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Macron meets with African leaders to boost fight against jihadists in Sahel

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Macron meets with African leaders to boost fight against jihadists in Sahel

Reuters screengrab of Mali forces during training. © REUTERS French President Emmanuel Macron will on Monday host counterparts from five Sahel countries seeking more backing in the fight against a murderous jihadist uprising even as France’s military role is being questioned. Recent tensions between France and Sahel governments could make for a tricky exchange at the six-way talks in the […]

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Taal explodes; ashfall hits Metro Manila

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Taal explodes; ashfall hits Metro Manila

Volcanic lightning is seen as Taal Volcano spews ash yesterday. Particles of volcanic ash generate static electricity when they collide within the plume. MANILA, Philippines — Thousands were evacuated, flights at the NAIA were suspended and there are no classes today in Metro Manila, Cavite and parts of Batangas and Laguna after Taal Volcano exploded […]

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Libya’s war: Who is supporting whom Al Jazeera takes a look at the foreign actors invested in the Libyan conflict and who they are siding with.

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Libya’s war: Who is supporting whom Al Jazeera takes a look at the foreign actors invested in the Libyan conflict and who they are siding with.

Fighters loyal to the UN-recognised GNA gather at the front line south of Tripoli [File: Mahmud Turkia/AFP] Since renegade military commander Khalifa Haftar launched an offensive on Libya’s capital Tripoli in April, the conflict in the North African country has ground to a standstill. After months of fighting, forces aligned with the United Nations-recognised Government of National Accord […]

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Iran plane crash: Protesters condemn ‘lies’ on downed jet US President Donald Trump sends tweet in English and Farsi in support of Iran protesters

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Iran plane crash: Protesters condemn ‘lies’ on downed jet US President Donald Trump sends tweet in English and Farsi in support of Iran protesters

Passengers’ belongings are seen after the Ukraine International Airlines plane crashed after take-off from Iran’s Imam Khomeini airportImage Credit: Reuters Tehran: Hundreds of protesters have taken to the streets in Iran’s capital, Tehran, to vent anger at officials, calling them liars for having denied shooting down a Ukrainian passenger plane. A large crowd of students […]

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UN strips 7 countries from voting privilege, Lebanon regrets loss

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UN strips 7 countries from voting privilege, Lebanon regrets loss

AA Photo Crisis-hit Lebanon Saturday said it “regrets” being among the seven countries stripped by the United Nations of voting privileges in the General Assembly for failing to pay their dues. On Friday, the United Nations said that seven countries – Lebanon, Yemen, Venezuela, Central African Republic, Gambia, Lesotho and Tonga – have fallen behind […]

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His Majesty Sultan Haitham sworn in

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His Majesty Sultan Haitham sworn in

His Majesty Sultan Haitham bin Tariq bin Taimour was sworn in on Saturday, the 15th of Jumada al Ula 1441, January 11, 2020, at a joint session of the Council of Oman and the Defence Council in implementation of the provision of Article 7 of the Basic Law of the State. Upon His Majesty the […]

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Daesh claims Pakistan mosque bombing, killing at least 15

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Daesh claims Pakistan mosque bombing, killing at least 15

A Pakistani examines the site of Friday’s bomb explosion inside a mosque in Quetta, Pakistan, Saturday, Jan. 11, 2020. (AP Photo) Pakistani officials raised the death toll from a mosque bombing in the country’s southwest to 15 people on Saturday, as the Daesh terrorist organization claimed responsibility for the attack. The powerful explosion ripped through […]

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Ukrainian civil airliner downed due to human error: Armed Forces statement

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Ukrainian civil airliner downed due to human error: Armed Forces statement

Amir Ali Hajizadeh, the commander of the IRGC Aerospace Forc TEHRAN- Staff of Iran’s Armed Forces released a statement early on Saturday noting that human error in an air defense base caused the Ukrainian passenger plane crash near Tehran’s Imam Khomeini Airport which led to the loss of life of 176 people on board. Following […]

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‘I saved a big war’ – Trump laments 2019 Nobel snub as Ethiopia’s Ahmed wins

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‘I saved a big war’ – Trump laments 2019 Nobel snub as Ethiopia’s Ahmed wins

WASHINGTON, DC – JANUARY 08: U.S. President Donald Trump speaks from the White House on January 08, 2020 in Washington, DC. During his remarks Trump addressed the Iranian missile attacks that took place last night in Iraq. (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images) Days after ordering the killing of Iran’s top general and threatening to hit […]

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A Growing Challenge for America’s Somalia Policy

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A Growing Challenge for America’s Somalia Policy

Ukrainian President Vladimir Zelensky© Pyotr Sivkov/TASS KIEV, January 10. /TASS/. The version stating that a missile downed a Ukrainian Boeing in Iran has neither been ruled out nor corroborated yet, Ukrainian President Vladimir Zelensky said on Friday. “The missile strike on the plane is not ruled out but it has not been confirmed as yet […]

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