Putin signs 'foreign agent' media law

Monday, 27 November 2017 03:34 Written by

Russian President Vladimir Putin has signed a law that allows the government to list any foreign media operating in the country as a foreign agent.

Egypt’s military has responded with air strikes directed at “terrorist” locations and vehicles after at least 235 people were killed and scores more injured in a bomb and gun assault on a mosque in the north Sinai.

First aid flights arrive in Yemen

Sunday, 26 November 2017 03:24 Written by

The first aid flights since the Saudi-led coalition imposed a blockade on rebel-held areas three weeks ago have landed in Yemen's capital, Sanaa.

Syria’s main opposition group selected a new chief negotiator on Friday ahead of a new round of U.N.-backed peace negotiations with the Damascus government set to kick off next week.

Bangladesh and Myanmar have agreed to take assistance from the U.N. refugee agency for the repatriation of hundreds of thousands of Rohingya Muslims, Bangladesh Foreign Minister Abul Hassan Mahmood Ali said on Saturday.

Trump declares North Korea 'sponsor of terror'

Wednesday, 22 November 2017 03:28 Written by

President Trump has announced that the US is re-designating North Korea a state sponsor of terrorism, nine years after it was removed from the list.

Asad thanks Putin for saving Syria

Wednesday, 22 November 2017 03:28 Written by

Syrian President Bashar al-Assad thanked his Russian counterpart, Vladimir Putin, for "saving" his country and for Russia's support in Syria.

 “State-sponsored” violence against minority Rohingya Muslims in Myanmar constitutes the “crime against humanity of apartheid,” Amnesty International has concluded, following a probe into the persecution of the Muslims in the Southeast Asian country.

Iran's president declares end of Islamic State

Wednesday, 22 November 2017 03:27 Written by

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani declared the end of Islamic State on Tuesday while a senior military commander thanked the “thousands of martyrs” killed in operations organized by Iran to defeat the militant group in Syria and Iraq.

Robert Mugabe ignores ZANU-PF deadline to resign

Tuesday, 21 November 2017 03:23 Written by

 President Robert Mugabe ignored a noon deadline to offer his resignation, imposed by Zimbabwe's ruling party, as people remain in a state of shock after the 93-year-old leader's anticlimactic address to the nation.