Monday, January 20, 2020

At Least 160 Killed in Sri Lanka, 8th Blast Confirmed

A new blast hit the Sri Lanka capital of Colombo on Sunday, police said, the eighth explosion in the country in a single day. Police...

Saudi Arabia: King Salman reshuffles government, replaces foreign minister

Overhaul includes new foreign minister after fallout from killing of Jamal Khashoggi Saudi Arabia’s King Salman has ordered a wide-ranging overhaul of top government posts,...

Tsunami set off by volcano sweeps Indonesia coast, kills at least 168

During a busy holiday weekend, a tsunami apparently caused by the eruption of an island volcano killed more than 160 people around Indonesia’s Sunda...
Yemen talks, war

What’s at stake in Yemen peace talks

"Any small change in their circumstances... will bring them to the brink of death" As talks opened in Sweden today aimed at setting a framework...

Djibouti port eyes Rwanda and Burundi, to resume services to South Sudan

Djibouti will resume providing port services to South Sudan following the restoration of peace in the latter, official said. The chief executive of Djibouti's Duraleh...

Rohingya expats come to aid of ‘world’s most persecuted community’

Educated Rohingya Muslims living in Europe are standing by their long-suffering brethren – aptly labeled by the United Nations as the world’s most persecuted community -...

‘Shelter homes:’ Understanding Imran Khan’s initiative for Pakistan’s homeless

Mian Shahbaz cannot say exactly how old he is or how long he has been living on the outskirts of Lahore’s iconic Data Darbar....

Cyclone Luban looms over Yemen, countries lining Gulf of Aden

Cyclonic Storm Luban will bring the risk for widespread flooding along with mudslides and damaging winds to parts of Yemen in the coming days. Luban...

Israeli demolition of Khan al-Ahmar a ‘breach of international humanitarian law’ – EU says

The demolition of Khan al-Ahmar and the forcible transfer of its residents would constitute a grave breach of international humanitarian law,” the text of...

Djibouti defies UAE by nationalising container port

The Horn of Africa country has defied threats by the UAE and nationalised a port on the Djibouti coast. East Africa's Djibouti has said it...

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More Soldiers, Civilian Officials Abandon Puntland Responsibilities to Re-align with Somaliland

Thirty police officers of Boocame district, Sool, who had, hitherto, been loyal to the Somalia Federal state of Puntland laid aside their allegiance to...

Somalia PM Pauses Implementation of $112-Million WB Project

Somalia Prime Minister Hassan Khaire Saturday suspended a World Bank-funded development deal signed between Finance Minister Abdirahman Beyle and representatives of three regional states...

Can Ethiopia Hold a Credible, Free, Fair Election in 2020?

PM Abiy Ahmed, upon coming to power in April 2018, promised to hold democratic, credible polls with a clear timeline The much-anticipated announcement of voting...