Re-elected Venezuela opposition leader Guaido calls for protests

Venezuela opposition leader Juan Guaido called Tuesday for three days of protests against President Nicolas Maduro, hours after he was sworn in for another term as National Assembly speaker following…

Man pleads not guilty to murder of 19 at Japan care home

A JAPANESE man accused of murdering 19 disabled people at a Japanese care home in one of the country’s worst mass killings pleaded not guilty Wednesday as his trial began.…

All 176 dead in Ukrainian jet crash: Iran media

ALL 176 people on board a Ukrainian passenger plane were killed when it crashed shortly after taking off from Tehran on Wednesday, Iranian state media reported. State news agency IRNA…

Gen Soleimani buried hours after Iran attack on Iraqi bases housing US forces

By Reuters THE IRANIAN commander killed by a U.S. drone strike in an act that has thrown open the possibility of an all-out war between the nations was buried in…

Egyptair suspends flights to Baghdad for 3 days

EGYPTAIR, Egypt’s flag carrier, said on Tuesday it will suspend its flights to the Iraqi capital, Baghdad, for three days starting from Wednesday because of the unstable security situation in…

Spain to be ruled under a coalition government

SPAIN will be led by a coalition government for the first time in 80 years after the acting Prime Minister, Pedro Sánchez, narrowly secured parliamentary approval for a joint administration…

Austria swears in first female-majority Cabinet

THE Austrian President has sworn in his new Cabinet, for the first time with more women than men. It’s the ecologist party’s first appearance in a ruling coalition of any…

Russia’s VTB sues Mozambique firm at centre of $2 bln scandal

Russian state lender VTB has filed a lawsuit in Britain’s High Court against a Mozambican government company it lent hefty sums to as part of a project now at the…

Tanzania secures US$272m for new international airport construction

The government of Tanzania has announced to have secured US$272 million loan from African Development Bank (AfDB) to construct an international airport in its capital city Dodoma. The project is…

Aussie firefighters race to contain blazes as heatwave looms

Firefighters raced to contain massive bushfires in southeastern Australia Tuesday, taking advantage of a brief drop in temperatures and some much-needed rainfall before another heatwave strikes later this week. Exhausted…