Israeli police briefly detain prominent Palestinian activist twins from East Jerusalem

Israeli police detained two prominent Palestinian activists on Sunday who have become the faces of a campaign to halt Palestinian evictions from the East Jerusalem neighbourhood of Sheikh Jarrah. Footage on social media on Sunday showed Muna El-Kurd, 23, whose family faces eviction from their home in Sheikh Jarrah after Jewish settlers won an Israeli… Read More Israeli police briefly detain prominent Palestinian activist twins from East Jerusalem

Dozens dead, several injured following ethnic clashes in Sudan’s South Darfur

About 36 people were killed and 32 wounded in clashes in Sudan’s state of South Darfur, state news agency SUNA reported on Sunday. The violence occurred between members of the Fellata and Taisha groups in the area of Um Dafuq, SUNA reported. A resident said the fighting happened on Saturday in a land dispute. Security… Read More Dozens dead, several injured following ethnic clashes in Sudan’s South Darfur

Uganda re-imposes lockdown following surge in coronavirus cases

Uganda’s President Yoweri Museveni on Sunday re-imposed a strict lockdown that included the closure of schools and the suspension of inter-district travel to help beat back a surge in COVID-19 cases in the East African country. The new measures, which will be effective from Monday morning, include the closure of all educational institutions, some bans… Read More Uganda re-imposes lockdown following surge in coronavirus cases

At least two dead following bomb attack at checkpoint in southern Libya

A blast struck a checkpoint in the southern Libyan city of Sebha on Sunday, killing at least two people including a senior police officer, local police, city officials and medics said. A security source in Sebha said the blast was caused by a suicide bomber who detonated a car bomb. Sebha is in the deep… Read More At least two dead following bomb attack at checkpoint in southern Libya

At least twenty-one dead following explosion in northern Yemen

U.S. and British diplomats urged Houthi forces to end an offensive in northern Yemen on Sunday after at least 17 people were killed in an explosion which the Saudi-backed government blamed on a Houthi missile strike. Among those killed in Saturday’s explosion near a petrol station in Marib City was a five-year-old girl who was… Read More At least twenty-one dead following explosion in northern Yemen

Pope Francis calls for reconciliation and healing over Canadian indigenous school discovery

Pope Francis said on Sunday that he was pained by the discovery of the remains of 215 children at a former Catholic school for indigenous students in Canada and called for respect of the rights and cultures of native peoples. However, Francis stopped short of the direct apology some Canadians had demanded. Two days ago,… Read More Pope Francis calls for reconciliation and healing over Canadian indigenous school discovery

Prince Harry and Meghan welcome a baby girl

Meghan, Britain’s Duchess of Sussex, has given birth to her second child, a baby girl, whom she and husband Prince Harry have named after Queen Elizabeth and his late mother Princess Diana. Lilibet ‘Lili’ Diana Mountbatten-Windsor was born on Friday at the Santa Barbara Cottage Hospital in California, with Harry in attendance. The birth follows… Read More Prince Harry and Meghan welcome a baby girl

Gunmen kill scores in northwest Nigeria

Attackers killed 88 people in Nigeria’s Kebbi state on Thursday, spurring its governor to pledge a bigger deployment of security forces on Sunday as insecurity spreads largely unchecked through the country’s northwest. Perpetrators swept through eight villages, killing people and sending residents fleeing, police said, giving a death toll of 88. Details began to emerge… Read More Gunmen kill scores in northwest Nigeria