Last Updated 23 | 08 | 2014 at 16:45

News / World

The UN has called for action to prevent what it thinks could be a possible massacre in the northern Iraqi town of Amerli. Special representative Nickolay Mladenov said he was "seriously alarmed" by...Read More >>

  • WikiLeaks' Julian Assange to leave embassy 'soon'

    Date: Sat, 23/08/2014 - 16:26

    WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange announced Monday that after spending two years in the Embassy of Ecuador in London he will "soon" leave the diplomatic safe harbor.
  • MH17: Minute of silence observed as Malaysia mourns

    Date: Sat, 23/08/2014 - 13:10

    Yesterday, Malaysians observed a moment of silence following the arrival in Kuala Lumpur of the bodies of 20 Malaysian victims of Flight MH17 that crashed in Ukraine on 17 July. A specially chartered plane took off from Amsterdam and landed around 10:00 local time....
  • Airstrikes Hit Gaza After Israeli Child Killed

    Date: Sat, 23/08/2014 - 11:18

    Israel pelted Gaza with 30 airstrikes s four-year-old boy was killed from rocket fire. They vowed "Hamas will pay a heavy price". Medical officials on the scene reported at least five Palestinian deaths as the conflict entered its 47th day.
  • Chinese Jet 'Barrel Rolled' Over US Navy Plane

    Date: Sat, 23/08/2014 - 10:45

    The Pentagon has said that the US have lodged a formal protest with Beijing after, earlier this week, a Chinese fighter jet conducted a barrel roll maneuver “very, very close” over and American Navy plane this week
  • 'Asbos For Extremists' To Tackle UK Jihadists

    Date: Sat, 23/08/2014 - 10:23

    British home Secretary Theresa May has confirmed in an article in the Daily Telegraph that she’s planning to bring in new laws to tackle the threat of British jihadists - including "anti-social behaviour orders" for extremists. The measures would target the activities...
  • Soldiers protest against mobilization in Ukraine

    Date: Fri, 22/08/2014 - 10:36

    Fighting in and around Donetsk continues, as living conditions deteriorate for the civilian population. The SMM met internally displaced persons (IDPs) leaving Luhansk. In Chernivtsi soldiers protest against mobilization.
  • Nestlé to Overhaul Farm Animal Treatment Across the Globe

    Date: Fri, 22/08/2014 - 09:06

    The world’s largest food company has spoken: cruelty on factory farms has got to go. Nestlé is the single-biggest maker of food across the globe, with dozens of widely known brands such as Dreyer's, Lean Cuisine and Butterfinger.
  • Russian authorities to fight impunity and ensure journalists’ safety

    Date: Thu, 21/08/2014 - 15:24

    OSCE Representative on Freedom of the Media Dunja Mijatović today called on the authorities in the Russian Federation to ensure journalists’ safety following yesterday’s attack on journalist Magomed Khanmagomedov in Dagestan. “I trust that the investigation launched...
  • Increased Russian military activity in the vicinity of the Border Crossing-Points

    Date: Thu, 21/08/2014 - 10:08

    The Observer Mission (OM) reached full operational capacity and almost completed the replacement of temporary mission members. Observation at the Border Crossing-Points is conducted every day in three eight-hour shifts. Cross-border traffic flow decreased at both...
  • Journalists’ safety remains biggest media freedom challenge

    Date: Wed, 20/08/2014 - 16:43

    OSCE Representative on Freedom of the Media Dunja Mijatović today denounced recent attacks on members of the media in different regions of Ukraine. “Violence against journalists has a chilling effect on the whole society and cannot be tolerated. Much more needs to be...