Monday, 19 August, 2019

Alabama governor signs strictest US abortion ban into law

U.S. abortion rights activists had already vowed to go to court to block enforcement of the Alabama measure, the strictest anti-abortion law yet enacted...

Israeli election rerun looms as Netanyahu talks falter

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu urgently worked to break a deadlock in coalition negotiations Tuesday as the once far-fetched possibility of fresh general elections...

Israeli minister boasts his country has been ‘killing Iranians’

An Israeli minister boasted Sunday that his country was the only one that "has been killing Iranians", after tensions between Britain and Iran rose...

Death toll from Niger ambush rises as bodies of missing soldiers found

The bodies of 11 missing Nigerien soldiers have been discovered after an ambush by armed men killed 17 of their colleagues on patrol near...

Iran ‘almost certainly’ behind ship attacks off UAE, says Bolton

US National Security Advisor John Bolton accused Iran Wednesday of “almost certainly” being behind sabotage attacks on oil tankers off the UAE coast this...

Nigeria’s Buhari faces flak over cabinet picks

Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari has come under fire for stacking his new cabinet with ageing party loyalists despite hopes he might opt for more...

Singapore PM says ‘fake news’ law not against free speech

Singapore's prime minister Friday rejected allegations the city-state's new law to combat "fake news" is aimed at stifling free speech, following criticism from rights...

Nigerian President Buhari sworn in for second term

Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari was sworn in for a second term in office on Wednesday, vowing once more to tackle crippling security threats and...

Thousands gather in France, worldwide for annual march against Monsanto

Since 2013, environmental activists and other protesters have organised the annual March Against Monsanto in cities in France and across the world, demanding an...

North Korea ‘executed’ officials after failed Trump summit: report

North Korea executed its special envoy to the United States following the collapse of the second summit between leader Kim Jong Un and President...
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