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Somalia: Huge blast rocks downtown Mogadishu

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Somalia: Huge blast rocks downtown Mogadishu

At least five killed, 20 wounded after huge car bomb goes off near the immigration directorate in the capital.  Mogadishu, Somalia – A car-bomb blast hit the heart of Somalia’s capital on Monday, killing at least five people and wounding 20 others, police said. Al-Shabab claimed responsibility in a statement on its website. Mostaf Abdi Abshir, a […]

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N. Korea calls for end to confrontation on eve of election in S. Korea

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N. Korea calls for end to confrontation on eve of election in S. Korea

With South Korea’s presidential election just one day away, North Korea on Monday called for an end to the history of inter-Korean confrontation. “The tragic North-South Korea relations today have been wrought by the conservative groups which, having been in power for the past 10 years, revived the foregone period of confrontation and maximized the […]

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Iran earned around $8 billion from tourism last year

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Iran earned around $8 billion from tourism last year

Iran says the number of tourists that visited the country last year increased by above 30 percent from a year earlier – what could be an indication that one of the world’s top travel destinations is already finding its lost flavor after the removal of sanctions. A top trade official in Tehran told the domestic […]

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Strong win in state poll boosts Merkel’s party ahead of national vote

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Strong win in state poll boosts Merkel’s party ahead of national vote

Chancellor Angela Merkel’s conservatives secured a strong win Sunday in state polls in northern Germany, preliminary results showed, giving a boost to her bid to retain power in national elections in September. Voters in the small, northern state of Schleswig-Holstein handed her CDU party about 32 percent, leaving the centre-left Social Democratic Party (SPD) trailing […]

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Indian doctor shot dead in US Police are investigating the case

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Indian doctor shot dead in US Police are investigating the case

A 32-year-old Indian-American doctor has been shot dead under mysterious circumstances in a car in the US state of Michigan. Ramesh Kumar, who worked in the Urology Department of the Henry Ford Hospital, was found dead on the passenger seat of a car in a rest area, some 90 miles out of Detroit, on late […]

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‘France avoided a clinical death’: How French media reacted to Macron’s win

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‘France avoided a clinical death’: How French media reacted to Macron’s win

Here’s a look at how France’s media reacted to the Emmanuel Macron’s win. An early edition front page of Libération, the left-leaning French newspaper, simply declared “Well played,” alongside a portrait of Macron. View image on Twitter Le Pen’s face was on the back side of the paper with the words “”bien fait” which could […]

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Putin & Trump discuss Syria and US-Russia relations in phone call – Kremlin

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Putin & Trump discuss Syria and US-Russia relations in phone call – Kremlin

The meeting between Vladimir Putin and Donald Trump must be well prepared in order for the first eye-to-eye talks of the Russian and US presidents to bring concrete results, Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov said. “As far as I understand, both Washington and Moscow need this meeting not for the sake of impressing somebody and […]

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Macron vows to unite France after stunning election win

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Macron vows to unite France after stunning election win

Pro-European centrist Emmanuel Macron promised Sunday to heal France’s divisions after crushing far-right leader Marine Le Pen in a pivotal presidential election that has given him a large but fragile mandate for change. At 39, the pro-EU former investment banker will become France’s youngest-ever leader but faces a huge challenge to enact his programme while […]

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French presidential election LIVE: Emmanuel Macron elected president of France

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French presidential election LIVE: Emmanuel Macron elected president of France

Emmanuel Macron has become France’s youngest ever president after initial results showed he had beaten Marine Le Pen by a commanding margin of 65 percent to 35 percent. Refresh the page manually for updates.  Macron wins by margin of 65% to 35%, estimates suggest Voter turnout set to be lowest since 1969 All photos: AFP […]

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Anti-vaccine activists just sparked a U.S. state’s worst measles outbreak in decades

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Anti-vaccine activists just sparked a U.S. state’s worst measles outbreak in decades

After repeated visits from discredited activists, vaccination rates among Minnesota’s Somali-American community plummeted to just 42 per cent in 2014 — far below the threshold to prevent an outbreak. MINNEAPOLIS—The young mother started getting advice early on from friends in the close-knit Somali immigrant community here. Don’t let your children get the vaccine for measles, […]

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