WikiLeaks rejects U.S. intelligence report that Russia leaked materials
“U.S. intelligence services have been politicised by the Obama administration,” Julian Assange said.
Thailand moves closer to death penalty for corrupt politicians
Thailand last carried out the death penalty in August 2009.
Syrian govt. ready to negotiate on ‘everything’, Assad says
But Mr. Assad says it is up to the Syrian people to elect their president.
Former Iranian president dies of heart attack – State Media
Rafsanjani was an influential figure in Iran, and headed the Expediency Council.
Flight MH370: Malaysia to round off search in two weeks
“We hope we can find the plane and we pray hard that the search will bear fruit on how to locate MH370.”
Obama outlines achievements, regrets in goodbye memo
Mr. Obama would deliver his farewell address on January 10 “to say thank you” to Americans.
Obama releases Guantanamo Bay detainees against Trump’s wish
Four more detainees were released.
U.S. House breaks with Obama, condemns UN resolution on Israeli settlements
The U.S. allowed a UN resolution to pass by abstaining.
Amnesty International begins aggressive Guantánamo closure campaign in Obama’s final days
President-elect Trump has said no further prisoners should be released from the facility.
6,330 HIV patients registered in Libya in 2016 – WHO
Ten people also died due to lack of ARV drugs, WHO said.
Gambia: Nigeria pledges to ensure Jammeh hands over peacefully
“Essentially, we want a peaceful resolution to the issue,” the Nigerian minister said.
Trump flays U.S. intelligence over Russian hacking, delayed briefing
The President-elect also said that he would address a press conference on January 11.
NAACP protest Trump’s U.S. Attorney-General nominee
“Senator Sessions has callously ignored the reality of voter suppression but zealously prosecuted innocent civil rights leaders…”
Turkey extends emergency rule to maintain purge of Gulen supporters
“More than 41,000 people have been jailed pending trial in connection with the attempted coup.”
Trump says no further prisoners should be released from Guantanamo
There are currently 59 prisoners there, down from 105 at this time last year.