UAE jails U.S. lawyer Asim Ghafoor on money laundering charges

A court in the United Arab Emirates has jailed Asim Ghafoor, a U.S. citizen and civil rights attorney who previously served as a lawyer for slain journalist Jamal Khashoggi, said U.S.-based rights group DAWN of whose board Ghafoor is a member. He was sentenced to three years in prison, state news WAM reported on Saturday.… Read More UAE jails U.S. lawyer Asim Ghafoor on money laundering charges

Eight dead as Ukrainian cargo plane crashes in northern Greece

A Ukrainian cargo plane carrying munitions from Serbia to Bangladesh crashed in northern Greece late on Saturday, killing all eight crew members on board, Greek and Serbian authorities said on Sunday. Witnesses said the aircraft had come down in a ball of flames near the city of Kavala before exploding on impact in corn fields… Read More Eight dead as Ukrainian cargo plane crashes in northern Greece

Guinea junta appoints acting prime minister during absence of PM Mohamed Beavogui

The military junta in Guinea has appointed an acting prime minister while prime minister Mohamed Beavogui is absent, state television said late on Saturday. The announcement did not explain why Beavogui was taking a leave of absence or how long he would be absent for. “Commerce and Industry Minister Bernard Gomou has been appointed acting… Read More Guinea junta appoints acting prime minister during absence of PM Mohamed Beavogui