An Israeli military court on Wednesday convicted a Palestinian rights activist of offences in the occupied West Bank, in a case that Amnesty International described as politically motivated. Issa Amro, of the Palestinian city of Hebron, was convicted on three counts of protesting without a permit, two counts of disrupting Israeli soldiers’ activities, and one… Read More Israeli military court convicts Palestinian activist Issa Amro of illegal protest and assault in West Bank
Democrats on Wednesday completed a sweep of the two U.S. Senate seats up for grabs in runoff elections in the state of Georgia, giving the party control of the chamber and boosting the prospects for President-elect Joe Biden’s ambitious legislative agenda. Raphael Warnock, a Baptist preacher from Martin Luther King Jr.’s former church, beat Republican… Read More U.S. Democrats win control of Senate with Georgia double victory
Hundreds of supporters of President Donald Trump stormed the U.S. Capitol on Wednesday in a bid to overturn his election defeat, forcing Congress to postpone a session that would have certified President-elect Joe Biden’s victory. With drawn guns and tear gas, police evacuated lawmakers and sought to clear the Capitol Building of protesters, who surged… Read More Pro-Trump protesters storm Capitol as lawmakers debate certification of U.S. presidential election results
U.S. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin on Wednesday signed an agreement to provide Sudan a bridge loan to clear the $1.2 billion the African country owes in World Bank arrears, allowing Sudan to access new World Bank financing. The Treasury said in a statement that the loan would be granted once Sudan implements the conditions agreed… Read More U.S. signs loan deal to provide Sudan with $1.2billion to clear World Bank arrears
Mexico’s president said on Wednesday he was ready to provide coronavirus vaccines to undocumented migrants in the United States, after the governor of the U.S. state of Nebraska said they would likely not get vaccinated due to immigration status. “It’s a universal right. We would do it,” President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador told a regular… Read More Mexican President Lopez Obrador offers to provide coronavirus vaccines for undocumented migrants in U.S.
Ten defeated presidential candidates in the Central African Republic are calling for the result of a December 27 election to be annulled and the vote repeated, citing irregularities and low turnout, according to a joint statement late on Tuesday. On Monday, the electoral commission declared President Faustin-Archange Touadera the winner of the race, with voter… Read More Ten opposition presidential candidates call for repeat of election in Central African Republic
Veteran rapper and record producer Dr Dre said on Tuesday he was being treated by medics in hospital, after a media report said he had suffered a brain aneurysm and was in intensive care. Celebrity news website TMZ said Dre suffered the aneurysm – a bulge in a weakened blood vessel – on Monday and… Read More U.S. rapper Dr Dre recovering following hospitalization for brain aneurysm
At least two children and one woman have drowned after a passenger boat sank on Lake Kivu in the eastern Democratic Republic of Congo, a local official said on Wednesday, as survivors warned that dozens more were still missing. The boat, bound for the regional capital Goma, capsized overnight on Tuesday, after having set off… Read More Three dead, dozens missing as boat capsizes in eastern Congo