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UN Proposes New Force to Protect Palestinians

    UN Proposes New Force to Protect Palestinians

UN Proposes New Force to Protect Palestinians UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres has put forward options meant to protect Palestinian civilians. They include a breakthrough proposal to deploy an armed military or police force to the occupied territories to protect the Palestinians against Israeli violence. This followed concerns over the surge of violence in the…

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US Munition-Guided Child Killer Bombs

    US Munition-Guided Child Killer Bombs

Made in USA…that’s the bomb a saudi warplane recently dropped on a school bus in Yemen, killing dozens of children.Many in and outside Yemen describe the air strike as proof of US hypocrisy when it comes to the issue of human rights.The proof against the US is damning. Washington says its bombs are smart and…

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Israel tightens blockade of Gaza Strip

    Israel tightens blockade of Gaza Strip

Israel has tightened its years-long blockade of the coastal Gaza Strip by closing a pedestrian crossing into the Palestinian enclave. Tel Aviv said on Sunday that it had taken the measure at the Israeli-controlled Erez crossing — the only Israeli pedestrian crossing into the Strip — in response to weekly Palestinian protests. The crossing, situated…

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More than two million Muslims begin Hajj pilgrimage

    More than two million Muslims begin Hajj pilgrimage

More than two million Muslims from around the globe have converged in the holy city of Mecca in Saudi Arabia to start this year’s Hajj pilgrimage. The annual Hajj pilgrimage started on Sunday. The gathering in one place of Muslims from across the globe is seen as a means of sending across the message of…

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Italy holds funeral for bridge collapse victims

  Italy holds funeral for bridge collapse victims

A state funeral service was underway Saturday in Italy to commemorate dozens of people killed in Genoa's bridge disaster, as some outraged relatives shunned official ceremonies and rescuers pulled more bodies from the wreckage. The service, which coincides with a national day of mourning, came as firefighters still searching for five missing people discovered a…

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HRW skeptical of Myanmar inquiry into Rohingya abuses

  HRW skeptical of Myanmar inquiry into Rohingya abuses

Human Rights Watch has warned that a panel set up by Myanmar to probe atrocities against Rohingya Muslims in Rakhine state does not seem to be performing its task in a “serious and impartial” manner. “It’s now clear that Myanmar’s new ‘independent commission of inquiry’ into human rights violations committed in Rakhine State will not…

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India’s PM Modi surveys Kerala as floods kill 324

  India’s PM Modi surveys Kerala as floods kill 324

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi promised the flood-ravaged state of Kerala more helicopters, boats and other equipment needed to evacuate tens of thousands of stranded people as he was given an aerial tour of stricken areas on Saturday. There are growing fears that the death toll, already in the hundreds, could escalate rapidly, with so…

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China’s Long Range Bombers “Likely Training For Strikes” Against US, Pentagon Warns

  China’s Long Range Bombers “Likely Training For Strikes” Against US, Pentagon Warns

A new Pentagon report has sounded the alarm over China’s expanding military reach and says the rival to American power is increasing its ability to send bombers further afield while “likely training for strikes” against the United States and its allies. The warning is contained in an annual Pentagon report prepared for Congress called Military and Security Developments Involving…

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Trump: Fewer Military Parades Means More “Jet Fighters”

  Trump: Fewer Military Parades Means More “Jet Fighters”

After postponing his coveted military parade—an event which 75 percent of respondents in a poll earlier this year said was not a good use of government funds—President Donald Trump shared with his Twitter followers on Friday that he’ll find another use for the money that would have paid for the parade: adding to the military’s already-massive collection…

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Russia: 10 million-year-old whale skeleton discovered in Crimea

  Russia: 10 million-year-old whale skeleton discovered in Crimea

Russian palaeontologists discovered an ancient whale skeleton while planning infrastructure for the Crimean bridge in Kerch Peninsula, as shown in footage filmed on Friday. According to one of the researchers, representative from the local Zoological Museum Dmitri Startsev, these fossils “have been hidden for 10 million years.” Such animals used to inhabit the Sarmat Sea,…

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