Azerbaijan accuses Russia of supplying arms to Armenia since July clashes

An Azeri presidential aide said on Saturday that Russia has been supplying Armenia with weapons since a clash between the two former Soviet republics in July. More than a dozen Armenian and Azeri soldiers were killed in July at the border between the two, which have long been at odds over Azerbaijan’s breakaway, mainly ethnic… Read More Azerbaijan accuses Russia of supplying arms to Armenia since July clashes

Thousands protest in Mauritius over death of dolphins

Thousands of protesters demonstrated in the Mauritius capital Port Louis on Saturday to demand an investigation into an oil spill from a Japanese ship and the mysterious death of at least 40 dolphins that have been found near the site of the spill. Environmentalists have called for an investigation into whether the dolphins died as… Read More Thousands protest in Mauritius over death of dolphins

Death toll from Afghanistan flash floods rise to 160

Rescuers in Afghanistan continued to search amidst mud and rubble for missing people on Saturday after flash flooding this week killed around 160 people and washed away homes across the country, officials said. Thirteen provinces, mostly in the country’s north, had been affected by floods, according to the Ministry for Disaster Management. In Parwan, just… Read More Death toll from Afghanistan flash floods rise to 160

Belarus revokes accreditations of journalists covering anti-government protests

Belarus has revoked the accreditations of some journalists working for foreign media and covering anti-government protests that erupted after a disputed presidential election, news organisations and a journalist association said on Saturday. The accreditations, issued by the Foreign Ministry, were revoked for 17 journalists including a video journalist and a photographer from Reuters, two from… Read More Belarus revokes accreditations of journalists covering anti-government protests

Dozens of dolphins found dead near oil spill in Mauritius

At least 40 dolphins have mysteriously died in an area of Mauritius affected by an oil spill from a Japanese boat, officials and witnesses said on Friday, as witnesses described the deaths of one mother dolphin and her baby. Environmentalists have demanded an investigation into whether the dolphins were killed as a result of the… Read More Dozens of dolphins found dead near oil spill in Mauritius

UAE cancels boycott law, allows economic agreements with Israel

The president of the United Arab Emirates has issued a decree cancelling a law on boycotting Israel and allowing trade and financial agreements between the two countries, the UAE official news agency WAM reported on Saturday. The decree from UAE President Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan aims at “supporting bilateral cooperation in order to arrive… Read More UAE cancels boycott law, allows economic agreements with Israel

‘Black Panther’ movie star Chadwick Boseman dies at 43 following battle with colon cancer

“Black Panther” film star Chadwick Boseman, an actor whose work celebrated African-American pioneers and culture, has died at age 43 after a four-year battle with colon cancer, according to an announcement posted on Friday to his social media accounts. Boseman, a native of South Carolina who began his screen career in episodes of television dramas… Read More ‘Black Panther’ movie star Chadwick Boseman dies at 43 following battle with colon cancer