The death toll at the Turkish coal mine exceeds (282) dead, after more bodies have been recovered, at a time when some of turkish cities witnessed angry protests after the occurrence of the disaster, the worst in the history of Turkey. The disaster was developing into an accident "with the…
Jarba's visit came on the same day the UN mediator, Lakhdar Brahimi, announced plans to step down from his position on May 31 after failing to broker a political solution to the conflict that has killed 150,000 people so far. US President Barack Obama met Syrian opposition leader Ahmad Jarba…
Rescuers pulled more dead and injured from a coal mine in western Turkey on Wednesday more than 19 hours after an explosion, bringing the death toll to 205 in what could become the nation's worst ever mining disaster. Hundreds more were still believed to be trapped in the mine in…
Tuesday, 13 May 2014 20:21

UN-Arab League envoy Brahimi resigns

The United Nations and Arab League special envoy to Syria, Lakhdar Brahimi, has announced that he is stepping down from his role. The veteran Algerian diplomat, 80, said that he would brief the UN Security Council on his decision later on Tuesday. Mr Brahimi took over the role in 2012…
Tuesday, 13 May 2014 20:01

Famine Looms in South Soudan, UN Warns

UN Secretary -General, Ban Ki-moon, warned of famine and homelessness which threaten more than half the population of South Sudan , and called for the formation of a special court to try those who bear the responsibilty for the recent violations in the country. "The most important priorities is to…
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