UN chief appeals for more money for displaced people in Idlib, Syria

21 February 2020, 9:45 PM
The United Nations Chief has appealed for an additional 500 million dollars, almost 7.5 billion rand,  to cover the needs of newly displaced people due to the unfolding military escalation in Idlib, northwestern Syria.
Trump unleashes trade war with tariffs on China 6 July 2018, 7:46 AM

Punishing US tariffs on Chinese imports took effect early Friday, marking the start of President Donald Trump's trade war with the largest US trading partner and intensifying the anxieties of global industry.

Ex-Navy Seal dies in Thai cave rescue: official 6 July 2018, 6:28 AM

A former military diver has died after running out of oxygen while assisting in the rescue of 12 boys and their football coach trapped inside a cave in Thailand, an official said on Friday.

Syria rebels return to talks with Russia after strikes pummel south 5 July 2018, 9:34 PM

Rebels in Syria's battered south said Thursday they are returning to talks with government ally Russia after the most intensive bombing campaign yet in the regime's two-week offensive.

Merkel, Orban clash over EU values with anti-migrant wind blowing 5 July 2018, 4:52 PM

German Chancellor Angela Merkel on Thursday accused Hungary's right-wing Prime Minister Viktor Orban of failing to respect "humanity" with his immigration policy...

Moscow accuses UK of ‘dirty political games’ over nerve agent 5 July 2018, 4:41 PM

Moscow accused Britain Thursday of playing "dirty political games" after London demanded answers from Russia over the poisoning of a couple with what British police said was the same nerve agent used against a former Russian spy.

On July Fourth, Americans celebrate life, liberty 5 July 2018, 9:11 AM

Americans celebrated their nation’s 242nd anniversary of independence on Wednesday with concerts, parades and a voracious display of hot dog-eating prowess in New York.

Woman who scaled Statue of Liberty to protest immigration policy arrested 5 July 2018, 8:22 AM

A woman was arrested Wednesday after staging a dramatic protest against President Donald Trump's separation of migrant families, climbing the Statue of Liberty and forcing its evacuation on Independence Day.

SA will not reinstate ambassador to Tel Aviv 5 July 2018, 8:04 AM

The South African government says it will not bow down to pressure to normalise its diplomatic relations with the state of Israel.

Rohingya still fleeing violence, persecution in Myanmar – U.N. rights boss 4 July 2018, 9:52 PM

Muslim Rohingya continue to flee Myanmar’s Rakhine state, many testifying about violence, persecution, killings and burning of their homes by soldiers and Buddhists, the United Nations human rights chief said on Wednesday. Zeid Ra’ad al-Hussein, in his final remarks to the Human Rights Council before stepping down on Aug 31, questioned a top Myanmar official’s […]

Calls for calm after French police killing sparks riots 4 July 2018, 4:05 PM

French authorities called for calm Wednesday after riots erupted in the western city of Nantes following a deadly police shooting, highlighting simmering tensions in deprived urban areas.

Japan’s Abe to cancel Iran trip over U.S. pressure on Tehran-Kyodo 4 July 2018, 2:41 PM

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has given up on a plan to visit Iran this summer, Kyodo News said on Wednesday.

Indonesia says at least 29 dead in ferry sinking 4 July 2018, 9:20 AM

At least 29 people died after a ferry sank near Indonesia's Sulawesi island, officials said on Wednesday, as rescue teams searched for dozens of missing passengers a day after the country's latest ferry disaster.

US gives some migrants faced with removal choice on children 4 July 2018, 7:48 AM

The Trump administration is giving some parents who were separated from their children after entering the United States illegally, the option of either being deported with their youngsters or without them.

Dirco to educate citizens about consular services 3 July 2018, 6:00 PM

The International Relations Department will embark on a nationwide awareness campaign to educate citizens about consular services provided in various missions abroad

Help reaches Thai cave boys after days trapped underground 3 July 2018, 5:54 AM

Food and medical help reached 13 members of a Thai youth football team found rake thin but alive, huddled on a ledge deep inside a flooded cave nine days after they went missing, as the focus turned Tuesday to how to get them out.

