Saudi warns of ‘serious consequences’ over US 9/11 bill

30 Sep

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US orders government personnel’s families to leave DR Congo

30 Sep

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US close to ending Syria talks with Russia as Aleppo battle rages

30 Sep

The United States is close to suspending talks with Russia on a ceasefire in Syria, U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry said on Thursday, as the Kremlin vowed to press on with an assault on the city of Aleppo. Moscow and Damascus launched a campaign to recapture the rebel-held sector of Syria‘s biggest city this […]

World leaders gather in Israel for Peres funeral

30 Sep

World leaders from US President Barack Obama to Prince Charles were expected in Israel on Friday for the funeral for ex-prime minister and Nobel Peace Prize winner Shimon Peres. Security forces were on high alert for the funeral at Jerusalem’s Mount Herzl national cemetery, with roads closed and thousands of officers deployed. Some 70 countries […]

‘Paris is Cinema’ – French films in France, with subtitles

30 Sep

‘The Singular Spirit’ at Paris Halle Saint Pierre La Halle Saint Pierre, nestled at the foot of the Sacré Coeur basilica in Montmartre, is Paris’ premiere exhibition space for ‘art brut’, or ‘outsider art’ …

Haydar Hamdi: voice of Tunisia’s free youth sings of broken dreams

30 Sep

Tunisian dub band Haydar Hamdi © Yessine Meddeb Hamrouni Podcast Download this edition After taking an active part in the so-called Jasmine Revolution in 2011, Tunisian musician Haydar Hamdi moved to Paris and formed an oriental dub band with four friends. They’ve forged an original “wierd” sound, Tunisian Dub, blending reggae, electronic effects and oriental scales. […]

Still no answer to Europe’s refugee crisis

30 Sep

Meanwhile, Turkish refugee agencies started issuing debit cards to migrants in order to alleviate their financial burdens. Populist anti-migrant sentiment is common in Hungary. Prime Minister Victor Orban recently suggested that refugees should stay in huge camps in Libya after being sent back there. Hungary is the European country that took the harshest anti-immigrant measures, […]

Thousands march in Dublin to protest Ireland’s abortion laws

30 Sep

How Indian widows turn their lives around In India, life can sometimes become difficult for women who have lost their husbands. Many face rejection from their community, and sometimes destitution. But in one …

Saudi warns of ‘serious consequences’ over US 9/11 bill

30 Sep

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Russian, Syrian bombing of Aleppo a ‘gift’ to Islamic State, says US

30 Sep

The United States said on Thursday that a Syrian and Russian assault on Aleppo was a gift to Islamic State militants, while a frustrated U.N. aid chief lamented that the only deterrent left seemed to be “the court of world opinion and disgust.” Moscow vowed to press on with its offensive in Syria, while U.S. […]