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3 men charged with the assassination of Maltese journalist Daphne Galizia

  • 6 December 2017 - 14:16
3 men charged with the assassination of Maltese journalist Daphne Galizia

Maltese police has charged three men with the assassination of Maltese journalist Daphne Caruana Galizia. The men, identified as, 55 years old, Vincent Muscat and brothers George and Alfred Degiorgio, aged 55 and 53, have all pleaded not guilty. Their indictment includes, possession of...

UN officials visit North Korea for the first time in six years

  • 5 December 2017 - 14:30
UN officials visit North Korea for the first time in six years

A senior diplomat at the United Nations will visit North Korea on Tuesday. Jeffrey Feltman, American and U.N. Undersecretary-General for Political Affairs, will meet with top North Korean officials, including the foreign minister Ri Yong-ho, for "policy dialogue" as North Korea suggested in an...

Decision on Jerusalem is close says US middle east peace envoy Jared Kushner

  • 4 December 2017 - 14:12
Decision on Jerusalem is close says US middle east peace envoy Jared Kushner

The middle east peace envoy and the president of the United States son-in-law, Jared Kushner said that a decision on the recognition of Jerusalem as the capital of Israel is close. Kushner said at the Saban Forum "The president's going to make his decision," adding " He's still looking at a lot...

10 people arrested in Malta in connection of journalist’s assassination

  • 4 December 2017 - 14:02
10 people arrested in Malta in connection of journalist’s assassination

The Maltese prime minister, Joseph Muscat said in a press conference on Tuesday, that 10 people were arrested in connection with the car bomb murder of journalist Daphne Caruana Galizia. Muscat told reporters that Maltese police apprehended 10 Maltese nationals in operations in the town of...

Potential presidential candidate in Egypt denies kidnapping rumors

  • 4 December 2017 - 13:57
Potential presidential candidate in Egypt denies kidnapping rumors

Ahmed Shafiq, a potential presidential candidate in Egypt, denied on Sunday evening that he was kidnapped by the Egyptian authorities. Shafiq said in a telephone interview with Dream television that he was well received at Cairo International Airport on Saturday night. In addition, Shafiq...

Israel strikes a Syrian military base

  • 2 December 2017 - 15:28
Israel strikes a Syrian military base

Syrian state TV reported missiles targeting a military base outside the Syrian capital overnight, were launched by Israel. Two missiles were intercepted, according to the Syrian State TV, but the base suffered material damages, he extent of which is still not clear. The Israeli military has...

Bosnian Croat war criminal takes poison at the ICC verdict hearing

  • 29 November 2017 - 21:27
Bosnian Croat war criminal takes poison at the ICC verdict hearing

A Bosnian Croat war criminal has died after drinking poison during an appeal hearing in The Hague. Slobodan Praljak, 72, died in hospital, with the UN court announcing that the courtroom was now "a crime scene". On hearing that his 20-year jail term had been upheld, the ex-commander of...

North Korea successfully tests missile capable of reaching U.S soil

  • 29 November 2017 - 12:43
North Korea successfully tests missile capable of reaching U.S soil

North Korea declared on Wednesday conducting a successfully tested new type of missiles that can reach the United States mainland. North Korean state media announced the news after leader Kim Jong Un ordered the launch of the Hwasong-15 missile, which reached the highest altitude ever recorded...

Bali raises volcano alert to highest level

  • 27 November 2017 - 14:37
Bali raises volcano alert to highest level

Around 100,000 people were ordered to evacuate areas near Bali's Mount Agung. The highest level of alert was raised by authorities in indonesia, as well as enlarge the exclusion zone around the volcano as thousands of tourists were left stranded after the island's airport was closed, because of...

Egypt mosque attack leaves at least 230 dead

  • 24 November 2017 - 18:59
Egypt mosque attack leaves at least 230 dead

Two bombs went off followed by a gun attack on a mosque in Egypt's North Sinai province on Friday, killing at least 235 people, according to state media. What is believed to be the deadliest terror attack in the history of Egypt, occurred during Friday prayers at Al-Rawda mosque in the town of...

