Oil prices rise on supply fears amid tensions in Eastern Europe, Middle East

REUTERS – TOKYO, Jan 24 (Reuters) – Oil prices rose on Monday on worries about supply disruption amid rising tensions in Eastern Europe and the Middle East, which could make…

Burkina Faso President Kabore detained at military camp

REUTERS – OUAGADOUGOU, Jan 24 (Reuters) – Burkina Faso President Roch Kabore has been detained at a military camp by mutinying soldiers, two security sources and a West African diplomat…

UK court to rule on Assange extradition case

YAHOO/NEWS – WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange will learn Monday whether he can appeal to Britain’s Supreme Court against a High Court ruling that he may be extradited to the United…

Former British minister claims she was sacked for being a Muslim

A Muslim former British minister, MP Nusrat Ghani has claimed that she was sacked from cabinet in 2020 because of her faith. According to the Sunday Times, Tory Nusrat Ghani…

US suspends 44 passenger flights to China operated by Chinese carriers

THE United States announced Friday that it was suspending 44 Chinese passenger flights from America to the Asian giant in response to restrictive moves by Beijing on US carriers under…

U.N. chief condemns deadly Saudi-led coalition strike in Yemen

SAADA/NEW YORK, Yemen, Jan 21 (Reuters) – United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres condemned air strikes by a Saudi-led coalition in Yemen on Friday that reportedly killed at least 60 people…

S.Africans intrigued by Desmond Tutu’s choice of aquamation

CAPE TOWN, Jan 20 (Reuters) – Anti-apartheid hero Desmond Tutu’s choice of aquamation over cremation or traditional burial came as a surprise to some South Africans, while others were impressed…

Stampede at Liberia church gathering kills 29

MONROVIA, Jan 20 (Reuters) – A stampede at a church gathering in Liberia’s capital Monrovia killed 29 people overnight, the deputy information minister told state radio on Thursday. The incident…

Namibian court rules against gay couples seeking legal recognition

WINDHOEK, Jan 20 (Reuters) – Namibia’s High Court on Thursday ruled against two gay couples fighting for their marriages to be recognised under domestic law, with the judge saying that…

Djokovic could have inspired anti-vax Australians, court says

An Australian court has said it was reasonable to be concerned that Novak Djokovic might have inspired anti-vaccine sentiment, and revoke his visa. The tennis star had been preparing for…