Draft motion slams ‘racist’ settlement growth
Saturday 9th Apr 2016
posted by James Tweedie in World
WESTERN-BACKED Syrian extremists admitted yesterday using chemical weapons against a Kurdish-held suburb of Aleppo.
In a statement, the Army of Islam said one of its brigade commanders had ordered the use of “forbidden” weapons in Thursday’s assault on Sheikh Maqsoud,...
Poroshenko shrugs off referendum rejection of deal with bloc
Friday 8th Apr 2016
TWO FACTIONS in the Western-backed Syrian insurgency were fighting on opposite sides yesterday as Damascus militants helped the government army defeat an Islamic State (Isis) offensive.
Al Masdar News reported that army forces allowed a contingent of Army of Islam guerillas to travel...
GLOBAL trade unions welcomed yesterday the revelations of corporate tax avoidance in the Panama Papers leak.
International Transport Workers’ Federation general secretary Stephen Cotton drew the link between Panama’s position as a tax haven and a maritime flag of...
SOUTH AFRICA’S ruling African National Congress cheered the defeat of an opposition bid to impeach President Jacob Zuma yesterday.
The motion supported by the liberal Democratic Alliance (DA) and ANC breakaway group the Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) was roundly defeated in the...
Thursday 7th Apr 2016
Army has Russian, Iranian and Lebanese help
FRESH demonstrations calling for a new government took place in Iceland yesterday following the resignation of Prime Minister Sigmundur David Gunnlaugsson on Tuesday.
Mr Gunnlaugsson suggested his Progressive Party’s vice-chairman Sigurdur Ingi Johannsson as his replacement.
NORTHERN IRISH campaigners are “dismayed” at the suspended sentence for a woman who took miscarriage-inducing drugs as she was too poor to have an abortion in Britain.
The woman, who cannot be named for legal reasons, was given a three-month suspended sentence after she...
Wednesday 6th Apr 2016
SYRIA accused Islamic State (Isis) terrorists yesterday of using chemical weapons against the besieged eastern city of Deir Ezzor.
Military sources in the field told the national Sana news agency that Isis forces surrounding the city had fired artillery shells containing a...