North Korea defector critically wounded; regains consciousness as video shows getaway under fire

North Korea defector critically wounded; regains consciousness as video shows getaway under fire

The CCTV footage regarding a North Korean soldier’s defection is seen during a news conference at the Defence Ministry in Seoul on November 22, 2017. (REUTERS Photo)   SEOUL, November 22 (Reuters): North Korean border guards were only steps behind a North Korean soldier when they opened fire and one briefly crossed the border pursuing […]

Uganda police say raid newspaper, detain staff over article about president

KAMPALA, November 22 (Reuters): Ugandan police raided the office of a local newspaper, detaining staff and confiscating equipment on allegations it had published an inaccurate story, the paper’s lawyer and police said on Wednesday. The day before the Tuesday evening raid, Red Pepper, Uganda’s leading tabloid, published a story alleging that Rwanda believed President Yoweri […]

U.S. calls Myanmar operation against Rohingya ‘ethnic cleansing’

U.S. calls Myanmar operation against Rohingya ‘ethnic cleansing’

A Rohingya refugee child carries firewood in the Kutupalong refugee camp in Cox’s Bazar, Bangladesh, November 21, 2017. REUTERS/Mohammad Ponir Hossain   WASHINGTON, November 22 (Reuters) – The United States on Wednesday labeled the Myanmar military operation against the Rohingya population “ethnic cleansing” and said it would consider targeted sanctions against those responsible.   Referring […]

Zimbabwe’s Mnangagwa to be sworn in as president on Friday

Zimbabwe’s Mnangagwa to be sworn in as president on Friday

FILE PHOTO: Zimbabwe Vice-President Emmerson Mnangagwa listens as President Robert Mugabe (not pictured) delivers his state of the nation address to the country’s parliament in Harare, August 25, 2015. REUTERS/Philimon Bulawayo/File Photo   HARARE, November 22 (Reuters) – Zimbabwe’s former vice president Emmerson Mnangagwa will be sworn in as president on Friday, marking a new […]

Pakistan court orders release of Hafiz Saeed

Pakistan court orders release of Hafiz Saeed

FILE PHOTO – Hafiz Muhammad Saeed, chief of the banned Islamic charity Jamat-ud-Dawa, looks over the crowed as they end a “Kashmir Caravan” from Lahore with a protest in Islamabad, Pakistan July 20, 2016. REUTERS/Caren Firouz/File Photo   LAHORE, Pakistan, November 22 (Reuters) – A Pakistani court on Wednesday ordered the release from house arrest […]

Special Report: Nuclear strategists call for bold move – scrap ICBM arsenal

Special Report: Nuclear strategists call for bold move – scrap ICBM arsenal

An unarmed Minuteman III intercontinental ballistic missile launches during an operational test at 2:10 a.m. Pacific Daylight Time at Vandenberg Air Force Base, California, U.S., August 2, 2017. Picture taken August 2, 2017. To Match Special Report USA-NUCLEAR/ICBM U.S. Air Force/Senior Airman Ian Dudley/Handout via REUTERS   WASHINGTON, November 22 (Reuters) – Imagine it is […]

Zimbabwe’s Mnangagwa to return to the country after Mugabe’s resignation

Zimbabwe’s Mnangagwa to return to the country after Mugabe’s resignation

A protester holds a poster showing support for ousted Zimbabwean vice-President Emmerson Mnangagwa, in Harare, Zimbabwe, November 18, 2017. REUTERS/Philimon Bulawayo   HARARE, November 22 (Reuters) – Zimbabwe’s Emmerson Mnangagwa is set to return to the country on Wednesday and should be sworn in as president following the resignation of Robert Mugabe after nearly four […]

Myanmar treatment of Rohingya called apartheid in new AI report

Myanmar treatment of Rohingya  called apartheid in new AI report

In this Sunday, November 19 photo, a Rohingya Muslim child runs on a dirt track between tents at Kutupalong refugee camp in Bangladesh. More than 620,000 Rohingya have fled Rakhine for neighbouring Bangladesh since late August 2017, when the military launched what it called “clearance operations” in response to insurgent attacks. (AP Photo)   BANGKOK, […]

Myanmar hopes for deal with Bangladesh on Rohingya refugees: Suu Kyi informs

NAYPYITAW, November 21 (Reuters): Myanmar’s de facto leader Aung San Suu Kyi said on Tuesday she hopes talks with Bangladesh this week will result in a memorandum of understanding on the “safe and voluntary return” of Rohingya Muslims who fled to Bangladesh in the past three months.   A counter-insurgency operation launched in Myanmar’s Rakhine […]

NYT to suspend journalist over sexual misconduct

NYT to suspend journalist  over sexual misconduct

New York, November 21 (IANS): The New York Times announced that it will suspend Glenn Thrush, one of its most prominent journalists, after he was accused of sexual misconduct.   The move came after the news site Vox on Monday published a report containing allegations from four female journalists that. Thrush, 50, who was appointed […]