Category: Foreign

Jim Yong Kim resigns as World Bank president

Jim Yong Kim resigns as World Bank president Jim Yong Kim

World Bank President Jim Yong Kim has abruptly resigned from his post to join a private infrastructure investment firm, an unexpected departure that comes nearly three years before the end of his term. Kim, who had served in the role since 2012, announced on Monday that he would leave his post well ahead of his […]

Ramaphosa promises to end attacks on foreigners in SA

Ramaphosa promises to end attacks on foreigners in SA Ramaphosa

South African President Cyril Ramaphosa has vowed to end attacks on foreigners living in his country. Ramaphosa, who made the pledge during a visit to President Muhammadu Buhari at Nigeria’s Presidential Villa in Abuja, linked the incessant xenophobic attacks in South Africa to criminal elements in the country. He told journalists after a meeting with […]

Diplomatic row: Pakistan imposes travel ban on US diplomats

Diplomatic row: Pakistan imposes travel ban on US diplomats US

The Pakistani government has reterliated the travel ban imposed on its diplomats by the United Staes. The Pakistan Foriegn Ministry on Friday announced travel restrictions on U.S. diplomats in the country. Pakistan and the U. S. had announced restrictions on diplomats after a U.S. embassy vehicle driven by Colonel Joseph Emanual Hall, defence and air […]

Trump administration to send 57,000 Hondurans in the U.S. home

Trump administration to send 57,000 Hondurans in the U.S. home

The Trump administration has decided to end a temporary program that allows 57,000 Hondurans to live and work in the United States, three people familiar with the plans told McClatchy. Hondurans who came to the United States after Hurricane Mitch devastated their country in 1998 will be given 12 to 18 months to return to […]

Mandela’s ex-wife, Winnie, dead

Mandela’s ex-wife, Winnie, dead

Winnie Mandela, the ex-wife of South African anti-apartheid fighter and former president Nelson Mandela, died on Monday at the age of 81, her spokesman said. She died in a Johannesburg hospital after a long illness, spokesman Victor Dlamini said in a statement. Winnie Mandela, who was married to Nelson Mandela for 38 years, played a […]

Nobel laureate Malala returns to Pakistan home (AP)

Nobel laureate Malala returns to Pakistan home (AP)

Pakistan’s Nobel Peace Prize winner Malala Yousafzai has entered her home in the northwestern town of Mingora in the Swat Valley the first time since 2012. That was the year the Taliban attacked the then-14-year-old for advocating for girls’ education. Her father Ziauddin Yousafzai consoled the teary eyed 20-year-old Saturday morning upon her arrival at […]

French ex-president Nicolas Sarkozy held in Libya financing probe

French ex-president Nicolas Sarkozy held in Libya financing probe Nicolas Sarkozy

Former French president Nicolas Sarkozy was taken into police custody on Tuesday for questioning over suspected Libyan financing of his 2007 election campaign, a source close to the inquiry told AFP. Sarkozy, 63, had until now refused to respond to a summons for questioning in the case, which drew heightened scrutiny last November when a […]

Florida Governor Rick Scott signs gun-safety bill into law, following Parkland School shooting

Florida Governor Rick Scott signs gun-safety bill into law, following Parkland School shooting Rick Scott

Florida Governor Rick Scott on Friday signed into law a bill from the legislature that raises the legal age for buying rifles, imposes a three-day waiting period on all gun sales and allows the arming of some school employees. The Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School Public Safety Act is named after the school in Parkland, […]

UN Security Council calls for truce as air strikes batter Syria’s Ghouta

UN Security Council calls for truce as air strikes batter Syria’s Ghouta Suria

Rescuers in Syria’s eastern Ghouta said the bombing would not let up long enough for them to count the bodies during one of the bloodiest air assaults of the seven-year war, while the U.N. Security Council called for a 30-day humanitarian truce. The vote at the United Nations came as warplanes pounded eastern Ghouta, the […]

China closes 13,000 websites in three years

China closes 13,000 websites in three years

China has closed more than 13,000 websites since the beginning of 2015 for breaking the law or other rules and the vast majority of people support government efforts to clean up cyberspace, state news agency Xinhua said on Sunday. The government has stepped up already tight controls over the internet since President Xi Jinping took […]