Gunmen kill three female health workers in eastern Afghanistan

Gunmen killed three female polio vaccination health workers in the eastern Afghan city of Jalalabad on Tuesday, officials said, adding that a blast had also rocked the provincial health department headquarters but left no casualties. Ghulam Dastagir Nazari, head of the immunisation programme at Afghanistan’s Health Ministry said the explosion took place at the entrance… Read More Gunmen kill three female health workers in eastern Afghanistan

PayPal introduces cryptocurrency checkout service

PayPal Holdings Inc will announce later on Tuesday that it has started allowing U.S. consumers to use their cryptocurrency holdings to pay at millions of its online merchants globally, a move that could significantly boost use of digital assets in everyday commerce. Customers who hold bitcoin, ether, bitcoin cash and litecoin in PayPal digital wallets… Read More PayPal introduces cryptocurrency checkout service

U.S. to provide over $596million humanitarian aid for Syria crisis

The United States will provide more than $596 million in new humanitarian aid to respond to the Syrian crisis, U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken said on Tuesday. The assistance is designed to help many of the estimated 13.4 million Syrians inside Syria, as well as 5.6 million Syrian refugees in Turkey, Lebanon, Jordan, Iraq,… Read More U.S. to provide over $596million humanitarian aid for Syria crisis

Slovakia PM Igor Matovic announces resignation

Slovak Prime Minister Igor Matovic resigned on Tuesday, opening the way to forming a new government after a month-long political crisis. President Zuzana Caputova tasked Finance Minister Eduard Heger, a party colleague of Matovic, to form the new government. All four parties in the ruling coalition have agreed to participate in a new cabinet with… Read More Slovakia PM Igor Matovic announces resignation

International Criminal Court judges uphold war crimes conviction of former Congolese militia leader Bosco Ntaganda

Appeals judges at the International Criminal Court upheld on Tuesday the conviction of former Congolese militia leader Bosco Ntaganda for war crimes and crimes against humanity, and confirmed his 30-year jail sentence. “Having rejected mister Ntaganda’s grounds of appeal in their entirety, the appeals chamber hereby confirms the trial chamber’s sentencing judgment,” presiding judge Howard… Read More International Criminal Court judges uphold war crimes conviction of former Congolese militia leader Bosco Ntaganda