Iran’s President Ebrahim Raisi says nation will act decisively following massive protests

Iran must deal decisively with protests which have swept the country after the death in custody of a woman detained by the Islamic Republic’s morality police, President Ebrahim Raisi said on Saturday. At least 41 people have been killed in the week-long unrest, state television said on Saturday. It said that toll was based on… Read More Iran’s President Ebrahim Raisi says nation will act decisively following massive protests

African Global Citizen patrons urge world to consider continent’s potential

Through a sweltering afternoon into a clear-sky night, some 20,000 people descended on Ghana’s historic Black Star Square in Accra on Saturday to dance, cheer and sing along to songs performed by some of their favourite stars including Usher, SZA, and Stormzy. The Accra leg of Global Citizen’s annual music festival, held simultaneously with another… Read More African Global Citizen patrons urge world to consider continent’s potential

Russian foreign minister Sergei Lavrov pledges full protection for any annexed Ukrainian territory

Russia’s top diplomat on Saturday said regions of Ukraine where widely-derided referendums are being held would be under Russia’s “full protection” if they are annexed by Moscow, amid fears Russia could further escalate the conflict and even use nuclear weapons. Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov, addressing the U.N. General Assembly and the world’s media in New… Read More Russian foreign minister Sergei Lavrov pledges full protection for any annexed Ukrainian territory

American artist Usher visits historic monuments in Ghana ahead of Global Citizen Festival

Popular American pop and RnB superstar Usher Raymond arrived Accra, Ghana, ahead of his performance at the Global Citizen Festival slated for Saturday, September 24, 2022. The Grammy award-winning singer who arrived the country’s capital, Accra two days prior, immediately visited the BASIC International schools in the Chorkor community in Ghana — as part of… Read More American artist Usher visits historic monuments in Ghana ahead of Global Citizen Festival

Hundreds detained in anti-mobilisation protests across Russia

More than 730 people were detained across Russia at protests against a mobilisation order on Saturday, a rights group said, three days after President Vladimir Putin ordered Russia’s first military draft since World War Two for the conflict in Ukraine. The independent OVD-Info protest monitoring group said it was aware of detentions in 32 different… Read More Hundreds detained in anti-mobilisation protests across Russia

Philippines’ main Luzon island on high alert as Typhoon Noru approaches

The Philippines’ disaster agency was on high alert on Saturday as an approaching tropical storm intensified into a typhoon which is expected to bring moderate to heavy rainfall and severe winds over a swathe of the main Luzon island. Typhoon Noru, with sustained winds of up to 120 km per hour (75 mph), was expected… Read More Philippines’ main Luzon island on high alert as Typhoon Noru approaches

Emotions sway as career of tennis star Roger Federer comes to end

Roger Federer’s trophy-laden career ended with defeat on Friday, but for once the result hardly mattered as the Swiss maestro headed into retirement with tears in his eyes and cheers ringing in his ears. With a sellout crowd of 17,500 at London’s O2 Arena willing him on, the 20-time Grand Slam champion returned after more… Read More Emotions sway as career of tennis star Roger Federer comes to end