SIXTY nations defended Venezuela’s right to peace and sovereignty before the United Nations human rights commission on Thursday.
The country’s permanent UN representative in Geneva, Jorge Valero, said African, Asian, European and American nations had signed a solidarity...
Saturday 30th Sep 2017
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THE US ambassador to Israel drew ire from the Palestine Liberation Organisation and Washington alike after claiming that Tel Aviv only occupies 2 per cent of the West Bank.
Washington was forced to distance itself from David Friedman’s comments on Thursday after he said that the...
Isis launched a counteroffensive against government troops and US-backed militias in eastern Syria yesterday.
The death cult claimed to have recaptured the towns of al-Shoula and Bi’r Ghabaghib, both recently taken by the army, in an attack spearheaded by suicide car bombers.
Friday 29th Sep 2017
Bombardier hit with sky-high tax after US rival Boeing complaint
Thursday 28th Sep 2017
VENEZUELA’S right-wing opposition said yesterday that it had pulled out of talks with the government, even as the president said they were going ahead.
Hard-line factions of the Democratic Unity Roundtable (Mud) coalition apparently won out as a spokesman said its delegation...
THOUSANDS walked out across South Africa yesterday in a general strike against job losses and corruption, including at the highest levels of government.
The strike, called by union federation Cosatu four weeks earlier, drew large crowds in Johannesburg, Cape Town, Durban and Limpopo...
Moscow denies attacks on US-backed fighters
Tuesday 26th Sep 2017
DONALD TRUMP issued a new travel ban yesterday, imposing an indefinite ban on almost all travel to the United States from seven countries.
It follows the US president’s March executive order, which expired on Sunday, which itself followed a January ban which was largely blocked...
TURKEY threatened military action and Iran closed its border with Iraqi Kurdistan yesterday as a controversial independence referendum went ahead in the region.
Iranian Foreign Ministry spokesman Bahram Ghasemi said: “At the request of the Iraqi government, we have closed our...
President offers fiery retort to rhetoric of racial supremacy
Thursday 21st Sep 2017