Heathrow airport sets new record with 76 million passengers in 2016
Heathrow Airport, the world’s sixth-busiest airport, handled 1.5 million tonnes of cargo in 2016, a rise of 3 per cent.
Germany to deploy helicopters, more soldiers to UN mission in Mali
“The four attack helicopters and a similar number of transport machines will stay in Mali until mid-2018.”
Gambia: Jammeh seeks reconciliation, appoints mediator with Barrow
Yahya Jammeh issued an executive order not to arrest or prosecute citizens for “acts or omissions’’ committed during the pre and post electoral period.
Jammeh asks Buhari, others to postpone Gambia trip
The team will visit Banjul on Friday.
Gambia’s Supreme Court postpones hearing in Jammeh’s petition
The postponement came a day after the Communications Minister stepped down and fled the country.
U.S. ship fires warning shots at Iranian Guard boats
The crew of the U.S. ship attempted to make contact with the Iranians over the radio, but received no response, an official said.
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.