31st Mar 2013

Canada: One dead, one injured in Toronto shopping centre shooting

TORONTO, (Xinhua):  A shooting outside a shopping center in Canada’s largest city Toronto killed one person and injured another Saturday night, leaving thousands of shoppers lining up to be checked by police before leaving the mall.   Several shots were … Continued

28th Mar 2013

US: 127 detained at Chicago rally protesting school closing

CHICAGO,  (Xinhua): At least 127 people were detained at a rally in Chicago Wednesday organized by the Chicago Teachers Union (CTU) to protest school closings. Chicago Police spokesman Adam Collins said 127 people were briefly detained but there were no … Continued

27th Mar 2013

US: Obama appoints first ever woman director of US Secret Service

President Barack Obama has appointed Julia Pierson as the director of the US Secret Service. She is the first woman director in the organization’s 148-year history. The appointment does not need Senate approval. Julia Pierson, 53, will take over the … Continued

18th Mar 2013

Palestinians’ despair grows as Obama not to ask Israel to halt settlement

RAMALLAH, (Xinhua): One Palestinian official said Sunday that they are more despaired after U.S. President Barack Obama said that he would not present a new Mideast peace initiative or request Israel to halt settlement activities in the Palestinian territories. Wassel … Continued

16th Mar 2013

Mexico fireworks explosion kills 11, dozens injured

MEXICO CITY, (Xinhua): At least 11 people died and some 70 others were injured Friday when a truck loaded with fireworks exploded during a religious parade in a village near the capital, authorities said. The blast occurred when a malfunctioned … Continued

10th Mar 2013

Egypt: Muslim Brotherhood and US: Pragmatic partners

(Al-Akhbar): Last week’s visit to Cairo by US Secretary of State John Kerry is continuing to stir debate in Egypt and raise questions about Washington’s evolving relationship with the Muslim Brotherhood and President Mohamed Morsi. The visit underscored the rapprochement … Continued

8th Mar 2013

US Senate confirms architect of drone attacks, Brennan as CIA director

The US Senate has confirmed John Brennan as the next director of the Central Intelligence Agency. Brennan’s nomination process drew heated protests over the CIA’s targeted killing drone program. The Senate voted 63-34 Thursday to approve Brennan. His confirmation follows … Continued

6th Mar 2013

Venezuela: International community mourns Hugo Chavez

Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez has died at age 58 after a two-year battle with cancer. International leaders immediately responded with an outpouring of condolences. Meanwhile, Chavez’s successor moves up. The announcement of the longtime president’s death came during the early … Continued

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