Malaysian Muslims offer Eid-ul-Fitr prayers at the National mosque in Kuala Lumpur. Photo: Manan Vatsyayana/ AFP

Australia, US, UK, Saudi Arabia, Turkey and Europe celebrate Eid-ul-Fitr on Sunday

onSaudi Arabia, 16 other countries announce end of Ramadan, declare Sunday Eid-ul-Fitr Day Saudi Arabia, Malaysia, and other Arab countries announced on Saturday that Sunday will be the first day of Eid... Read more »
sweden

Sweden lists entire country on Airbnb

Sweden lists entire country on Airbnb, opens doors to all tourists Sweden has listed its public parks and beaches on Airbnb to promote its national policy on free-roaming. A collaboration between Airbnb and Visit Sweden,... Read more »
At least 22 killed in Manchester terror attack

UK explosion: At least 22 killed in Manchester terror attack

Children among 22 dead in suicide attack at Ariana Grande concert At least 22 people were killed and about 59 others were injured in an attack after an Ariana Grande concert Monday... Read more »
Emmanuel Macron

Emmanuel Macron, 39, elected France’s youngest President

Macron has becomes not only France’s youngest-ever president but also one of its most unlikely. French voters elected centrist Emmanuel Macron as the country’s youngest president ever on Sunday, strengthening France’s place... Read more »
UK Prime Minister Theresa May to seek early election

UK’s Theresa May calls for early election, seeking stronger ‘Brexit’ mandate

Theresa May vows to put Brexit at heart of UK election campaign British Prime Minister Theresa May has announced that she is calling for an early election on June 8, describing it... Read more »

Nearly 100 migrants feared dead as boat sinks off Libyan coast

Italy’s coast guard says only four people survived the sinking of a migrant ship off Libya’s coast Saturday. An estimated 100 people were aboard and only eight bodies have been recovered. Nearly... Read more »
Rescuers unload fragments and remains from a boat, found at the site of the Tu-154 plane crash near Sochi, Russia, Dec. 25 2016. Photo: ZUMA PRESS

Russian military plane with 92 aboard crashes into Black Sea

Syrian-bound Russian defense ministry plane carrying 92 people including its renowned military band crashes into the Black Sea moments after taking off from Sochi A Russian military plane with 92 people on... Read more »
Australia Chooses French Design for Future Submarine

Australia and France seal AU$50 billion submarine deal

The new submarines are part of Australia’s new defence strategy in the Asia-Pacific region. Australia and France have inked an agreement for a French defence contractor to build 12 cutting-edge submarines. The... Read more »
France to bans all plastic dishware starting in 2020

France to ban all plastic dishware starting in 2020

France becomes the first country to ban plastic plates and cutlery PARIS — France has become the first country in the world to ban plastic plates, cups and utensils, passing a law... Read more »
The third Bosphorus bridge linking the European and Asian sides of Istanbul, Turkey.

Turkey opens world’s largest suspension bridge connecting Asia and Europe

Turkey opened one of the world’s biggest suspension bridges in Istanbul spanning the strait between Asia and Europe. The government says it is the widest of its kind in the world ISTANBUL... Read more »
An elderly man in a tracksuit walks on the rubble of a collapsed buildings in Amatrice

Deadly earthquake rocks Italy, at least 120 dead, hundreds missing

The center of Amatrice was devastated, with entire palazzos razed to the ground. Aerial images from the fire department showed whole streets flattened. At least 120 people have died after a powerful... Read more »
Members of the Muslim community attend a mass in the Catholic church of Santa Maria of Caravaggio on Sunday in Milan, Italy. Photo: Pier Marco Tacca/Getty Images

Muslims go to Catholic Mass in France, Italy in solidarity after Church attack

Muslims in France and Italy pray with Christian brothers in a gesture of solidarity after the killing of French priest, Father Jacques Hamel. ROUEN, (France) — In a gesture of solidarity following the... Read more »
Police officers and medical services respond to the shooting at the Olympia Einkaufzentrum (OEZ) at July 22, 2016 in Munich, Germany.

