After Taliban, US to enter talks with Yemen’s Houthis

The Trump administration is preparing to initiate direct talks with Iran-backed Houthi forces in Yemen in an effort to end the four-year-old war, a conflict that has become a volatile front line in the conflict with Tehran, according to…

Italian Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte announces resignation

Italian Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte has announced his resignation. Conte's move preempted a confidence vote that had been expected to take place on Tuesday, 12 days after Interior Minister Matteo Salvini called for such a motion.…

Tunisia announces approval of 26 presidential candidates

Tunisia’s electoral commission said on Wednesday it had approved 26 candidates including two women for next month’s presidential election, rejecting 71 other applicants. The September 15 vote follows the death last month of Beji Caid…

Tunisian dancer runs for president, wants to ban hijab

Tunisian dancer, Nermine Sfar, has announced her intention to stand for president, unveiling a controversial electoral programme for the country’s polls due on September 15. The 21-year-old artist, known for her risque shows, has said…

Second shooting in US in one day: 9 killed in Ohio

Another shooting in the US, but this time in Dayton, Ohio, took place on early Sunday morning, leaving 9 dead and at least 16 wounded, local police confirmed. The shooter was also killed, police said.  The incident occurred outside, just…

Turkey, Malaysia, Pakistan propose “Islamic Renaissance”

Malaysian Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad said that Turkey, Malaysia and Pakistan can pave the way forward for development in the Muslim world with an era of renaissance.  "The Islamic world needs a renaissance," said Huseyin Bagci, an…

Boris Johnson elected as new UK Prime Minister

Boris Johnson has been elected as the new Conservative Party leader and Prime Minister of the UK, and vowed to deliver Brexit, unite the county and defeat Labour's Jeremy Corbyn. The Uxbridge and South Ruislip MP beat Jeremy Hunt…

Syrian Army strikes Idlib, kills over 17 civilians

At least 17 civilians, including three children, were killed on Sunday in fresh Syrian regime airstrikes in the de-escalation zones in northwestern Syria, defense sources said.   Syrian Army forces supported by Russian jets targeted…

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