Russia halts gas supplies to Poland and Bulgaria over non-compliance with rouble payment ultimatum

Russia halted gas supplies to Bulgaria and Poland on Wednesday for rejecting its demand to pay in roubles, taking direct aim at European economies in its toughest retaliation so far against international sanctions over the war in Ukraine. The step was denounced by European leaders as “blackmail”, and comes as European countries have joined the… Read More Russia halts gas supplies to Poland and Bulgaria over non-compliance with rouble payment ultimatum

One police officer killed, several injured following attack on police station in northeastern Benin

At least one police officer was killed and several wounded in an attack on a police station in north Benin, an area affected by a spillover of militant activity in neighbouring Burkina Faso and Niger, two police sources said on Tuesday. Unidentified assailants raided the Monsey police station in the northeastern commune of Karimama, less… Read More One police officer killed, several injured following attack on police station in northeastern Benin

Sudan releases prominent opposition politician Khalid Omer Yousif from detention

After an extended detention facing corruption charges, prominent Sudanese politician and former Cabinet minister Khalid Omer Yousif was released on bail on Tuesday, a lawyer on his defense team said. Yousif and other politicians were arrested in February after a coup by the military leaders who shared power with the civilian coalition they are part… Read More Sudan releases prominent opposition politician Khalid Omer Yousif from detention

Harvard University sets up $100million endowment fund for slavery reparations

Harvard University is setting aside $100 million for an endowment fund and other measures to close the educational, social and economic gaps that are legacies of slavery and racism, according to an email the university‚Äôs president sent to all students, faculty and staff on Tuesday. The email from Harvard President Lawrence Bacow included a link… Read More Harvard University sets up $100million endowment fund for slavery reparations

France and Saudi Arabia pledge $30million for aid and development to Lebanon

France and Saudi Arabia announced a joint development fund for crisis-hit Lebanon Tuesday, pledging an initial $30 million to support food security and the country’s crippled health sector, a French embassy statement said. The funds will be routed to humanitarian projects to provide emergency aid, including food, to the most vulnerable populations in Lebanon, improve… Read More France and Saudi Arabia pledge $30million for aid and development to Lebanon

Three Chinese teachers, Pakistani killed following suicide bombing at Karachi University

A suspected female suicide bomber killed three Chinese teachers in Karachi on Tuesday, police and officials said, in the first major attack this year against nationals of long-time ally China working in Pakistan. The three were among passengers on a minibus returning to Karachi university after a lunch break when the bomb exploded at the… Read More Three Chinese teachers, Pakistani killed following suicide bombing at Karachi University

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un vows to boost nuclear arsenal as military parades ICBMs

North Korea will speed up development of its nuclear arsenal, leader Kim Jong Un said while overseeing a huge military parade that displayed intercontinental ballistic missiles (ICBMs) and other weapons, state media reported on Tuesday. The parade occurred Monday night during celebrations for the founding anniversary of North Korea’s armed forces, state news agency KCNA… Read More North Korean leader Kim Jong Un vows to boost nuclear arsenal as military parades ICBMs

Billionaire entrepreneur Elon Musk acquires Twitter in $44billion cash deal

Elon Musk clinched a deal to buy Twitter Inc. for $44 billion cash on Monday in a transaction that will shift control of the social media platform populated by millions of users and global leaders to the world’s richest person. It is a seminal moment for the 16-year-old company, which emerged as one of the… Read More Billionaire entrepreneur Elon Musk acquires Twitter in $44billion cash deal