Nepal seeks review of Gurkha recruitment deal with Britain

14 December 2019, 11:27 AM
Nepal wants to review a military deal allowing its citizens to be enlisted in the British army, before a planned recruitment of Nepali women in the Brigade of Gurkhas for the first time in two centuries...
Thomas Cook removes Egypt hotel guests after UK couple dies 24 August 2018, 3:20 PM

British tour operator Thomas Cook said it is removing all its customers from a hotel in Egypt after a UK couple staying there died in unexplained circumstances and other guests fell ill.

US President Donald Trump
Trump promised to help Italy with debt 24 August 2018, 2:21 PM

US President Donald Trump promised to help Italy finance its public debt, which is the largest in Europe, the daily Corriere della Sera reported Friday.

Australian Treasurer Scott Morrison to become new prime minister 24 August 2018, 6:40 AM

Australian Treasurer Scott Morrison will become Australia's new prime minister after winning a Liberal party leadership vote on Friday, ending an internecine battle that has scarred the conservative government ahead of an election due by May 2019.

Park Geun-hye handcuffed by police officer
Korean ex-president Park’s sentence extended 24 August 2018, 5:53 AM

 A South Korean appeal court on Friday extended ex-president Park Geun-hye's prison sentence for corruption and abuse of power by one year.

‘Land expropriation without compensation would send SA down wrong path’ 24 August 2018, 5:41 AM

The United States says it believes that land expropriation without compensation would send South Africa down the wrong path.

US President Donald Trumo
“Trump needs political distractions to turn attention away from his criminal cabal” 23 August 2018, 5:54 PM

The former U.S. Ambassador to South Africa Patrick Gaspard says President Donald Trump needs political distractions to turn attention away from what Gaspard says is Trump's criminal cabal.

Two killed in knife attack near Paris 23 August 2018, 1:04 PM

A man armed with a knife killed his mother and sister and seriously injured another person in a town near Paris on Thursday, officials said.

US President Donald Trumo
Trump asks U.S. Secretary to study SA’s land policy 23 August 2018, 6:54 AM

United States President Donald Trump has asked his Secretary of State Mike Pompeo to closely study South Africa’s shifting land policy.

Pope Francis faces fight to keep the faith in Ireland 23 August 2018, 6:39 AM

Pope Francis faces a struggle this weekend to reinvigorate Ireland's confidence in the Catholic Church, in the face of multiple abuse scandals and a new generation shedding traditional mores.

UN’s Guterres signs book of condolence for Annan 22 August 2018, 8:33 PM

United Nations Secretary General Antonio Guterres has signed a book of condolence and laid a wreath in honour of his late predecessor Kofi Annan, who passed away on Saturday.

Israel approves more than 1000 West Bank settler homes: NGO 22 August 2018, 4:01 PM

Israeli authorities on Wednesday approved plans for more than 1,000 settlement homes in the occupied West Bank, the Peace Now NGO said, the latest in a raft of approvals since US President Donald Trump took office.

Trump’s ex-campaign chief Manafort guilty of tax, bank fraud 22 August 2018, 6:27 AM

Donald Trump's former campaign chief Paul Manafort was found guilty of tax and bank fraud Tuesday, in the first trial resulting from the investigation into Russian meddling in the 2016 presidential election.

Kerala Floods
More than a million pack India flood relief camps 21 August 2018, 2:38 PM

More than one million people have swarmed relief camps in India's Kerala state to escape devastating monsoon floods that have killed more than 410 people, officials said Tuesday as a huge international aid operation gathered pace.

People wait for aid next to a makeshift raft at a flooded area in Kerala,
Authorities hand out medicines after India’s worst flood in a century 21 August 2018, 6:18 AM

 The death toll in India's southern state of Kerala rose on Monday to nearly 400 after its worst flood in a century.

UN lines up events to pay homage to Kofi Annan 20 August 2018, 9:52 PM

The United Nations will pay tribute to late Secretary General Kofi Annan through various events in the coming days and weeks – including a wreathe laying ceremony at Headquarters in New York on Wednesday.

