LYON, FRANCE (REUTERS) – Palestine joined Interpol as a member state on Wednesday (September 27), a move opposed by Israel, in a vote at the international police organisation’s general assembly in Beijing, Interpol said. Continue reading
On Easter, Pope denounces “oppressive regimes” but urges restraint and condemns Aleppo bus convoy attack after leading mass in St. Peter’s Square. Saskia O’Donoghue reports
Pope Francis denounced “oppressive regimes” in his Easter message Sunday and called for world leaders to prevent the spead of conflict.
U.S. President Donald Trump’s executive order temporarily barring visitors from seven predominantly Muslim countries and banning Syrian refugees indefinitely will likely land his administration in court. Zachary Goelman reports. Continue reading
Human Rights Watch warns the election of Donald Trump as president of the United States and the rise of populist leaders in Europe poses a “extraordinarily dangerous threat” to human rights. Their yearly report also criticises Russia, China, and Turkey’s leaders for crackdowns on dissent and Syria’s al-Assad for targeting civilians.
The mother of Twitter sensation seven-year-old Syrian girl Bana Alabed says she has left her soul behind after they were evacuated from their home in eastern Aleppo.
Iran has executed an Iranian nuclear scientist detained in 2010 when he returned home from the U.S., after a court convicted him of spying for Washington. Mana Rabiee reports. Continue reading
Public outcry in Ghana following decision to transfer two Yemeni detainees held for more than a decade at the U.S. military prison in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba to the country. Many say they view the men as a security threat to the West African nation, located in a region struggling to cope with the rise of several militant Islamist insurgencies.
A week-long event hosted by Qatar University hopes to encourage late primary and early secondary school students to enjoy maths.
Britain will take in “thousands more” Syrian refugees, Prime Minister David Cameron says, changing his stance after an outpouring of emotion over the image of a dead Syrian toddler on a Turkish beach put him under pressure to act.
ESHKOL, ISRAEL (JULY 3, 2015) (ISRAELI POLICE HANDOUT) – Militants in Egypt’s Sinai peninsula fired rockets into southern Israel on Friday (July 3) in an incident that caused no casualties but appeared to be linked to fighting between Islamist insurgents and Egyptian security forces.