Politics

Truck-bomb kills 9 policemen in Egypt’s Sinai Peninsula

Truck-bomb kills 9 policemen in Egypt’s Sinai Peninsula

10 January 2017 – At least nine Egyptian policemen were killed yesterday, and another ten injured when a massive truck bomb exploded at a security checkpoint in the Sinai Peninsula, according to...

Syrian rebels retreat in Aleppo in terrifying collapse

Syrian rebels retreat in Aleppo in terrifying collapse

13 December 2016 – Syrian rebels retreated from former strongholds in eastern Aleppo in a “terrifying” collapse yesterday, holding onto a small sliver of territory packed with fighters and...

Francois Fillon wins French conservative primary

Francois Fillon wins French conservative primary

28 November 2016 – Former Prime Minister Francois Fillon has taken a big lead in the primary race for becoming the French right’s presidential candidate, who later also declared himself...

No change to foreign policy during transition

No change to foreign policy during transition

10 November 2016 – The State Department today said the U.S. stance regarding sanctions against Russia will not change following the election of Donald Trump to the presidency. “Our stance...

Laos sanctions 50 provincial officials for corruption

Laos sanctions 50 provincial officials for corruption

09 November 2016 – Laos has sanctioned 50 provincial authorities in southern Salavan province for receiving bribes over the past five years, local media reported today. The inspection authorities estimate...

Rodrigo Duterte rejects criticism over killings

Rodrigo Duterte rejects criticism over killings

19 August 2016 – Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte rejected criticism from the United Nations about a surge in killings of suspected drug traffickers and denied government responsibility, his spokesman said....

Joko Widodo to announce cabinet reshuffle

Joko Widodo to announce cabinet reshuffle

26 July 2016 – Indonesian President Joko Widodo tomorrow will announce a cabinet reshuffle, his second reshuffle in less than two years aimed at increasing the effectiveness of his team. World...