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Half-brother of North Korean leader assassinated by female agents using poisoned needles

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Half-brother of North Korean leader assassinated by female agents using poisoned needles

Seoul – The half-brother of North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un has been assassinated in Malaysia, South Korea’s Yonhap news agency reported on Tuesday. The agency quoted a Seoul government source as saying Kim Jong-Nam was killed on Monday. The source gave no further details. Officials in Seoul were not immediately available for comment. The 45-year-old […]

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Pakistan gets its first woman foreign secretary

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Pakistan  gets its first woman foreign secretary

ISLAMABAD – Seasoned diplomat Tehmina Janjua on Monday became the first woman foreign secretary of Pakistan as Islamabad aims to improve ties with the United States and defuse tensions with India. Incumbent foreign secretary Aizaz Ahmed Chaudhry is set to fly to Washington to replace Jalil Abbas Jilani as ambassador. “The prime minister has been […]

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Will new reformer Somali president overcome the huge challenges?

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Will new reformer Somali president overcome the huge challenges?

  IN SUMMARY According to Mohammed Dubo, the publisher of Somalia Investor, Mr Farmajo won because he enjoyed popular support among Somalis due to his performance when he served as prime minister from 2010–2011. Other progressive measures that made President Farmajo, 55, popular included fighting corruption at the Treasury, and curbing wastage by Cabinet ministers […]

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Russian Court Saves North Korean Defector from Deportation

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Russian Court Saves North Korean Defector from Deportation

A court in Russia’s Leningrad region dismissed the case against Choi Myung-bok, a North Korean defector set to be deported for violating migration laws, the Memorial human rights group reported Monday. Choi no longer faces deportation to North Korea, where he would most likely be executed for fleeing the labor camp he was sent to, […]

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Two thirds of Germans want Merkel out at next election: poll

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Two thirds of Germans want Merkel out at next election: poll

  Angela Merkel. Photo: DPA Up until recently it seemed a very safe bet that Angela Merkel would win another term as Chancellor in September’s election. But more and more polling suggests otherwise.  The most recent poll by YouGov published on Monday showed that 64 percent of Germans are in favour of having a new […]

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New Burundi battle group arrives in Somalia

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New Burundi battle group arrives in Somalia

Mogadishu, 14 February 2017 – A new battle group from Burundi has arrived in Mogadishu to replace soldiers of the 34th battalion who are rotating out after completing one-year tour of duty in Somalia. The soldiers from the 40th battalion of the Burundi National Defence Force (BNDF), who will serve under the African Union Mission […]

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Extreme concern’ for Stockholm academic who could face death penalty

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Extreme concern’ for Stockholm academic who could face death penalty

Ahmadreza Djalali is a researcher at Stockholm’s Karolinska Institute. Photo: Tomas Oneborg/SvD/TT The Italian government has expressed alarm about the fate of a Stockholm-based academic detained in Tehran for nearly a year and reportedly sentenced to death for espionage. Ahmadreza Djalali is resident in Sweden where he conducts research in disaster medicine at the Karolinska […]

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Guterres defends choice of Palestinian as Libya envoy

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Guterres defends choice of Palestinian as Libya envoy

Guterres needs the unanimous support of all 15 Security Council members for appointments of special representatives to conflict areas [Denis Balibouse/Reuters] UN chief says former Palestinian PM Fayyad was ‘the right person for the right job at the right moment’.UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres has defended his choice to appoint former Palestinian Prime Minister Salam Fayyad […]

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TURKISH TEXTILE FACTORY TERMINATES OPERATIONS IN ETHIOPIA

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TURKISH TEXTILE FACTORY TERMINATES OPERATIONS IN ETHIOPIA

  After nearly six years of operations in Ethiopia, Else Addis Industrial PLC, a Turkish textile company has terminated its operations. Officials confirmed that the factory has been closed in relations with unpaid electric power supply bills that were long-overdue. Sileshi Lema, director general of the Textile Industry Development Institute (TIDI), a state parastatal that […]

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Boss harasses woman, sends porn clips on WhatsApp

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Boss harasses woman, sends porn clips on WhatsApp

1He touched her thigh and harassed her with his elbow. An accountant has claimed to prosecutors that she had been sexually harassed repeatedly by her direct supervisor and had been trying to ignore him until he sent her porn photos and clips on WhastApp, a court was told on Monday. The 22-year-old Filipina accountant told […]

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