Kazakhstan’s President Nursultan Nazarbayev resigns after three decades in power

Kazakhstan’s President Nursultan Nazarbayev unexpectedly resigned on Tuesday after three decades in power, in what appeared to be the first step in a choreographed political transition that will see him retain considerable sway. Known as Papa to many Kazakhs, the 78-year-old former steel worker and Communist party apparatchik has ruled the vast oil and gas-rich… Read More Kazakhstan’s President Nursultan Nazarbayev resigns after three decades in power

Teenager smashes egg on controversial Australian lawmaker for blaming New Zealand shootings on immigration program

Australian police said they were investigating after a teenager smashed an egg on a controversial right-wing lawmaker who had blamed New Zealand’s mass mosque shootings on the country’s immigration program. The footage, shared widely on social media, showed Senator Fraser Anning being approached from behind at a political event on Saturday, before having an egg… Read More Teenager smashes egg on controversial Australian lawmaker for blaming New Zealand shootings on immigration program

Hundreds of Islamic State fighters surrender as imminent defeat looms

Islamic State faced imminent defeat in its final enclave on Tuesday as hundreds of jihadist fighters and their families surrendered and the U.S.-backed Syrian Democratic Forces said the battle was as good as over. The besieged enclave of Baghouz is the last shred of territory held by the jihadists who have been driven from roughly… Read More Hundreds of Islamic State fighters surrender as imminent defeat looms

Thousands protest against tighter internet restrictions in Russia

Thousands of people took to the streets of Moscow and two other cities on Sunday to rally against tighter internet restrictions, in some of the biggest protests in the Russian capital in years. Lawmakers last month backed tighter internet controls contained in legislation they say is necessary to prevent foreign meddling in Russia’s affairs. But… Read More Thousands protest against tighter internet restrictions in Russia

Tens of thousands protest against long rule of Algerian President Abdelaziz Bouteflika

Tens of thousands of Algerians packed central Algiers to capacity on Friday to challenge President Abdelaziz Bouteflika’s 20-year-old rule in the biggest protests in the capital in 28 years. The demonstrations, the latest in two weeks of rallies across the country against the veteran leader, were mostly peaceful, but police in the evening stepped up… Read More Tens of thousands protest against long rule of Algerian President Abdelaziz Bouteflika

Sudan’s President Omar al-Bashir orders release of female anti-government detainees

Sudan’s President Omar al-Bashir on International Women’s Day on Friday ordered the release of all women arrested in connection with anti-government demonstrations, hours after protesters marched in the two largest cities. Sudan has seen near-daily protests against Bashir since December 19. The demonstrations were triggered by price increases and cash shortages but developed into the… Read More Sudan’s President Omar al-Bashir orders release of female anti-government detainees

U.S. Senator Elizabeth Warren vows to break up Amazon, Google and Facebook if elected president

Senator Elizabeth Warren vowed on Friday to break up Amazon.com Inc, Alphabet Inc’s Google and Facebook Inc if elected U.S. president to promote competition in the tech sector. Warren, who is seeking to stand out in a crowded field of presidential candidates, said in a blog post that on their way to the top, the… Read More U.S. Senator Elizabeth Warren vows to break up Amazon, Google and Facebook if elected president