Foreign

Robert Mugabe

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.

WhiteHouse Spokesperson, Sean Spicer [Photo Credit: CNN]

Sean Spicer resigns as White House spokesman

The development signals turmoil in President Donald Trump’s team

President Donald Trump [Photo credit: The Hill]

Trump official resigns

The decision comes amid reports that President Trump’s legal team is being reorganised.

Riek Machar

South Sudan rebel Machar declines to renounce violence – Mediator

Mr. Machar is held in South Africa to avoid him stirring trouble in South Sudan.

John McCain

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.

Queen Elizabeth

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.

President Muhammadu Buhari and King Mohammed VI of Morocco

Group opposes Morocco’s bid to join Ecowas

The group says the 15-nation West African bloc has little in common with the North African kingdom.

Lee Boo-jin

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.

John McCain

U.S. Senator, John McCain, diagnosed with brain cancer

The veteran lawmaker is evaluating treatment options.

Boko Haram militants [Photo: Independent.ie]

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's King Salman [Photo: CNN.com]

Saudi Arabia releases woman after furore over miniskirt video

Saudi police released the woman after she was questioned for a few hours.

South Africa President, Jacob Zuma. AFP PHOTO / STEPHANE DE SAKUTIN

Police to protect lawmaker critic of South African President‎ Zuma

Makhosi Khoza, a fierce critic of Mr. Zuma had reported threats .

President Uhuru Kenyatta; Photo: Bellanaija

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.”

Saudi Arabia's King Salman [Photo: CNN.com]

Two Saudi teachers face trial for alleged Iran spying, pipeline plot

Saudi Arabia tried 32 people in 2016 for alleged spying for Iran.

Qatar

Gulf countries cut demands for Qatar, revoke deadlines – Reports

The new list includes six demands instead of 13.

U.S. President Donald Trump (R) and Russian President Vladimir Putin (L) [Photo: NAN]

Putin, Trump had secret second meeting at G20 – Reports

Trump described the report as “fake news”.

Iran President, Hassan Rouhani

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 [Photo: Daily Mail]

Saudi-led air strikes kill 20 Yemeni civilians – Officials

Yemen’s internationally recognised government confirmed that around 20 people were killed.

President Macron

France’s military chief resigns over Macron budget cuts

Mr. De Villiers said that Mr. Macron had accepted his resignation.

A begging man used to illustrate the story [Photo: ziuadecj.realitatea.net]

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.

Turkish President, Recep Tayyip Erdoğan

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.”

israel-parliament

Israeli lawmakers pass law to block websites encouraging crime

Internet operators that don’t comply with court orders face a two-year prison sentence.

Robert Mugabe, President of Zimbabwe

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’ [Photo: PressTV]

Iranian parliament passes bill aimed at countering ‘American terrorism’

“The Americans should be aware that their measures are against the Iranian nation.”

Palestinian Muslim worshipers, who refuse to enter al-Aqsa Mosque compound due to new measures by Israeli regime, pray near a main entrance to the religious site in the Old City of Jerusalem al-Quds, on July 16, 2017. (Photo by AFP)

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.