Jihadist attack kills 13 regime fighters in north Syria

20 April 2019, 1:14 PM
A faction linked to Hayat Tahrir al-Sham "early Saturday attacked checkpoints and positions of regime forces on the western outskirts of Aleppo city", the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said.
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Prabowo Subianto
Indonesian former general fires up masses in second run at presidency 14 April 2019, 6:56 AM

At a recent election rally, former Indonesian general Prabowo Subianto repeatedly banged his hand on a podium while urging the boisterous crowd to defend the country against foreign interests.

Aleksandar Vucic
Thousands of Serbians rally against President Vucic 13 April 2019, 8:39 PM

Thousands of people on Saturday rallied in Belgrade against President Aleksandar Vucic, whom they accuse of authoritarianism and muzzling the media.

Julian Assange
Ecuadorean judge orders Swedish citizen close to Assange jailed pending trial 13 April 2019, 6:26 PM

An Ecuadorean judge ordered a Swedish citizen, who according to the Andean country's government was linked to WikiLeaks, jailed pending trial for alleged involvement in hacking government computer systems, the prosecutor's office said on Saturday.

UK parliament very likely to consider new Brexit referendum 13 April 2019, 1:38 PM

The idea of a second Brexit referendum is very likely to be put before Britain’s parliament again although the government remains opposed to any new plebiscite, the British finance minister said on Friday.

Kim Jong Un and President Donald Trump
N.Korea’s Kim Jong Un gives US to year-end to become more flexible 13 April 2019, 8:10 AM

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un said the breakdown in talks with the United States has raised the risks of reviving tensions, and he is only interested in meeting President Donald Trump again if the United States comes with the right attitude, state media KCNA said on Saturday.

Ukraine presidential rivals court Macron, Merkel 12 April 2019, 9:23 PM

The Ukrainian comedian tipped to become president and his incumbent rival travelled to Paris and Berlin on Friday to seek international backing nine days before the run-off in a high-stakes vote.

Assange held in London’s Belmarsh prison: source 12 April 2019, 6:12 PM

Wikileaks founder Julian Assange is being held in London's high-security Belmarsh prison which has housed some of Britain's most notorious inmates, a legal source told AFP Friday.

Brexit chaos leaves Scotland on independence tightrope 12 April 2019, 5:00 PM

With Britain tearing its hair out over the Brexit confusion, Scotland's government is biding its time as it prepares for the ultimate prize -- independence.

Earthquake
Indonesia issues tsunami warning after magnitude 6.8 quake off Sulawesi 12 April 2019, 3:10 PM

Indonesia issued a tsunami warning on Friday, urging people to evacuate to higher ground after an earthquake of magnitude 6.8 struck off the coast of its island of Sulawesi.

Trump considered daughter Ivanka for head of World Bank 12 April 2019, 2:55 PM

President Donald Trump considered nominating his daughter to head the World Bank, and she also would have been "great" as US ambassador to the United Nations, he said in an interview published Friday.

Dalai Lama
Dalai Lama discharged from hospital 12 April 2019, 7:34 AM

The Dalai Lama was discharged from a New Delhi hospital on Friday, his personal spokesperson said, three days after being admitted with what an aide called a "light cough".

Wikileaks founder Julian Assange
Assange lawyer accuses Washington of ‘persecution’ 11 April 2019, 9:32 PM

WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange, arrested in London on a US extradition request, is the target of "political persecution," the man coordinating his defence said Thursday.

Pope Benedict XVI
Ex-pope Benedict blames Church sex abuse crisis on ’68 11 April 2019, 5:15 PM

Pope emeritus Benedict XVI on Thursday blamed the Catholic clerical sex abuse scandals on the 1960s sexual revolution and a collapse in faith in the West.

Swedish Assange accuser urges prosecution to reopen rape case 11 April 2019, 1:31 PM

The lawyer of the Swedish woman who accused Julian Assange of rape in 2010 said Thursday she and her client would ask Swedish prosecutors to reopen the investigation which was dropped in 2017.

Wikileaks founder Julian Assange
Ex-leader Correa slams Ecuador’s Moreno as ‘traitor’ after Assange arrest 11 April 2019, 1:10 PM

Former Ecuadoran leader Rafael Correa on Thursday slammed current president Lenin Moreno as a traitor, after a decision to allow the arrest of WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange.

