U.S. Justice Department appeals court order blocking ban of TikTok

The U.S. Justice Department said it had appealed a Pennsylvania judge’s October 30 order that blocked the government from imposing restrictions on Chinese-owned TikTok that were set to take effect on Thursday. The Commerce Department’s August restrictions order was to take effect late in the day, barring transactions with ByteDance’s short video sharing app TikTok… Read More U.S. Justice Department appeals court order blocking ban of TikTok

Islamic State claims responsibility for explosion in Saudi city of Jeddah

Islamic State claimed responsibility on Thursday for an attack on a non-Muslim cemetery in the Saudi Red Sea city of Jeddah which wounded several people, although it did not provide any evidence to back up its claim. In a statement issued through its official channel on Telegram, the group said that its “soldiers” had managed… Read More Islamic State claims responsibility for explosion in Saudi city of Jeddah

Eight peacemakers dead following helicopter crash in Egypt’s Sinai

A helicopter with the U.S.-led Multinational Force and Observers (MFO) in the Egyptian Sinai crashed on Thursday near the resort town of Sharm el-Sheikh, killing eight members of the peacekeeper force, the MFO said. Those killed were six Americans, a French national and a Czech national, all of them military service members, the MFO said… Read More Eight peacemakers dead following helicopter crash in Egypt’s Sinai

Unidentified assailants spray Saudi embassy in Netherlands with gunfire

Unidentified assailants sprayed the embassy of Saudi Arabia in the Netherlands with gunfire before dawn on Thursday, police said. No one was hurt in the incident. Dutch police said there had been no arrests after the building was hit just before 6 a.m. (0500GMT). Images on Dutch television showed casings scattered on the street and… Read More Unidentified assailants spray Saudi embassy in Netherlands with gunfire

Ukraine’s President Volodymyr Zelenskiy hospitalised following contraction of coronavirus

Ukraine’s President Volodymyr Zelenskiy was hospitalised after he contracted coronavirus earlier this week, a presidential official said on Thursday. “He first went home, but decided to move to Feofania (hospital). To accurately isolate and not expose anyone,” a presidential spokeswoman told Reuters. “There are better conditions for patients. Nothing serious,” she said referring to the… Read More Ukraine’s President Volodymyr Zelenskiy hospitalised following contraction of coronavirus

Seven soldiers dead following ambush by Islamist militants in Burkina Faso

Seven soldiers in Burkina Faso were killed on Wednesday in an ambush by suspected Islamist militants, two sources said, close to a week before a presidential election. Worsening insecurity in the West African country is the main issue in the November 22 vote, when President Roch Marc Kabore is seeking a second term. In recent… Read More Seven soldiers dead following ambush by Islamist militants in Burkina Faso

Former Ghanaian President Jerry John Rawlings dies at 73

Former President of Ghana, Jerry John Rawlings died in the early hours of Thursday November 12, sources close to the family revealed. He was aged 73. The former military leader had been on admission at the Korle Bu Teaching Hospital in Accra, for about a week for an undisclosed ailment. Rawlings was a former military… Read More Former Ghanaian President Jerry John Rawlings dies at 73