UN advises Israel not to grab land

The UN advises Israel not to go ahead with its plan to grab hundreds of hectares of Palestinian land in the occupied West Bank.
 

'It's hell': Ukrainians 'sick & tired' of war

After months of an army offensive, Eastern Ukraine looks devastated. Schools, hospitals, apartment blocks and houses are either badly damaged or completely d...
 

McCain needs psychiatric care: Madsen

American investigative journalist Wayne Madsen says Republican Senator John McCain’s “actions do not comport with those of a sane person,” probably he is suffering from posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and needs psychiatric care.
 

Scottish vote to extremely shock UK

You could tell it was getting serious when Gordon Brown made friends with Alistair Darling; and when the Scottish Daily Mail began running doom headlines about the future of the Union. I don't know whether the narrowing of the poll lead for the no campaign was just a blip, but it doesn't feel like it.
 

Israel land grab draws global criticism

The Israeli regime’s plan to grab hundreds of hectares of Palestinian land in the occupied West Bank has drawn worldwide condemnations.
 

Fast food workers will protest in US

American fast food workers are planning to stage nationwide demonstrations across the United States to protest against their low wages.
 

UK accused of Hong Kong ‘interference’

Chinese authorities have demanded Britain not to carry out an inquiry into the situation in Hong Kong, accusing UK of “highly inappropriate interference” in its affairs.
 

‘Melbourne’ gains intl. acclaim in Italy

Iranian drama Melbourne directed by Nima Javidi has received critical acclaim at the 71st Venice International Film Festival in Italy.
 

Pakistan parl. to hold joint session

Pakistan is to hold a joint session of parliament to discuss the ongoing political turmoil amid persistent anti-government protests.
 

Pakistan parl. to hold ad hoc session

Pakistan is to hold a joint session of parliament to discuss the ongoing political turmoil amid persistent anti-government protests.
 

Iran ‘determined’ to continue N-talks

Iran’s Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif says the Islamic Republic is determined to continue the nuclear talks with the five permanent members of the UN Security Council plus Germany (P5+1).
 

Bahrain regime forces attack protesters

Regime forces in Bahrain have once again attacked anti-regime protesters in the Persian Gulf country as the ruling Al-Khalifa toughens its crackdown on the opposition.
 

Spain brain drain worst in west Europe

Spain has been harder hit by the brain drain effect than many other countries in Western Europe as thousands of professionals, including nurses and teachers, have left the country in recent years, official data show.
 

Egypt delays start of university year

Egyptian authorities have decided to postpone the start of the new university year by nearly three weeks as the government tightens a crackdown on universities for fear of anti-government protests, Press TV reports.
 

‘Anti-Iran bans destroy trust in N-talks’

The new sanctions imposed by the US against Iran erode trust ahead of upcoming nuclear talks between Iran and the five permanent members of the UN Security Council plus Germany (P5+1), says an Iranian official.
 

'Most Britons oppose UK bombing ISIL’

A poll has revealed that a majority of people in Britain are opposed to bombing ISIL, while Prime Minister David Cameron says he is ready to “act immediately.”
 

Russia stunned by Ukraine war rhetoric

Russia has expressed surprise over latest remarks by Ukraine's Defense Minister Valeriy Geletey accusing Moscow of launching a "great war" that could claim tens of thousands of lives.
 

ISIL commits ‘ethnic cleansing’ in Iraq

Amnesty International says the Takfiri ISIL militants are carrying out “systematic ethnic cleansing” in northern Iraq.
 

US military strikes al-Shabab in Somalia

The US military has carried out airstrikes against leaders of al-Shabab fighters in Somalia, the Department of Defense announced.
 

'Egypt mass killings witness nabbed'

Human Rights Watch has bewailed the arrest of one of the witnesses in its investigation into mass killings in Egypt last summer.