sentenced by the court, Reuters reported. This comes as Bahrain’s Information Affairs Authority suggested last week that the country’s officials […]

Anti-regime protests endure in Bahrain

The fighting began after Saudi-backed forces attacked a Wednesday protest rally on the third and final day of funeral processions for a man killed by the regime forces some days ago. The incident happened in several towns and villages outside the capital, Manama, where the demonstrators shouted anti-regime slogans, demanding the downfall of the Al […]

UN-AL envoy to return to Syria soon

Ban Ki-moon told a conference in Jakarta on Wednesday that Annan briefed the UN Security Council on Friday and will visit Damascus in the coming days. “Our priorities are three: first an immediate end to the violence — all violence — and engage in inclusive political dialogue to shape the future of Syria as civilian […]

Syria pushes rebels out of Deir al-Zour

The rebel Free Syrian Army has also confirmed that the army has taken full control of the city and that rebel fighters were forced to flee Deir el-Zour. Some reports, however, suggest that the terrorists are now taking shelter in homes and apartments, using civilians as human shields. Deir el-Zour is the third rebel stronghold […]

Qur’an burning blow to US: Cmdr.

Speaking before the US House Armed Services Committee in Washington, General John Allen said that the incident has dealt a severe setback to the US mission in Afghanistan. “In the wake of the revelations that American troops had mishandled religious texts to include the Qur’an; protests, some of them violent, occurred in several but only […]

99-percenters urge NYPD chief to resign

Together with members of Black, Latino and Muslim communities, the 99-percenters rallied in New York on Tuesday, demanding that the city’s police commissioner, Ray Kelly, step down over the policies and brutal tactics adopted by the New York Police department (NYPD). Around 100 activists took part in the rally in which they denounced the NYPD […]

Mitt Romney wins Illinois primary

Romney was declared the winner on Tuesday night. US television networks said he won the race with 56 percent of votes, while former Pennsylvania Senator Rick Santorum gained 27 percent of ballots. The two other Republican presidential candidates; former House speaker Newt Gingrich and Texas congressman Ron Paul came in far behind with nine and […]

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