Category Archives: FOREIGN NEWS

At Least 37 Killed As Suicide Attacker Hits Kabul School

  At least 37 people, the majority of them students, were killed when a suicide blast ripped through a school in a Shiite area of Kabul on Wednesday, officials said, the latest assault on Afghanistan’s war-weary capital. Around a dozen,

US Blacklists Russian, Chinese Companies

US President Donald Trump, with Vice President Mike Pence, speaks about the economy on the South Lawn of the White House on July 27, 2018, in Washington, DC. NICHOLAS KAMM / AFP   The US Treasury announced sanctions on Russian

Italy Declares State Of Emergency After Bridge Collapse

Rescuers scour through the rubble and wreckage after a giant motorway bridge collapsed earlier in Genoa on August 14, 2018.  ANDREA LEONI / AFP   Italian prime minister Giuseppe Conte declared Wednesday a 12-month state of emergency in Genoa following

Announcement Of Mali’s Presidential Election Result Postponed

  Provisional results for the runoff vote in Mali’s presidential elections have been postponed from Wednesday to Thursday for logistical reasons, a senior official said. The results were expected to be given on Wednesday at 1730 GMT, but an aide

Shattered Lives After Bridge Collapses In Italy

A general view shows the Morandi motorway bridge one day after a section collapsed in Genoa on August 15, 2018. Piero CRUCIATTI / AFP   When huge slabs of Genoa’s most famous bridge suddenly crashed to the ground carrying cars and

US Criticises Local Tanzania Elections

Deputy Secretary of State John Sullivan speaks during a commemoration of the 20th anniversary of the terrorist bombings of the U.S. Embassies in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania, and Nairobi, Kenya, at the State Department on August 7, 2018 in Washington,

Italian Bridge Collapse: What We Know

A picture shows the Morandi motorway bridge after it collapsed in Genoa on August 14, 2018. At least 30 people were killed on August 14 when the giant motorway bridge collapsed in Genoa in northwestern Italy.  Valery HACHE / AFP

25 Students Killed In Afgan’s Bomb Blast

Afghan president Ashraf Ghani speaks during a press conference at Presidential Palace in Kabul on June 30, 2018. Credit: AFP   At least 25 people, many believed to be students, were killed when a suicide blast ripped through a school

Britain Accuses Man Behind Parliament Attack Of Attempted Murder

Armed police are seen outside the Houses of Parliament in central London on August 15, 2018 close to the scene of a suspected terror attack on August 14.  BEN STANSALL / AFP   A British man accused of a terror

Uganda Police Arrest Three Govt Officials For Stoning President’s Convoy

  Ugandan police arrested three opposition lawmakers and scores of others after stones were thrown at the convoy of President Yoweri Museveni, who has ruled the country since 1986. Supporters of independent candidate Kasiano Wadri obstructed and attacked Museveni’s convoy

Zimbabwe’s Ruling Party Challenges Bid To Overturn Poll Results

Zimbabwe’s President Emmerson Mnangagwa speaks during the Defence Forces Day celebrations held at the National Sports Stadium in Harare on August 14, 2018. Jekesai NJIKIZANA / AFP   Zimbabwe’s ruling ZANU-PF party on Wednesday filed a counter-petition challenging the opposition’s

22 Children Killed In Nile Boat Accident

Fire and Rescue personnel evacuate local residents in an inflatable boat on August 15, 2018. Credit: AFP   Twenty-two children drowned on Wednesday when their boat sank in the Nile in Sudan while they were on their way to school,

Brunson: Pastor At Centre Of Turkey-US Row

Andrew Brunson, an American pastor held in Turkey for one and a half years in a case that further strained relations between Ankara and Washington, is to go on trial on April 16 on terror-related charges.  STR / DHA /

Sri Lanka To Probe Ex-President

Sri Lanka’s President Maithripala Sirisena                                     Ishara S. KODIKARA / AFP   Sri Lanka’s ex-president Mahinda Rajapakse is to be questioned over the 2008