Hariri ‘suspends’ resignation

  • 22 November 2017 - 16:41
Hariri ‘suspends’ resignation

After igniting a crisis, Lebanese Prime Minister Saad Hariri has "suspended" his resignation that he announced while in Saudi Arabia two weeks ago. Hariri, now in Lebanon, explained suspending his resignation as a response to Lebanese President Michel Aoun's request to "put it on hold ahead of...

The “Butcher of Bosnia” jailed for life

  • 22 November 2017 - 16:36
The “Butcher of Bosnia” jailed for life

The Bosnian Serb commander Ratko Mladic was sentenced to life behind bars for genocide in the 1990s Bosnian war. Mladic was convicted by the United Nations war crimes tribunal on 10 of the 11 charges that included war crimes and crimes against humanity. The "Butcher of Bosnia" as he is...

Nigeria suicide bombing kills at least 50 in mosque

  • 21 November 2017 - 23:03
Nigeria suicide bombing kills at least 50 in mosque

A suicide bomber detonated explosives at a mosque in Mubi, Adamawa State, northeastern Nigeria, killing at least 50 people and injuring more, police said Tuesday. The attack happened in the early hours of morning while worshipers were holding prayer. While there was no immediate claim of...

Rescue mission for missing submarine still ongoing

  • 21 November 2017 - 22:53
Rescue mission for missing submarine still ongoing

Argentina's navy says the improvement of weather conditions will boost search efforts for the lost submarine last Wednesday in the Atlantic Ocean. The ARA San Juan, boarding 44 crew members, was returning from a routine mission. "The sups captain reported an electrical problem before it...

Mugabe steps down from his post as Zimbabwe’s President

  • 19 November 2017 - 22:49
Mugabe steps down from his post as Zimbabwe’s President

Robert Mugabe agreed on Sunday to resign as Zimbabwe’s president hours after the ruling ZANU-PF party fired him as its leader following 37 years in charge, a source familiar with the negotiations said. The source said the Zimbabwe military was working on a resignation statement by Mugabe,...

Syrian army backed by Russia, Iran, Hezbollah takes back Albu Kamal from IS

  • 19 November 2017 - 21:51
Syrian army backed by Russia, Iran, Hezbollah takes back Albu Kamal from IS

The Syrian army and its allies took complete control over Albu Kamal, Islamic State’s last significant town in Syria, a military news service run by Hezbollah said on Sunday. The army had declared victory over Islamic State in Albu Kamal earlier this month but the jihadists then staged a...

Egypt’s Muslim Brotherhood leader loses court challenge against life sentence

  • 15 November 2017 - 22:38
Egypt’s Muslim Brotherhood leader loses court challenge against life sentence

The leader of Egypt’s Muslim Brotherhood movement, Mohamed Badie, lost his appeal on Wednesday against a life sentence for his role in violent clashes during political turmoil in 2013, judicial sources said. The judgment by the court of cassation against the sentence, handed out in 2016,...

Zimbabwe’s military topples over President Mugabe, seizes power

  • 15 November 2017 - 22:29
Zimbabwe’s military topples over President Mugabe, seizes power

Zimbabwe’s military seized power on Wednesday saying it was holding President Robert Mugabe and his family safe while targeting “criminals” in the entourage of the man who has ruled the nation since independence 37 years ago. Soldiers seized the state broadcaster and a general appeared on...

Devastating earthquake hits Iraq and Iran, killing more than 450

  • 13 November 2017 - 22:10
Devastating earthquake hits Iraq and Iran, killing more than 450

Thousands of homeless Iranians huddled against the cold late on Monday, a day after at least 450 people were killed in Iran’s deadliest earthquake in more than a decade, state TV said. Rescue teams kept up search operations for dozens trapped beneath the rubble of collapsed...

Saudi Arabia crackdown on corruption reaches nationals in UAE

  • 9 November 2017 - 16:14
Saudi Arabia crackdown on corruption reaches nationals in UAE

Saudi Arabia’s crackdown on corruption has spread beyond its borders as regulators in the United Arab Emirates ask UAE banks for information about Saudi citizens detained in the investigation, a possible prelude to freezing their accounts. Saudi Arabia's King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud walks...