Shooting at Munich shopping mall kills at least 9

A shooting at a shopping mall in Munich has left at least nine people dead, as well as the apparent attacker, and at least 16 people injured, the Munich police say. Munich... Read more »
Turkey's coup attempt foiled by Erdogan government

Turkey’s government regains control after failed coup attempt

At least 260 people were killed and 1,440 injured during the attempt while 2,839 members of the army had been detained A violent, chaotic night in Turkey concluded with at least 260... Read more »
At least 84 killed in 'monstrous' terror attack on holiday crowd in Nice, France

At least 84 killed in terror attack on Bastille Day holiday France

A driver of a lorry (truck) deliberately hit people while celebrating Bastille Day, France’s national holiday, killing at least 84, including many children NICE, (France) — An attacker killed at least 84 people... Read more »
Portugal spoil France's party with extra-time win in EURO 2016

Euro 2016: Portugal stuns France 1-0 to claim first European Championship title

Portugal shrugged off an early injury to Cristiano Ronaldo to claim a first-ever major tournament trophy thanks to Éder’s 109th-minute strike. PARIS (France) – A thundering out-of-the-blue shot by substitute Eder gave... Read more »
Euro 2016 hosts France meet Portugal in the tournament's finale on Sunday night.

France face Portugal in the Euro 2016 final

Euro 2016 hosts France meet Portugal in the tournament’s finale on Sunday night Antoine Griezmann scored twice Thursday as France beat world champions Germany 2-0 to seal a place in the Euro... Read more »
Emmanuel Chidi Namdi with his wife. Photo: Facebook

Nigerian refugee who fled Boko Haram killed in alleged racist attack in Italy

Italian soccer fan arrested in fatal beating of refugee who fled Boko Haram ROME (Italy) — A Nigerian refugee believed to have fled the terrorist group Boko Haram with his wife has... Read more »
Brexit

Britain’s ‘Bregret’ offers timely lessons for Australian voters this weekend

Australians heading to the polls this Saturday can draw important lessons from the UK referendum By Mark Chou (Australian Catholic University) and Michael Ondaatje, (Australian Catholic University) Last week’s Brexit decision sent... Read more »
At least 41 dead, 200 injured in Istanbul airport blasts

41 dead and more than 230 hurt in Istanbul Ataturk airport attacks

Attacks on Istanbul’s Ataturk airport has killed 41 people, at least 13 of them foreigners, and injured more than 230, officials say. A triple suicide bombing at Istanbul’s main international airport on Tuesday... Read more »
Supporters of the ‘Stronger In’ Campaign react as results of the EU referendum are announced at the Royal Festival Hall in London on June 24, 2016. ─ AFP

European leaders in shock as Britain votes to go

“In a free and democratic process, the British people have expressed their wish to leave the European Union. We regret this decision but respect it.” The historic decision by Britons to leave European... Read more »
Britain votes to leave European Union (EU)

Britain votes to leave European Union, PM David Cameron to resign

PM David Cameron to resign after UK votes to leave the EU in referendum that could seal the fate of the union. Britain has voted to leave the European Union in historic EU referendum.... Read more »
A boy looks on behind a net at the refugee camp of Schisto in Athens, Greece, on June 8. Photo: Aris Messinis/AFP/Getty Images

At 65 million, the world has more refugees now than ever before

Conflict in places like Syria and Afghanistan raised the total number of refugees and internally displaced people worldwide to a record 65.3 million The number of people displaced worldwide has hit a... Read more »
Global Peace Index 2016

Middle East and Africa conflicts making world less peaceful: Global Peace Index 2016

Global peace deteriorating as terrorism hits new all-time high World became less peaceful in the last year, reveals 2016 Global Peace Index (GPI). The Report shows growing global inequality in peace, with... Read more »