1,385 ‘yellow vest’ protesters arrested across France

Paris, Dec 9 At least 1,385 protesters were arrested across France during the fourth weekend of “gilets jaunes” or the “yellow vest” demonstrations against the government of President Emmanuel Macron. Interior Minister Christophe... Read more »

French police use tear gas on protesters as tensions rise

Paris, Dec 8 Tension flared in the French capital on Saturday as the police clashed with the so called “yellow vest” protesters, using tear gas in an attempt to disperse them. A cohort... Read more »

Cohen acted at Trump’s direction when he broke law: Prosecutors

New York, Dec 8  US prosecutors have said that Michael Cohen, Donald Trump’s former attorney, acted at the President’s direction when he committed two election-related crimes during the 2016 presidential campaign. The... Read more »

UN rejects US resolution to condemn Hamas

By Arul Louis United Nations, Dec 7 (IANS) Arab nations have deftly outmanoeuvred the US at the UN to defeat a resolution it sponsored condemning Hamas by requiring a two-thirds majority for it... Read more »

Trump to nominate Nauert as next UN ambassador

Washington, Dec 7 US President Donald Trump has planned to nominate State Department spokeswoman Heather Nauert to replace Nikki Haley as his new ambassador to the UN. Trump is expected to make... Read more »

US senators blaming MBS for Khashoggi murder

Dec. 5 Six top US senators from across party lines have introduced a scathing resolution to hold the Saudi crown prince accountable for the killing of journalist Jamal Khashoggi more than two months ago.... Read more »

UNIFIL to send team to Israel to probe cross-border tunnel claims

Ras Al-Naqoura, Dec 6  The UN peacekeeping mission in Lebanon will on Thursday send a fact-finding mission to Israel after its military launched an operation to destroy alleged cross-border tunnels built by... Read more »

New Australia bill gives police power to spy on WhatsApp messages

Sydney/New Delhi, Dec 5  Australia is mulling a strict law that gives enforcement agencies power to track messages on platforms like WhatsApp and Telegram that offer end-to-end encryption and also to force users... Read more »

Khashoggi: Turkey orders arrest of senior Saudi officials

Istanbul, Dec 5  The office of Istanbul’s prosecutor on Wednesday issued an arrest warrant for two Saudi officials for their alleged links to the murder of journalist Jamal Khashoggi at the kingdom’s... Read more »

Mexico: Hunger-striking asylum seekers call for faster border processing

By Nidia Bautista Tijuana, Mexico – Nubia Morazan looked after her one-year-old son as he played outside their tent propped up beneath a freeway overpass just inches from Tijuana car traffic. It’s been... Read more »