Venezuela hit by a nationwide blackout

Venezuela has been hit by a second blackout this month, leaving 21 out of 23 states, including the capital, Caracas, without power.

Afghanistan withdraws ambassador after Pakistan PM remarks

Afghanistan has recalled its ambassador from Pakistan, following controversial remarks from Prime Minister Imran Khan in which he proposed Kabul set up an interim government which would negotiate with Taliban.

Former World Bank economist among seven charged with insurgency in South Sudan

Former World Bank economist, Peter Biar Ajak, was one of seven men who were detained in South Sudan and charged with insurgency, sabotage, possession of weapons, and attempting to stage an uprising in the country's main national prison in October.

Mali leader sacks generals after Fulani massacre

In response to the murder of 134 Fulani herders, Mali President Ibrahim Boubacar Keita has sacked and replaced two generals and disbanded an anti-jihadi vigilante group known as Dan Na Amassagou. The massacre reportedly took place after land disputes between the ehtnic Donzo and Fulani groups, and follows a major attack conducted by Al Qaeda which killed at least 23 soldiers in Mali. The Donzo have alleged that the Fulani group are tied to jihadists groups such as Al Qaeda and IS. President Keita has removed the army chief of staff, General M’Bemba Moussa Keita and replaced him with General...

Over 130 killed in Mali village 

The UN has reported over 130 people have been killed in an attack on a Fulani, also known as Peulh, village, Ogossagou in central Mali on Saturday. Farhan Haq, a spokesperson for UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres, said in a statement, "The Secretary-General is shocked and outraged by reports that at least 134 civilians, including women and children, have been killed”. The attack occurred whilst a delegation from the UN Security Council visited the Sahel region to assess the security situation of the area. Haq stated that the UN mission in Mali, MINUSMA, provided air support to deter...

US recognises Israel’s sovereignty over occupied Golan Heights

President Donald Trump announced on Twitter a reversal of decades-long US foreign policy by recognising Israel's sovereignty over the occupied Golan Heights.

ISIS defeated in Syria say SDF

US-backed Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) declared a military victory today over ISIS in Syria, raising victory flags in Baghuz, the last stronghold of ISIS.

Venezuelan security detain Juan Guaido’s chief of staff

Venezuelan opposition leader Juan Guaido has reported his chief of staff, Roberto Marrero, was detained by the security officials during a pre-dawn raid on Thursday.

Cyclone Idai leaves widespread damage across Southern Africa

Cyclone Idai has caused a full scale of devastation across Mozambique, Malawi and Zimbabwe with winds of more than 177km/h. The powerful cyclone first hit Beira city, Mozambique on Thursday which triggered torrential rain and flash flooding in Malawi and Zimbabwe.

Philippines officially withdraws from International Criminal Court

The Philippines officially withdrew from the International Criminal Court (ICC) on Sunday, a year after announcing that it was quitting the court.

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