Home / World

World

Zimbabwe’s ruling party sacks Robert Mugabe as leader

Zimbabwe’s ruling party has sacked Robert Mugabe as its leader, as pressure intensifies for him to step down as president. Zanu-PF has also given Mr Mugabe, 93, until 10:00 GMT on Monday to resign as president, or face impeachment. He is due to address the …

Read More »

Russia vetoes bid to renew Syria gas attacks probe

Russia cast a second veto in as many days at the United Nations Security Council on Friday to block the renewal of a probe to identify the perpetrators of chemical weapons attacks in Syria. A draft resolution put forward by Japan would have extended the …

Read More »

‘Over 20,000 sexual assault at US military installations over past four years’

WASHINGTON -UNS- US troops have reported more than 20,000 allegations of sexual assault at military installations over the past four years, the Pentagon said in a report Friday. The report, by the Defense Department’s Sexual Assault Prevention and Response Office, details allegations by service branch …

Read More »

Over 14 dead in suicide attack outside Kabul political gathering

KABUL (AFP) – A suicide attacker blew himself up outside a political gathering in Kabul killing at least 14 people, officials said Thursday, highlighting the deepening divisions in the war-torn country. The deadly attack, claimed by the Islamic State group in a brief message via …

Read More »

It is not a military coup : Zimbabwe army

HARARE -UNS: Zimbabwean military officers read an address live on state TV in the early hours of Wednesday, saying they were not launching a coup but were “targeting criminals around” President Robert Mugabe. “It is not a military takeover of government,” said one general reading …

Read More »

US Senate committee questions Trump nuclear authority

For the first time in over 40 years, Congress is examining a US president’s authority to launch a nuclear attack. The Senate Foreign Relations Committee hearing is titled Authority to Order the Use of Nuclear Weapons. The panel’s Republican chairman accused President Trump last month …

Read More »

$6 for 38 days work: Child exploitation rife in Rohingya camps

KUTUPALONG -UNS : Rohingya refugee children from Myanmar are working punishing hours for paltry pay in Bangladesh, with some suffering beatings and sexual assault, the International Organisation for Migration (IOM) has found. Independent reporting by Reuters corroborated some of the findings. The results of a …

Read More »

Saad Hariri pledges to return Lebanon soon

RIYADH -Saad Hariri pledged on Sunday he would return to Lebanon from Saudi Arabia “very soon,” in his first television interview since his shock resignation as prime minister eight days ago. In an exclusive interview from Riyadh with his party’s Future TV, Hariri brushed aside rumours …

Read More »

Trump offers to mediate on South China Sea

HANOI -UNS : U.S. President Donald Trump said on Sunday he was prepared to mediate between claimants to the South China Sea, where five countries contest China’s sweeping claims to the busy waterway. Trump was speaking in Vietnam, which has become the most vocal opponent …

Read More »

In Beijing, Trump presses China on North Korea and trade

BEIJING (Reuters) – U.S. President Donald Trump called on China to do more to resolve the North Korean nuclear issue and said bilateral trade had been unfair to the United States, while Chinese President Xi Jinping said his country would be more open to foreign …

Read More »