Gambia (Tasnim) – Mauritanian President Mohamed Ould Abdel Aziz flew to Senegal to meet with President Macky Sall after talks in Gambia aimed at resolving the crisis, a Senegalese presidential source said on Thursday. Mr Aziz left Gambia shortly before midnight, Read More
Nigeria (Tasnim) – More than 100 people have been killed and aid workers wounded after Nigerian military mistakenly bombed a refugee camp. A military official confirmed an Air Force fighter jet on a mission against Boko Haram extremists mistakenly attacked the Read More
Palestine (Tasnim) – Israeli forces have indiscriminately fired at a group of Palestinians protesting against Israeli settlements in the occupied West Bank, killing a teenager and injuring several others. Palestinian media reported on Monday that 17-year-old Qusay Hasna al-Umour was killed Read More
Bahrain (Tasnim) – Bahrain on Sunday executed three anti-regime activists over their alleged role in a 2014 bomb attack, amid widespread public anger against the death verdicts. The regime in Manama carried out the death verdicts on Sunday in defiance of Read More
Turkey (Tasnim) – A pro-Kurdish lawmaker has been temporarily suspended from the Turkish parliament for saying the word “genocide” during heated discussions on changes to the constitution. Member of parliament for the Peoples’ Democratic Party (HDP) Garo Paylan said four communities Read More
Syria (Tasnim) – Washington will be invited to fresh Syria peace talks being organized by Moscow and Ankara this month, Turkey’s foreign minister said, but Russia declined to confirm the invitation Friday. Despite backing opposite sides in the Syrian conflict, Russia Read More
Turkey (Tasnim) – Turkish lawmakers on Thursday approved three more articles in a hugely controversial bill bolstering the powers of President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, as lawmakers brawled and threw objects in a session of high tension. Lawmakers have since the start Read More
United States (Tasnim) – US prosecutors accused two relatives of former United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon of engaging in a scheme to bribe a Middle Eastern official in connection with the attempted $800 million sale of a building complex in Vietnam. Read More
Bahrain (Tasnim) – A Bahraini court has upheld death sentences against three young people as the Al Khalifah regime presses ahead with its heavy-handed crackdown on pro-democracy campaigners in the tiny Persian Gulf kingdom. On Monday, Bahrain’s Court of Cassation found Read More
Mexico (Tasnim) – Protests and looting fueled by anger over gasoline price hikes in Mexico have led to four deaths, the ransacking of at least 300 stores and the arrests of more than 700 people, officials said. The country’s business chambers Read More
Israel (Tasnim) – Israel says it is cutting a substantial amount in its annual dues to the United Nations this year in protest of last month’s Security Council resolution condemning Israeli settlement activity on occupied Palestinian territories. The announcement made by Read More
United States (Tasnim) – New research has revealed the function of a widely shared enzyme component, the Zf-GRF domain, as a critical molecular tool necessary for manipulating DNA during repair processes. A living organism’s DNA needs constant maintenance. Every cell is Read More
Thousands of people remained stranded in relief centers Thursday as northeast Malaysia struggled to recover from severe flooding and residents raised fears of looting.
But the number of people displaced in the states of Kelantan and Terengganu fell to about 18,300 from almost 23,000 Wednesday.
Seasonal flooding hits Malaysia’s east coast states every year and regularly results in mass evacuations.
In badly hit Rantau Panjang, a Kelantan town bordering Thailand, more than 300 residents sought shelter at a crowded relief center.
Evacuees said food was sufficient but there were hygiene concerns.
Israeli forces have killed more Palestinian children in the occupied West Bank and al-Quds in 2016 than any other year in the last decade, rights group Defense for Children International (DCI) said.
The organization’s chapter in the occupied Palestinian territories recorded the killings of 32 Palestinian children (under 18), making 2016 “the deadliest year of the past decade” for them, the group said in a recent report.
Many of those killings happened during Israeli military raids on Palestinian towns in the occupied West Bank, confrontations with the Israeli army or during unarmed protests.
New Year’s Eve passed off peacefully enough in war-torn Ukraine — until a senior lawmaker shot a man in the leg during a testosterone-charged road rage incident.
Ukrainians bored by a relative lack of news over the holiday period have been gripped by accounts of the fight between the man and the senior politician that also involved an assault with a bottle.
Local media interviewed the gunshot victim Vyacheslav Khimikus from his hospital bed. He admitted that he had attacked the MP with a bottle before being shot.