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Senior North Korean diplomat defects to South: Reports

Senior North Korean diplomat defects to South: Reports

A senior North Korean diplomat who was acting ambassador to Kuwait defected to the South with his family in 2019,[Read More…]

January 25, 2021 0 comments English
‘Under siege’: Uganda’s Bobi Wine says military raids home

‘Under siege’: Uganda’s Bobi Wine says military raids home

Uganda’s opposition presidential candidate Bobi Wine has told Al Jazeera the military has “taken over” his compound just hours after[Read More…]

January 16, 2021 0 comments English
Families, friends of Indonesia plane crash passengers await news

Families, friends of Indonesia plane crash passengers await news

Families and friends of the passengers on Sriwijaya Air flight SJ 182 which crashed into the Java Sea soon after[Read More…]

January 11, 2021 0 comments English

Relatives of passengers on board missing Sriwijaya Air flight SJY182 wait for news at the Supadio airport in Pontianak on January 9, 2021, after contact with the aircraft was lost shortly after take-off from Jakarta. - An Indonesian budget airline with 62 people on board is suspected to have crashed into the sea shortly after the Boeing 737 took off from Jakarta airport on January 9, authorities said. (Photo by Louis ANDERSON / AFP)

Indonesia’s Sriwijaya Air loses contact with passenger plane

An Indonesian Sriwijaya Air plane is feared to have crashed into the sea after the Boeing 737 lost contact with[Read More…]

January 9, 2021 0 comments English
Saudi Arabia and allies to restore full ties with Qatar

Saudi Arabia and allies to restore full ties with Qatar

Diplomatic relations have been restored between Qatar and four Arab states that imposed an embargo against it for three years,[Read More…]

January 6, 2021 0 comments English
‘Find 11,780 votes’: Trump tells Georgia election official

‘Find 11,780 votes’: Trump tells Georgia election official

Donald Trump, the president of the United States, has urged Georgia’s top election official to recalculate the state’s presidential election[Read More…]

January 4, 2021 0 comments English
UK court to rule on WikiLeaks founder Assange’s US extradition

UK court to rule on WikiLeaks founder Assange’s US extradition

On Monday, a British judge will decide if WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange will be extradited to the United States to[Read More…]

January 3, 2021 0 comments English
Dolal Idd identified as man shot, killed by Minneapolis police

Dolal Idd identified as man shot, killed by Minneapolis police

The father of a man shot and killed by Minneapolis police at 36th Street and Cedar Avenue on Wednesday evening[Read More…]

January 2, 2021 0 comments English
Report: Ethiopian forces killed scores in June-July unrest

Report: Ethiopian forces killed scores in June-July unrest

Ethiopian security forces killed more than 75 people and injured nearly 200 during deadly ethnic unrest in June and July[Read More…]

January 1, 2021 0 comments English
Several killed in attack on Yemen’s Aden airport

Several killed in attack on Yemen’s Aden airport

A large explosion struck the airport in the southern Yemeni city of Aden on Wednesday shortly after a plane carrying[Read More…]

December 30, 2020 0 comments English
Strong earthquake hits Croatia, girl killed

Strong earthquake hits Croatia, girl killed

A strong earthquake in central Croatia has killed at least one person – a girl, injured many and caused considerable[Read More…]

December 29, 2020 0 comments English
Leading Saudi women’s rights activist al-Hathloul jailed

Leading Saudi women’s rights activist al-Hathloul jailed

A Saudi terrorism court has sentenced prominent women’s rights activist Loujain al-Hathloul to five years and eight months in prison,[Read More…]

December 29, 2020 0 comments English
Chinese citizen journalist faces trial for Wuhan virus reporting

Chinese citizen journalist faces trial for Wuhan virus reporting

A Chinese citizen journalist held since May for her livestream reporting from Wuhan as the COVID-19 outbreak unfolded was set[Read More…]

December 28, 2020 0 comments English
COVID-19 vaccine shipments arrive across EU before rollout

COVID-19 vaccine shipments arrive across EU before rollout

The first shipments of coronavirus vaccines have arrived across the European Union as authorities prepared to administer the first shots[Read More…]

