Friday, March 24, 2017

The U.S. military has admitted that it used depleted uranium (DU) ammunition in Syria, the controversial weaponry that causes serious health problems among the population. The military fired thousands of rounds containing...

A court in Paraguay has sentenced 11 farmers to between four and 35 years in prison for the deaths of 17 people during clashes over land reform . The case has...

A Colombian high court has backed a government bill to hold a popular referendum on a peace deal being negotiated with rebels of the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC). After hours...

A leaked ‘Panama Papers’ communication attributed to an Israeli lawmaker stated that Saudi King Salman bin Abdulaziz al Saud bankrolled the election campaign of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to the...

Drug prohibition policies implemented by nations across the world do not seek to criminalize the consumption of narcotics, rather it seeks to criminalize working class and marginalized people, argues Mexican Catholic...

Brazil's lower house  of congress has voted to impeach President Dilma Rousseff, delivering a major blow to a long-embattled leader  whose supporters repeatedly argued that the push against her was a...

Russia, Saudi Arabia, Venezuela and Qatar announced Feb. 23  that they've agreed on a plan to freeze oil production at current levels to help stop a decline in oil prices caused...

The eastern German city of Dresden paid its respects to the victims of the devastating allied bomb attack which was carried out 71 years ago. Memorials were eclipsed, however, by a...

Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev has said tensions between Russia and the West have reached Cold War levels. Other leaders also warned of dangerous divisions within Europe. Speaking at the Munich Security...

YAOUNDE, Cameroon — As Cameroon's young people prepared to observe national youth day on February 11, many were questioning their future. As the week long activities took place, youths were complaining...

A controversy with Ecuador’s Armed Forces that led President Rafael Correa to dismiss top military commanders for disobedience has sparked a new round of opposition protests in Quito, with government supporters...

Venezuelan shopping centers are scaling back hours of operation, causing an uproar among consumers, in the wake of the government's move to reduce their electricity supplies in the early afternoon and...

Milagro Sala was jailed in mid-January for speaking out against President Mauricio Macri, sparking a wave of protests against criminaliza­tion of dissent. Thousands of Argentines gathered in Buenos Aires’ central Plaza de...

A flood of over two-thousand Cuban emigrants passing through Central America on their way to the U.S. remain stranded in Costa Rica in what has been described as a migrant crisis. According...

Tens of thousands of Saint Lucians are expected to finally have access to a reliable and safe supply of drinking water, following the launch of two milestone projects on the Caribbean...

Mahommah Gardo Baquaqua’s nightmarish journey started in the middle of the 19th century, when the Muslim civil servant from West Africa was sold into slavery and shipped to Brazil. Years later, Baquaqua...

Venezuela’s ruling party , the United Socialist Party of Venezuela, (PSUV) suffered its first parliamentary loss in 17 years after the opposition coalition, the Round Table of Democratic Unity (MUD), won...

Following the rise of a number of anti-Islam parties in Australia, a Sydney businessman has announced plans to form the country’s first Muslim political party. Diaa Mohamed, a self-employed 34-year-old with a...

The Gambia has been declared an Islamic republic by President Yahya Jammeh who said he wanted to further distance the west African state from its colonial past. The tiny, formerly secular country...

The UK should be more proactive about imposing sanctions on banks and countries suspected of funding or supporting the militant group ISIS, the leader of the Labour party has said. Jeremy...

Vladimir Putin has said he hopes nuclear warheads will not be needed to deal with terrorists, after Russia launched cruise missiles from its submarine at Syria. During a meeting in the Kremlin,...

Gunmen attacked military sites in Burundi’s capital and “many” assailants were killed or arrested after heavy fighting, officials and soldiers said, as Western powers fear the nation is sliding back into...

Nearly 70,000 Indian Muslim leaders have signed a fatwa against ISIS and other terror groups saying they were “not Islamic organizations” . Around 1.5 million Muslims visiting a shrine dedicated to a...

A young boy runs through a field carrying a Canadian flag, the sun lit behind him as the country’s red and white national colors flap in the wind. Above the photo,...

Mexico’s top court ruled that GM soy seed producers must consult with indigenous communities, saying the genetically modified seeds have a significant impact on the local environment. Mexico’s top court blocked the...

Rogelio Velasquez and Saul Mendez, social justice leaders from Santa Cruz Barillas, Guatemala, were released and acquitted of the false accusation of femicide stemming from their alleged participation in two murders...

Hundreds of former Colombian soldiers have joined the Saudi-led coalition – not free of charge, of course – and have now taken up frontline positions in Aden, South American media reports. Colombian...

Maldives President Abdulla Yameen Gayoom has declared a state of emergency, giving sweeping powers to security forces to arrest suspects ahead of a major anti-government protest rally, his spokesman said. “Maldives declares...

Syrian Army destroyed 40 terrorists and 20 armored vehicles near Palmyra, the army’s spokesman told reporters. The Syrian army has hit terrorist positions in the as-Sufouh district, which is very close to...

At least 15 Sudanese refugees have been shot dead and eight more injured in Egypt’s Sinai region as they reportedly attempted to enter Israel. Speaking on the condition of anonymity, Egyptian security...