The head of the Syrian National Council, the main opposition group to Bashar al-Assad’s regime, asked Moscow Wednesday to drop support for the beleaguered Syrian president during talks in the Russian capital - saying there was no hope of a political transition.
A leading member of Kenya’s Inter-Religious Council has welcomed as an unprecedented gesture an offer by Muslim leaders to protect Christians following last Sunday attacks.
“The situation has deteriorated significantly, and has become more militarized. Appalling violations of human rights continue to take place. The killings and violence seem to have taken on a very worrying sectarian character. At least 1.5 million people are now in need of urgent humanitarian aid,” Secretary-General of the UN, Ban Ki-moon, told journalists at the Japan National Press Club.
The Organization of Islamic Cooperation has urged Aung San Suu Kyi to ensure peace and help end violence in Myanmar’s Muslim Rohingya community. The OIC wants free access to humanitarian aid groups and international media in conflict-ridden western Myanmar.
Egyptian Security forces allowed MPs to enter parliament's headquarters on Monday following a presidential decree that reinstated the dissolved People's Assembly on Sunday.
Nearly half of South Africans believe the ANC’s proposed secrecy laws would curtail media freedom and make it easier for government officials to hide corruption – while just 13% disagree, a survey has found.
According to the ‘Youth Context Study’ South Africans of Indian and Asian origin reach out more to other racial groups than blacks and whites do.
Johannesburg – ‘Apartheid will not end and black people will not experience real freedom until free and high quality education becomes a reality,’ said Cosatu general secretary Zwelinzima Vavi on Sunday.
New Delhi: The World Islamic Economic Forum (WIEF) had its International Advisory Panel (IAP) meeting for the first time in India to create awareness about the forum. Its chairman Musa Hitam said India's participation in WIEF's activities has been very minimal.
Jubilant Libyans chose a new parliament Saturday in their first nationwide vote in decades, but violence and protests in the restive east underscored the challenges ahead as the oil-rich North African nation struggles to restore stability after last year’s ouster of long-time dictator Muammar Gaddafi.