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Top New York state lawmaker says Cuomo ‘must resign’

Sun, 07 Mar 2021 21:44:47 +0000

Pressure is mounting on Governor Andrew Cuomo to step down amid allegations of sexual harassment and misconduct.

Will elections lead to stability in Ivory Coast?

Sun, 07 Mar 2021 20:07:30 +0000

Voters to choose new Parliament following a violent presidential election.

Bolivians vote in local, regional polls amid COVID-19 concerns

Sun, 07 Mar 2021 19:16:48 +0000

About 7.1 million people will head to polling stations across the country for the mandatory vote on Sunday.

Houthis fire missiles, drones at Saudi oil facilities

Sun, 07 Mar 2021 19:10:00 +0000

Yemen's Houthi rebels fire ballistic missiles and drones at oil facilities and military sites in Saudi Arabia.

French billionaire MP Olivier Dassault dies in helicopter crash

Sun, 07 Mar 2021 18:52:25 +0000

French President Emmanuel Macron calls Dassault's 'sudden death' a 'tragic loss'.

Huge blasts in Equatorial Guinea’s Bata kill many, wound hundreds

Sun, 07 Mar 2021 18:22:24 +0000

President Teodoro Obiang says blasts caused by negligence related to use of dynamite at military base.

Jordan PM reshuffles cabinet months after government’s formation

Sun, 07 Mar 2021 18:14:06 +0000

Officials appointed include successors to interior and justice ministers after both quit last week after COVID breach.

Pressure mounts on president as Senegal braces for fresh protests

Sun, 07 Mar 2021 17:49:30 +0000

Macky Sall urged to engage in dialogue ahead of a planned new round of opposition protests starting Monday.

Biden signs order to promote US voting rights, access

Sun, 07 Mar 2021 17:43:29 +0000

Executive order comes as Republicans are pushing to tighten voting restrictions following 2020 presidential defeat.

Chauvin trial highlights divide between US city, activists

Sun, 07 Mar 2021 17:25:44 +0000

As jury selection begins Monday, the City of Minneapolis touts community partnership while organisers remain sceptical.

Saudi-led coalition launches air raids on Yemen’s Sanaa

Sun, 07 Mar 2021 16:44:26 +0000

Coalition carries out air raids on 'Houthi military targets' after Houthis launched armed drones at Saudi Arabia.

Blinken proposes plan to accelerate peace process in Afghanistan

Sun, 07 Mar 2021 16:01:26 +0000

US secretary of state outlines proposals aimed at accelerating discussions on a negotiated settlement and ceasefire.

Meet Mogadishu’s first female rickshaw taxi driver

Sun, 07 Mar 2021 15:11:39 +0000

Saynab Abdikarin has ventured into an industry that was exclusively male-dominated in conservative Somalia.

China urges US to reverse ‘dangerous practice’ on Taiwan

Sun, 07 Mar 2021 15:04:02 +0000

China's top diplomat calls on Washington to work together with Beijing and remove 'unreasonable' curbs on cooperation.

Swiss vote to outlaw facial coverings in ‘burqa ban’ poll

Sun, 07 Mar 2021 14:58:17 +0000

Official results showed that 51.2 percent of voters supported proposal to ban face coverings in public places.

Mozambican journalists’ lives are on the line in Cabo Delgado

Sun, 07 Mar 2021 14:52:34 +0000

The AU has stood by as Mozambique violently represses journalists covering the violence in the north.

Why you must still wear a mask after having a COVID-19 vaccine

Sun, 07 Mar 2021 13:31:02 +0000

Dr Khan explains you can still transmit the virus after your first vaccination, so don’t stop obeying the rules.

Why are they fighting in the Central African Republic? | Start Here

Sun, 07 Mar 2021 13:27:28 +0000

Thousands are fleeing violence in the Central African Republic as two men fight to be president.

Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe freed in Iran, but faces new charge

Sun, 07 Mar 2021 13:12:48 +0000

Lawyer says Zaghari-Ratcliffe's house arrest has officially ended but she has been summoned to court on another charge.

Nine killed after Duterte’s order to ‘finish off’ communists

Sun, 07 Mar 2021 12:13:54 +0000

Duterte's threat on Friday has sparked fears of a new wave of bloodshed.

In Pictures: Pope Francis’s historic visit to Iraq

Sun, 07 Mar 2021 12:04:38 +0000

Francis defies security fears and pandemic to visit one of the world's oldest and most persecuted Christian communities.

‘Not running away’: Women fighting on Britain’s COVID front line

Sun, 07 Mar 2021 11:23:56 +0000

Women working at a hospital in northern England recount the battles they have faced during the coronavirus pandemic.

COVID surge stirs unrest in parts of Latin America

Sun, 07 Mar 2021 10:59:32 +0000

Authorities face mounting anger in Paraguay, Argentina and Brazil, among other countries, as pandemic takes its toll.

Sri Lankan Catholics demand justice for Easter bombing victims

Sun, 07 Mar 2021 10:50:21 +0000

Church leaders demand government finds the perpetrators behind the 2019 attacks that killed 279 people.

Three Palestinian fishermen killed in explosion off Gaza coast

Sun, 07 Mar 2021 10:37:01 +0000

Head of Gaza's fishermen union says three men died after their boat was hit by a 'missile' off Khan Younis.