Tag Archive for World News

President Saleh’s 33 Year Old Rule Ends in Yemen Today

Yemen became the first Arab country to have reached a negotiated settlement following the uprising last year. Resultantly, voters headed towards the polling stations to exercise their right adult franchise for the first time in over three decades bringing President Saleh’s rule to an end. The referendum-fashioned polls where Saleh’s deputy Abdrabuh Mansur Hadi is…

Syrian Government Writes a New Chapter in Crimes Against Humanity

The United Nations Secretary General in a statement said that there was no doubt anymore that the Syrian government was in fact responsible for committing widespread crimes against humanity. Secretary General Ban Ki-moon made this statement while addressing the General Assembly. He also emphasized that military intervention by foreign forces was not an answer to help…

Mardi Gras Begins in New Orleans

Colors, beads, men and women; elaborate costumes, fancy floats and and absolute joy in the air! These are the traits that make Mardi Gras one of the most celebrated festivals around the globe! This age old carnival comes with many names and on various occasions in different parts of the world, but no matter when…

Tales of Horror Start Pouring in from Homs

Refugees fleeing the besieged Syrian city of Homs have recollected stories of atrocities unleashed by the government troops on rebels and civilian families. A woman, who had fled Homs told media that Syrian soldiers had slit the throat of her 12-year-old boy along with executing 35 other men in her area. Her husband said that he…