17 April 2015 11:32
Reports say Islamophobic acts in France have soared 500 percent since the deadly terrorist attack on the French magazine, Charlie Hebdo in January.
The French Council of the Muslim Faith (CFCM) said Thursday that the European country witnessed 222 Islamophobic acts in the first quarter of 2015, showing a drastic surge in comparison with the 37 incidents recorded over the same...
16 April 2015 15:05
They say the first casualty of war is the truth and the ongoing bombardment of Yemen might be an unfortunate example of this. The third week of the Saudi aggression has seen hundreds of lives taken, thousands injured and over 100,000 displaced.
But for those looking for nuanced analysis and updates on the crisis, examples of good practice in the British...
16 April 2015 15:03
Spain and Venezuela have summoned each other’s ambassadors following tensions over a Spanish parliament motion calling on Venezuela to release opposition leaders.
On Wednesday, Madrid summoned Venezuelan Ambassador Mario Isea, while Caracas called in Spanish envoy Antonio Perez-Hernandez y Torra.
Following the move by Spanish lawmakers to pass the motion on April 14, Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro said it was “an act...
16 April 2015 14:47
Iran and six global powers are expected to resume talks on Tehran’s nuclear program later this month in the Austrian capital of Vienna, the European Union (EU) says.
The EU announced Thursday that political directors from Iran and the P5+1 member states will meet on April 22-23 to start drafting a permanent nuclear accord based on a mutual understanding they reached...
16 April 2015 7:24
Hundreds of people have gathered on the streets of London in protest at authorities' failure to lower the rate of homelessness in the UK.
Travel chaos erupted in central London as Whitehall was blocked by British homelessness campaigners marching towards Parliament Square on Wednesday.
The protesters chanted “No more deaths on our streets” in reference to the 149 homeless people who died...
15 April 2015 13:57
While they may seem like something from a movie, the threat of killer, autonomous robots that could destroy us is actually a real concern. A UN conference in Geneva is examining the future development of what are being called lethal autonomous weapons system but an international ban on the development of these so called killer robots is being opposed by...
15 April 2015 10:00
Russian President Vladimir Putin has dismissed Israel’s claims over Moscow’s delivery of S-300 missile systems to Iran, saying the system is purely defensive.
On Monday, Putin signed a presidential decree that lifts a ban on supplying Iran with S-300 air defense missile systems.
Russia’s decision, however, irked Israel, with Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu expressing “grave concerns” about the...
15 April 2015 6:26
West Germany secretly helped and funded Israel with its development of nuclear weapons in the 1960s, a report says.
The government of former German Chancellor Konrad Adenauer clandestinely channeled hundreds of millions of dollars into Israel's nuclear program, said a report published in the German daily Die Welt on Tuesday.
According to the report, the informal deal was made when former Israeli...
14 April 2015 15:22
The secretary of Iran’s Supreme National Security Council (SNSC) says Russia will supply Iran with advanced S-300 surface-to-air missile systems in 2015.
“I believe they will be delivered this year,” Interfax news agency quoted Ali Shamkhani as saying in the Russian capital, Moscow, on Tuesday.
The SNSC secretary is in Moscow to attend the 10th meeting of the secretaries of the Shanghai...
14 April 2015 10:59
British police have arrested over thirty Scottish demonstrators who staged a blockade outside the UK’s Faslane Naval Base over London’s plans to renew its nuclear missile system known as Trident.
Authorities detained 34 people on Monday after protesters managed to block all entrance points to the high-security military site.
According to police estimates, some 200 protesters participated in the demonstration as part...
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