Sudan braces for new strikes as opposition aim to pressure army

Sudan is bracing for a two-day nationwide strike from Tuesday called by protesters to pile pressure on the military to hand power to a civilian administration as talks remain deadlocked. Leaders of the umbrella protest movement, the Alliance for ...

Eight Gambian soldiers sentenced over coup plot

A court martial in The Gambia has sentenced eight former soldiers to jail for plotting to overthrow President Adama Barrow in 2017 with the help of his ousted predecessor. The soldiers were led by a former military aide to former president Yahya ...

HRW: Abuses in Egypt’s Sinai amount to war crimes

Egyptian security forces have committed widespread abuses against civilians in restive northern Sinai Peninsula, some of which amount to war crimes, Human Rights Watch (HRW) said on Tuesday, urging other nations to halt military assistance. In a ...

How US-Iran tensions could benefit ISIL in Iraq

There are fears in Baghdad that growing tension between the United States and Iran could have dangerous implications for Iraq's stability. As the fight against the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL or ISIS) continues on the ground, it is ...

Did Putin win the EU elections?

Last week 28 countries of the European Union held European parliamentary elections. Although the elected the 751-seat European parliament is not the top-decision making body in the union, its composition can significantly influence certain internal ...

Malaysia to ship back tonnes of plastic waste to foreign nations

Malaysia will send back almost 3,000 metric tonnes of non-recyclable plastic waste to countries including the United States, Great Britain, Canada and Australia in a move to avoid becoming a "dumping ground" for rich nations. Environment Minister ...

Kampala slum dwellers deplore ban on street children donations

Kampala, Uganda - At 7am every morning, Joyce Kigem leaves the small mud and wattle shelter she shares with her six children and walks about three kilometres through Katwe, a large slum in Kampala, to the Ugandan capital's best-known market, Owino. ...

Gulf War disappeared: Three decades of Kuwaiti despair

Kuwait City, Kuwait - Reams of documents sit on the shelves at the Aljazzaf's house, a testament to decades spent in search of the family's youngest son, Jamal, who was abducted by Iraqi forces in February 1991, just before the Iraqi invasion of ...

Israel moves towards election rerun as coalition talks stall

Israel has moved closer to holding a new general election despite a national vote last month, as Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu struggles to form a coalition government ahead of a Wednesday deadline. The parliament on Monday passed a preliminary ...

Israel and Syria exchange fire amid soaring regional tensions

Israel has carried out a rocket attack in Syria's Golan Heights region, according to Syrian state news and the Israeli military. "An Israeli missile targeted Tel al-Shaar in Quneitra," the Syrian news agency SANA said, adding that a "military ...

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