Burundi President Pierre Nkurunziza dies at 55

President Pierre Nkurunziza, a fitness enthusiast who increasingly relied on religion and repression to rule the impoverished and unstable central African nation of Burundi for 15 years, has died, the government announced on Tuesday. He leaves behind a nation dotted with the unmarked graves of his political opponents, an economy in tatters and a question… Read More Burundi President Pierre Nkurunziza dies at 55

Iran to execute informant involved in killing of General Qassem Soleimani

An Iranian citizen who provided information to U.S. and Israeli intelligence services about whereabouts of Iran’s slain top commander Qassem Soleimani will be executed soon, Iran’s judiciary spokesman said on Tuesday. “Mahmoud Mousavi-Majd, one of the spies for CIA and Mossad has been sentenced to death. He gave the whereabouts of martyr Soleimani to our… Read More Iran to execute informant involved in killing of General Qassem Soleimani

North Korea says it will shut down all communication lines with South Korea

North Korea said on Tuesday it will sever hotlines with South Korea as the first step toward shutting down all contact with Seoul, state news agency KCNA reported. For several days, North Korea has lashed out at South Korea, threatening to close an inter-Korean liaison office and other projects if the South does not stop… Read More North Korea says it will shut down all communication lines with South Korea