Turkish leader Tayyip Erdogan urges boycott of French goods as Muslim nations outraged over cartoon row

Turkish leader Tayyip Erdogan asked his compatriots to stop buying French goods on Monday in the latest expression of anger in the Muslim world over images being displayed in France of the Prophet Mohammad, which some Muslims consider blasphemous. In Bangladesh on Monday, protesters held placards with a caricature of French President Emmanuel Macron and… Read More Turkish leader Tayyip Erdogan urges boycott of French goods as Muslim nations outraged over cartoon row

UK special forces storm oil tanker, detain stowaways in English channel

British special forces stormed a Greek-operated oil tanker in the English channel on Sunday to wrestle control of the vessel from seven stowaways who had threatened the crew in a suspected hijacking. Troops from the Special Boat Service, a navy special forces unit whose headquarters in just a few miles away from where the vessel… Read More UK special forces storm oil tanker, detain stowaways in English channel

U.S. announces new ceasefire between Azerbaijan and Armenia over disputed Nagorno-Karabakh region

The United States on Sunday said a new humanitarian ceasefire will take effect on Monday in the conflict between Azerbaijan and Armenia over the enclave of Nagorno-Karabakh, even as fresh fighting erupted between the two sides who blame each other for the failure of previous truces. The ceasefire is due to take effect at 8… Read More U.S. announces new ceasefire between Azerbaijan and Armenia over disputed Nagorno-Karabakh region

Spain announces state of emergency following surge of coronavirus cases

Spanish Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez announced a new state of emergency on Sunday in an effort to curb soaring coronavirus infections, imposing local nighttime curfews and banning travel between regions in some cases. The measures go into force from Sunday night and will require all regions except the Canary Islands to impose a nighttime curfew… Read More Spain announces state of emergency following surge of coronavirus cases

Belarusian police fire stun grenades at protesters as opposition threaten national strike

Belarusian police used stun grenades against protesters on Sunday as tens of thousands of people headed towards Independence Palace in the capital Minsk demanding that President Alexander Lukashenko resign. Protesters carrying the red-and-white flags of the Belarusian opposition movement scattered as loud bangs and flashes lit up the city’s streets after nightfall, videos showed. The… Read More Belarusian police fire stun grenades at protesters as opposition threaten national strike

Malaysia’s King Al-Sultan Abdullah rejects emergency rule request by PM Muhyiddin Yassin

Malaysia’s King Al-Sultan Abdullah rejected on Sunday a request by Prime Minister Muhyiddin Yassin for him to declare a state of emergency in response to the coronavirus crisis, saying that he did not see the need. The king’s rejection is a major setback for Muhyiddin, who is facing a leadership challenge from opposition leader Anwar… Read More Malaysia’s King Al-Sultan Abdullah rejects emergency rule request by PM Muhyiddin Yassin

Bulgarian PM Boyko Borissov tests positive for coronavirus

Bulgarian Prime Minister Boyko Borissov said on Sunday he had tested positive for coronavirus and would stay at home for any treatment for the time being, as recommended by his doctors Borissov, who met Keith Krach, U.S. undersecretary of state for economic affairs on Friday, has informed the U.S. Embassy in Sofia of the situation,… Read More Bulgarian PM Boyko Borissov tests positive for coronavirus