Sunday 20th of January 2019
Trump says U.S. 'made a lot of progress' with North Korea
Donald Trump said he had “an incredible” meeting with North Korea’s nuclear envoy Kim Yong Chol and the two sides had made “a lot of progress” on denuclearization
21 dead, 71 burned in Mexican pipeline explosion
A huge fire exploded at a pipeline leaking fuel in central Mexico, killing at least 21 people and badly burning 71 others as locals were collecting the spilling gasoline in buckets and garbage cans
UN experts: Fuel from Iran is financing Yemen’s Houthis
Fuel is being shipped illegally from Iran to Houthi militias in Yemen to finance their war against the government
Syria’s Manbij attack victims include daughter of US police official
One of the four Americans killed in a suicide bomb attack in Syria this week was a Navy sailor and married mother of two whose father is a high-ranking officer in the New York State Police
Netanyahu urges Romania to move embassy to Jerusalem
Benjamin Netanyahu urged Romania and other EU countries on Friday to follow Washington’s lead and move their embassies to the disputed city of Jerusalem
UN seeks 'right conditions' for Libya conference paving the way for elections
The United Nations is planning to organize a national conference in Libya in the coming weeks to pave the way for elections in the strife-torn north African country
Divisions overshadow Lebanon’s Arab summit as few leaders come to Beirut
Divisions among Arab states over Syria, and internal Lebanese disputes, have overshadowed a summit to be held in Beirut this weekend, with several leaders now staying away
Indonesia to release suspected Bali bomb mastermind Bashir from prison
Abu Bakar Bashir, the radical Muslim cleric and alleged mastermind of the 2002 Bali bombings, will be granted early release from jail on humanitarian grounds, Indonesia’s president said on Friday.
Myanmar army kills 13 rebels in Rakhine clashes: military spokesman
Myanmar’s army has killed 13 rebel fighters in the western Rakhine State, a military spokesman said on Friday, as government troops battle to contain a new insurgency in the troubled region.
Australian police arrest man over Israeli student’s death
Australian police arrested a man Friday for questioning over the death of an Israeli student who was killed while walking home late at night this week in the second largest city.
Militants kill more than 100 soldiers in northeast Nigeria since late December: aid agencies
Armed groups have killed more than 100 soldiers and captured a huge stock of weapons in clashes in northeast Nigeria since Dec. 26, a report by a group of aid agencies said on Friday.
Congo rejects African Union demand to delay final election result
Democratic Republic of Congo has rejected an African Union demand to delay the announcement of final results from its disputed presidential election, the government said on Friday.