International News Headlines

Egyptian forces kill 13 militants in Sinai

Cairo , April 19

At least 13 militants were killed by the Egyptian armed forces on Saturday in the country's North Sinai province, a security source told Xinhua.

East African bloc condemns xenophobic violence in South Africa

Nairobi , April 19

The East African bloc, Inter-Governmental Authority on Development (IGAD), on Saturday condemned the spate of xenophobic attacks that has gripped parts of South Africa.

UAE launches space centre to oversee Mars mission preparation

Dubai , April 19

The United Arab Emirates (UAE) on Saturday launched a space centre to oversee the country's preparation for the Mars exploration mission.

Zimbabwe denounces xenophobic attacks in South Africa

Harare , April 18

Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe, who is also chairperson of regional African Union (AU) grouping, on Saturday strongly denounced the xenophobic attacks against African immigrants in South Africa and said such violence must never happen again in any country.

Greek police arrest two suspected terrorists

Athens , April 18

Police in Greece said Saturday they have arrested two suspected terrorists in a central Athens district.

Nawaz Sharif condemns Afghanistan suicide attack

Islamabad , April 19

Pakistani Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif has strongly condemned the suicide attack in Afghanistan's Jalalabad city that killed at least 34 people and injured over 100 on Saturday.

Norwegian journalist arrested in Yemen to return home

Oslo , April 19

Norwegian journalist Raymond Lidal, who was arrested last month in Yemen on the charge of spying against the Houthi rebels, has been released and will return home on Sunday, Xinhua reported citing the Norwegian News Agency (NTB).

Mozambicans protest xenophobic violence in South Africa

Maputo , April 18

Hundreds of Mozambicans staged a march here on Saturday towards the South African High Commission, protesting against the xenophobic violence in South Africa.

34 dead in Afghan suicide attack, IS claims responsibility

Kabul , April 18

At least 34 people were killed and more than 100 injured on Saturday in a suicide bombing outside a bank in Jalalabad city in Afghanistan. The Sunni radical group Islamic State (IS) has claimed responsibility for the attack.

30 killed in Yemen fighting

Aden (Yemen) , April 18

At least 30 people were killed and 24 others were injured when Shia Houthi militants attacked a military base loyal to Yemen's President Abd-Rabbu Mansour Hadi in the southern province of Taiz, military sources said on Saturday.