Blogger hacked to death, another seriously injured in Bangladesh
The blogger had covered secular issues including science, homosexuality, atheism, and free expression on his blog, Mukto-Mona
UN chief urges international community to implement de-colonisation processes
2015 marks the 55th anniversary of the Declaration on the Granting of Independence to Colonial Countries and Peoples
Angry Indian bride marries guest after groom has seizure
Violence broke out after the 23-year-old bride, apparently angered that she did not know about her groom’s condition, said she would instead marry a guest.
Muslims should not celebrate Valentine’s Day, Indonesian cleric says
: “This culture will destroy the morality of the young generation”.
Britain’s Muslim population rises 75 per cent – Report
According to the report, Muslims now make up 4.8 per cent of the population of England and Wales, with 8.1 per cent of school-age children.
Egypt court releases Al Jazeera journalists on bail
Trial of Mohamed Fahmy and Baher Mohamed, who had been detained for 411 days in Cairo jail, to resume on February 23.
Bulgarian spy vows to reveal Vatican secrets in book
Mr. Dimitrov claimed that he was working in the Vatican for Bulgaria’s secret service from 1974 to 1990.
UN Chief, Ban Ki-moon, phones Jonathan, Buhari, insists on credible elections
Timely preparations ‘imperative’ to credible, free, transparent elections in Nigeria, says UN chief, Ban Ki-moon
Islamic clerics denounce burning alive of Jordanian pilot by ISIS
“This weakens the popularity of Islamic State because we look at Islam as a religion of mercy and tolerance, even in the heat of battle, a prisoner of war is given good treatment”.
UN calls for more regional military operations against Boko Haram
UN says the insurgents now constitute a threat to local and international peace.
UN Security Council condemns continued attacks by Boko Haram
They underlined the need to bring perpetrators, organisers, financiers and sponsors of acts of terrorism to justice.
UN secures release of 3,000 child soldiers in South Sudan
UNICEF said it was trying to reunify the children with their families.
France arrests 5 terrorism suspects who recruit youths to fight with ISIS-Minister
The suspects are aged 26 to 44.
Journalist flees Argentina after reporting on prosecutor’s death
Pachter broke the news on January 18 that Alberto Nisman, a prosecutor investigating the 1994 terrorist attack on Jewish cultural center AMIA, had been found dead the night before he was to testify about the attack.
Nigeria to ratify anti-Mercury convention in August
Nigeria has developed a work plan on the process of ratifying the convention.
Islamic State threatens to kill two Japanese hostages
The Islamic State militia wants 200 million dollars as ransom.
Al Jazeera Condemns Death Threat Against Bureau Chief in Yemen
“We hold the Yemen government, and Houthis who control Sanaa, responsible for the safety of our colleague Saeed.”
Nigeria abstains from voting as UN blocks action on Palestinian statehood
Nigeria had earlier voiced support for the Palestinian cause.