Archive for June, 2015

Tuesday, June 30th, 2015 at 1:20pm

Revisiting Egypt’s 2013 military takeover

Posted by admin in Uncategorized

Two years ago, Egyptian protesters gathered in Tahrir Square to participate in what was called the second wave of Egypt’s revolution. They called for the removal of President Mohamed Morsi – who had only completed one year in office – and claimed that it was a necessary continuation of the 2011 ousting of President Hosni […]

Tuesday, June 30th, 2015 at 1:20pm

More than 110 killed in Indonesian military plane crash

Posted by admin in Uncategorized

At least 113 people have been killed after an Indonesian air force C-130 plane crashed in a residential neighbourhood in the city of Medan on the northern island of Sumatra, according to military officials. The plane came down on Tuesday hitting empty residential buildings after bursting into flames shortly after take off. There were 12 […]

Tuesday, June 30th, 2015 at 1:20pm

Large explosion hits Afghanistan’s capital Kabul

Posted by admin in Uncategorized

A powerful blast has targeted a NATO military convoy in Afghanistan’s capital Kabul, wounding 19 people, including women and children, officials said. The blast on Tuesday came on the main road to the airport, around 500m from the US embassy and near a base for foreign troops. The armed group Taliban has claimed responsibility for […]

Tuesday, June 30th, 2015 at 1:18am

Iraq PM ‘retires’ army chief as security crisis deepens

Posted by admin in Uncategorized

Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi has “retired” the army’s chief of staff, the most senior officer removed since rebel fighters overran large parts of the country last year, his spokesman has said. General Babaker Zebari “has been retired” on Abadi’s orders, Saad al-Hadithi told the AFP news agency on Monday, without providing further details. Military sources say a […]

Tuesday, June 30th, 2015 at 1:18am

Tunisia makes first arrest after beach massacre

Posted by admin in Uncategorized

Tunisia has made its first arrests after a beach massacre that killed 38 people, as European officials paid tribute to victims of last week’s massacre at a tourist resort in the city of Sousse. Interior Minister Najem Gharsalli said on Monday that the authorities had arrested “a significant number of people from the network that was behind this […]

Tuesday, June 30th, 2015 at 1:18am

Iran nuclear deal: Snapping back sanctions

Posted by admin in Uncategorized

It’s the White House’s favorite term when it comes to discussing the Iran nuclear deal. If things don’t work out after long-time economic sanctions on Iran are lifted, they can be “snapped back” into place. A Tuesday deadline looms for Iran to work out a final deal with the so-called P5 plus one countries (the […]

Monday, June 29th, 2015 at 12:56pm

An end to impunity in Guatemala?

Posted by admin in Uncategorized

When retired general Otto Perez Molina was elected president of Guatemala, many feared that progress in the fight against impunity stemming from the country’s 30-year civil war and from organised crime that has plagued the post-war era, would suffer under this former general’s administration. Nearly four years later, Perez’s actions and those of his closest […]

Monday, June 29th, 2015 at 12:56pm

Drones kill any chance of peace in Afghanistan

Posted by admin in Uncategorized

The use of unmanned US drones in Afghanistan has stepped up since January. With the launch of the new US counterterrorism mission, Freedom Sentinel, the ongoing and intensifying drone campaign has reportedly killed around 400 people in Afghanistan over the last six months. But insurgents are not the only ones being killed. Targeted drone attacks […]

Monday, June 29th, 2015 at 12:56pm

Saudi Arabia opens stock market to foreigners

Posted by admin in Uncategorized

Saudi Arabia has opened up its stock market, the largest in the Middle East, to foreign investors. The kingdom is seeking an economic boost amid low global oil prices and will allow companies, particularly those that are not in the oil business, to raise money straight from foreign investors. Valued at $585bn, the stock market, called […]

Monday, June 29th, 2015 at 12:50am

Armenia energy-price rise protesters refuse to disperse

Posted by admin in Uncategorized

Yerevan, Armenia – In the face of an ultimatum from the police, thousands of protesters in Armenia are continuing to blocking Baghramyan Street, in the capital Yerevan, for the seventh consecutive day, demanding the government cancels a decision to raise electricity prices. On Sunday, following a proposal by President Serzh Sargsyan a day earlier to audit the […]

© 2015 Government Corruption News: 2011 Government Corruption News