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Israeli Defense Minister Avigdor Lieberman has pointed out that 17 of about 110 fires that took place in the past few days, had been caused by arsonists.

Israel official Radio station “Kol Yisrael” quoted Lieberman on Sunday as saying“We need to not just rebuild as many houses as we can but to expand the settlements. The best answer to this situation is expanding the settlements”,adding “For every house destroyed, we will build more and bigger homes”.

During his visit to the...

At least 86 people have been killed and 30,000 displaced as violence continues unabated in Myanmar's Rakhine state.

Rohingya Muslims from Myanmar poured into neighbouring Bangladesh this week with some feared drowned after a boat sank in a river during a bid to flee escalating violence that has killed at least 86 people and displaced about 30,000.

Some Rohingya refugees have been missing since Tuesday after a group crossed the river Naaf that separates Myanmar and Bangladesh....

An Israeli court on Wednesday sentenced a 16-year-old Palestinian girl to 13-and-a-half years in prison for allegedly trying to stab an Israeli last year, according to a Palestinian NGO.

The Palestinian Prisoners' Society said in statement that Jerusalem's district court had sentenced Nurhan Awwad, 16, to 13-and-a-half years behind bars -- and a fine of almost $8,000 -- for an alleged knife attack in Jerusalem in November of last year.

"Nurhan was shot and arrested [at the...

The Israeli government is planning to build 7,000 new settlement units in the occupied East Jerusalem, the Palestinian Foreign Ministry said on Monday.

The ministry said in a statement the Israeli scheme aims to separate the holy city from its Palestinian surroundings.

“It also aims to increase the number of Jewish settlers in the city and to grab more lands,” it added.

The ministry warned that the Israeli settlement building “shuts all doors to all political solutions...

Norwegian police said on Sunday they are investigating a grotesque pedophilia ring suspected of involvement in the abuse of at least 51 people, which includes the abuse of infants and at least one case of a suspect acknowledging abusing his own children. The latest incident is considered one of the largest child sexual abuse cases in the country's history.

Deputy Police Chief Gunnar Floystad said that in they have arrested 20 men so far, with three convictions, in western Norway. The...

The Catholic Church in Rwanda has apologised for its role in the 1994 genocide, saying it regrets the actions of those who participated in the massacres.

A church statement acknowledged on Sunday that its members planned, aided and executed the genocide, in which more than 800,000 ethnic Tutsis and moderate Hutus were killed by Hutu hardliners.

"We apologise for all the wrongs the church committed. We apologise on behalf of all Christians for all forms of wrongs we committed....

A group of Turkish demonstrators protesting the PKK terrorist organization were attacked by the group's supporters in the French capital on Sunday.

Gathering in Paris’ Place de la Republique, the crowd was attacked by a pro-PKK group with iron sticks, according to eyewitnesses speaking to Anadolu Agency on condition of anonymity due to security concerns.

At least 15 people, including women and children, were injured in the attack.

According to the witnesses, the group...

On April 29, 2014, the state of Oklahoma tortured Clayton Lockett to death. An anonymous executioner, carrying out a death penalty sentence, attempted to administer a secret three-drug cocktail, starting with a chemical designed to render Lockett unconscious. The executioner then added a drug to paralyze Lockett, and another to stop his heart—both of which would cause a conscious person immense pain, a sensation of asphyxiation and burning. Unfortunately, Lockett was conscious: The first...

A Children's hospital was hit and 21 people killed in intensified airstrikes Wednesday on the divided Syrian city of Aleppo, according to medical workers and a monitoring group.

The dead included five children and a volunteer medic, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said.

Russia - an ally of the Syrian regime- denied it was involved in the Aleppo raids, which resumed on Tuesday after a three-week pause.

Damascus on Tuesday announced that it was launching a major...

The Prosecutor of the International criminal court (ICC), Fatou Bensouda, has published an annual report stating that the U.S. armed forces and the Central intelligence Agency (CIA) committed war crimes in Afghanistan, including torture, ill-treatment, abuse of human dignity and violence.
In a report published on the website of the ICC, noted that the alleged war crimes U.S. forces have committed during the period 1 may 2003 to 31 December 2014 and their victims were at least 61 people...

Iraq's Kurdish peshmerga security forces have unlawfully destroyed Arab homes and villages in northern Iraq over the past two years in what may amount to a war crime, rights group Human Rights Watch said on Sunday.
Kurdish peshmerga fighters are part of a 100,000-strong Iraqi alliance, backed by U.S.-led air strikes and advisers, that is battling to retake Mosul from Daesh but has so far gained just a small foothold in the city.
The New York-based group said in a report that...

ANTI-IMMIGRANT arsonists are suspected of trying to burn down a 'new Sangatte' centre for the homeless in one of the most upmarket areas of Paris.

The attack on the £4m buildings - which opened in the 16th arrondissement on Saturday - happened while families were inside, including young children.

It is the second attack on the centre and follows the French authorities destroying a series of illegal camps across the city, many containing UK bound migrants.

Thomas Lauret...

Donald Trump's election victory means the Palestinian people will never have a state of their own, a Right-wing Israeli government minister has said as he hailed the demise of a "two-state solution" in the Middle East.

Naftali Bennett, Israel's education minister, is a champion of Jewish settlers in the occupied West Bank and released a statement within hours of Mr Trump's win declaring: "The era of a Palestinian state is over."

Many Israeli settlers expect Mr Trump will end...

last remaining food rations are currently being handed out in Syria's rebel-held eastern Aleppo and there will be nothing left to distribute next week without a resupply, the UN said Thursday.

United Nations aid convoys have not reached the besieged eastern part of Aleppo since July, when regime forces cut off the last supply route.

"The reports we have now from within East Aleppo is that the last food rations are being distributed as we speak," the head of a UN-backed...

Did you know many African countries continue to pay colonial tax to France since their independence till today!

When Sékou Touré of Guinea decided in 1958 to get out of french colonial empire, and opted for the country independence, the french colonial elite in Paris got so furious, and in a historic act of fury the french administration in Guinea destroyed everything in the country which represented what they called the benefits from french colonization.

Three thousand French...