Former South African former President Jacob Zuma asks court to delay corruption trial

Former South African president Jacob Zuma, whose jailing earlier this month triggered some of the worst unrest of the post-apartheid era, appeared by video link in court on Monday to seek a further delay in his corruption trial. While the government has largely restored order in the streets, there were fears Zuma’s latest court appearance… Read More Former South African former President Jacob Zuma asks court to delay corruption trial

Two dams collapse in China’s Inner Mongolia following torrential rains

Two dams in China’s northwestern region of Inner Mongolia have collapsed after torrential rain, the water ministry said on Monday, highlighting the safety risks posed by ageing infrastructure during the summer flood season. The dams, in the Inner Mongolian city of Hulunbuir, collapsed on Sunday afternoon. They had formed reservoirs with a combined water storage… Read More Two dams collapse in China’s Inner Mongolia following torrential rains

At least thirty-five dead, dozens injued following suicide bomb attack in Iraqi city of Sadr

A suicide bomber killed at least 35 people and wounded dozens in a crowded market in the Sadr City neighbourhood of Baghdad on Monday, the eve of the Eid al-Adha festival, security and hospital sources said. More than 60 people were wounded, a police source said. Islamic State claimed responsibility for the attack, the group’s… Read More At least thirty-five dead, dozens injued following suicide bomb attack in Iraqi city of Sadr

Russia successfully tests hypersonic cruise missile

Russia said on Monday it had successfully tested a Tsirkon(Zircon) hypersonic cruise missile, a weapon President Vladimir Putin has touted as part of a new generation of missile systems without equal in the world. The defence ministry said in a statement that the missile had been fired from the Admiral Gorshkov, a warship located in… Read More Russia successfully tests hypersonic cruise missile

De facto UAE ruler visits Saudi crown prince amid tensions between both nations

The United Arab Emirates’ de facto ruler held talks in the Saudi capital Riyadh on Monday with Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, at a time of tensions between the two Gulf allies that led this month to an open standoff over oil policy. “My brother Mohammed bin Salman and I discussed ways to further… Read More De facto UAE ruler visits Saudi crown prince amid tensions between both nations

Haiti’s interim PM Claude Joseph agrees to step down

Claude Joseph, who has nominally led Haiti as acting prime minister since the July 7 assassination of President Jovenel Moise, said in a Washington Post interview published on Monday he has agreed to step down, handing power to a challenger backed by the international community. The announcement appears to end a power struggle in the… Read More Haiti’s interim PM Claude Joseph agrees to step down

Algeria recalls envoy to Morocco over Western Sahara row

The Algerian foreign ministry recalled its ambassador to Morocco on Sunday and hinted at possible further measures in the latest flare-up of tension between the North African neighbours over the disputed territory of Western Sahara. The move was linked to comments from the Moroccan envoy to the United Nations on Algeria’s Kabylie region, the ministry… Read More Algeria recalls envoy to Morocco over Western Sahara row

Tokyo court jails American duo for role in escape of former Nissan chairman Carlos Ghosn

A Tokyo court on Monday doled out the first sentences in Japan related to Carlos Ghosn’s arrest and escape, imprisoning U.S. Army Special Forces veteran Michael Taylor for two years and his son Peter for one year and eight months for helping the former Nissan Motor Co Ltd chairman flee to Lebanon in 2019. “This… Read More Tokyo court jails American duo for role in escape of former Nissan chairman Carlos Ghosn