Melania Trump
Melania Trump laments cyber bullying 20 August 2018, 7:43 PM

United States (US) First Lady Melania Trump renewed her campaign to tackle cyber bullying Monday, as her husband lit up the internet with a stream of invective against his perceived foes.

Jury resumes deliberations in Manafort trial 20 August 2018, 6:16 PM

The jury resumed deliberations Monday in the trial of President Donald Trump's former campaign chief Paul Manafort, the first resulting from the investigation into Russian meddling in the 2016 election.

Israeli journalist and peace activist, Uri Avnery
Avnery, Israeli peace activist who met Arafat, dies aged 94 20 August 2018, 4:16 PM

Israeli journalist and peace activist, Uri Avnery, has died in Tel Aviv aged 94, after suffering a stroke.

Afghanistan waits for Taliban response to truce offer 20 August 2018, 2:58 PM

Afghanistan was waiting Monday for a Taliban response to President Ashraf Ghani's proposal of a three-month ceasefire, an offer welcomed by the United States and NATO after nearly 17 years of war.

Brazil sends troops after clashes at Venezuela border 20 August 2018, 6:05 AM

Brazil's President Michel Temer called an emergency meeting of key ministers Sunday after ordering troops to the border with Venezuela as regional tensions build over the exodus from its crisis-hit neighbour.

Kofi Annan
Switzerland mourns ‘visionary and friend’ Kofi Annan 19 August 2018, 9:10 PM

As tributes flooded in from around the world Sunday for former UN chief Kofi Annan, Switzerland mourned a "visionary" who helped bolster his adopted home's position as an international diplomatic hub.

Kofi Annan
Tributes laud Annan as man of peace and champion of rights 19 August 2018, 3:54 PM

As condolences pour in from around the world after the death of former UN Secretary General and Nobel Peace Prize laureate Kofi Annan, we take a look at what world leaders have said of him:

More than two million Muslims begin hajj pilgrimage 19 August 2018, 11:26 AM

More than two million Muslims from around the globe on Sunday started the hajj pilgrimage at Islam's holiest sites in Saudi Arabia, one of the world's largest annual gatherings.

Tributes continue to pour in for Kofi Annan 19 August 2018, 9:07 AM

The Thabo Mbeki Foundation says  the outstanding African diplomat Kofi Annan dedicated his adult life to the service of all humanity.

Morandi Bridge
Italy bids farewell to bridge collapse dead as outrage simmers 19 August 2018, 7:25 AM

Thousands of mourners attended a state funeral in the Italian city of Genoa to bid a solemn farewell to victims of a bridge collapse that has sparked nationwide anger, while rescuers pulled more bodies from the rubble.

India floods death toll jumps to 357 19 August 2018, 6:47 AM

The death toll from the worst flooding to hit India's Kerala state in a century has jumped to 357, authorities said Sunday, with losses to infrastructure pegged at some $3 billion.

Kofi Annan
UN flags to fly at half-mast for Annan 18 August 2018, 10:04 PM

Flags will fly at half-mast for three days at UN headquarters in New York and its mission around the world after the unexpected passing of former UN Secretary General Kofi Annan.

Life and Times of Kofi Annan 18 August 2018, 6:19 PM

As condolences pour in from leaders around the world after the death of former UN Secretary General and Nobel Peace Prize laureate Kofi Annan, we look at the Life and Times of the diplomat...

Annan lashed out at state of global leadership before death 18 August 2018, 5:57 PM

Former UN chief Kofi Annan, who died on Saturday, lashed out at the state of global leadership in an exclusive interview with AFP last year, urging more cooperation to deal with terrorism, migration and climate change.

The Elders mourn the loss of Kofi Annan 18 August 2018, 4:49 PM

The Elders are shocked and deeply saddened at the passing of their dear friend and colleague Kofi Annan, who was the globally admired and respected Chair of The Elders.