Monthly Archives: March 2016

Cyprus rescues 27 people aboard drifting fishing boat

NICOSIA, Cyprus, Jumada II 22, 1437, March 31, 2016, SPA — Cyprus authorities say they have rescued 27 people aboard a small fishing boat that was found drifting ungoverned around 16 miles (24 kilometers) off the Mediterranean island’s northwestern coast, …

18 go blind after cataract surgery in Brazil

SAO PAULO, Jumada II 22, 1437, March 31, 2016, SPA — Eighteen Brazilians were left blind after surgeons apparently used unsterilized instruments during a cataract treatment campaign in an industrial suburb of Sao Paulo, officials said Thursday, according to AP.…

Rwanda: Court sentences former Kagame bodyguard to 21 years

KIGALI, Rwanda, Jumada II 22, 1437, March 31, 2016, SPA — A military court in Rwanda has sentenced President Paul Kagame’s former bodyguard to 21 years in prison for inciting rebellion against the government and tarnishing the image of the …

Bill hiking California minimum wage to $15 passes state Assembly, goes to Senate

SACRAMENTO, Jumada II 22, 1437, March 31, 2016, SPA — A plan to raise California’s minimum wage to $15 an hour by 2022 cleared its toughest legislative hurdle on Thursday, putting the state on track to become the first in …

Italy industry minister resigns over conflict of interest allegations

Rome, Jumada II 22, 1437, March 31, 2016, SPA — Italy’s industry minister Federica Guidi resigned from office on Thursday amid suggestions that her partner had exploited her position to influence parliamentary activity in a way that would advance his …

Turkish officials: Bomb in Diyarbakir kills 7 policemen

DIYARBAKIR, Turkey, Jumada II 22, 1437, Mar 31, 2016, SPA — Seven police officers were killed Thursday in an explosion caused by bomb-laden car in the mainly Kurdish city of Diyarbakir, the local governor’s office and police force said in …

Yemeni Government Expresses Gratitude of Arab Coalition Countries' Military, Development Support for Yemen

Riyadh, Jumada II 22, 1437, Mar 31, 2016, SPA — The Yemeni government expressed thanks of the Arab coalition states, led by Saudi Arabia, for their military and development support to Yemen. During a meeting of the Yemeni cabinet held …