Saturday 23rd of March 2019
At least 60 people killed in Ghana bus collision
At least 60 people were killed on Friday in a head-on collision between two buses in Ghana, police said, in the latest deadly crash on the country’s roads
Trump says ISIS has been ‘100 percent’ defeated in Syria
Trump made the comment as he showed reporters maps of the region -- one showing the large areas once held by the group and a second that showed the situation on Friday with no presence
Pompeo says pressure on Iran, Hezbollah is working
US financial pressure on Iran and its Lebanese ally Hezbollah is working, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said on Friday on a visit to Beirut, calling on Lebanon to stand up to the militant group which...
Israel envoy summoned over ‘intrusion’ at French cultural center
France’s foreign ministry said Friday that it had summoned the Israeli government’s representative in Paris over what it called an “intrusion” by Israeli forces at its cultural center in Jerusalem
Pompeo in Lebanon warns of Hezbollah’s ‘destabilizing activities’
Top US diplomat Mike Pompeo warned on Friday of militant group Hezbollah’s “destabilizing activities” as he visited Lebanon on a regional tour to build a united front against Iran
US issues new Iran-related sanctions on 14 individuals, 17 entities
The United States said on Friday it was imposing sanctions on 14 people and 17 entities connected to Iran’s Organization of Defensive Innovation and Research (SPND), a body it said had played a centra...
Tens of thousands join anti-Bouteflika rally in central Algiers
Tens of thousands of Algerians rallied on Friday to demand the immediate resignation of President Abdelaziz Bouteflika, who is fighting for his political survival in the face of relentless protests an...
New Zealand calls for solidarity at Muslim summit in Istanbul
New Zealand’s Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs Winston Peters said the gunman accused of killing 50 people in two mosques in the South Pacific nation would spend the rest of his l...
Trump recognition of Golan Heights as Israeli receives global condemnation
The Gulf Cooperation Council expressed its concern about the US president's stance, while the European Union underlined that it does not recognize Israel’s sovereignty over the Golan Heights on Friday...
Anti-government protesters held in Kazakhstan, after president resigns
Police in Kazakhstan on Friday detained dozens of anti-government protesters in the largest city Almaty and the country’s capital, days after leader Nursultan Nazarbayev’s shock resignation
Algeria set for further mass protests against Bouteflika
Algerians were set to launch another round of massive street demonstrations on Friday, a month after President Abdelaziz Bouteflika’s bid for a fifth term sparked a protest movement that shows little...
Renewed US-led air strikes pound ISIS holdouts
US-led warplanes bombed the north bank of the Euphrates River in eastern Syria early Friday to flush out holdout militants from the last sliver of their crumbling control