Earlier this week, the military seized power in Burkina Faso, ousting the country’s democratically elected president, Roch Marc Christian Kaboré. The coup was announced on state television Monday by a young officer who said the military had suspended the constitution and dissolved the government. Beside him sat a...read full story. "When the U.S ... .
China has thrown its political weight behind Russia as fears of it potentially invading Ukraine grows, pointing to Moscow’s “legitimate security concerns” in a call to US officials ... He also said China opposes “external interference” in how other countries are run ... The US and its NATO allies have said they are ready for any eventuality ... .
A Ukrainian soldier killed five people and wounded five others after opening fire on security guards at a military factory in the centre of the country, police have confirmed. The shooting took place on Thursday morning at the Pivdenmash missile factory in Dnipro as weapons were being issued. Police are looking for the soldier, who is now on the run.
MOSCOW. The US rejection of Russia's main demands to resolve the crisis over Ukraine left little ground for optimism, the Kremlin said Thursday, while adding that dialogue was still possible ... Russia denies having any such designs - and has laid out a series of demands it says will improve security in Europe. But as expected, the U.S ...The U.S ... .
A magnitude 6.2 earthquake has struck about 219km (136.1miles) west-northwest of Pangai, Tonga, on Thursday, the United States Geological Survey (USGS) said. The earthquake was at a depth of 14.5km. (More follows). Register for free to continue reading. Registration is a free and easy way to support our truly independent journalism ... Year of birth ... .
Kabul, Afghanistan – Many Afghan women in the capital Kabul have protested against a poster campaign launched by the Taliban, encouraging women to wear a burqa or hijab ... It did not issue an official directive ... The word “hijab” accompanied each picture as if to clarify what that should look like ... “This poses the question ... Mohd Rasfan/AFP] ... .
PresidentJoe Biden will honour his commitment to make an African-American woman his first nomination to the Supreme Court, the White House says. She would replace the liberal justice, Stephen Breyer, who is expected to retire at the end of the current Supreme Court term in June. His retirement plans are yet to be officially confirmed ... .
The escalation of tensions between Yemen’s Houthi rebels and the United Arab Emirates (UAE) has prompted humanitarian organisations on the ground to sound the alarm, as the United Nations forecasts January will “almost certainly” be a record-shattering month for civilian casualties in the country ...Instead, we have seen an escalation.” ... .