December 26, 2020 0 comments English
Erdogan says Turkey wants better ties with Israel, talks continue

Erdogan says Turkey wants better ties with Israel, talks continue

President Recep Tayyip Erdogan says Turkey would like to have better ties with Israel and that talks at intelligence level[Read More…]

December 25, 2020 0 comments English
This image made from undated video released by the state-owned Ethiopian News Agency on Monday, Nov. 16, 2020 shows Ethiopian military sitting on an armored personnel carrier next to a national flag, on a road in an area near the border of the Tigray and Amhara regions of Ethiopia. Ethiopia's prime minister Abiy Ahmed said in a social media post on Tuesday, Nov. 17, 2020 that "the final and crucial" military operation will launch in the coming days against the government of the country's rebellious northern Tigray region. (Ethiopian News Agency via AP)

Ethiopia military ‘kills 40’ after Benishangul-Gumuz massacre

Ethiopia’s military has killed more than 40 men suspected to be linked to the massacre of at least 100 people,[Read More…]

December 25, 2020 0 comments English
Sudanese protesters demand ‘justice’ two years after uprising

Sudanese protesters demand ‘justice’ two years after uprising

Protesters in Sudan’s capital and across the country demanded a faster pace to democratic reforms in demonstrations that marked the[Read More…]

December 19, 2020 0 comments English
Freed schoolboys arrive in Nigeria’s Katsina week after abduction

Freed schoolboys arrive in Nigeria’s Katsina week after abduction

More than 300 schoolboys kidnapped last week in an attack on their school in northwest Nigeria have arrived in the[Read More…]

December 18, 2020 0 comments English
Jimmy Lai appears in Hong Kong court in metal chain

Jimmy Lai appears in Hong Kong court in metal chain

Prominent media tycoon and pro-democracy campaigner Jimmy Lai appeared in court on Saturday to faces charges of colluding with foreign[Read More…]

December 12, 2020 0 comments English
Iran executes dissident journalist Ruhollah Zam: State TV

Iran executes dissident journalist Ruhollah Zam: State TV

Iran has executed a once-exiled journalist over his online work that helped inspire nationwide economic protests in 2017, authorities have[Read More…]

December 12, 2020 0 comments English
Ethiopia: Aid agencies say four staff killed in Tigray fighting

Ethiopia: Aid agencies say four staff killed in Tigray fighting

Four staff members of two international aid agencies were killed during last month’s fighting in Ethiopia’s troubled northern Tigray region. The[Read More…]

December 11, 2020 0 comments English
Israel, Morocco agree to normalise relations in US-brokered deal

Israel, Morocco agree to normalise relations in US-brokered deal

Israel and Morocco agreed on Thursday to normalise relations in a deal brokered with the help of the United States,[Read More…]

December 11, 2020 0 comments English
The death of a doctor who helped children to smile

The death of a doctor who helped children to smile

The death from Covid-19 of Dr Ashraf Emarah, a senior plastic and reconstructive surgeon in Kenya, last month highlighted the[Read More…]

December 10, 2020 0 comments English
India-China relations at ‘most difficult phase in 30-40 years’

India-China relations at ‘most difficult phase in 30-40 years’

New Delhi, India – Relations between India and China are at the “most difficult phase” in the last three to four[Read More…]

December 10, 2020 0 comments English
US Senate backs massive arms sales to UAE after Trump veto threat

US Senate backs massive arms sales to UAE after Trump veto threat

The United States Senate has defeated an effort to block the Trump administration’s sale of $23bn in advanced fighter jets[Read More…]

December 10, 2020 0 comments English
China uses big data to select Muslims for arrest in Xinjiang: HRW

China uses big data to select Muslims for arrest in Xinjiang: HRW

A big-data program in China’s Xinjiang “arbitrarily selects” Muslims for detention, flagging behaviour such as wearing a veil, studying the[Read More…]

December 9, 2020 0 comments English
Saudi Arabia, Qatar near agreement in Gulf crisis: Sources

Saudi Arabia, Qatar near agreement in Gulf crisis: Sources

Qatar and Saudi Arabia are close to striking a preliminary agreement to end a dispute that has pitted the Gulf[Read More…]

December 3, 2020 0 comments English
Kenya terror convict ‘kills himself in jail’

Kenya terror convict ‘kills himself in jail’

A Tanzanian man convicted of involvement in the 2015 attack on a Kenyan university that left 148 people dead has[Read More…]

November 30, 2020 0 comments English
‘Harsh revenge’: How will Iran respond to scientist’s killing?

