Taliban Attack in Kabul International Airport

(FINNBAY) – Kabuk, 18 July 2014. A group of Taliban Insurgents attacked Kabul International Airport and started clashes with the Afghan National Security forces on Thursday morning. Ministry of Interior (MoI) Spokesman, Sediq Sediqqi tells FINNBAY news that about 4:20 a.m. local time insurgents positioned under a construction building in Qasaba area began firing at […]

Albanian Marijuana Producers Clash with Police

(FINNBAY-ANSAmed) – Tirana, 17 June 2014. Albanian police on Tuesday arrested six people in the southern village of Lazarat, a major marijuana-producing center 230 kilometers south of the capital near the Greek border, on suspicion of firing at officers during a drug raid and of attacking an A1 Report TV crew yesterday. Also on Tuesday, […]

Italian Man Attempted to Set Wife on Fire

(FINNBAY-ANSA) – Isernia, 17 June 2014. A man tried to set his wife on fire in this southern Italian town Monday night. He poured alcohol over her after an umpteenth row in front of their young son, police said, but she managed to get away and scream for help. Police arrested the 43-year-old for domestic […]

Pope Francis to Archbishop: Unity in Christendom Possible

(FINNBAY-ANSA) – Vatican City, 16 June 2014. Pope Francis told the Anglican Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby that unity among Christian churches was an achievable goal, while describing divisions between churches as a “scandal” during a Monday meeting at the Vatican. Also Read: Wonder of the World, Hagia Sophia Church, to Become Half Mosque and Half […]

At Least 48 Killed in Kenya Coastal Town Attack

(FINNBAY-ANSA) – Rome, 16 June 2014. Militants killed at least 48 people in attacks on hotels and a police station in the Kenyan coastal town of Mpeketoni, the deadliest assault since at least 67 people were killed during a siege at Nairobi’s Westgate shopping centre last September. Also Read: 69 dead, 63 Missing in Kenya Mall […]

U.K. Ups Military Aid to Nigeria Against Boko Haram

(FINNBAY-ANSA) – Rome, 13 June 2014. Britain is raising its educational and military aid to Nigeria in a bid to stem the depredations of Islamist militant group Boko Haram. In the latest promise of Western help since Boko Haram abducted some 200 schoolgirls in April, Foreign Secretary William Hague said Thursday the UK will increase […]

Six People Killed in German Storms

(FINNBAY-ANSA) – Rome, 11 June 2014. Six people were killed in violent storms in western Germany overnight, officials said Tuesday. Three died when a tree fell on a garden shed in Duesseldorf while cyclists were killed by falling trees in Cologne and Krefeld and a sixth person died while clearing a street in Essen. The […]

Five Convicted for Politkovskaya Murder

(FINNBAY-ANSA) – Moscow, 9 June 2014. A Moscow tribunal on Monday convicted five people for the 2006 murder of Russian opposition journalist and human rights activist Anna Politkovskaya even as the identity of the person or group behind the killing remained unclear. Also Read: G7: Russia’s Action “Unacceptable” The presumed killer Rustam Makhmudov from Chechnya and […]

Hashom Thaci Claims Victory in Kosovo Elections

(FINNBAY-ANSAmed) – Pristina, 9 June 2014. Kosovo’s Premier Hashom Thaci on Sunday night proclaimed the victory of his Democratic Party of Kosovo (PDK) in political elections Sunday, although the latest provisional results released by the electoral commission showed a shorter distance between PDK – at around 30% of the vote – and its rival Democratic […]

Over 1,000 Migrants Rescued off the Coast of Italy

(FINNBAY-ANSA) – Taranto, 9 June 2014. Roughly 1,300 migrants were ushered to safety at the merchant port of Taranto on Monday after being rescued at sea off the southern coast of Italy on Sunday. Authorities said most of the men, women and children on board were refugees from Syria and Sudan. It was the largest […]

Attack on Afghan Presidential Candidate Dr. Abdullah Abdullah

(FINNBAY) – Kabul, 6 June 2014. At least five people were killed and seventeen others were injured following twin blasts which struck Afghan presidential election candidate Dr. Abdullah Abdullah’s convoy in capital Kabul on Friday afternoon. Abdullah’s campaign team confirmed the incident and said two blasts took place in Kote Sangi area of Kabul city near […]

The U.S. Opposes New Jewish Settlement Construction in the West Bank

(FINNBAY-ANSAmed) – Tel Aviv, 5 June 2014. The United States oppose the building of more housing in existing Jewish settlements in the West Bank, US Ambassador to Israel Dan Shapiro told Israeli army radio on Thursday. His comments came after Israeli Housing Minister Uri Ariel invited bids for the construction of 1,500 new such homes […]

South Cyprus to Open Religious Service in Mosque After 51 Years

(FINNBAY-ANSAmed) – Nicosia, 4 June 2014. Turkish Cypriot mufti Talip Atalay recited a prayer on Tuesday in the Taht-el kale mosque in Nicosia, which has been closed for 51 years, as daily Cyprus Mail online reports. Also Read: All Financial Transaction Restrictions Lifted in South Cyprus Atalay visited the mosque after an invitation from the leader […]

Barack Obama Meets New Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko

(FINNBAY-ANSA) – Rome, 4 June 2014. United States President Barack Obama met Ukrainian President-elect Petro Poroshenko on Wednesday in Warsaw to discuss peace in troubled Ukraine. Also Read: Finland Promises to Stay United with the EU Towards Russia-Ukraine Crisis The bilateral encounter came on the heels of a report that Ukrainian troops killed some 300 pro-Russian […]

Israel’s Netanyahu Frustrated Seeing EU-UN Backing of Palestine

(FINNBAY-ANSAmed) – Tel-Aviv, 4 June 2014. The new Palestinian national unity government won in just a few hours the public backing, after the US, of both of the UN and EU, Italy included, as well as many other nations. Also Read: EU Grants €16.4 Million to Palestine for April Salaries The diplomatic pressure on Israel is […]