Kosovo President Hashim Thaci meets war crimes prosecutors to discuss charges against him

Kosovo President Hashim Thaci arrived in The Hague on Monday for a meeting with prosecutors who last month indicted him for alleged war crimes and crimes against humanity during Kosovo’s 1998-99 uprising against repressive Serbian rule. Before entering the Specialist Chamber set up in 2015 to handle cases of war crimes during the revolt that… Read More Kosovo President Hashim Thaci meets war crimes prosecutors to discuss charges against him

Several injured as police fire bullets, tear gas to disperse protesters in Mali

Police in Mali’s capital Bamako fired into the air on Monday to disperse protesters calling for President Ibrahim Boubacar Keita to resign, witnesses said, hours after the United Nations condemned the use of lethal force against demonstrators. Several people were injured by falling bullets and tear gas canisters in the Badalabougou neighbourhood, a hotbed of… Read More Several injured as police fire bullets, tear gas to disperse protesters in Mali

Russia completes human trial of coronavirus vaccine

Russia has become the first country to have completed clinical trials of a COVID-19 vaccine candidate, after Sechenov University said that it had concluded its study. According to Sechenov University Center for Clinical Research on Medications head and chief researcher Elena Smolyarchuk, study data showed the vaccine candidate’s effectiveness, reported Russian news agency TASS. Smolyarchuk… Read More Russia completes human trial of coronavirus vaccine

Zindzi Mandela, daughter of Nelson Mandela, dies at 59

Zindzi Mandela, daughter of former South African president and liberation hero Nelson Mandela, died on Monday, the Mandela family said. Zindzi Mandela, the youngest daughter of anti-apartheid activist Winnie Madikizela-Mandela and Nelson Mandela, rose to international prominence when she read out Nelson Mandela’s rejection of then-president P.W. Botha’s offer of a conditional release from prison… Read More Zindzi Mandela, daughter of Nelson Mandela, dies at 59

Twenty-one injured following fire incident aboard U.S. Navy warship in San Diego

Flames raged for hours on Sunday aboard a U.S. warship docked at Naval Base San Diego, sending 21 people to the hospital with minor injuries and prompting a relocation of two other Navy vessels moored nearby, military and local fire officials said. The San Diego Fire-Rescue Department reported an explosion in conjunction with the blaze,… Read More Twenty-one injured following fire incident aboard U.S. Navy warship in San Diego