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Bouteflika to run for President again

Protesters turned out in their thousands across Algeria to denounce plans by President Abdelaziz Bouteflika to seek a fifth term in office, as his campaign formally submitted the candidacy papers for…

Rwanda and Uganda address fallout

Rwandan Foreign minister Oliver Nduhungirehe explained the ongoing border standoff between his country and Uganda. In two tweets posted on his official account, Nduhungirehe clarified that Rwanda’s…

US merges Palestinian mission in Israel

The U.S. consulate in Jerusalem, which serves Palestinians, will be absorbed into the new U.S. Embassy to Israel, the State Department said, a planned merger that has angered Palestinian leadership.…

Venezuela update

The US is discussing emergency aid for Venezuela should the regime of Nicolás Maduro fall, including potential financial assistance alongside official loan programmes from the IMF and other…

Huawei CFO sues Canada

Huawei’s CFO, Meng Wanzhou sued the Canadian government claiming that she was detained and interrogated before being told she was arrested in Canada. Huawei is a Chinese tech company based in…

House Democrats to investigate Trump

House Democrats will request documents from more than 60 people this week as they step up investigations into allegations of obstruction of justice and abuse of power in the administration of US…

U.K Foreign Secretary visits Yemen

Britain’s Foreign Secretary Jeremy Hunt visited Yemen’s port city of Aden as part of a regional tour and urged parties in the nation’s four-year conflict to make greater efforts in order to secure a…

IMF to extend Sri Lankan loan facility

International Monetary Fund has agreed to extend Sri Lanka’s $1.5 billion loan program by an additional year. Sri Lanka’s debt soared as it was developing its infrastructure to the point of near…

UNSC in a gridlock over Venezuela

Russia and China vetoed a US resolution on Venezuela at the United Nations Security Council, expressing concerns over external interference in affairs of a sovereign state. A Russian draft also…

Netanyahu to be indicted?

Israel’s attorney general recommended Thursday that Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu be indicted on charges of fraud, bribery and breach of trust in connection with three corruption cases,…

Measles cases soar worldwide

Just 10 countries were responsible for three-quarters of a global surge in measles cases last year, the UN children's agency reported, including one of the world's richest nations, France. Measles is…

Boeing lands multibillion deal from BA

British Airways (BA) announced a multibillion-dollar order for up to 42 Boeing 777 fuel-efficient passenger jets on Thursday, just two weeks after Airbus said it would no longer make its A380…

Rise in Terrorism in Africa

Hundreds of United States commandos and other forces are leaving West Africa — despite an onslaught of attacks from an increasingly deadly matrix of Islamist fighters. Terrorism is, in the broadest…

Trade war hurdle passed

A key hurdle in the trade negotiations between the US and China has been passed. Top Trump negotiators have said that they have agreed on a trade enforcement process between the two countries. The…

Jared Kushner meets Erdogan

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan met with U.S. President Donald Trump’s adviser and son-in-law, Jared Kushner, during the American official’s regional tour to discuss the Israeli-Palestinian…

One Web in midst of new space race

A rocket provided by Arianespace SA lifted off and thrust six satellites made by OneWeb Systems Inc. into orbit. The launch took place at Kourou, on the coast of French Guiana on Wednesday, February…

Ebola center in flames in DRC

An armed attack on February 27, 2019 led to setting fires in an Ebola treatment center in the eastern city of Butembo in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). The armed assailants became embroiled…

India & Pakistan need to de-escalate

Tensions between India and Pakistan have continued to escalate since the Pulwama suicide bombing by a Kashmiri youth in Jammu and Kashmir that killed 42 CRPF soldiers on February 14. India and…

Venezuela’s unsold offshore oil

Tankers loaded with 8.36 million barrels of crude are reportedly floating off the Venezuelan coast as the sanctions-hit country struggles to find buyers for its oil. The Bolivarian Republic of…

Medicare for all

The Democrats in the US House of representatives have recently revealed their most ambitious government-run health care program, i.e., the Medicare health insurance program. The U.S. does not have a…