Monthly Archive: February 2019

Tunisian oil workers kidnapped in Libya have been freed, says consul 0

Tunisian oil workers kidnapped in Libya have been freed, says consul

ADVERTISING Read more Armed men seized the 14 Tunisians from a bus on Thursday as they were heading to work at an oil refinery in Zawiya, just to the west of the Libyan capital....

Iran pressures Europe to stand up to Washington and save the nuclear deal 0

Iran pressures Europe to stand up to Washington and save the nuclear deal

ADVERTISING Read more Mohammad Javad Zarif told a gathering of world leaders, top defense officials and diplomats that a barter-type system known as INSTEX, which was set up last month by France, Germany and...

Israel trims $138 million from Palestinian funds over militant stipends 0

Israel trims $138 million from Palestinian funds over militant stipends

ADVERTISING Read more Under interim peace deals, Israel collects taxes on behalf the Palestinians, who put the current sums at $222 million a month. With negotiations stalled since 2014, Israel has at times withheld...

Politicians condemn anti-Semitic abuse and anti-police attacks at Yellow Vest protests 0

Politicians condemn anti-Semitic abuse and anti-police attacks at Yellow Vest protests

ADVERTISING Read more Prosecutors have launched an investigation into a group of protesters who shouted anti-Semitic insults at philosopher and writer Alain Finkielkraut during demonstrations in the capital on Saturday. In a separate incident,...

Saudi crown prince starts Asia tour — and stirs regional rivalry 0

Saudi crown prince starts Asia tour — and stirs regional rivalry

ADVERTISING Read more Pigeons, balloons, luxury hotel suits and high-end BMWs have been making headlines in Pakistan over the past few days as Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman makes his first-ever visit to...

Haiti officials to lose perks in PM’s response to violent unrest 0

Haiti officials to lose perks in PM’s response to violent unrest

ADVERTISING Read more The unrest is the latest upsurge of discontent over corruption and poverty in the Caribbean half-island, where protesters want the ouster of President Jovenel Moise. At least seven people have died...

Trump pushes Europe to take back IS group fighters captured in Syria 0

Trump pushes Europe to take back IS group fighters captured in Syria

ADVERTISING Read more Jiya Furat said the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) had cornered the remaining militants in a neighbourhood of Baghouz village near the Iraqi border, under fire from all sides. “In the coming...

Venezuela’s Guaido calls for nationwide protests to allow US aid to enter 0

Venezuela’s Guaido calls for nationwide protests to allow US aid to enter

ADVERTISING Read more “Not only will this be happening at the border where the volunteer movement will be, but in cities up and down the country where there will be demonstrations on February 23...

Trump’s pick for UN ambassador, Heather Nauert, withdraws from consideration 0

Trump’s pick for UN ambassador, Heather Nauert, withdraws from consideration

ADVERTISING Read more “The past two months have been gruelling for my family and therefore it is in the best interest of my family that I withdraw,” Nauert said in a statement. The announcement...

Back in the Bronx, Ocasio-Cortez says to keep up the fight 0

Back in the Bronx, Ocasio-Cortez says to keep up the fight

NEW YORK (AP) — Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez returned to her home district in the New York City borough of the Bronx on Saturday to encourage her supporters to keep up the kind of activism...