Zimbabwe’s Mugabe tells party members to ‘kick and punish’ fake supporters
The veteran leader has been in power since his country gained independence from Britain in 1980.
South Sudan rebel Machar declines to renounce violence – Mediator
Mr. Machar is held in South Africa to avoid him stirring trouble in South Sudan.
News of McCain’s brain cancer triggers wave of support
Glioblastoma multiforme is the most common and most deadly form of brain and nervous system tumor.
Canadian Governor-General ‘breaks protocol’ by touching Queen Elizabeth
Former Australian Prime Minister was dubbed the “Lizard of Oz” after he put his arm around the queen’s shoulders in 1992.
Court orders Samsung heiress to pay $7.6 million in divorce ruling
Im Woo-jae was dubbed “Mr Cinderella for his humble background before marrying Lee in 1999.
U.S. Senator, John McCain, diagnosed with brain cancer
The veteran lawmaker is evaluating treatment options.
Boko Haram: Amnesty International accuses Cameroonian military of “horrific use of torture”
The report documents 101 cases of incommunicado detention and torture between 2013 and 2017.
Saudi Arabia releases woman after furore over miniskirt video
Saudi police released the woman after she was questioned for a few hours.
Police to protect lawmaker critic of South African President Zuma
Makhosi Khoza, a fierce critic of Mr. Zuma had reported threats .
Two consecutive strikes cripple Kenya’s health services – MSF
“It is crucial that all parties work on a solution to restore access to emergency and life-saving care.”
Two Saudi teachers face trial for alleged Iran spying, pipeline plot
Saudi Arabia tried 32 people in 2016 for alleged spying for Iran.
Gulf countries cut demands for Qatar, revoke deadlines – Reports
The new list includes six demands instead of 13.
Putin, Trump had secret second meeting at G20 – Reports
Trump described the report as “fake news”.
Iran’s Rouhani says new U.S. sanctions violate nuclear accord
“I think the Americans will fail as we will always respect our international commitments,” Mr. Rouhani said.
Saudi-led air strikes kill 20 Yemeni civilians – Officials
Yemen’s internationally recognised government confirmed that around 20 people were killed.
France’s military chief resigns over Macron budget cuts
Mr. De Villiers said that Mr. Macron had accepted his resignation.
Danish court sentences man to 14 days in prison for begging
The man, who was not named, was sentenced in absentia by the Copenhagen District Court.
Turkey rolls out new school curriculum, excludes theory of evolution
“Because it is above the students’ level and not directly related, the theory of evolution is not part.”
Israeli lawmakers pass law to block websites encouraging crime
Internet operators that don’t comply with court orders face a two-year prison sentence.
Cash-strapped Zimbabwe needs $274 million for 2018 election
“A consolidated budget requirement has since been submitted to treasury for funding in the sum of 274 million dollars.”
Iranian parliament passes bill aimed at countering ‘American terrorism’
“The Americans should be aware that their measures are against the Iranian nation.”
Al Aqsa Mosque closure: 50 Palestinians injured in clashes with Israeli police
The Red Crescent said among the 50 wounded Palestinians, 15 of them were hit by rubber bullets.