World Bulletin / News Desk
German Chancellor Angela Merkel has cancelled a visit to Tunisia in early October, an aide said on Wednesday, with a German paper citing safety concerns over unrest in the region in protest against a U.S.-made anti-Islam video.
Merkel's spokesman Steffen Seibert said the visit was called off "by mutual agreement with the government of Tunisia". He declined to give a reason but the Financial Times Deutschland mentioned security worries in a preview of its Thursday edition.
The chancellor took a conciliatory tone with Germany's large Muslim community during a call-in event with her party followers late on Wednesday. With more than 3 million Muslims living in Germany, Islam had become a part of us, she said.
"The majority of Muslims in Germany have clearly distanced themselves from such actions," Merkel said of protests this month against the film "The Innocence of Muslims", during which Germany's embassy in Sudan was stormed.
The German government has criticised the film as a crude attack on Islam, with Foreign Minister Guido Westerwelle calling it an "anti-Islamic hate video".
German authorities say they will consider banning any attempt to screen it.
Central African Republic government says rejects ceasefire deal made in Kenya between two militia groups.
The report also accused Israel and the militant group Hamas of committing abuses during their conflict in Gaza last summer.
More than 70 people were heading out to sea near Kutubdia island, 415 km (260 miles) southeast of Dhaka, when their wooden boat sank.
French president urges two nations to start a new period of bilateral relations.
German Economy Minister Sigmar Gabriel says Greek politics mustn't burden rest of EU.
"The delays caused by political infighting have affected progress" the U.N. special envoy to Somalia told.
The Health Ministry had not been granted the necessary budget for buying the medical needs of hospitals.
The latest of a series of minor bombings that hit the Suez Canal province over the past three days was a homemade bomb
'When you provoke Europe to commit hate crimes against Muslims, then you alienate all Muslims rather that the terrorists alone.'
"Israel will not accept any attacks on its territory" said Israel's U.N. Ambassador Ron Prosor.
Earlier this month Boehner invited Netanyahu to speak to a joint session of the House and Senate and the speech is scheduled for March 3.
The attack in the disputed Shebaa Farms area killed two Israeli troops and wounded seven others
North Korea is under an array of international sanctions for repeated nuclear bomb and ballistic missile tests.