Kuwait crown prince temporarily assumes some roles following emir’s hospitalization

Kuwait’s 91-year-old ruler Emir Sheikh Sabah al-Ahmad al-Sabah was admitted to hospital on Saturday for medical checks, and the country’s crown prince will temporarily carry out some of his duties, the state news agency KUNA reported. It said Sheikh Sabah, who has ruled the OPEC oil producer and U.S. ally since 2006, would undergo a… Read More Kuwait crown prince temporarily assumes some roles following emir’s hospitalization

Sudan’s army launches legal action against ‘insulting’ activists, journalists

Sudan’s army has started legal action against activists and journalists who have “insulted” the military, it said in a statement on Saturday. The army ruled Sudan for a few months after removing veteran leader Omar al-Bashir in April 2019, before signing a fragile three-year power-sharing deal with civilians under pressure from protesters. In a statement… Read More Sudan’s army launches legal action against ‘insulting’ activists, journalists

Hundreds protest in Thailand demanding resignation of government

Around 2,500 Thai protesters on Saturday evening demanded the resignation of the government and the dissolution of parliament, defying a coronavirus ban on gatherings in one of the largest street demonstrations since a 2014 military coup. People at the student-led rally near Bangkok’s Democracy Monument cited a litany of complaints against the year-old civilian government… Read More Hundreds protest in Thailand demanding resignation of government

Fire incident destroys grand organ, shatters stained glass at cathedral in France

A major fire broke out in the cathedral in the western French city of Nantes on Saturday, blowing out stained glass windows and destroying the grand organ in the 15th-century building, officials said. Prosecutor Pierre Sennes told reporters three fires had been started at the site and authorities were treating the incident as a criminal… Read More Fire incident destroys grand organ, shatters stained glass at cathedral in France