Forty-one people have died and an additional twenty-four are receiving treatment in Mumbai after they consumed toxic liquor. The death toll is expected to rise as three men, aged 30, 47 and 50 were arrested on Thursday night in connection with the deaths of the people who were largely from …Read More »
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The Church of Multiplication at Tabgha was damaged overnight in a suspected arson attack. The shrine in northern Israel where Christians believe Jesus fed the 5,000 in the miracle of the five loaves and two fish was attacked, and sixteen Jewish suspects were detained on Thursday briefly. The Israeli President …Read More »
I’m not sure if anyone else has been waiting to see what happens in the Dominican Republic with regards to the deadline passing for Haitians to register with immigration authorities, but I certainly have been. As of Thursday, hundreds of thousands of Haitians and their descendants in the Dominican Republic …Read More »
Despite the peace talks in Geneva that have been trying to broker a truce in the three month conflict in Yemen, it does not appear as if Yemen is any closer to peace. On Thursday, a fistfight erupted on the sidelines of the peace talks in Geneva as Yemeni opponents …Read More »
Hong Kong’s legislature has vetoed a Beijing-backed electoral reform package that claimed to address concerns for elections in the territory. Pro-democracy lawmakers voted against the package, claiming that it was a “fake” democratic model. At the centre of this debate is the upcoming 2017 election in Hong Kong, during which …Read More »
At least 38 people have died in the Diffa region of Niger after an attack by Nigeria’s Islamist Boko Haram fighters. Reportedly, majority of the victims were women and children who were shot dead in two different villages. Additionally, the militants had burned down several houses in the two villages …Read More »
According to the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) release of their annual ‘Global Trends Report: World At War,” 2014 was the year that a record number of people were forcibly displaced due to wars, persecution and conflict worldwide. On average, 42,500 individuals per day were displaced, making up …Read More »
Wednesday evening marks the beginning of the Muslim holy month, Ramadan. For the next month, 1.6 billion Muslims across the world will fast from sunrise to sunset. However, despite popular belief, in the Arabic word for fasting-sawm- actually means to literally refrain. Which means that all healthy Muslims will be …Read More »
Fifty people have been killed or injured in the Yemeni capital after car bombs were set off near mosques and the headquarters of Yemen’s dominant Houthi group in Sanaa on Wednesday. The four car bombs were coordinated by the Islamic State as Saudi-led forces continue to send more air strikes …Read More »
On Wednesday, Al Qaeda militants allegedly killed two Saudis who had been suspected of espionage in Yemen. The men were accused of planting tracking devices which ended up leading to the assassination of the group’s leader and Osama bin Laden’s old right hand man, Nasir Wahishi who is described as …Read More »