UAE court lifts jail sentence of U.S. lawyer Asim Ghafoor

A United Arab Emirates court has lifted a prison sentence but upheld a conviction on money laundering charges for U.S. citizen and civil rights attorney Asim Ghafoor, who was detained while transiting through Dubai last month, a lawyer for Ghafoor said on Wednesday. The court ordered Ghafoor to pay a 5 million dirham (an equivalent… Read More UAE court lifts jail sentence of U.S. lawyer Asim Ghafoor

DR Congo arrests opposition leader Jean-Marc Kabund

A former right-hand man of Democratic Republic of Congo’s president and now opposition leader, Jean-Marc Kabund, was arrested on Tuesday, his lawyer said, during controversy over a remark about his onetime boss. The former vice president of parliament and current lawmaker had a falling out with President Felix Tshisekedi earlier this year, after which he… Read More DR Congo arrests opposition leader Jean-Marc Kabund

U.S. President Joe Biden signs bill to boost domestic semiconductor production, research

President Joe Biden on Tuesday signed a landmark bill to provide $52.7 billion in subsidies for U.S. semiconductor production and research and to boost efforts to make the United States more competitive with China’s science and technology efforts. “The future is going to be made in America,” Biden said, calling the measure “a once-in-a-generation investment… Read More U.S. President Joe Biden signs bill to boost domestic semiconductor production, research

Nigerian authorities arrest suspects linked to Ondo Catholic Church massacre

Nigeria has arrested suspects in an Islamist militant attack in a Catholic church that killed 40 people two months ago, Chief of Defence Staff General Leo Irabor told local media on Tuesday. Irabor said the attackers were arrested during joint operations involving the armed forces, the Department of Security Services and police, privately owned Channels… Read More Nigerian authorities arrest suspects linked to Ondo Catholic Church massacre

Kenyans head to polls to vote in national elections

Kenyans voted in national elections on Tuesday, forming long queues at ballot stations in the heartlands of presidential frontrunners Raila Odinga and William Ruto, while elsewhere turnout was dampened by widespread voter apathy and frustration. Kenya is holding presidential, legislative and local elections at a time when its citizens are growing increasingly exasperated at surging… Read More Kenyans head to polls to vote in national elections

FBI raids Florida home of former U.S. President Donald Trump

Former President Donald Trump said FBI agents raided his Mar-a-Lago estate on Monday and broke into his safe in what his son acknowledged was part of an investigation into Trump’s removal of official presidential records from the White House to his Florida resort. The unprecedented search of a former president’s home would mark a significant… Read More FBI raids Florida home of former U.S. President Donald Trump

U.S. judge sentences Ahmaud Arbery’s killers to life imprisonment

A judge sentenced a white father and son to life in prison and their neighbor to 35 years on Monday for a federal hate crime in the 2020 murder of Ahmaud Arbery, a Black man shot after jogging in a suburban Georgia neighborhood. Travis McMichael, a 36-year-old former U.S. Coast Guard mechanic, his father Gregory… Read More U.S. judge sentences Ahmaud Arbery’s killers to life imprisonment