Red Cross committee to expand aid operations in Venezuela 11 April 2019, 12:37 PM

The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) said on Thursday it has reached agreement with the Venezuelan government of Nicolas Maduro to expand aid operations, supporting hospitals and health centres in providing vital medical care.

Carlos and Carole Ghosn.
Carlos Ghosn’s wife questioned in Tokyo: media 11 April 2019, 9:33 AM

The wife of former Nissan boss Carlos Ghosn arrived at a Tokyo court Thursday for a closed-door hearing to answer questions over her husband's alleged financial misconduct, according to local media.

India elections.
India votes: the biggest election in history 11 April 2019, 7:04 AM

The Indian election starting on Thursday is an exercise in democracy the likes of which the world has never seen.

British Prime Minister Theresa May .
EU agrees to give UK further Brexit extension 11 April 2019, 6:46 AM

Leaders of the European Union's remaining 27 member countries agreed to another Brexit extension that will delay the UK's departure until October 31st at a special EU summit in Brussels on Wednesday.

IMF: No transactions with Venezuela while leadership in doubt 10 April 2019, 9:57 PM

The International Monetary Fund will not have any contact with Venezuela, nor allow the country to access its reserves held by the institution, until the international community recognizes a government in Caracas...

Pence asks UN to recognize Guaido as Venezuela’s leader 10 April 2019, 6:02 PM

US Vice President Mike Pence on Wednesday asked the United Nations to recognize Juan Guaido as the legitimate leader of Venezuela, telling the Security Council: "Nicolas Maduro must go."

NATO ‘deeply concerned’ by Libya violence 10 April 2019, 5:08 PM

NATO is "deeply concerned" by the escalating violence in Libya, alliance chief Jens Stoltenberg said Wednesday, calling on all sides to stop fighting as a deadly power struggle rages.

EU to grant May a Brexit delay, with conditions 10 April 2019, 3:15 PM

The European Union will grant Prime Minister Theresa May a second delay to Brexit at an emergency summit on Wednesday but leaders will debate a longer extension with conditions to prevent any future British leader jeopardising the bloc.

Venezuelans walking to Peru
Latin American countries seek funds for Venezuela migrants 10 April 2019, 9:15 AM

Several Latin American countries and the representative for Venezuelan opposition leader Juan Guaido sought more international funds on Tuesday to manage the millions of migrants fleeing crisis-hit Venezuela.

Confetti falls as Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and his wife Sara stand on stage after Netanyahu spoke following the announcement of exit polls in Israel's parliamentary election at the party headquarters in Tel Aviv.
Netanyahu on course to win Israeli election: partial results 10 April 2019, 5:28 AM

Both Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and his main challenger Benny Gantz claimed victory in Israel’s election but early results indicated on Wednesday the veteran right-wing leader was on course for a record fifth term.

Israel votes with Netanyahu’s future at stake 9 April 2019, 10:17 PM

Israelis voted Tuesday in a high-stakes election that will decide whether to extend Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s long right-wing tenure despite corruption allegations or to replace him with an ex-military chief new to politics. The vote was expected to be close and likely lead to frantic negotiations to form a coalition once results are in, […]

Israel votes with Netanyahu’s future at stake 9 April 2019, 7:17 PM

Israelis voted Tuesday in a high-stakes election that will decide whether to extend Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's long right-wing tenure despite corruption allegations...

Theresa May
Sterling rises as May chases Brexit extension 9 April 2019, 1:56 PM

The British pound rose Tuesday as Prime Minister Theresa May launched a new diplomatic push to avert a no-deal Brexit at the end of this week and secure a new extension.

Mike Pompeo
Pompeo to visit Venezuela border on South America tour 9 April 2019, 12:20 PM

US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo will travel to the Venezuela border in Colombia to highlight the plight of refugees during a four-nation trip to Latin America.

Israelis voting.
Israelis go to polls in referendum on Netanyahu’s record reign 9 April 2019, 8:20 AM

Israelis began voting in an election on Tuesday (April 9) that could hand conservative Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu a record fifth term or see him dethroned by an ex-general who has pledged clean government and social cohesion.