Guterres describes Myanmar’s Rohingya refugee situation as tragic 2 July 2018, 8:52 PM

UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres has described the Myanmar’s Rohingya people as among the most discriminated people in the world.

Mexico leftist vows no tolerance on corruption after historic win 2 July 2018, 6:28 PM

The landslide winner of Mexico’s presidential election, Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador, said on Monday that he will aim to keep Mexico in the NAFTA trade pact and seek a frank dialogue and friendly ties with the United States. The first leftist president elected in Mexico’s modern history said in his first post-election interview after Sunday’s […]

Merkel coalition’s fate hangs in balance over elusive migrant deal 2 July 2018, 11:40 AM

German Chancellor Angela Merkel's ruling coalition risked breaking apart Monday, as her hard-line conservative Bavarian allies pushed a showdown over migrant policy after she was unmoved by her interior minister's threat to resign.

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Thai navy divers widening passage in search for boys lost in cave 2 July 2018, 8:08 AM

Rescuers in Thailand scrabbled to clear a constricted passageway for divers deep inside a flooded cave complex on Monday as the search for 12 boys and their soccer coach entered a ninth day.

Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador
Trump congratulates new leftist Mexico leader 2 July 2018, 5:55 AM

US President Donald Trump on Saturday congratulated Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador on his landslide victory in Mexico's presidential vote, saying he looks "very much forward to working" with the anti-establishment leftist.

Voting begins in Mexico’s presidential election, leftist favored 1 July 2018, 4:32 PM

Mexicans lined up to vote for a new president on Sunday in an election tipped to hand power to an anti-establishment outsider who would inject a new dose of nationalism into government and could sharpen divisions with US President Donald Trump.

Australia shelves MH370 memorial after relatives protest 1 July 2018, 7:12 AM

Plans to erect a memorial honouring the passengers and crew of missing Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 were shelved by Australia on Sunday after protests by relatives of the victims.

Iran’s leaders seek ways to defend economy from US sanctions 30 June 2018, 6:44 PM

Iran is studying ways to keep exporting oil and other measures to counter US economic sanctions, state news agency IRNA reported on Saturday.

Malaysia considers amending human trafficking law 30 June 2018, 7:23 AM

Malaysia's new government said on Saturday it is considering amending laws on human trafficking and migrant smuggling just days after the US State Department reported a lack of progress in the country's efforts to counter trafficking in the past year.

Hardline eastern EU members crow victory over migrant deal 29 June 2018, 9:58 PM

Four eastern EU states which have all taken a tough anti-migrant stance crowed victory on Friday over a controversial deal dropping the bloc's mandatory quota system...

Protests to hit US over weekend 29 June 2018, 8:52 PM

"Families belong together” that is the theme of protests being organized throughout the United States this weekend against the zero tolerance immigration policy of President Donald Trump’s administration.

UN migration agency rejects Trump nominee 29 June 2018, 2:57 PM

Member states of the United Nations migration agency on Friday rejected President Donald Trump's nominee for director general, repudiating historic American control of the organisation.

High hopes for Trump, Putin summit 29 June 2018, 10:39 AM

A top Russian diplomat has expressed hopes that the summit between the Presidents of Russia and the United States next month will be the beginning of a new relationship between the two countries.

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Gunman angry at Maryland newspaper kills five in targeted attack 29 June 2018, 7:34 AM

A man who had a long-running feud with an Annapolis newspaper blasted his way through its newsroom with a shotgun on Thursday, killing at least five people in one of the deadliest attacks recorded on a U.S. media outlet, authorities said.

Several dead in newsroom shooting in Maryland capital Annapolis 28 June 2018, 10:00 PM

Several people were reported killed Thursday at a shooting at the offices of the Capital Gazette, a daily newspaper published in Annapolis, the capital of Maryland.