Saturday 25th January 2014,
Reporters-365

Daily Archives: January 13, 2014

Jordan Islamists slam US envoy over dabke folk dance

Jordan Islamists slam US envoy over dabke folk dance

Jordan’s Islamists on Monday criticised the US ambassador in Amman for taking part in a dabke folk dance at the inauguration of a project, describing it as “shocking behaviour.” Following the opening of a $140 million (100 million euro) US-funded project in the northern governorate of Irbid last Thursday, envoy Stuart E. Jones joined officials [...]

January 13, 2014 Reporters365 Around the World 0

Obesity declines among rich US teens, rises in poor

Obesity declines among rich US teens, rises in poor

 In the past decade, obesity has declined among US teenagers from rich families but has risen among their impoverished counterparts, a gap driven by lack of exercise, said a study Monday. The research by experts at Harvard University examined what appeared to be an encouraging decline in adolescent obesity and found that only the upper [...]

January 13, 2014 Reporters365 Health News 0

Outrage, concern over Nigeria anti-gay marriage law

Outrage, concern over Nigeria anti-gay marriage law

Nigeria on Monday provoked international outrage after President Goodluck Jonathan ratified a controversial bill outlawing gay marriage and same-sex unions under threat of imprisonment. Secretary of State John Kerry said the United States was “deeply concerned” after Jonathan signed the Same Sex Marriage (Prohibition) Bill 2013, which proposes up to 14 years in jail for [...]

January 13, 2014 Reporters365 Around Nigeria, More News, Top News 0

Gates says Obama’s critics have ‘hijacked’ his memoir

Gates says Obama’s critics have ‘hijacked’ his memoir

Former US defense secretary Robert Gates insisted Monday his new memoir is “even-handed” and accused opponents of President Barack Obama of misrepresenting it to score political points. Gates’ book has been widely portrayed as an attack on Obama’s war leadership, but the author himself said he had in fact agreed with the major decisions the [...]

January 13, 2014 Reporters365 Around the World, More News 0

Two Britons arrested for alleged terror offences in Syria

Two Britons arrested for alleged terror offences in Syria

British counter-terror police arrested two men on Monday at London’s Heathrow Airport on suspicion of terrorism offences linked to Syria, police said. The men, both aged 21 and from Birmingham, central England, were held after arriving back in Britain on a flight from Istanbul in Turkey, West Midlands Police said. They are believed to have [...]

January 13, 2014 Reporters365 More News, Top News 0

ICRC urges Syria aid access as clashes halt polio immunisation

ICRC urges Syria aid access as clashes halt polio immunisation

The situation in Syria is “catastrophic,” the president of the International Committee of the Red Cross warned on Monday, urging “actions that translate into greater field access” for aid. The United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) and World Health Organisation (WHO) meanwhile condemned the interruption of polio vaccinations in Raqa province, where rebels and jihadists are [...]

January 13, 2014 Reporters365 Around the World 0

Kuwait emir appeals for aid for Syrians affected by war

Kuwait emir appeals for aid for Syrians affected by war

Kuwait’s Emir Sheikh Sabah al-Ahmad Al-Sabah Monday appealed for donations to a nationwide campaign aimed at raising funds for Syrians facing a grave humanitarian crisis due to the country’s conflict. The emir urged “Kuwaiti men and women, foreigners living in the country, NGOs and private companies to contribute to the national campaign for the relief [...]

January 13, 2014 Reporters365 Other News 0

Japanese PM meets Ethiopian running heroes

Japanese PM meets Ethiopian running heroes

Japanese premier Shinzo Abe kicked off a visit to Ethiopia Monday by meeting the country’s running stars and receiving a gift from the son of late barefoot marathon legend Abebe Bikila, winner of the Tokyo Olympic marathon 50 years ago. “My name is Abe, but everybody teased me at school, calling me Abebe,” the prime [...]

January 13, 2014 Reporters365 Around the World 0

Not-so Hell’s Angel: Pope’s Harley-Davidson for sale

Not-so Hell’s Angel: Pope’s Harley-Davidson for sale

A Harley-Davidson motorcycle that was once given to Pope Francis by the manufacturer is to go on sale next month in Paris, a British auction house said Monday. The 1,585cc Dyna Super Glide was given given to the pope in June to mark the 110th anniversary of the US motorbike maker, London-based auctioneer Bonhams said. [...]

January 13, 2014 Reporters365 More News 0

NATIONAL-UNION-OF-ELECTRICITY-EMPLOYEES-PROTEST-IN-IBADAN.

NATIONAL-UNION-OF-ELECTRICITY-EMPLOYEES-PROTEST-IN-IBADAN.

[...]

January 13, 2014 Reporters365 Photo News, Photo5 0