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Mugabe clings to power but resignation letter reported to be ready

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Mugabe clings to power but resignation letter reported to be ready

HARARE – Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe has agreed to stand down after 37 years in power, CNN reported on Monday, after he avoided any mention of resignation in a rambling national address on Sunday night. A resignation letter has now been drafted, CNN said, citing sources familiar with his negotiations with the generals who seized power […]

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More than 80 percent of Catalans predicted to vote in December election

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More than 80 percent of Catalans predicted to vote in December election

Deposed President Carles Puigdemont, currently in Belgium pending possible extradition to Spain, is set to stand for re-election. Photo: Emmanuel Dunand/AFP A new poll carried out by one of Spain’s biggest newspapers predicts that more than four fifths of the voting population will turn out to take part in Catalonia’s December 21st elections. The snap […]

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Somali graduates praise peace, harmony and good social development in Malaysia By Embun Majid-

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Somali graduates praise peace, harmony and good social development in Malaysia By Embun Majid-

Somali graduates Abbas Mohamad Mahdi , 28 (left), and Ahmed Derow Isak, 32, from Mogadishu, are determined to return home and work in their home country after completing both their Bachelor and Master degrees in Information Technology. Pix by Amran Hami  SINTOK: Despite the unrest in some parts of their country, two Somali graduates from […]

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Swiss man sneaks onto London-Geneva flight and hides in toilet

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Swiss man sneaks onto London-Geneva flight and hides in toilet

Passengers on an EasyJet flight from London to Geneva on Sunday night were left in shock after they realized a stowaway had managed to board the plane and shut himself in the toilet. Photo: Pascal Pavani/AFP Before the plane took off from London Gatwick airport the crew noticed that a toilet was displaying the ‘in […]

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Supreme Court upholds Uhuru Kenyatta’s victory

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Supreme Court upholds Uhuru Kenyatta’s victory

The Supreme court unanimously upheld the October rerun of the Kenyan presidential election [Reuters] Kenya’s Supreme Court has unanimously upheld President Uhuru Kenyatta’s election victory in a rerun vote that was held in October. Opposition candidate Raila Odinga had said the results of the first election were invalid and challenged the processes of the second […]

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Germany in political turmoil as coalition talks to form a new government fail

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Germany in political turmoil as coalition talks to form a new government fail

Chancellor Angela Merkel was left scrambling for ways to drag Germany out of crisis on Monday after high-stakes talks to form a new government collapsed, potentially forcing Europe’s top economy into snap elections. Christian Lindner speaking on Sunday about the failure of a potential “Jamaica coalition.” Photo: DPA. Germany now faces weeks, if not months […]

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Chinese envoy’s visit to North Korea raises hope for dialogue By Jun Ji-hye 

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Chinese envoy’s visit to North Korea raises hope for dialogue By Jun Ji-hye 

A Chinese special envoy’s visit to North Korea is  raising cautious hopes for resumption of dialogue on the North’s nuclear  and missile issues. Chinese envoy’s visit to North Korea raises hope for dialogue A Chinese special envoy’s visit to North Korea is raising cautious hopes for resumption of dialogue on the North’s nuclear and missile issues. Chinese diplomats including Song Tao, the special envoy of Chinese President Xi Jinping, arrived in Pyongyang Friday to […]

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Arab League: Iran’s regional threats have crossed all limits

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Arab League: Iran’s regional threats have crossed all limits

Bahrain and the United Arab Emirates supported the Saudi request, which was also approved by Djibouti, the current chair of the pan-Arab bloc. (File photo) The Secretary-General of the Arab League has said that Iran seeks to be a “dangerous dagger” in the region, especially toward Saudi Arabia and Gulf countries. Ahmed Aboul Gheit also […]

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French police officer kills three before committing suicide

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French police officer kills three before committing suicide

A 31-year-old French police officer shot three people dead before turning his gun on himself, in a killing spree sparked by a row with his girlfriend, the local prosecutor said on Sunday. Police patrol the scene in Sarcelles. Photo: Thomas Samson/AFP The news comes with France already grappling with the surge in police suicides this […]

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Robert Mugabe remains Zimbabwean president

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Robert Mugabe remains Zimbabwean president

This file photo taken on August 22, 2013 shows Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe during his inauguration and swearing-in ceremony in Harare. Mugabe remains the president of Zimbabwe despite earlier speculation that he would resign. PHOTO | ALEXANDER JOE | AFP Zimbabwe’s Robert Mugabe remained in power even as many expected he would resign, following news of […]

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