Tag: hromedia

Spain: Judge jails former ruling party treasurer

Spain: Judge jails former ruling party treasurer

June 28, MADRID (AP) — National Court Judge Pablo Ruz accepted Thursday the argument of prosecutors that former Popular Party finance chief Luis Barcenas represented a flight risk and denied him bail. Barcenas was treasurer of Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy’s Popular Party from 2008 to 2009 and a senator from 2004 to 2010. A judge […]

June 27, 2013 | By More
Topless FEMEN protesters jailed in Tunisia, freed

Topless FEMEN protesters jailed in Tunisia, freed

June 27, TUNIS, Tunisia (AP) — Three European feminist activists who were jailed after a topless courthouse protest in Tunisia last month were freed overnight after a court lifted their prison sentence. They left Tunisia on Thursday morning. The two French and a German member of the Ukrainian feminist group Femen maintained during the trial […]

June 27, 2013 | By More
Flood Rescue helicopter crashes in India, killing 8

Flood Rescue helicopter crashes in India, killing 8

June 25, GAUCHAR, India (AP) — Bad weather has hampered rescue efforts in Uttarakhand state, where more than 1,000 people are believed to have died and thousands of others remain stranded in remote areas from landslides and floods triggered by torrential monsoon rains. Other air force helicopters were unable to take off due to poor […]

June 25, 2013 | By More
Taliban militants storm Afghan government compound

Taliban militants storm Afghan government compound

June 25, KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — The well-planned daylight assault in a highly fortified zone of the capital was a bold challenge to Kabul’s authority just a week after the Taliban opened a political office in Qatar as the Islamic militant movement said it was willing to begin a U.S.-led peace process. Taliban militants stormed […]

June 25, 2013 | By More
Intense clashes rage overnight lebanon; 12 soldiers dead

Intense clashes rage overnight lebanon; 12 soldiers dead

June 24, BEIRUT (AP) — The Lebanese news agency says military forces battling followers of a hard-line Sunni cleric are closing in the mosque where they are taking cover in a southern coastal city. It says the fighting brought the death toll to 12 soldiers. The clashes in Sidon are one of the most intense […]

June 24, 2013 | By More
Deadly blast hits Damascus, killing at least 11 people

Deadly blast hits Damascus, killing at least 11 people

June 23, AP – Amman: The explosion in the capital went off behind a bakery in the Ruken Al Deen neighbourhood, according to the Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights. It reported 10 wounded and said there was no immediate claim of responsibility. The Syrian news agency Sana confirmed the blast and said there were […]

June 23, 2013 | By More
Lending a helping hand to refugees “World Refugee Day”

Lending a helping hand to refugees “World Refugee Day”

June 22, AP – War and other crises drove one person from their home every 4.1 seconds in 2012, the UN’s refugee agency said on Wednesday, pushing the number of people forcibly displaced to a two-decade high of 45.2 million. All told, the UNCHR’s annual figures showed 1.1 million people fled across international borders in […]

June 21, 2013 | By More
Kuwait go to polls sixth time in seven years

Kuwait go to polls sixth time in seven years

June 20, AP – Kuwait’s cabinet approved a decree on Thursday confirming that a snap election would be held next month. Voters in Kuwait are set to go to the polls to elect a new parliament. This is just the latest development in a row over changes to the country’s election rules that were implemented […]

June 20, 2013 | By More
Russia and the ‘war of nerves’ Assad’s victory strengthens Moscow position

Russia and the ‘war of nerves’ Assad’s victory strengthens Moscow position

June 9, AP – Geneva is set to become a new Dayton, hopes Dmitri Trenin. “Americans and Russians should get the Syrian representatives to one table and force them to come to an agreement,” the head of the Moscow Carnegie Center told hromedia. Dayton was the US city where in 1995 the agreement to end […]

June 9, 2013 | By More
20,000 children die of hunger daily Tameem calls for immediate action to save “1.3 billion tonnes of food wasted every year”

20,000 children die of hunger daily Tameem calls for immediate action to save “1.3 billion tonnes of food wasted every year”

June 5, AP – Tameem highlighted shocking figures of world hungry children, According to the UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), every year 1.3 billion tonnes of food is wasted. This is equivalent to the same amount produced in the whole of sub-Saharan Africa. At the same time, 1 in every 7 people in the […]

June 7, 2013 | By More