Syrian President Bashar al-Assad issued a decree on Tuesday forming a new government under Prime Minister Hussein Arnous, the Syrian Presidency said on Twitter.
The United Nations panel on climate change told the world on Monday that global warming was dangerously close to being out of control – and that humans were “unequivocally” to blame. Already, greenhouse gas levels in the atmosphere are high enough to guarantee climate disruption for decades if not centuries, the report from the scientists… Read More UN climate change panel warns that global warming almost out of control
Bangladesh began vaccinating thousands of Rohingya Muslims on Tuesday in the world’s largest refugee settlement amid a surge in COVID-19 infections in the country, officials said. Aid workers have long warned of a potential humanitarian disaster if there is a significant outbreak in the refugee camps in Cox’s Bazar, the border district where over a… Read More Bangladesh begins coronavirus vaccination of Rohingya refugees
A Chinese court upheld on Tuesday a Canadian man’s death sentence for drug smuggling, a day before another court is due to rule on the case of another Canadian accused of spying. The court proceedings for the two Canadians come as lawyers in Canada representing the detained chief financial officer of telecoms giant Huawei make… Read More Chinese court upholds death sentence of Canadian on drug charges
Britain’s Prince Andrew was sued in a New York court on Monday by a woman who alleged that he sexually assaulted and battered her two decades ago when she was 17 years old. Virginia Giuffre, who says she was trafficked for sex by the late financier Jeffrey Epstein, filed a civil complaint against Andrew, Queen… Read More Britain’s Prince Andrew sued by Jeffrey Epstein accuser over alleged sexual abuse
China demanded Lithuania on Tuesday withdraw its ambassador in Beijing and said it would recall China’s envoy to Vilnius in a row over the Baltic state allowing Chinese-claimed Taiwan to open a de facto embassy there using its own name. China considers democratically ruled Taiwan to be its most sensitive territorial issue, and is regularly… Read More China asks Lithuania to withdraw its ambassador over Taiwan row
A South African court on Tuesday again postponed a long-delayed corruption trial against former president Jacob Zuma to September 9 following his hospitalisation last week. Zuma, whose jailing last month on a separate contempt of court matter led to a wave of looting and unrest, was expected to appear at the Pietermaritzburg High Court on… Read More South African court postpones corruption trial of former President Jacob Zuma