Sierra Leone imposes nationwide curfew amid deadly anti-government protests

FREETOWN, Aug. 10 (Reuters) – At least two police officers and a civilian have been killed after a day of anti-government protests in Sierra Leone’s capital Freetown, officials at the city’s main morgue said Wednesday. Sierra Leone’s government previously said there had been deaths, but did not say how many, as protesters threw rocks and … Read more

Kosovo detains Russian journalist at border

PRISTINA, Aug. 6 (Reuters) – Kosovo’s interior minister said on Saturday it had arrested a Russian journalist at the border on suspicion of being a spy, and security authorities were looking for “her intentions”. Interior Minister Xhelal Svecla called the journalist Daria Aslamova. “Many countries have proven that she engaged in espionage for Russian military … Read more

Kabul bombing leaves eight dead, more than 20 injured

KABUL, Aug. 6 (Reuters) – A bomb explosion on a busy shopping street in the Afghan capital, Kabul on Saturday killed at least eight people and injured 22, hospital officials and witnesses said. The bomb exploded in a western neighborhood of the city where members of the Shia Muslim community’s minority meet regularly. Islamic State, … Read more

US calls China’s military action against Taiwan unjustified, Pelosi. sanctions Pelosi

Taiwan plays away worries China organizes unprecedented military exercises around Taiwan Follows US House Speaker Pelosi’s visit to Taipei China says it will punish Pelosi for ‘cruel’ actions Pelosi, in Japan, joins Prime Minister Kishida in condemning China TAIPEI, Aug. 5 (Reuters) – China’s firing of missiles during military exercises around Taiwan was an unwarranted … Read more

ASEAN warns of risk of ‘miscalculation’ in Taiwan, ready to aid dialogue

PHNOM PENH, Aug. 4 (Reuters) – The ASEAN regional bloc in Southeast Asia warned on Thursday of a risk that volatility caused by tensions in the Taiwan Strait could lead to “miscalculations, serious clashes, open conflict and unpredictable consequences between major powers”. The Association of Southeast Asian Nations made the remarks in a statement from … Read more

Kosovo closes two border crossings after local Serbs block roads

FILE PHOTO – Kosovo Prime Minister Albin Kurti looks on during a press conference with German Chancellor Olaf Scholz in Berlin, Germany, May 4, 2022. REUTERS/Hannibal Hanschke Register now for FREE unlimited access to Register MITROVICA, Kosovo, July 31 (Reuters) – Kosovo police said they had closed two border crossings in the volatile north … Read more

Militants attack Mali’s main military base, situation ‘under control’

KATI, Mali, July 22 (Reuters) – Islamic militants attacked Mali’s main military base just outside the capital Bamako on Friday in a complex car bomb attack, but armed forces said they had repulsed the attack and had the situation under control had . Militants linked to al-Qaeda and the Islamic State have repeatedly invaded bases … Read more

Turkey declines responsibility for attack on Iraqi Dohuk that killed eight people

SULAIMANIYA, Iraq, July 20 (Reuters) – The Iraqi government will recall the Iraqi chargĂ© d’affaires in Turkey for consultations after accusing Ankara of carrying out an attack on a mountain resort in northern Dohuk province, state news agency INA reported. . read more Turkey refuted Iraq’s claims that it carried out a strike that killed … Read more

Sri Lanka declares state of emergency ahead of parliament vote for new president

COLOMBO, July 18 (Reuters) – Sri Lanka’s acting president, Ranil Wickremesinghe, issued a state of emergency late Sunday in the crisis-ravaged island nation in a bid to prevent unrest ahead of a vote in parliament later this week to elect a new chairman. Sri Lanka’s ravaged leaders have declared a state of emergency several times … Read more

Troops patrol streets as calm returns to Sri Lanka, await president’s resignation

President Rajapaksa on his way to Singapore from the Maldives source Sri Lankan interim president imposes curfew in Colombo Protesters return president and prime minister’s residences COLOMBO, July 14 (Reuters) – Sri Lanka’s main city, Colombo, was calm on Thursday as people waited for President Gotabaya Rajapaksa to resign, as a curfew was imposed and … Read more