Monday, August 20, 2018

North Korea expands weapons facilities despite US pressure to disarm

North Korea is completing a major expansion of a key missile-manufacturing plant, according to new satellite pictures that have cast fresh doubt on Pyongyang’s...

When an airstrike killed my friend’s brother I learned grief knows no borders

We’re used to hearing about tragic war casualties in the Middle East. But a Saudi attack in Yemen brought home to me the full...

Kabul library bus drives Afghan children to read

The door of the blue bus slides open and dozens of children excitedly bound up the steps, eager to get their hands on hard-to-find...

Ethiopia to allow all Africans to visit without visas “very soon” PM Abiy Ahmed...

Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed has revealed that the country will “very soon” follow Rwanda’s example allowing all Africans to travel to the country...

New visa and investment rules in UAE: Your queries answered

Rules grant five-year residency visas for students studying in the UAE The UAE has announced sweeping new reforms to allow 100 per cent foreign ownership...

Turkey’s rivalry with the UAE in Somalia is raising tensions in the Red Sea

In Somalia, which already lacks a strong central government, the foreign military presence risks aggravating matters and contributing to the country’s disintegration Late last month, Somalia called...

North and South Korea Set a Date for Summit Meeting at Border

North Korea’s leader, Kim Jong-un, and President Moon Jae-in of South Korea will meet for the first time on April 27, officials said on...

DP World says Djibouti has not offered to buy its Doraleh terminal stake

DUBAI, March 28 (Reuters) - DP World has not received an offer from Djibouti to buy its 33 percent stake in the Doraleh Container...

India: As “Gulf Money” Dries Up, Half-Built Bungalows In This Kerala Village

Since the 1960s, remittances from the Gulf have been the backbone of Kerala's economy, making up a third of the state's gross domestic product,...

Yemen: Three years of full-blown war destroys school education – UNICEF

With nearly 500,000 children in Yemen having dropped out of school since the 2015 escalation of the war there, education in the country has...

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Torpedoing Africa, and then complaining about ‘migration’

European countries are still shaping the lives of millions of Africans, determining both their present and future. Out of the 67 coups in 26 African...

Zakia Hussein: Somalia’s First General and Deputy Police Commander

Somali President Abdullahi ‘Farmajo’ Mohamed, has appointed Zakia Hussein to the position of general and deputy chief of the Somali Police Force. Zakia becomes the first...

Chief Guterres Says UN Budget Is In Deficit, Warns of Consequences

Letter sent to member states by António Guterres reveals $139m deficit in core budget António Guterres, the UN secretary general, has warned that the organisation...