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.

Tens of thousands march in Madrid for Catalan independence

Tens of thousands of Catalan independence supporters marched through Madrid on Saturday amid a heavy police presence, to support 12 politicians and activists standing trial for staging a banned referendum in 2017.

US bars entry to ICC personnel investigating war crimes

US Secretary of State, Mike Pompeo, has stated the US will revoke or deny visas to International Criminal Court (ICC) personnel involved in the investigation of possible war crimes committed by US forces and its allies in Afghanistan, and warned the move may go further.

Leaders worldwide condemn New Zealand mosque massacre

Political leaders from across the world have sent their condolences and condemned a mass shooting in New Zealand on Friday that has left at least 49 people dead.

Democratic Republic of Congo’s president pardons 700 political prisoners

​ President Felix Tshisekedi has pardoned around 700 political prisoners who were jailed under his predecessor, fulfilling a promise he made in his first 100 days in office.

UN says DR Congo killings could amount to crimes against humanity

The UN has verified the deaths of 530 Banunu civilians who were slain by Batende villagers in the Democratic Republic of Congo in December, in an attack that was carried out over three days in four villages in the west of the country, stating that it may amount to crimes against humanity. The initial UN report states that several villagers were beheaded and many were killed as they attempted to flee across a river. The death toll is likely to be higher than indicated, however, as investigators only reached three out of four villages attacked and bodies were believed to have been thrown into...

New IRA claims responsibility for UK letter bombs

A militant organisation based in West Belfast has claimed responsibility for recent letter bombs sent to buildings in London and the University of Glasgow. British police have reported the group claimed to be operating on behalf of the IRA. The incident comes as the Brexit debate on the Irish backstop has fuelled calls for Irish reunification. Last month Sinn Féin said a no-deal Brexit would inevitably lead to a vote on the independence of Northern Ireland from the UK and the reunification of Ireland. “In the event, there is a no-deal Brexit then the Irish question looms very large because if...

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