Category: International News

Ebola in DRC kills at least 41 people.

Ebola in DRC kills at least 41 people.

Doctors are hoping a novel drug that is being used to treat patients can stem the death toll resulting from the disease. Forty-one people have died in the latest outbreak of Ebola in DR Congo, health authorities said on Tuesday, adding that doctors were using a novel drug to treat patients. Out of 57 recorded [&hellip

At least 40 killed by paramilitaries in eastern Ethiopia.

At least 40 killed by paramilitaries in eastern Ethiopia.

Addis Ababa – At least 40 people were killed by paramilitary forces in eastern Ethiopia over the weekend, a senior regional official said on Monday, in the latest spate of violence driven by ethnic divisions. Unrest first broke out along the border of the country’s Somali and Oromiya provinces in September, displacing nearly a million [&hellip

Contradiction in Washington: Trump, Pompeo at odds over preconditions for talks with Iran.

Contradiction in Washington: Trump, Pompeo at odds over preconditions for talks with Iran.

Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif says a recent proposal by the United States to enter into negotiations with Iran over Tehran’s nuclear issue while re-imposing sanctions against the country is nothing but propaganda. “Iran will never change its policies in the region under US sanctions and pressure,” IRNA quoted Zarif as speaking in an [&hellip

100 Afghan soldiers killed in battle with Taliban.

100 Afghan soldiers killed in battle with Taliban.

Four days of ferocious fighting between Afghan forces and the Taliban over a key provincial capital has claimed the lives of about 100 Afghan soldiers and at least 20 civilians, the defence minister said today. The staggering numbers provided by Gen. Tareq Shah Bahrami were the first official casualty toll since the Taliban launched a [&hellip

Mnangagwa urges Zimbabweans to unite after post-election unrest.

Mnangagwa urges Zimbabweans to unite after post-election unrest.

President Emmerson Mnangagwa says Zimbabweans should now unite to rebuild the economy and put behind them the election period that saw six people being killed after the army stepped in to quell post-election protests this month. In his first national address since being declared winner in a disputed presidential vote, Mnangagwa said Zimbabwe had showed [&hellip

Egyptian court sentences Muslim Brotherhood leader to life in prison.

Egyptian court sentences Muslim Brotherhood leader to life in prison.

A court in Egypt has sentenced the chairman of the outlawed Muslim Brotherhood and other senior leaders of the movement to life in prison over charges of alleged incitement to murder and violence during protest rallies five years ago. The Brotherhood’s Supreme Guide Mohamed Badie received life sentence from the Giza Criminal Court on Sunday, [&hellip

Sudan ruling party chooses Bashir as candidate for third term in 2020 poll.

Sudan ruling party chooses Bashir as candidate for third term in 2020 poll.

Khartoum: Sudan’s ruling party said Friday it has chosen President Omar Al-Bashir to run for a third elected term in 2020, despite the constitution only allowing two five-year terms. The National Congress Party’s (NCP) advisory council said it had chosen Bashir, 74, as its candidate after an overnight meeting in Khartoum, the official SUNA news [&hellip

Another strong quake hits Indonesia’s Lombok, witnesses say buildings have collapsed.

Another strong quake hits Indonesia’s Lombok, witnesses say buildings have collapsed.

The Indonesian island of Lombok has been shaken by a third big earthquake in more than a week as authorities say the death toll from an earlier quake has reached at least 259. People ran onto roads in panic and buildings were damaged by the magnitude-5.9 quake, causing more “trauma,” national disaster agency spokesman Sutopo [&hellip

Ugandan leader says S.Sudanese refugees should return by January.

Ugandan leader says S.Sudanese refugees should return by January.

Kampala: Uganda hopes around a million South Sudanese refugees on its territory can return home by January after this week’s signing of an agreement aimed at ending the war in their country, Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni said on Thursday. Signed in Sudan’s capital Khartoum on Sunday between President Salva Kiir’s government and opponents led by [&hellip

Tendai Biti Freed On Bail After Being Charged Over Post-Election Violence.

Tendai Biti Freed On Bail After Being Charged Over Post-Election Violence.

Harare – Zimbabwe’s former finance minister and opposition leader Tendai Biti appeared in court on Thursday to be charged with stoking post-election violence in a case watched around the world as a test of President Emmerson Mnangagwa’s treatment of opponents. Biti, whose People’s Democratic Party had formed an election alliance with Nelson Chamisa’s Movement for [&hellip