Quantcast
Home » Archives » World (Page 1025)

Israeli police officer caught kicking Palestinian boy on video

A video showing an Israeli police officer kicking a nine-year-old Palestinian boy has prompted an official investigation. The footage, released by the Israeli human rights organisation B’Tselem, shows the child, Abd a-Rahman Burqan, on the ground as he is held by a border police officer. Another police officer then kicks the boy.…

Arafat was poisoned by polonium: report

Yasser Arafat, who died in 2004, was poisoned by polonium, according to the findings of laboratory research carried out in Switzerland and cited in an Al-Jazeera report on Tuesday. The analysis focused on biological samples taken from the late Palestinian leader’s belongings given to his wife Suha by the military…

Unknown disease kills 60 children in Cambodia: WHO

An unidentified disease has killed 60 young children in Cambodia in three months, the World Health Organization said Tuesday as it raced to identify the cause. “The number of deaths reported to WHO is 60 cases and they have all been in young children,” said Dr Nima Asgari, a public…

German couple free lobsters from Italian restaurant

A German couple on holiday on the Italian island of Sardinia bought the live lobsters on the menu at a posh seaside restaurant for 500 euros ($629) and put them back in the sea, local media said Tuesday. “When the woman came into the restaurant, she saw the lobsters straight…

UK confirms missiles on standby to protect London Olympics

Surface-to-air missile defence systems will be deployed at six sites in London during the Olympics as a “powerful deterrent” against attack, Britain’s Ministry of Defence confirmed Tuesday. The news came despite angry protests from residents at two locations where missiles are being deployed on top of blocks of flats. One…

‘Shift’ in Russia, China positions on Syria: Annan

The “shift” in the positions of Russia and China on Syria should not be underestimated, the spokesman for peace envoy Kofi Annan said on Tuesday after international talks in Geneva. “Many forces have joined hands here on Saturday … don’t underestimate the degree of a shift that happened particularly in…

Leftist candidate rejects Mexico results as ‘fraudulent’

The runner-up in Mexico’s presidential election has rejectedEnrique Pena Nieto’s “fraudulent” victory, raising the specter of protests that rocked Mexico City when he lost six years ago. When Leftist candidate Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador lost the 2006 presidential election by less than one percent he claimed fraud and organized mass protests that paralyzed Mexico City for more…

U.S. ‘moves new forces to Gulf’ in sign to Iran

WASHINGTON — The United States has moved new forces into the Gulf to keep strategic waterways open and strike deep within Iran in the event of a regional military escalation, the New York Times reported Tuesday. The Times cited senior officials as saying the quiet build-up was aimed at reassuring…

Syria running ‘torture archipelago’: rights group

Syria is holding tens of thousands of detainees in a “torture archipelago”, a US-based rights group said on Tuesday, after the UN rights chief accused both government and opposition of “serious” violations. As Turkey reported a new mass defection of Syrian troops across the tense border, Syrian President Bashar al-Assad said he regretted that his country’s defence…

Afghan media freedom threatened: rights group

Hard-won media freedoms in Afghanistan are under serious threat from a draft law that is seen as a concession to Muslim conservatives ahead of NATO’s exit in 2014, a rights group warned Tuesday. Human Rights Watch (HRW) called on the Afghan government to withdraw the bill, which has been circulated…

Google+