Twenty-seven dead, thirteen injured following bus accident involving Hochschild Mining workers in Peru

Hochschild Mining said on Friday that 27 workers were killed while 13 more injured in a road accident in Peru involving a bus operated by one of the precious metals miner’s contractors. The bus was transporting workers from Hochschild’s Pallancata operation to the city of Arequipa in the south of Peru, the London-listed miner said.… Read More Twenty-seven dead, thirteen injured following bus accident involving Hochschild Mining workers in Peru

One student found dead as army rescue seven abducted in northwest Nigeria

One student from a group of dozens abducted from a school in northwest Nigeria this week has been found dead, the army said on Friday, adding it had rescued five students and two teachers. Gunmen raided the school in Kebbi state in broad daylight on Thursday in the latest case of mass abductions in the… Read More One student found dead as army rescue seven abducted in northwest Nigeria

Palestine cancels coronavirus vaccine exchange deal with Israel over expiration date

The Palestinian Authority (PA) cancelled a deal on Friday to receive soon-to-expire COVID-19 vaccines from Israel after an initial Israeli shipment showed an expiration date sooner than had been agreed, the PA health minister said. Israel and the PA announced a vaccine swap deal earlier on Friday that would have seen Israel send up to… Read More Palestine cancels coronavirus vaccine exchange deal with Israel over expiration date

UN chief Antonio Guterres appointed for second term

United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres was appointed for a second-five year-term on Friday by the 193-member U.N. General Assembly. “I will give it my all to ensure the blossoming of trust between and among nations large and small, to build bridges, and to engage relentlessly in confidence building,” Guterres told the General Assembly after taking… Read More UN chief Antonio Guterres appointed for second term

Hong Kong court finds five guilty over 2019 attack on pro-democracy protesters at train station

A Hong Kong court on Friday found five men guilty of a 2019 attack on pro-democracy protesters, reporters and bystanders at a train station at the height of anti-government protests. The July 21 attack in the northern Yuen Long district by more than 100 people wearing white T-shirts wielding sticks and poles were some of… Read More Hong Kong court finds five guilty over 2019 attack on pro-democracy protesters at train station

Russia says it will leave the Open Skies arms control treaty on December 18

Russia has notified its partners under in the Open Skies arms control treaty that it will leave the group on December 18, the Russian foreign ministry said on Friday. The Kremlin said this month that the U.S. decision to withdraw from the treaty – which allows unarmed surveillance flights over member countries – had “significantly… Read More Russia says it will leave the Open Skies arms control treaty on December 18

Swiss court jails Liberia rebel commander Alieu Kosiah for war crimes, cannibalism

A Liberian rebel commander was sentenced in Switzerland to 20 years in jail on Friday for rape, killings and an act of cannibalism, in one of the first ever convictions over the West African country’s civil war. The case was also Switzerland’s first war crimes trial in a civilian court. It involved 46-year-old Alieu Kosiah… Read More Swiss court jails Liberia rebel commander Alieu Kosiah for war crimes, cannibalism

Montenegro’s parliament dismisses justice minister over denial of Srebrenica genocide

Montenegro’s parliament adopted a resolution on the 1995 Srebrenica genocide late on Thursday and dismissed the pro-Serb justice minister over his denial of the massacre, a move that may threaten the stability of the bickering ruling coalition. In the resolution, the 81-seat parliament condemned the Srebrenica genocide when about 8,000 Muslim men and boys were… Read More Montenegro’s parliament dismisses justice minister over denial of Srebrenica genocide