World Bulletin / News Desk
Fifty international aid groups and United Nations agencies issued a joint appeal on Thursday calling on Israel to lift its siege of the Gaza Strip, which lasts years.
"For over five years in Gaza, more than 1.6 million people have been under blockade in violation of international law. More than half of these people are children. We the undersigned say with one voice: 'end the blockade now,'" the petition said.
Amongst the signatories were Amnesty International, Save the Children, the World Health Organization, Oxfam, the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights and five other U.N. bodies.
According to the Kenyan Red Cross Society, one more person died while undergoing treatment in the capital Nairobi, bringing up the death toll from the attack to 47.
The National Front (FN) announced on Monday evening that it has “suspended” the membership of Jean-Marie Le Pen, who founded the party in 1972.
Senegalese Foreign Minister Mankeur Ndiaye said that the international coalition was aiming to protect and secure the holy sites of Islam, Medina and Mecca
John Kerry told a news conference in Nairobi, adding Washington was offering funds that could help set up a justice mechanism to hold to account those responsible for violence.
The President swore the oath of office in a brief ceremony in the capital Lome that was accompanied by a 21-gun salute.
Kongo issued new law that women will be able to wear the full-face veil in their homes or in mosques, but not in public places like the market.
Psident Reuven Rivlin expressed empathy for members of the Ethiopian community on Monday, admitting that the State of Israel had “erred” in its treatment of the group
Participants in the demonstration, which was organized by the National Committee to Break the Siege of Gaza, waved Palestinian flags and chanted slogans
His trip to the African country coincides with improving U.S.-Kenyan ties and sets the stage for President Barack Obama's visit this summer.
Merkel said intelligence agencies are working to ensure the public's safety and the German government will do everything it can to ensure that it can carry out its job
Lieberman said that the coalition government currently being set up by Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu was "the embodiment of opportunism"
The four submarines involved, including a Swedish one, will be tasked to approach and target the ships undetected, simulating an attack on surface ships.
Burundi activist says two protesters were killed on Monday, no police comment.
US House committee discussed bill on April 29 aiming to provide weapons to Kurds and Sunni tribes in Iraq.
Civil society groups and political activists in South Africa have accused the government of spying on their operations in contravention of the law
An Israeli NGO said it had collected testimony from 60 Israeli soldiers and officers who had participated in last summer's offensive – dubbed "Operation Protective Edge" – against the Gaza Strip.