North Korea test-fires two ballistic missiles

North Korea fired at least two ballistic missiles on Friday, its third test in less than two weeks, just hours after criticising a U.S. push for new sanctions over the previous launches as a “provocation” and warning of a strong reaction. Two weeks of missile launches by North Korea, retaliatory sanctions designations by the United… Read More North Korea test-fires two ballistic missiles

Afghan Taliban expands food payment program as economic crisis intensifies

The Taliban administration said on Tuesday it was expanding its ‘food for work’ program, in which it uses donated wheat to pay thousands of public sector employees instead of cash as a financial crisis intensifies. Wheat, largely donated by India to the previous U.S.-backed Kabul government, is being used to pay 40,000 workers 10kg of… Read More Afghan Taliban expands food payment program as economic crisis intensifies

At least seventeen dead, dozens injured as airstrike hits Tigrayan town of Mai Tsebriin

An air strike in the town of Mai Tsebriin Ethiopia’s northern region of Tigray on Monday killed at least 17 people, mostly women, and wounded dozens, two aid workers said, citing local authorities and eyewitnesses. The United Nations said it had been unable to confirm the reports or the number of casualties due to a… Read More At least seventeen dead, dozens injured as airstrike hits Tigrayan town of Mai Tsebriin

Kamaru Usman, 5Five 4Four wrap up first-ever Face-Off Fight Night in Africa

In what was a smooth-sailing full-on victory, Daniel ‘Big Shark’ Emeka, the 1st Runner Up of the African KnockOut Season 1 defeated Ayivor ‘The Finisher’ Mawuko in the biggest fight of the night at the first-ever Face-Off Fight Night in Lagos hosted by UFC Welterweight Champion, Kamaru Usman and organised by 5Five 4Four Limited. The… Read More Kamaru Usman, 5Five 4Four wrap up first-ever Face-Off Fight Night in Africa

Tennis star Novak Djokovic released as Australian judge overturns visa revocation

Novak Djokovic on Tuesday warmed up for his bid to win a record 21st Grand Slam title at next week’s Australian Open, hitting practice shots at Melbourne Park, but he still faces the threat of deportation. A week after his arrival in Australia, Djokovic finally reached the tennis court after a judge on Monday quashed… Read More Tennis star Novak Djokovic released as Australian judge overturns visa revocation

North Korea test-fires ‘advanced’ ballistic missile

North Korea appeared to test-fire a ballistic missile on Tuesday that may be more advanced than a “hypersonic” one it launched less than a week ago, South Korea’s military said, as Pyongyang pursues increasingly powerful weapons. Tuesday’s launch, condemned by authorities in Washington and Tokyo and prompting an expression of concern from the U.N. secretary… Read More North Korea test-fires ‘advanced’ ballistic missile

Turkish court orders release of two Bogazici University students from jail

A Turkish court ruled on Friday to release two students from jail in the first hearing of a broader case over campus protests against the government’s appointment of a rector at Istanbul’s Bogazici University. The protests at the prestigious Bogazici began one year ago after President Tayyip Erdogan appointed as rector Melih Bulu, an academic… Read More Turkish court orders release of two Bogazici University students from jail

Cambodian PM Hun Sen meets with Myanmar military junta leader Min Aung Hlaing

Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen met Myanmar’s military ruler Min Aung Hlaing on Friday amid criticism of the first visit by a head of government since the army seized power from an elected government last year. Hun Sen was greeted by an honour guard and red carpet when he arrived on Friday, just as protests… Read More Cambodian PM Hun Sen meets with Myanmar military junta leader Min Aung Hlaing