Sat, 19 Oct 2019

Deaths mount in north Syria in midst of confusion over ceasefire

NORTHEAST SYRIA - A total of sixty-four Syrian rebels fighting alongside Turkish forces have been killed in the offensive which ...

Venezuelans win seat on Human Rights Council despite U.S. opposition

NEW YORK, New York - Despite fierce opposition by the United States, Venezuela won a seat on the UN Human ...

Astonishing victory for Johnson as he agrees Brexit deal with EU

LONDON, UK - British Prime Minister Boris Johnson on Thursday has stunned the UK and the world with an announcement ...

Ecuador's Moreno Scraps Fuel Subsidy Cuts in Big Win for Indigenous G

QUITO - Ecuadorean President Lenin Moreno on Monday officially scrapped his own law to cut expensive fuel subsidies after days ...

UK parents in mourning call U.S. National Security Advisor a 'thug'

WASHINGTON - A British couple grieving over their son's death in a car accident say they feel they were "ambushed" ...

EU says Turkish offensive undermining fight against Daesh

LUXEMBOURG - All countries in the European Union have agreed to impose a ban on the sale of weapons to ...

Detained ISIL fighters could gain freedom during Turkish offensive

NORTHEAST SYRIA - There are growing fears the Turkish offensive in northeast Syria will unintentionally lead to the release of ...

Mass murderer helping to identify his 93 victims

Having established that a convicted murderer in a U.S. prison is the country's most prolific serial killer, U.S. law enforcement ...

The Week In Russia: 2019 In The Middle East, 1938 Back Home?

As headlines proclaim Russian President Vladimir Putin the Middle East's new "overlord" and the go-to guy for the region, a ...

Facebook: We don't decide what's true

Facebook Chief Executive Officer Mark Zuckerberg said the social network doesn't fact-check political advertisements because it's not the place of ...

Muzzled session for the JSE

The JSE was adrift on Friday as it traded mostly flat in line with other global markets which struggled for ...

Eskom confirms load shedding for Saturday

Stage 1 load shedding will be implemented on Saturday as the power system remains "volatile", Eskom's spokesperson Dikatso Mothae has ...

Lampard unhappy with France over Kante injury

London - Chelsea manager Frank Lampard has taken a swipe at France boss Didier Deschamps after N'Golo Kante was injured ...

UCI looks to ITA to boost cycling anti-doping battle

Lausanne - Cycling's governing body the UCI said on Friday it was considering working with the International Testing Agency (ITA) ...

Guardiola calls for European help to ease Catalan crisis

London - Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola has called for European intervention to ease tensions in his native Catalonia since ...

Matip signs new Liverpool contract

London - Liverpool defender Joel Matip signed a long-term contract extension with the Premier League leaders on Friday.Matip's existing deal ...

Bulgaria coach quits after racism row at England match

Sofia - Bulgaria's coach quit on Friday over the 6-0 loss to England in a Euro 2020 qualifier which was ...

Coetzee, Colsaerts into tie for French Open lead

Saint-Quentin-en-Yvelines - Belgian Nicolas Colsaerts took a share of the lead at the halfway stage of the French Open on ...

Rise in trafficking of Ivorian women, girls to Europe

An increasing number of women and girls from Ivory Coast are being trafficked to Northern Africa and Europe, the International ...

Cameroon Separatists Open 'Community Schools'

NJINIKOM, CAMEROON - Separatist groups in parts of Cameroon have opened what they call community schools, to replace government-run schools ...

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Economic growth in China slows to three-decades low

BEIJING, China - The U.S.-China trade war cotnues to batter the Chinese economy, with third quarter GDP slowing to its ...

Stock markets in Asia mixed on Friday, pound flirts with 1.2900

SYDNEY, Australia - Japan's stock markets made headway on Friday, but the rest of the region languished.The British pound was ...

Trump administration to lose another top official

WASHINGTON, DC - U.S. Energy Secretary Rick Perry is to quit the Trump administration.Perry, according to U.S. President Donald Trump ...

U.S. stocks advance on Brexit breakthrough

NEW YORK, New York - U.S. markets welcomed a breakthrough in the ongoing Brexit saga with UK Prime Minister Boris ...

Finance Ministry in Japan to restrict foreign investment in stocks

TOKYO, Japan - The Japanese Finance Ministry's proposal to restrict international investors in their equity investments in Japan, has come ...

British pound jumps sharply on Brexit optimism, Asian stocks flounder

SYDNEY, Australia - Stocks in the Asian region were mixed on Thursday. The main action was on foreign exchange markets ...

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Abbott Ireland announces expansion plans, new jobs

DONEGAL, Ireland - Announcing plans to expand its workforce in Donegal, the U.S. healthcare giant Abbott unveiled plans to create 500 new jobs in the country.Abbott Ireland currently hires c ...

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