Friday, August 23, 2019

Iran, the US and the Gulf: What now?

US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo has swiftly and categorically pointed the finger of blame at Tehran. "This assessment," he said, was "based on intelligence,...

Withdrawal of 1,000 Burundian soldiers from Somalia begins

An official in Burundi says the withdrawal of 1,000 Burundian soldiers from the African Union regional force in Somalia has begun. An official in Burundi...

PETA urges halt to Kenya’s ‘horrific’ donkey skin trade to China

NAIROBI - Animal rights activists urged Kenya to ban the slaughter of donkeys for Chinese medicine, a practice which has soared in recent years,...

Iran may attack Israel if U.S. standoff escalates: Israeli minister

An Israeli cabinet minister warned on Sunday of possible direct or proxy Iranian attacks on Israel should the stand-off between Tehran and Washington escalate. The...

Mummified couple and 50 animals in Egyptian tomb

Some fifty mummified animals - including mice, cats and falcons - have been found in a burial chamber in Egypt. The tomb belongs to a...

No-deal Brexit: New checklist for Brits in Sweden

As March 29th approaches, Brits in Sweden have a limited amount of time to do what they can to secure their future in the...

Ethiopia’s army chief, top regional officials killed in northern coup attempt

ADDIS ABABA - Ethiopia’s army chief of staff and the regional president of the northern state of Amhara were killed in two related attacks...

It’s Time for a Course Correction in the Trade War

President Donald Trump and his supporters often tell us that he is fundamentally a free trader. The current trade war with China, they say,...

Ethiopia humiliates Somalis one more time!

Abiy’s nefarious actions against the credulous Somalis is overwhelming and becoming intractable. The prime minister of Ethiopia tends and maintains downgrading and belittling the...

Trump Disavows ‘Send Her Back’ Chant as G.O.P. Frets Over Ugly...

WASHINGTON — President Trump on Thursday disavowed the “send her back” chant that broke out at his re-election rally Wednesday night when he railed...