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Chemical weapons inspectors in Douma, Syria, gather samples from site, OPCW says
Sat, 21 Apr 2018 19:17:00 GMT
The Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) in a statement said their team went to one of the sites in the city to collect samples related to the alleged used of chemical weapons on April 7. The samples are to be sent to OPCW labs to be ...
4 Palestinians killed, including teen boy and disabled man, by Israeli snipers in Gaza
Sat, 21 Apr 2018 14:09:00 GMT
Four Palestinians, including a teenage boy and a disabled man, were killed Friday as Israeli soldiers opened fire across a fence dividing Israel and the blockaded Gaza Strip, officials said. According to the Gaza Health Ministry, gunfire from Israeli ...
Afghanistan: Deaths in attack on ID registration centre in Kabul
Sun, 22 Apr 2018 00:12:00 GMT
At least four killed as suicide bomber detonates explosives at voter registration centre in Kabul's Dasht-e-Barchi area. A suicide bombing near a voter registration centre in the Afghan capital Kabul has killed at least four people, health officials said.
Iran vows 'expected and unexpected' moves if U.S. exits nuclear deal
Sat, 21 Apr 2018 20:37:00 GMT
DUBAI (Reuters) - Iranian President Hassan Rouhani said on Saturday Iran’s atomic agency was ready with “expected and unexpected” reactions if the United States pulls out of a multinational nuclear deal, as U.S. President Donald Trump has threatened ...
Mauritanian opposition to contest upcoming polls
Sat, 21 Apr 2018 20:57:00 GMT
Nouakchott (AFP) - Mauritania's opposition says it will contest upcoming legislative and municipal elections after previously boycotting votes in the country. The National Forum for Democracy and Unity (FNDU), seen as a radical opposition grouping, has ...
Iran Would Discuss Prisoners if US Showed Respect, Zarif Says
Sat, 21 Apr 2018 18:27:00 GMT
Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif says Tehran is open to prisoner swap negotiations with the United States if the Trump administration shows a "change of attitude." Negotiations are a "possibility certainly from a humanitarian perspective, but ...
Colin Kaepernick named Amnesty International Ambassador of Conscience
Sat, 21 Apr 2018 17:53:00 GMT
(CNN)Amnesty International awarded Colin Kaepernick its Ambassador of Conscience Award on Saturday for his public protest against racial and social injustice. "The Ambassador of Conscience award celebrates the spirit of activism and exceptional courage, as ...
India's cabinet adopts death penalty for rape of girls under 12
Sat, 21 Apr 2018 14:20:00 GMT
India's cabinet has approved the death penalty for rapists of girls below the age of 12, after Narendra Modi, the prime minister, held an emergency meeting in response to nationwide outrage in the wake of a series of cases. Saturday's controversial ...
Kim Jong Un tests Trump with latest nuke offer
Sat, 21 Apr 2018 08:58:00 GMT
TOKYO – North Korean leader Kim Jong Un has finally broken his silence on what he plans to bring to the table during his summits with the South Korean and U.S. presidents, and it doesn’t have a whole lot to do with tossing out his hard-won nuclear arsenal.
The Latest: Hamas mourns slain engineer 'commander'
Sat, 21 Apr 2018 07:48:00 GMT
The Hamas militant wing is suggesting that a Palestinian engineer and lecturer shot dead in Malaysia was one of its commanders. The armed wing of Hamas has opened a mourning house in Gaza Saturday for Fadi al-Batsh. A main banner at the entrance of the ...
Hamas vows revenge after key member gunned down in Malaysia
Sat, 21 Apr 2018 10:19:00 GMT
GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip -- Gaza's ruling Hamas militant group said Saturday that a man who was gunned down in Malaysia was an important member of the organization, accusing Israel of being behind the brazen killing. Hamas said Palestinian engineer Fadi al ...
Armenian opposition demands early election on eighth day of protests
Sat, 21 Apr 2018 17:10:00 GMT
Parliament voted on Tuesday to allow Sarksyan, who had served as president of the small ex-Soviet republic from 2008 until this month, to become premier, in a job switch his opponents say show he is clinging to power. Under a revised constitution approved ...
North Korea says will stop nuclear tests, scrap test site
Sat, 21 Apr 2018 20:35:00 GMT
SEOUL (Reuters) - North Korea said on Saturday it would immediately suspend nuclear and missile tests, scrap its nuclear test site and instead pursue economic growth and peace, ahead of planned summits with South Korea and the United States. North Korean ...
Gaza Border Clashes: More Protesters Reported Dead As Palestinians and Israeli Soldiers Face Off
Sat, 21 Apr 2018 21:01:00 GMT
Four more Palestinians were killed by Israeli soldiers on Friday and 196 were wounded as protests on the border between Gaza and Israel continue, according to reports. Israeli media named the four dead protesters as Ahmad Nabil Abu Aqel, 25; Mohammed Ayoub ...
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