Former Pemex boss Emilio Lozoya to be extradited to Mexico for corruption trial

The former chief executive of Mexican state oil company Petroleos Mexicanos, Emilio Lozoya, has agreed to be extradited from Spain to Mexico to stand trial on corruption charges, Mexican Attorney General Alejandro Gertz said on Tuesday. Lozoya, 45, who was once a close confidant of former President Enrique Peña Nieto, is wanted in his homeland… Read More Former Pemex boss Emilio Lozoya to be extradited to Mexico for corruption trial

Nineteen dead, six injured following explosion at clinic in Iran

Nineteen people were killed and six injured on Tuesday in an explosion at a medical clinic in the north of the Iranian capital Tehran, Fars news agency reported, quoting a state official. The blast was triggered by a gas leak, Tehran Deputy Governor Hamid Reza Goudarzi told state television. Ten women and three men died… Read More Nineteen dead, six injured following explosion at clinic in Iran

South African court issues ruling that bans police raid without warrant

South African campaigners on Tuesday welcomed a court ruling that will make it harder for police to raid poor city dwellers’ homes, following recent protests over operations to enforce the coronavirus lockdown. The Johannesburg High Court ruling, which effectively bans police from raiding homes without a warrant, came after a series of often-violent raids on… Read More South African court issues ruling that bans police raid without warrant

Thousands demonstrate to demand faster democratic transition in Sudan

Tens of thousands demonstrated on Tuesday in Sudanese cities despite a coronavirus lockdown to demand greater civilian rule in the transition towards democracy after the ouster of veteran strongman Omar al-Bashir last year. Waving Sudanese flags, protesters gathered in Khartoum and its twin cities Khartoum North and Omdurman after the government closed roads and bridges… Read More Thousands demonstrate to demand faster democratic transition in Sudan

Australia earmarks almost $1billion to boost cyber security defences

Australia will spend A$1.35 billion (an equivalent of $926.1 million) over the next 10 years to boost its cyber security defences, Prime Minister Scott Morrison said on Tuesday, as Canberra seeks to combat a wave of attacks. The announcement comes just weeks after Australia said a “sophisticated state-based actor” has been attacking all levels of… Read More Australia earmarks almost $1billion to boost cyber security defences

Unrest erupts in Ethiopia over death of singer Haacaaluu Hundeessaa

At least 10 people died and more than 80 were wounded when the killing of a popular singer triggered blasts and protests in Ethiopia’s capital and the surrounding Oromiya region on Tuesday, police and a doctor said. The unrest spotlights growing divisions in Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed’s Oromo powerbase as powerful ethnic activists that were… Read More Unrest erupts in Ethiopia over death of singer Haacaaluu Hundeessaa

China passes controversial national security law for Hong Kong

China’s parliament passed national security legislation for Hong Kong on Tuesday, setting the stage for the most radical changes to the former British colony’s way of life since it returned to Chinese rule 23 years ago. State media is expected to publish details of the law – which comes in response to last year’s often-violent… Read More China passes controversial national security law for Hong Kong