Kosovo parliament elects Vjosa Osmani as new national president

Kosovo’s parliament has appointed a 38-year-old U.S.-educated female law professor and candidate of the ruling Vetevendosje party as the country’s new president, following an election in February. Vjosa Osmani took over as acting president of Kosovo last November when her predecessor, Hashim Thaci, resigned ahead of his impending war crimes trial in the Netherlands. Osmani’s… Read More Kosovo parliament elects Vjosa Osmani as new national president

Dozens dead as torrential rains trigger flash floods in Indonesia and East Timor

Flash floods unleashed by torrential rains killed 41 people on the Indonesian island of Flores on Sunday, the disaster management agency BNPB said, and at least three more were reported killed in neighbouring East Timor. At least 49 families were hit on Flores, in the east of Indonesia’s sprawling archipelago, Raditya Jati, a BNPB spokesman… Read More Dozens dead as torrential rains trigger flash floods in Indonesia and East Timor

Argentina’s President Alberto Fernandez tests positive for coronavirus

Argentina on Saturday confirmed that President Alberto Fernandez has tested positive for the new coronavirus, saying the first-term Peronist leader was in generally good health despite having suffered a headache and light fever. Fernandez, who turned 62 on Friday, had previously said on Twitter that he was in isolation under standard COVID-19 protocols after an… Read More Argentina’s President Alberto Fernandez tests positive for coronavirus

Five policemen dead, eight missing following Maoist insurgents attack in central India

Five policemen were killed in central India and 18 were missing in one of the deadliest attacks by Maoist insurgents on security forces in recent months, two police officials said on Sunday. Security personnel from the Central Reserve Police Force’s elite CoBRA unit, the District Reserve Guard and the Special Task Force were attacked on… Read More Five policemen dead, eight missing following Maoist insurgents attack in central India

At least three dead, several injured following Afghan Taliban car bomb attack near Kabul

A car bombing near Kabul on Sunday killed at least three Afghan security personnel and injured 12 others, officials said, in an attack claimed by the Taliban. While attacks have continued unabated in Afghanistan, the insurgent Taliban has rarely taken responsibility since the formal start of peace talks and an agreement with the United States… Read More At least three dead, several injured following Afghan Taliban car bomb attack near Kabul