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Mali’s President, Prime Minister Arrested – Mutiny Leader

Mali’s President, Prime Minister Arrested – Mutiny Leader

Mutineering soldiers in Mali on Tuesday detained President Ibrahim Boubacar Keita and Prime Minister Boubou Cisse, one of their leaders said. “We can tell you that the president and the prime minister are under our...
Islamic State Members Storm Jail, Freeing Hundreds Of Prisoners

Islamic State Members Storm Jail, Freeing Hundreds Of Prisoners

More than 300 prisoners were at large, on Monday, after an attack by Islamic State on an Afghan prison, the governor’s spokesman said on Monday. This is as clashes continued between prisoners and security forces. The...
Coronavirus: Iran Cover-up Of Deaths Revealed By Data Leak

Coronavirus: Iran Cover-up Of Deaths Revealed By Data Leak

The number of deaths from coronavirus in Iran is nearly triple what Iran's government claims, a BBC Persian service investigation has found. The government's own records appear to show almost 42,000 people died with Covid-19...
Vietnam Records First Covid-19 Death

Vietnam Records First Covid-19 Death

Vietnam has recorded its first Covid-19 fatality, in a devastating blow for a country proud of its zero deaths. The 70-year-old man was from the central city of Hoi An, state media said on Friday. No...
Hong Kong Postpones Elections For A Year ‘Over Virus Concerns’

Hong Kong Postpones Elections For A Year ‘Over Virus Concerns’

The Hong Kong government has postponed September’s parliamentary elections by a year, saying it is necessary amid a rise in coronavirus infections. Hong Kong is currently experiencing a spike in Covid-19 infections, and reported 121...
Brazil’s First Lady Tests Positive For Coronavirus

Brazil’s First Lady Tests Positive For Coronavirus

Brazil’s first lady Michelle Bolsonaro tested positive for coronavirus on Thursday, President Jair Bolsonaro’s press office announced in a statement. “First lady Michelle Bolsonaro tested positive for COVID-19 on Thursday. She is in good health...
Herman Cain, US Ex-presidential Candidate, Dies After Contracting Covid

Herman Cain, US Ex-presidential Candidate, Dies After Contracting Covid

Herman Cain, the Republican pizza chain CEO who ran for president in 2012, has died after contracting Covid-19. Mr Cain, 74, was hospitalised after being diagnosed with the disease earlier this month. “Herman Cain – our...
Donald Trump Suggests Postponement Of 2020 US Presidential Election

Donald Trump Suggests Postponement Of 2020 US Presidential Election

Donald Trump has suggested November's presidential election be postponed, saying increased postal voting could lead to fraud and inaccurate results. He floated a delay until people could "properly, securely and safely" vote. There is little evidence...
Dozens Killed, 10 Children Abducted Ethnic Clashes

Dozens Killed, 10 Children Abducted Ethnic Clashes

South Sudan authority on Tuesday said at least 28 people had been killed and 10 children abducted during ethnic clashes in the country. The country’s acting Commissioner, Mabior Mawut, told dpa in a telephone interview...
U.S. Evacuates Over 100,000 Citizens From 136 Countries On 1,140 Flights

U.S. Evacuates Over 100,000 Citizens From 136 Countries On 1,140 Flights

The U.S. Government says it has evacuated no fewer than 100,000 Americans stranded abroad due to the coronavirus pandemic. The Secretary of State, Mr Michael Pompeo, disclosed this in a statement on Monday, to mark...
Coronavirus 'Most Severe Health Emergency' WHO Has Faced - Ghebreyesus

Coronavirus ‘Most Severe Health Emergency’ WHO Has Faced – Ghebreyesus

Covid-19 is easily the most severe global health emergency ever declared by the World Health Organization (WHO), its leader has said. Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus said he would reconvene the WHO's emergency committee this week...
Sudan To Send More Troops To Darfur After Deadly Attacks

Sudan To Send More Troops To Darfur After Deadly Attacks

The Sudanese government is sending more troops to the restive Darfur region, following a spike in violence there. Prime Minister Abdalla Hamdok said the forces would protect people during the farming season. Unidentified gunmen killed more...
US Diplomats To Leave Consulate In Chengdu In Tit-for-tat Closures

US Diplomats To Leave Consulate In Chengdu In Tit-for-tat Closures

American diplomats are to leave the US consulate in the south-western Chinese city of Chengdu, following Beijing's decision to close the mission. With just hours to go before a Monday morning deadline, staff could be...

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