Argentina designates Hezbollah as terror organization

Argentinian authorities designated Hezbollah, which it blames for two attacks on its soil, a terrorist organization on Thursday and ordered the freezing of the Lebanese Islamist group’s assets in the country. The announcement coincided with a visit by U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo as Argentina marks the 25th anniversary of the deadly bombing of… Read More Argentina designates Hezbollah as terror organization

Twenty-six killed, dozens injured as Islamist insurgents attack hotel in Somalia

Kenyans, Americans, a Briton and Tanzanians were among 26 people killed when Islamist gunmen stormed a hotel in the Somali port city of Kismayo, officials said on Saturday, the deadliest attack in the city since insurgents were driven out in 2012. A car bomb exploded at the hotel in the southern port city while local… Read More Twenty-six killed, dozens injured as Islamist insurgents attack hotel in Somalia

Catalan court to try regional leader Quim Torra over separatist propaganda during election campaign

The leader of the Spanish region of Catalonia, Quim Torra, will be tried for disobedience after he failed to obey an order to remove separatist propaganda from public offices during election campaigning, the regional court said on Friday. During campaigning for national and local elections in April and May regional leaders were required to remove… Read More Catalan court to try regional leader Quim Torra over separatist propaganda during election campaign

North Korea names Kim Jong Un as head of state in new constitution

Kim Jong Un has been formally named head of state of North Korea and commander-in-chief of the military in a new constitution observers said was possibly aimed at preparing for a peace treaty with the United States. North Korea has long called for a peace deal with the United States to normalize relations and end… Read More North Korea names Kim Jong Un as head of state in new constitution

Three dead, fifteen injured following car bomb attack at funeral of former Libyan military commander

At least three people were killed and 15 wounded when a car bomb hit a funeral of former senior military commander in the east Libyan city of Benghazi, medical and military sources said. The funeral at Benghazi’s Huwari cemetery was for Khalifa Mismari, the assistant commander of Libya’s special forces under former leader Muammar Gaddafi,… Read More Three dead, fifteen injured following car bomb attack at funeral of former Libyan military commander

UN launches probe into drug war killings in Philippines

The U.N. Human Rights Council voted on Thursday to set up an investigation into thousands of killings in Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte’s so-called ‘war on drugs’ – a step that activists said was long overdue. Duterte’s government says that around 6,600 people have been killed by police in shootouts with suspected drug dealers since Duterte… Read More UN launches probe into drug war killings in Philippines

U.S. to issue licenses for sale of goods to Huawei provided no threat to national security

U.S. government will issue licenses to companies seeking to sell American-made goods to China’s Huawei where there is no threat to national security, Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross said on Tuesday, but left key questions unanswered about what products will pass muster. Seeking to revive trade talks with China, U.S. President Donald Trump announced late last… Read More U.S. to issue licenses for sale of goods to Huawei provided no threat to national security