• Donald Trump Jul 4, 2019

    Gibraltar Detains Syria-Bound Super Tanker With Iranian Oil

    Authorities in Gibraltar said they intercepted Thursday an Iranian supertanker believed to be breaching European Union sanctions by carrying a shipment of Tehran’s crude oil to war-ravaged Syria. A senior Spanish official said the operation was requested by the United States. Iran’s state-run IRNA news agency described the incident as “an illegal seizure of an Iranian oil tanker.” Gibraltar port...

  • Associated Press May 26, 2019

    Venezuela Negotiators Return to Norway for Crisis Talks

    Representatives of the Venezuelan government and opposition have returned to Norway for talks aimed at resolving the political crisis in the South American country, the Norwegian government said Saturday. Norway said it will mediate discussions next week in Oslo, in an indication that the negotiation track is gaining momentum after months of escalating tension between Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro and...

  • United Nations May 11, 2019

    Houthi Rebels Begin Withdrawal From Key Ports in Yemen

    Yemen’s Houthi rebels on Saturday began a long-delayed withdrawal of forces from the port facility in the key city of Hodeida, the group said, following the terms of a December cease-fire aimed at alleviating the world’s worst humanitarian crisis. Mohammed Ali al-Houthi, the head of the rebels’ Supreme Revolutionary Committee, said the pullout from Hodeida, as well as the two...

  • Florida May 1, 2019

    Clashes Rock Venezuela as Guaido Urges Opposition Uprising

    Anti-government demonstrators clashed with troops loyal to Venezuela President Nicolas Maduro at an air base in the capital hours after opposition leader Juan Guaidó took to the streets in a bold and risky attempt to lead an uprising against the embattled socialist.

  • Associated Press Apr 10, 2019

    Cyclone Idai's Death Toll Now Above 1,000 in Southern Africa, Cholera Cases Top 4,000

    The death toll from the cyclone that ripped into southern Africa last month is now above 1,000, while the number of cholera cases among survivors has risen above 4,000. The United Nations has described Cyclone Idai, which hit Mozambique, Zimbabwe and Malawi nearly a month ago, as “one of the deadliest storms on record in the southern hemisphere.” Zimbabwe’s information...

  • India Mar 9, 2019

    India Returns Key Diplomat to Pakistan as Tensions Ease

    India said Saturday that it was returning a key diplomat to Pakistan’s capital amid an easing of tensions between the nuclear neighbors, but also demanded that its archrival take concrete steps against terrorists operating from its territory. India’s high commissioner to Pakistan was to return to Islamabad on Saturday, Indian External Affairs Ministry spokesman Raveesh Kumar said at a news...

  • president Oct 15, 2018

    Kanye West, Kim Kardashian West Visit Uganda, Give Gift of Yeezys

    Ugandan officials say Kanye West and his wife, the reality TV star Kim Kardashian West, have arrived in Uganda on a private visit.

  • president Aug 6, 2018

    Venezuela Detains 6 in Failed Drone Attack Aimed at Maduro

    Authorities detained six people suspected of using explosives-laden drones in a failed bid to assassinate Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro, officials said Sunday, in what one witness described as a terrifying attack that shook her apartment building. The government alleged that opposition factions conspired with assailants in Miami and Bogota, although they offered no specific evidence. Opposition leaders decried Maduro for...

  • European Union May 21, 2018

    Maduro Wins Venezuela Election Challengers Call Illegitimate

    Embattled socialist incumbent Nicolas Maduro won Venezuela’s presidential election by a landslide in a disputed vote marred by irregularities and mass absenteeism that led his main rivals to call for a re-run to prevent a national social crisis from exploding. The National Election Council announced that with more than 92 percent of polling stations reporting, Maduro won nearly 68 percent...

  • Twitter Mar 21, 2018

    Boko Haram Frees Nigerian Girls, But Warns Not to Put Them in School

    Boko Haram Islamic extremists brought back nearly all of the 110 girls they had kidnapped from a boarding school last month, dropping them off in the middle of the night Wednesday with a warning: “Don’t ever put your daughters in school again.” Several of the girls interviewed by The Associated Press said they had been traveling for days before the...

  • Supreme Court Jul 29, 2017

    Pakistan Names Abbasi Interim Prime Minister

    Pakistan’s ruling party named senior lawmaker Shahid Khaqan Abbasi as successor to the deposed prime minister on Saturday, a day after the Supreme Court removed Nawaz Sharif from office for concealing assets. Sharif proposed Abbasi as interim prime minister at the meeting of Pakistan Muslim League party in Islamabad. His request was endorsed by lawmakers from his party. Because Sharif’s...

  • Supreme Court Jul 28, 2017

    Disqualified by Court, Pakistan's Prime Minister Steps Down

    A five-judge panel of Pakistan’s Supreme Court on Friday disqualified thrice-elected Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif from holding office over allegations of corruption and ordered criminal charges be filed against him and his family. The court panel in a unanimous decision said Sharif was disqualified for not remaining “truthful and honest” after considering evidence against him. It also ruled that Sharif...

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