POPE FRANCIS IN ALBANIA »

POPE FRANCIS IN ALBANIA

MT NEWS: Tens of thousands of Albanians of all faiths are attending an open air Mass being celebrated by Pope Francis in the capital, Tirana. The pontiff earlier praised religious coexistence in mainly-Muslim Albania as a model for other countries. The Pope also denounced the “perversion” of religion around the world to justify violence. Security […]

At least 10 dead in attack on Somalia’s parliament building »

At least 10 dead in attack on Somalia’s parliament building

    Mogadishu, Somalia (CNN) — Al-Shabaab militants launched an attack Somalia’s parliament headquarters Saturday, leaving at least 10 people dead and more than 11 others wounded, witnesses and officials said. Members of the parliament were among those wounded after gunmen loyal to the al Qaeda-affiliated terror group stormed the facility in Mogadishu, according to […]

TURKEY SHUTS BORDER TO SYRIA »

TURKEY SHUTS BORDER TO SYRIA

MT NEWS– Turkey has temporarily closed crossings to and from Syria along its border due to fighting between opposition groups inside Syria, the Turkish Commerce and Customs Ministry said Wednesday. The announcement came shortly after the United States and Britain suspended non-lethal aid to the Syrian opposition. Syrian National Coalition spokesman Louay Safi called the […]

Typhoon Haiyan death toll tops 6,000 in the Philippines »

Typhoon Haiyan death toll tops 6,000 in the Philippines

MT NEWS:- Nearly five weeks after Typhoon Haiyan tore through the Philippines, the government now says more than 6,000 people have been reported dead. Nearly 1,800 more are still missing. The new death toll figure, reported Friday, represents a sharp increase from the approximately 4,000 deaths confirmed by the government just three weeks ago. More […]

Three killed in separate Pakistan polio shootings »

Three killed in separate Pakistan polio shootings

  MT NEWS: Gunmen have shot dead at least two policemen providing security to a team of polio workers in north-west Pakistan. A polio worker was also killed in a separate attack, local media have reported. The two policemen were travelling from the town of Swabi to Topi by motorbike when they were attacked. The […]

14 Chinese fishermen rescued; 58 still missing after typhoon »

14 Chinese fishermen rescued; 58 still missing after typhoon

MT NEWS — Chinese rescuers on Tuesday found 14 fishermen alive and recovered the bodies of two who had died from boats that sank during a typhoon, authorities said. Fifty-eight fishermen remain missing from the three boats that went down in the South China Sea roughly 300 kilometers from the Chinese island of Hainan, the […]

LOUISIANA: PASTOR SHOT AND KILLED WHILE PREACHING »

LOUISIANA: PASTOR SHOT AND KILLED WHILE PREACHING

  MT NEWS:- Bond is set at $1 million for a Louisiana man accused of shooting and killing a church pastor as he preached in Lake Charles, Louisiana on Friday night. Calcasieu Parish sheriff’s deputies arrested 53-year-old Woodrow Karey and charged him with second-degree murder, after he called 911 and told the dispatcher what he had […]

HOSNI MUBARAK UNDER HOUSE ARREST »

HOSNI MUBARAK UNDER HOUSE ARREST

    MT NEWS:-  Egypt’s former president, Hosni Mubarak, left prison Thursday for a military hospital where he’ll be under house arrest, state-run media outlet Al-Ahram reported. A court ordered Mubarak released this week, but Egypt’s military issued a decree to place Mubarak under house arrest while he awaits a retrial on charges of inciting […]

Libyan Berbers demanding recognition storm parliament »

Libyan Berbers demanding recognition storm parliament

  MT NEWS: Members of Libya’s minority Berber, or Amazigh, community have stormed the parliament building in Tripoli. A spokesman for the General National Congress (GNC) said windows were smashed, furniture destroyed and documents belonging to deputies stolen. There were no reports of any injuries after the incident, which happened during a break in a […]

SRI LANKA: MOB ATTACKS A MOSQUE IN COLOMBO »

SRI LANKA: MOB ATTACKS A MOSQUE IN COLOMBO

MT NEWS: A Buddhist mob has attacked a mosque in the Grandpass area of the Sri Lankan capital Colombo, leaving at least five people injured. Buddhists and Muslims clashed after the attack, and police imposed a curfew in the area. Last month, a group of Buddhist monks had protested near the mosque, demanding it be […]