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Greeks protest against proposed pension cuts

Greeks protest against proposed pension cuts

Greek pensioners are protesting against proposed cuts to their pensions next year. According to the latest figures, a majority of Greek pensioners already live on an average monthly income of $412. That is the lowest average rate since 2008 financial crisis.   Al Jazeera's John Psaropoulos reports from Athens. Europe Greece Human Rights Have your…
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Chemical inspectors reach second site of Douma ‘gas attack’

Chemical inspectors reach second site of Douma 'gas attack'

More than 465,000 people have been killed since the fighting in Syria began in 2011 [File: AFP] Inspectors from the global chemical weapons watchdog have reached a second location in the Syrian town of Douma, where a suspected gas attack took place in early April. In a statement issued on Wednesday, the Organisation for the Prohibition of…
Collapse of North Korea nuclear site threatens fallout: report

Collapse of North Korea nuclear site threatens fallout: report

Kim is set to hold a historic meeting with South Korean President Moon Jae-in at a border village on April 27 [File: Reuters] A North Korean nuclear site in the country's north has collapsed, threatening an "unprecedented risk" of radioactive fallout including in neighbouring China, the South China Morning Post (SCMP) newspaper has reported. The Hong…
Face to Face: Saudi Arabia-Iran

Face to Face: Saudi Arabia-Iran

  MILITARY SPENDING In the last five years, the majority of the Middle Eastern countries have been either directly or indirectly involved in armed conflicts. About 32 percent of documented weapon imports worldwide are to this region. Saudi Arabia has a significantly larger budget for military spending, although Iran's is harder to determine. According to…