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Senior White House officials tried to “lock down” all details of a phone call between Donald Trump and the Ukrainian president, according to a whistleblower complaint against President Trump. In the call, Mr Trump pushed Volodymyr Zelensky to investigate his leading domestic political rival, Joe Biden. The newly released complaint says the call transcript was not stored […]

US lawmakers are preparing to question President Trump’s top intelligence official over a whistleblower complaint that sparked an impeachment inquiry. Acting national intelligence director Joseph Maguire initially refused to share the complaint with Congress. It refers to a controversial phone call between Mr Trump and the Ukrainian president, US media report. In the call, Mr […]

The World Health Organization (WHO) has rebuked Tanzania for failing to provide information about possible Ebola virus infections. The WHO said it had learned of one suspected fatal case in Dar es Salaam and two others but, despite repeated requests, was given no information. Tanzania has said it has no suspected or confirmed cases.   […]

Iran’s president has warned that foreign forces are threatening the security of the Gulf, after the US said it was deploying troops to the region. Hassan Rouhani said foreign forces had always brought “pain and misery” and should not be used in an “arms race”. The US is sending more troops to Saudi Arabia after […]

The US forces in Afghanistan have admitted that a drone attack that killed at least thirty pine nut farmers in Nangarhar province on Thursday was conducted by them. At least forty others were injured in the attack in Wazir Tangi area of Khogyani district that was previously attributed to the West-backed Afghan government. A spokesman for US forces in Afghanistan, Colonel Sonny […]

German Chancellor Angela Merkel’s coalition government has agreed to set a price on carbon emissions in a bid to meet a 2030 climate target of cutting greenhouse gases by fifty-five percent on 1990 levels. The package, estimated to cost fifty-four billion Euros by 2023, was settled as Hundreds of thousands of protesters, many of them […]

Tunisia’s Zine El-Abidine Ben Ali, whose overthrow in a 2011 uprising triggered the “Arab Spring” revolutions, died in exile in Saudi Arabia on Thursday, days after a free presidential vote in his homeland. His funeral will take place today in Saudi Arabia, his family lawyer, Mounir Ben Salha, told newsmen. Ben Ali fled Tunisia in […]

Hundreds of thousands of protesters, many of them school students, have gathered in towns and cities across Asia, kicking off a day of worldwide protests calling for action against climate change ahead of a United Nations summit. From the Pacific Islands to Australia and India, protesters took to the streets today, demanding their governments take urgent steps to tackle the climate […]

U.S. President Donald Trump on Sunday fuelled the speculations of an imminent attack on Iran when he said that his country is locked and loaded for a potential response to the attack on Saudi Arabia’s oil facilities, after Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said Iran was to blame. Pompeo told reporters that evidence from the […]

Zimbabwean politicians, international dignitaries and thousands of citizens have gathered at a stadium in Harare to pay their final respects to the country’s founding father, Robert Mugabe. The state funeral in the capital on Saturday follows a week of disputes between the Mugabe family and the government over where the former president will be buried. Mugabe, […]


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