Category: International News

India thunderstorms and lightning strikes kill 50.

India thunderstorms and lightning strikes kill 50.

At least 50 people are reported to have died amid heavy thunder and lightning that battered parts of northern India on Tuesday, officials said. High-speed winds and lighting strikes devastated many villages, bringing down walls and leaving dozens injured. The eastern state of Bihar was the worst hit, with 20 confirmed deaths due to lightning. [&hellip

EU resolved to preserve Iran nuclear deal after US withdrawal: Mogherini.

EU resolved to preserve Iran nuclear deal after US withdrawal: Mogherini.

The European Union’s foreign policy chief Federica Mogherini says the bloc is determined to save a 2015 multilateral nuclear agreement signed between Iran and the P5+1 group of countries despite the United States’ move to withdraw from the deal. Mogherini was speaking to reporters on Monday upon her arrival at the Foreign Affairs Council in [&hellip

Kenya: 40 officials, 14 others charged over alleged $80m graft.

Kenya: 40 officials, 14 others charged over alleged $80m graft.

Authorities in Kenya have charged 54 people, including dozens of civil servants, as part of a corruption probe into the theft of tens of millions of dollars of public funds. Director of Public Prosecution Noordin Mohamed Harji told a news conference on Monday that 40 public officials and 14 private sector individuals would be investigated [&hellip

Landslide kills 23 in Ethiopia.

Landslide kills 23 in Ethiopia.

Ethiopia’s state-affiliated broadcaster reports that a landslide triggered by heavy rains has killed 23 people in the country’s Oromia region. Fana Broadcasting Corporation reported that the landslide happened Saturday evening after hours of heavy rains in the area. The report said 16 of the fatalities were women. It said six others were injured and taken [&hellip

Egypt arrests former Sisi campaigner turned critic.

Egypt arrests former Sisi campaigner turned critic.

Egyptian police have arrested a one-time campaigner turned critic for President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi, a police official said on Sunday. The police official did not give a reason for the overnight arrest of Hazim Abdelazim, but a source told Reuters news agency that he was arrested on suspicion of publishing false news and inciting against [&hellip

Israeli tank fire kills three Gazans as injured soldier dies.

Israeli tank fire kills three Gazans as injured soldier dies.

Israeli tank fire has killed three Palestinians east of the city of Rafah in the southern Gaza Strip, taking to 114 the number of Gazans killed in less than two months. The Palestinian Health Ministry said the fatalities were caused on Sunday, naming two of the slain Palestinians as Hussein al-Amour, 25, and Abdul Haleem [&hellip

Saudi crown prince shot, injured in last month’s incident near palace: opposition activist.

Saudi crown prince shot, injured in last month’s incident near palace: opposition activist.

A Saudi activist has revealed that Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, who has not been seen in public over the past few weeks, was actually shot and injured in heavy gunfire reported from outside the royal palace in the capital Riyadh late last month. Mohammed al-Mas’ari, the secretary-general of the Islamic Revival Party, citing reliable [&hellip

UN slaps sanctions on South Sudan’s top officials.

UN slaps sanctions on South Sudan’s top officials.

The UN Security Council (UNSC) has slapped sanctions against South Sudan Defence minister Kuol Manyang Juk over ceasefire violations. UNSC said the crisis in South Sudan was being fuelled by the conduct of leaders. “Under (Gen) Juk’s command, SPLA forces violated the agreement on cessation of hostilities, protection of civilians and humanitarian access signed between [&hellip

Ebola vaccinations begin in rural DRC on Monday: Ministry.

Ebola vaccinations will begin on Monday in the two rural areas of the Democratic Republic of Congo where the latest deadly outbreak was declared this month, the health ministry said on Saturday, as the number of confirmed Ebola cases rose to 35, including 10 deaths. A vaccination campaign is already under way in Mbandaka, the [&hellip

ICPAC CLOSELY MONITORING CYCLONE MEKUKU.

ICPAC CLOSELY MONITORING CYCLONE MEKUKU.

IGAD’s Center for Climate Prediction and Application Center (ICPAC) has issued a warning of an active tropical cyclone named Mekuku threatening the coast of Somalia’s Puntland. The regional model prediction of the Weather Research and Forecasting (WRF) latest run at ICPAC indicates that the tropical cyclone will move progressively northward and landfall over Yemen late [&hellip