Former South African President Jacob Zuma placed on medical parole

South Africa’s jailed former president Jacob Zuma has been placed on medical parole because of his ill health, the government’s correctional services department said on Sunday. Last month prison authorities said Zuma, serving a 15-month sentence in Estcourt prison for contempt of court, underwent unspecified surgery at an outside hospital where he had been sent… Read More Former South African President Jacob Zuma placed on medical parole

At least three soldiers killed, twenty injured following suicide bomb attack in southwest Pakistan

At least three Pakistani paramilitary soldiers were killed and 20 wounded in a suicide attack in the southwest on Sunday, officials said, part of a spike in attacks on security forces in recent weeks as neighbouring Afghanistan fell to the Taliban. The militant Tehrik-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) claimed responsibility for the attack. The group, which is… Read More At least three soldiers killed, twenty injured following suicide bomb attack in southwest Pakistan

Ten policemen dead, four injured as Islamic State militants attack post in northern Iraq

Islamic State militants killed 10 Iraqi policemen and wounded four during an overnight attack on a guard post near the city of Kirkuk, police sources said on Sunday. Police sources said the attackers clashed for two hours with police stationed at a village in the town of Rashad, 30 km (18 miles) southwest of northern… Read More Ten policemen dead, four injured as Islamic State militants attack post in northern Iraq

Two injured as Saudi Arabia intercept Houthi missile and drones fired at oil region

Saudi Arabia intercepted a ballistic missile and armed drones fired at its oil-rich Eastern Region by Yemen’s Houthi group on Saturday, and two children were injured by the resulting shrapnel, the ministry of defence said. The Houthi movement, which has been at war against a Saudi-led coalition in Yemen since 2015, claimed responsibility for the… Read More Two injured as Saudi Arabia intercept Houthi missile and drones fired at oil region

Dozens injured as police clash with anti-Serbian protesters in Montenegro

Montenegro police used teargas against rock-throwing protesters during Sunday’s enthronement of a Serbian Orthodox Church cleric as the nation’s religious leader, with dozens reported injured. The enthronement of Joanikije II at a monastery in the town of Cetinje has stirred divisions within Montenegro over ties with neighbouring Serbia. Montenegro left its union with Serbia in… Read More Dozens injured as police clash with anti-Serbian protesters in Montenegro

Guinea soldiers stage coup, dissolve constitution

Special forces soldiers appeared on Sunday to have ousted Guinea’s long-serving president, telling the nation they had dissolved its government and constitution and closed its land and air borders. As the United Nations condemned any takeover by force and the West African region’s economic bloc threatened reprisals, the elite army unit’s head, Mamady Doumbouya, said… Read More Guinea soldiers stage coup, dissolve constitution

Algerian court orders remand of former Tunisian presidential candidate Nabil Karoui for illegal entry into country

An Algerian court on Saturday ordered former Tunisian presidential candidate Nabil Karoui to be placed in custody on a charge of illegally crossing a border, a judicial source said. The court in the eastern city of Constantine also ordered the detention of four Algerians on people-smuggling charges, the source said. They are accused of helping… Read More Algerian court orders remand of former Tunisian presidential candidate Nabil Karoui for illegal entry into country

El Salvador top court rules in favour of President Nayib Bukele’s bid for re-elction

El Salvador’s top court has ruled that the country’s president can serve two consecutive terms, opening the door for Nayib Bukele to stand for re-election in 2024 and sparking condemnation from the U.S. government. The ruling was handed down late on Friday by judges appointed by lawmakers from Bukele’s ruling party in May after they… Read More El Salvador top court rules in favour of President Nayib Bukele’s bid for re-elction