Journalist Peter Theo Curtis has returned home to the United States, two days after being freed by a Syrian extremist group that held him hostage for 22 months, his family said. Curtis family spokeswoman Betsy Sullivan said in a statement that Curtis arrived at Newark Liberty International Airport on Tuesday ... Read More »
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Journalist Peter Theo Curtis has returned home to the United States, two days after being freed by a...
Celebrations have erupted in Gaza as a long-term ceasefire agreed by Israel and the Palestinians wen...
An Iraqi TV host has sobbed on live television over the treatment of Christians by ISIS, saying “the...
Japanese entertainment giant Sony says its online music and gaming sites have come under attack by a...
Three suspected r*pists have been killed by an enraged mob in a community in Guatemala’s north...
Celebrations have erupted in Gaza as a long-term ceasefire agreed by Israel and the Palestinians went into effect, ending 50 days of the deadliest violence in a decade. The agreement, which came into effect late on Tuesday, involves an immediate halt to the violence in Gaza, which began on July ... Read More »
An Iraqi TV host has sobbed on live television over the treatment of Christians by ISIS, saying “they are our own flesh and blood”. Nahi Mahdi, who presents Asia TV, revealed he had cried at home about what was happening in his country, before welling up and having to wipe ... Read More »
Japanese entertainment giant Sony says its online music and gaming sites have come under attack by a hacker group that also claimed there were explosives on a plane carrying a senior company executive. The company said on Monday that a US commercial aircraft carrying the president of Sony Online Entertainment ... Read More »
Three suspected r*pists have been killed by an enraged mob in a community in Guatemala’s northwestern province of Huehuetenango. The incident occurred in Yalamciop, a village near the town of San Mateo Ixtatan, where residents burned alive three men whom they had accused of r*pe and kidnapping. The trio – ... Read More »
Canada has condemned the ongoing violence in Libya as the country lurches closer to fragmentation and civil war after Islamist-led militias seized the airport in the capital, Tripoli. Foreign Affairs Minister John Baird today in a statement said Canada was appalled by the reported cases of human rights abuses in ... Read More »
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has warned Gaza residents to leave any site where Palestinian fighters are operating, saying the locations could be attacked. “I call on the inhabitants of Gaza to vacate immediately every site from which Hamas is carrying out terrorist activity. Every one of these places is ... Read More »
China has executed eight people for alleged “terrorist” attacks across the country, including three who “masterminded” a car crash in the capital Beijing’s Tiananmen Square last year, state media has said. The official Xinhua news agency said on Sunday that the eight were involved in several cases in Beijing and ... Read More »
A 6.0-magnitude earthquake has rocked the northern San Francisco area, injuring dozens of people, damaging historic buildings, setting some homes on fire and causing power outages around the picturesque town of Napa. The biggest quake in the region in 25 years jolted many residents out of bed when it hit ... Read More »
A young American who has been held hostage for two years by an Islamic rebel group in Syria has been released to UN peacekeepers in the Golan Heights. “Finally he is returning home,” US Secretary of State John Kerry said in a statement, confirming the release of Theo Curtis, an ... Read More »
Hundreds of Iranian soldiers have taken part in a joint operation inside Iraq with Kurdish forces to retake a town held by the Islamic State group, security sources have revealed. It is believed to be the first time that Iranian troops have been directly involved in the fighting against the ... Read More »
The Syrian army has repelled an attack by the Islamic State group on one of its key air bases, as Damascus attempted to fend off an offensive against its last bastion in Raqqa province. Syrian troops defending the Tabqa air base killed at least 24 fighters and wounded 150 others ... Read More »
At least 12 people have been killed and more than 36,000 made homeless in Niger due to flooding caused by heavy seasonal rainfall, the government said. Floods are an annually recurring problem in the West African country during the rainy season when overflowing streams and rivers sweep away homes and ... Read More »
Families hiding infected loved ones and the existence of “shadow zones” where medics cannot go mean the West African Ebola epidemic is even bigger than thought, the World Health Organization has said. Some 1,427 people have died among 2,615 known cases of the deadly virus in West Africa since the ... Read More »
Islamist fighters in the Fajr Libya (Libyan Dawn) coalition said on Saturday they have captured Tripoli airport after 10 days of clashes with nationalist militiamen. A statement shown on screen on An-Nabaa television, regarded as close to the Islamists, said: “Fajr Libya announces that it totally controls Tripoli international airport.” ... Read More »
A group of suspected Shebab Islamist militants have beheaded a Kenyan driver after kidnapping a group of traders on Kenyan soil near the resort island of Lamu, police said Saturday. The militants kidnapped the traders on Wednesday and took them to the dense Boni forest area in Lamu county. The ... Read More »
The deadly Ebola virus is spreading like wildfire in Liberia, and it has now hit every region of the West African country. Officials said Friday that after seeing people fall to the deadly virus in area after area, two more people had succumbed to the virus in Sinoe province, the ... Read More »
A young British woman has declared she wants to become the first woman to execute a UK or US ‘terrorist’. The woman is thought to be Khadijah Dare, 22, who tweets under the name “Muhajirah fi Sham” meaning “immigrant in Syria” The Evening Standard reports. The declaration comes after ISIS ... Read More »
Uganda’s President Yoweri Museveni signed legislation this week criminalising the transmission of HIV, a measure that allows doctors to violate confidentiality and disclose their patients’ HIV status without consent and calls for mandatory testing for pregnant women and their partners in violation of their human rights. While the “HIV Prevention ... Read More »
Sierra Leone, battling a deadly outbreak of Ebola, passed a law on Friday that will see anyone harbouring a victim of the disease facing a two-year jail term. The attorney general announced the new measure as a top parliamentarian lashed out at neighbouring countries for failing to do more to ... Read More »