Sudan: Defiant demonstrators vow to continue Khartoum sit-in

Sudan: Defiant demonstrators vow to continue Khartoum sit-in

Tens of thousands of protesters continued demonstrating in Khartoum on Friday, a day after the Transitional Military Council (TMC) said that the sit-in outside the army headquarters was a threat to the safety and security of the Sudanese people and warned action would taken against "unruly elements". Sudan's armed forces posted a video on its official…
India’s economy is slowing, ramping up pressure on Modi

India’s economy is slowing, ramping up pressure on Modi

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi is kicking off off his second term in office with unwelcome news on the state of the country's economy and the jobs market. Government figures released Friday showed India's economy grew at a much-lower-than-expected 5.8 percent in the first three months of the year. That marks a sharp fall from the previous quarter,…
Sudan protesters accept Ethiopia plan for political transition

Sudan protesters accept Ethiopia plan for political transition

Sudanese protest leaders have said they have accepted the creation of a civilian-majority governing body for a political transition in Sudan as proposed by an Ethiopian envoy. The compromise blueprint suggests the creation of a 15-member governing body that would install a civilian administration - comprising eight civilians and seven members of the military, they…
12 people killed in Virginia Beach shooting; suspect dead

12 people killed in Virginia Beach shooting; suspect dead

At least 12 people were killed in Virginia Beach, Virginia, on Friday when a gunman opened fired at a municipal centre, sending employees scrambling for cover before police fatally shot and killed him, authorities said. Several others were wounded in the shooting. According to Virginia Beach Police Chief James Cervera, a veteran employee of the…
Venezuela should release jailed opponents: UN rights chief

Venezuela should release jailed opponents: UN rights chief

UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Michelle Bachelet has called on Venezuela to release jailed dissidents Friday and said the country faces a "serious" humanitarian situation. Her comments came at the end of a three-day visit to the country at the invitation of embattled President Nicolas Maduro, who has faced allegations of cracking down on…

‘Hacked to death’: DRC violence survivors recall horrific scenes

Warning: This video above contains disturbing images Hundreds of thousands of people have been forced from their homes in northeastern areas of the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) in the past two weeks, escaping a wave of resurgent inter-ethnic violence that killed more than 160 people, including babies and young children hacked to death. The United Nations refugee…
Murders of indigenous women a ‘Canadian genocide’: Leaked report

Murders of indigenous women a ‘Canadian genocide’: Leaked report

A public inquiry report leaked to Canada's national broadcaster has called disappearances and murders of possibly thousands of indigenous women over recent decades a "Canadian genocide". The report, details of which were released by CBC on Friday, concluded that indigenous women and girls faced a disproportionately high level of violence through "state actions and actions rooted in colonialism and…
One killed, several wounded in attack on Saudi airport

One killed, several wounded in attack on Saudi airport

Yemen's Houthi rebels have launched an attack on Abha civilian airport in southern Saudi Arabia that killed one person and wounded seven others, the Saudi-led coalition battling the group in Yemen has said. According to the Houthi-run Almasirah TV, the movement targeted Abha and Jizan airports in southern Saudi Arabia with drone attacks on Sunday. "A terrorist attack…
US unveils economic portion of Middle East peace plan

US unveils economic portion of Middle East peace plan

US economic plan for Middle East peace process A global investment fund of $50bn, which will cover 179 infrastructure and business projects The US is hoping the wealthy Arab Gulf states will finance most of the $50bn Of the total, $28bn will go to the occupied Palestinian territories of West Bank and Gaza Strip Jordan's…
From spying to lobbying, Israel’s fight against BDS intensifies

From spying to lobbying, Israel’s fight against BDS intensifies

Recent revelations confirming the involvement of the Israeli intelligence agency Mossad in efforts to actively disrupt the growing movement for boycott, divestment and sanctions (BDS) against Israel did not come as a surprise to pro-Palestine activists. Gilad Erdan, the Israeli strategic affairs minister and a senior figure in Israel's fight against BDS, met Mossad head…

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