‘Harsh revenge’: How will Iran respond to scientist’s killing?

The Iranian authorities have promised to exact “harsh revenge” after top nuclear scientist Mohsen Fakhrizadeh was assassinated in an explosion[Read More…]

November 29, 2020 0 comments English
Top Iranian nuclear scientist killed – Iran defence ministry

Top Iranian nuclear scientist killed – Iran defence ministry

Mohsen Fakhrizadeh, an Iranian scientist who, Israel alleged, led the Islamic Republic’s military nuclear programme until its disbanding in the[Read More…]

November 27, 2020 0 comments English
Ethiopia’s Tigray crisis: Ceasefire calls as army claims progress

Ethiopia’s Tigray crisis: Ceasefire calls as army claims progress

Aid agencies are calling for an immediate temporary ceasefire in northern Ethiopia to allow aid to reach civilians affected by[Read More…]

November 21, 2020 0 comments English
Armenia foreign minister quits as gov’t under fire over ceasefire

Armenia foreign minister quits as gov’t under fire over ceasefire

Armenian Foreign Minister Zohrab Mnatsakanyan has quit his post, in the most significant departure of a government official following a[Read More…]

November 16, 2020 0 comments English
Biden says he told foreign leaders “America is back”

Biden says he told foreign leaders “America is back”

President-elect Joe Biden fielded calls from foreign leaders who offered their congratulations on his projected victory in the presidential election,[Read More…]

November 11, 2020 0 comments English
Palestinians declare three days of mourning for Saeb Erekat death

Palestinians declare three days of mourning for Saeb Erekat death

Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas declared a three-day mourning period for Saeb Erekat, the chief Palestinian negotiator who died on Tuesday[Read More…]

November 10, 2020 0 comments English
Armenia, Azerbaijan, Russia sign deal to end Nagorno-Karabakh war

Armenia, Azerbaijan, Russia sign deal to end Nagorno-Karabakh war

Armenia, Azerbaijan and Russia signed an agreement on Tuesday to end six weeks of fierce fighting in Nagorno-Karabakh in a[Read More…]

November 10, 2020 0 comments English
Somali national army soldiers stand in formation during a logistics course graduation ceremony.   Soldiers from Somali???s advanced infantry DANAB battalion spent 14 weeks training with the U.S. 10th Mountain division on the importance of logistical operation as well as the operation and maintenance of heavy equipment.  (Photo by MC2 (SW/AW) Evan Parker. Released)

What could another Trump presidency mean for US troops in Somalia?

As Trump considers withdrawing US troops from Somalia, Somali analysts believe this is dangerous rhetoric which has more to do[Read More…]

November 4, 2020 0 comments English
Timeline: A series of attacks in France amid a debate over Islam

Timeline: A series of attacks in France amid a debate over Islam

A rift between the Muslim world and France is widening, as leaders and the public in several Muslim countries respond[Read More…]

October 29, 2020 0 comments English
Muslim world’s falling out with France deepens: Live news

Muslim world’s falling out with France deepens: Live news

A rift between France and Muslim nations is growing after French President Emmanuel Macron said earlier this month that Islam[Read More…]

October 27, 2020 0 comments English
‘Ignition of new war:’ Sudan political parties reject Israel deal

‘Ignition of new war:’ Sudan political parties reject Israel deal

Sudanese political parties have rejected the government’s decision to normalise relations with Israel, with officials saying they will form an[Read More…]

October 25, 2020 0 comments English
Nigeria says 51 civilians, 18 security forces killed in unrest

Nigeria says 51 civilians, 18 security forces killed in unrest

Nigeria’s president announced 51 civilians were killed in unrest following days of peaceful protests over police abuses and blamed “hooliganism”[Read More…]

October 24, 2020 0 comments English