Demonstrators Reportedly Killed, Several Injured as Clashes Erupt in Myingyan, Myanmar

by Nikita Folomov Last week, 17 people died during clashes between the protesters and the police as rallies against the recent military takeover has been continuing in the country. At least nine people were shot dead and...

Libya’s interim PM elected through bribery, UN inquiry says

Abdul Hamid Dbeibah chosen at forum where delegates were reportedly offered up to $500,000 The prime minister designate of Libya, Abdul Hamid Dbeibah, in Tripoli. Photograph: Hazem Ahmed/AP  The Guardian- Patrick Wintour Diplomatic editor The legitimacy of...

Supporters of Myanmar coup attack rival in Yangon

By Reuters Staff (Reuters) - Some armed with knives and clubs, others firing slingshot and throwing stones, supporters of Myanmar’s military attacked opponents of the coup in downtown Yangon on Thursday, while Southeast Asian governments groped...

Italian Ambassador Killed in DRC in Attack on UN Convoy

by Henry Batyaev Earlier in the day, Reuters quoted the Virunga National Park as saying that the diplomat was wounded in the east of the country during a kidnapping attempt. Italian Ambassador to the Democratic Republic of...

Gun battles raging, explosions heard across Mogadishu as Somali govt forces seal off streets

Terrified civilians have been sheltering in place as government troops engaged opposition forces in prolonged gun battles across the Somali capital Mogadishu. There have been no reports of casualties as the fighting is ongoing. Intermittent...

Tensions mount in Tunis as calls for constitutional court grow

Young democracy challenged as parliament and head of state collide https://www.jpost.com-By TARA KAVALER/THE MEDIA LINE Flag of Tunisia. (photo credit: Wikimedia Commons) Tunisia’s young democratic rule is feeling the pressure of a presidential-prime minister clash that is...

Trial of ‘Hotel Rwanda hero’ set to begin amid family’s fears of injustice

By Clement Uwiringiyimana KIGALI (Reuters) - Paul Rusesabagina has faced down murderous militias and been feted in Hollywood. On Wednesday, the former hotelier, depicted as a hero in a movie about Rwanda’s 1994 genocide, will defend...

Nigeria’s Okonjo-Iweala to make history as head of WTO

By Emma Farge, Alexis Akwagyiram, Philip Blenkinsop GENEVA (Reuters) - Three months after the Trump administration rejected her, former Nigerian finance minister Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala is set to receive unanimous backing on Monday to become the first woman and...

Smaller protests in Myanmar as junta deploys more soldiers, armoured vehicles

By Reuters Staff (Reuters) - Protesters in Myanmar kept up demands on Monday for the release of ousted civilian leader Aung San Suu Kyi and an end to military rule, though crowds were smaller after the...

Yemen’s Houthis Claim to Have Attacked Jeddah and Abha Airports in Saudi Arabia

by Maxim Minaev Earlier, a military coalition of Arab countries led by Saudi Arabia had intercepted and destroyed an unmanned aerial vehicle launched by the Houthi rebels toward Abha International Airport in southwestern Saudi Arabia. Yahya Sarea,...

How It Happened: Gaddafi’s Aide Recalls Origins of 2011 ‘Revolution’ That Destroyed Libya

by Ilya Tsukanov On 15 February 2011, against the background of the so-called Arab Spring protests rocking much of the Middle East at the time, protesters descended on the Libyan city of Benghazi armed with stones...

Police fire at anti-coup protesters in Myanmar as clashes intensify

Fierce clashes have erupted between protesters in northern Myanmar and security forces. Footage emerged online showing police opening fire on the crowd. It’s unclear if live rounds or rubber bullets were used. Dozens of protesters...

How the Russia-Turkey geopolitical binary continues in Libya

Turkey’s intervention in the Libyan conflict proved decisive in tipping the balance of military force towards Ankara’s allies in the Tripoli-based Government of National Accord. Similar support for Azerbaijan in clashes with Armenia over the...

Protests rock Myanmar for fifth day, West condemns security response

By Reuters Staff (Reuters) - Protesters took to the streets of Myanmar for a fifth day on Wednesday, vowing to keep up demonstrations against last week’s military coup even after a woman was shot and critically...

AstraZeneca vaccine rollout over new variant

https://www.bbc.com-image copyright Reuters image caption South Africa has recorded more than 1.4 million Covid cases South Africa has put its rollout of the Oxford-AstraZeneca vaccine on hold after a study showed "disappointing" results against its new...

Nourin Mohamed Siddig: The African art of reciting the Koran

https://www.bbc.com-image copyright Naqa Studio Social media has enabled a revival in unique African styles of Koranic recitation, which were once dominated by Middle Eastern traditions and as Isma'il Kushkush reports a voice from Sudan has...

Myanmar police warn protesters to disperse or face force

By Reuters Staff (Reuters) - Myanmar police on Monday warned protesters to disperse or face force shortly after state television signalled impending action to stifle mass demonstrations against a military coup and the arrest of elected...

South Africa halts AstraZeneca jab over new strain

https://www.bbc.com-image copyright Reuters South Africa has put its roll-out of the Oxford-AstraZeneca vaccine on hold after a study showed "disappointing" results against its new Covid variant. Scientists say the strain accounts for 90% of new Covid...

As Pakistanis Rally for Solidarity With Kashmir, Imran Khan Passes the Buck to India

by Rishikesh Kumar Pakistan had announced a weekly march across the country after the Narendra Modi government, in a sudden move, withdrew the special status guaranteed to Indian-administered Jammu and Kashmir. The Imran Khan government later...

Pakistan Lashes Out at India’s ‘COVID Diplomacy’ After UN Hails New Delhi for Vaccine...

by Dhairya Maheshwari Although India’s COVID diplomacy is winning accolades from other governments in the South Asia region, it has drawn criticism from New Delhi’s arch-rival, Islamabad, which has called upon Indian authorities to first focus...