Spanish court approves U.S. extradition request of former Venezuelan intelligence chief Hugo Carvajal

Spain’s High Court on Wednesday agreed to extradite former Venezuelan spymaster Hugo Carvajal to the United States, where he faces drug trafficking charges, after he was denied asylum in Spain, the court said in a statement. His lawyer Nielson Vilela said he did not expect an immediate extradition as Carvajal was a witness in other… Read More Spanish court approves U.S. extradition request of former Venezuelan intelligence chief Hugo Carvajal

Kuwait lifts coronavirus restrictions for vaccinated people

Kuwait has lifted all COVID-19 restrictions for vaccinated people, its prime minister, Sheikh Sabah Khaled Al-Hamad Al-Sabah, told a news conference on Wednesday. He did not give further details during the televised event. Kuwait airport will resume operating at full capacity from October 24, the cabinet spokesman told the same news conference. The Gulf country… Read More Kuwait lifts coronavirus restrictions for vaccinated people

Kenya lifts nationwide coronavirus curfew

Kenya lifted a nationwide curfew on Wednesday that has been in place since March 2020 to curb the spread of the coronavirus, President Uhuru Kenyatta announced. The East African nation, which has a population of 54 million, has recorded 252,199 infections since the pandemic erupted and 5,233 COVID-19 deaths, health ministry data shows. It has… Read More Kenya lifts nationwide coronavirus curfew

Kuwait’s Emir Nawaf al-Ahmad al-Sabah launches amnesty process for dissidents

Kuwait’s ruling emir on Wednesday paved the way for an amnesty to pardon dissidents, which has been a major condition of opposition lawmakers to end a months-long standoff with the appointed government that has held up planned fiscal reforms. Emir Sheikh Nawaf al-Ahmad al-Sabah tasked the parliament speaker, the prime minister and the head of… Read More Kuwait’s Emir Nawaf al-Ahmad al-Sabah launches amnesty process for dissidents

Fourteen dead following bomb blast on military bus in Syrian capital of Damascus

A blast on an army bus in Damascus on Wednesday killed 14 people, state media reported, the deadliest bombing in the Syrian capital in years, quickly followed by army shelling in rebel-held Idlib which rescue workers said killed 12 people. The bus carrying troops was blown up near a bridge in the centre of Damascus.… Read More Fourteen dead following bomb blast on military bus in Syrian capital of Damascus

At least fifty dead as truck plunges into river in southern Congo

About 50 people were killed in southern Democratic Republic of Congo when a truck overturned and plunged into a river, the provincial governor’s office said on Tuesday. The accident occurred on Sunday in the copper-mining province of Haut Katanga, Governor Jacques Kyambula’s office said in a statement. Only two passengers in the truck survived, the… Read More At least fifty dead as truck plunges into river in southern Congo