Category: International News

Anti-Trump protest in Haiti temporarily shuts US Embassy.

Anti-Trump protest in Haiti temporarily shuts US Embassy.

The U.S. Embassy in the Haitian capital closed Monday as demonstrators gathered outside to protest President Donald Trump. More than a 1,000 people marched toward the embassy. They were prevented from reaching the gates by barricades set up by Haitian police. Officers in helmets and carrying shields eventually fired several rounds of tear gas after [&hellip

At Least 5 Killed In Anti-Kabila Demonstration In DR Congo.

At Least 5 Killed In Anti-Kabila Demonstration In DR Congo.

Kinshasa, At least five people were killed and several others wounded on Sunday in Kinshasa during an anti-Kabila demonstration convened by the Catholic Church across the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DR Congo), according to the UN mission in the west African country. At least 69 people were arrested across the country, according to the [&hellip

Ethiopia Says 148 Rebels From Eritrea Surrender.

Ethiopia Says 148 Rebels From Eritrea Surrender.

Addis Ababa, The Ethiopian government on Sunday said 148 rebels have surrendered to Ethiopian security forces in recent weeks. The surrenders are said to be members of the outlawed rebel group Gambella People’s Liberation Front (GPLM), said Gat Luack, President of Gambella regional state. He said the rebels had previously been based in neighboring Eritrea, [&hellip

100 Feared Dead As Boat Sinks In Mediterranean.

100 Feared Dead As Boat Sinks In Mediterranean.

The Libyan navy said on Wednesday that some 100 migrants are missing at sea and feared dead while the coast guard rescued at least 279 others off the coast of Libya. The migrants, mostly Africans, had embarked on the perilous trip across the Mediterranean onboard several vessels and the survivors were found on Tuesday. Those [&hellip

Zarif, Lavrov discuss implementation of Iran nuclear deal in Moscow.

Zarif, Lavrov discuss implementation of Iran nuclear deal in Moscow.

Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif has lauded Russia’s role in the conclusion and implementation of the Iran nuclear deal, known as the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action. Zarif made the remarks during a meeting with his Russian counterpart Sergei Lavrov in Moscow on Wednesday. He said that Iran, Russia and other parties to the [&hellip

Mugabe birthday declared national holiday.

Mugabe birthday declared national holiday.

The 21st of February has been gazetted as Robert Gabriel Mugabe National Youth Day, hence a former president Robert Mugabe’s birthday is a public holiday. According to The Herald, the notice is contained in Statutory Instrument 143 published in the Government Gazette on Friday. “His Excellency the President, in terms of Section 2(2) of the [&hellip

235 killed in attack on mosque in Egypt’s Sinai.

235 killed in attack on mosque in Egypt’s Sinai.

At least 235 people have been killed and over 130 others injured in a shooting attack and bombing at a mosque in the restive Sinai Peninsula, state TV says. Police officers said militants attacked al-Rawdah mosque in the town of Bir al-Abd, 40 kilometers (25 miles) from the North Sinai provincial capital of el-Arish, during [&hellip

Three UN peacekeepers, soldier killed in Mali.

Three UN peacekeepers, soldier killed in Mali.

At least three peacekeepers and a Malian soldier were killed in an attack in northeast Mali, the UN’s MINUSMA mission to the country said on Friday. Besides an initial toll of four dead, another Malian soldier and several other peacekeepers were wounded, some critically, a MINUSMA statement said. “This morning, a detachment of the MINUSMA [&hellip

Emmerson Mnangagwa sworn in as Zimbabwe’s president.

Emmerson Mnangagwa sworn in as Zimbabwe’s president.

Emmerson Mnangagwa, a former vice president of Zimbabwe, has been officially sworn in as the country’s new president, days after long-time ruler Robert Mugabe resigned under pressure. Mnangagwa’s inauguration ceremony was held at the National Sport Stadium in the capital, Harare, on Friday. He will continue the remainder of Mugabe’s term until the next presidential [&hellip

Egypt Arrests 29 People on Suspicion of Spying for Turkey.

Egypt Arrests 29 People on Suspicion of Spying for Turkey.

Egyptian authorities have arrested 29 people on suspicion of spying for Turkey as part of a plot to restore the outlawed Muslim Brotherhood organization to power, the public prosecutor’s office said. The General Intelligence Service uncovered a plan involving Turkish intelligence and security services and elements within the Muslim Brotherhood to undermine and disrupt Egypt’s [&hellip