Saudi Arabia congratulates U.S. President-elect Joe Biden on election victory

Saudi Arabia finally congratulated Joe Biden on Sunday over his election victory, more than 24 hours after he defeated Donald Trump, who had close personal ties with Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman. The former U.S. vice president pledged in his campaign to reassess ties with the kingdom, demanding more accountability over the killing of Saudi… Read More Saudi Arabia congratulates U.S. President-elect Joe Biden on election victory

U.S. President Donald Trump to lose special Twitter privileges in January

U.S. President Donald Trump will be subject to the same Twitter Inc rules as any other user when President-elect Joe Biden takes office on January 20, the social media company confirmed this week. Twitter places “public interest” notices on some rule-breaking tweets from “world leaders” that would otherwise be removed. Such tweets from political candidates… Read More U.S. President Donald Trump to lose special Twitter privileges in January

Former U.S. President George Bush congratulates President-elect Joe Biden

Former U.S. President George W. Bush, a Republican, said on Sunday he has spoken to President-elect Joe Biden, a Democrat, to congratulate him on his victory. In a statement, Bush said Americans can have confidence the U.S. election was “fundamentally fair, its integrity will be upheld, and its outcome is clear.” He added President Donald… Read More Former U.S. President George Bush congratulates President-elect Joe Biden

Ivory Coast opposition leader arrested Pascal Affi N’Guessan for creating rival government

Ivory Coast opposition leader and former prime minister Pascal Affi N’Guessan was under arrest on Saturday for creating a rival government after President Alassane Ouattara’s election victory, his wife and a spokeswoman said. Ivorian prosecutors are pursuing terrorism charges against more than a dozen opposition leaders who boycotted the October 31 vote in which Ouattara… Read More Ivory Coast opposition leader arrested Pascal Affi N’Guessan for creating rival government

Israeli PM Benjamin Netanyahu congratulates Joe Biden on U.S. presidential election win

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu congratulated U.S. President-elect Joe Biden on Sunday, hailing a strong alliance that could be burdened by differences over policy on Iran and the Palestinians. “Congratulations @JoeBiden and @KamalaHarris. Joe, we’ve had a long & warm personal relationship for nearly 40 years, and I know you as a great friend of… Read More Israeli PM Benjamin Netanyahu congratulates Joe Biden on U.S. presidential election win

Four Indian soldiers, three militants dead following clash in Kashmir

Four Indian army soldiers and three militants were killed in Kashmir on Sunday, an Indian Defence Ministry spokesperson said, in the bloodiest gunbattle in the disputed region since April this year. An army patrol noticed suspicious movement along the LOC in the early hours of Sunday, Defence Ministry spokesman Colonel Rajesh Kalia said. “Army troops… Read More Four Indian soldiers, three militants dead following clash in Kashmir

Ethiopia’s PM Abiy Ahmed sacks several top officials as tensions heighten in Tigray region

Ethiopia’s Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed sacked his army chief, head of intelligence and foreign minister on Sunday, as the military continued a five-day old offensive in the restive Tigray region with a new round of air strikes. Abiy’s office announced the changes on its Twitter feed, giving no reasons for the changes. Abiy is pursuing… Read More Ethiopia’s PM Abiy Ahmed sacks several top officials as tensions heighten in Tigray region