World

Egypt on map

130 detainees on hunger strike in Egypt’s high-security prison – Amnesty International

The detainees are protesting against being denied family visits and dire conditions.

Oil rig used to illustrate the story.

Oil rises for 5th session as stockpiles fall and market awaits Fed

The price rise is supported by a drop in U.S. inventories and investor expectations that the U.S. Federal Reserve will lower borrowing costs for the first time since the financial crisis more than a decade ago.

Poland Prime Minister, Mateusz Morawiecki

Poland to cancel income tax for young citizens

Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki said the tax exemption will bring new opportunities for young people.

Cuban cardinal who helped improve relations with U.S. dies at 82

Jaime Ortega died on Friday.

Oil Tanker used to tell the story.

Oman to mediate in Iran tanker row with Britain – Reports

Oman had mediated in tensions between Iran and its Western adversaries in the past repeatedly, with some success.

I’ll make Britain great again – PM Boris Johnson

Mr Johnson, a former London mayor and foreign secretary, became Prime Minister on Wednesday.

British Prime Minister, Boris Johnson

Boris Johnson becomes UK Prime Minister

Boris Johnson takes over from Theresa May after meeting with Queen Elizabeth II on Wednesday afternoon.

British Prime Minister, Boris Johnson

Boris Johnson elected leader of UK Conservative Party

The former Mayor of London is how the prime minister in waiting, succeeding Theresa May by Wednesday.

India Space Research Organisation

India launches second Moon mission eleven years after the first

With the successful launch on Monday, India is on the way to becoming the fourth nation to make a soft-landing on the lunar surface.

India on map

Trump offers to be mediator in India-Pakistan conflict over Kashmir

The Kashmir region has been fought over between India and Pakistan since the end of British rule in the region in 1947.

Benjamin Netanyahu, Prime Minister of Israel [Photo Credit: CNN.com]

Israeli army demolishes dozens of Palestinian homes in East Jerusalem

Israel says the buildings needed to be removed for security reasons.

U.S President Donald Trump ordered military action against Iran

Trump dismisses Iran’s claim of arresting CIA spies

Iran’s Intelligence Ministry announced it dismantled a spying network inside and arrested 17 people.

Erna Solberg, Norwegian PM [Photo: The Independent]

Norwegian schools to teach about massacre that killed 77 – Report

In 2011, Norwegian right-wing extremist Anders Behring Breivik killed 77 people in gun and bomb attacks in Oslo and at a Labour Party youth camp on Utoya.

China's children [PHOTO CREDIT: chinadaily.com.cn]

China to reduce oversized classes to improve education

Oversized classes have long been a prominent issue in China’s compulsory education system.

U.S President Donald Trump ordered military action against Iran

Trump campaign to launch effort to sway women voters

In the 2016 presidential election, women favoured Democrat Hillary Clinton, the first woman nominated for president by a major party, by roughly a 12-point margin over Mr Trump.

Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena

All suspects linked to Easter terror attacks arrested: Sri Lankan president

Mr Sirisena said that according to the country’s criminal law, the death sentence could be given to those found guilty of murder and conspiring against the state.

Israel on map

Archaeologists unearth 9000-year-old settlement near Jerusalem

The excavations exposed large buildings, including rooms that were used for living, as well as public facilities and places of ritual.

Monsoon Flood in India[PHOTO CREDIT:The Irish Times]

Officials say monsoon floods affects 4.5m in India

51 people have been killed in rain-related accidents across seven Indian states since Wednesday.

Ship Owned By JP Morgan (Photo Credit: CBS News)

U.S. officials seize 20 tonnes of cocaine from ship reportedly owned by JP Morgan

The development is said to be one of the largest drug busts in U.S. history

Donald Trump [Photo: BBC]

It’s illegal for Trump to block critics on Twitter – U.S. Appeal Court

The appellate court upheld the decision of a district court in May 2018.

A nuclear plant in Iran used to illustrate the story

UN nuclear watchdog holds special meeting on Iran

The meeting on Iran was at U.S. request.

Kim Darroch

British Ambassador to Washington resigns amid Trump row

Mr Darroch sent a letter of resignation, in which he said, “the current situation is making it impossible for me to carry out my role as I would like.”

Ross Perot (Photo Credit: Los Angeles Times)

American billionaire politician Ross Perot dies

Mr Perot, who ran twice for American president as an independent, died Tuesday at 89.

Iran President, Hassan Rouhani

Tension as Iran intensifies uranium enrichment

The country seeks to enrich its supply of processed uranium to 20 per cent purity.

Erdogan, Putin discuss Libya conflict in phone call

Mr Erdogan called on Khalifa Haftar, the head of the rival Libyan National Army (LNA), to cease his attacks.