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What’s behind violent protests? Ecuador’s vice president explains | Ecuador

Weeks of violent street protests were brought to an end in Ecuador in mid-October after the president walked back austerity measures. Ecuador’s President Lenin Moreno withdrew the International Monetary Fund (IMF)-backed agreement to increase fuel costs. The agreement had paralysed Ecuador’s economy as it hit the poorest and the minority indigenous population. The government decided to cut […]

‘No war and no peace’ in Syria, analysts say | News

Doha, Qatar – More than eight years into a devastating conflict, Syria appears to be stuck in a situation of “no war and no peace”, analysts have said. The Syrian conflict erupted in 2011 after government forces cracked down against civilian protesters demanding more freedoms and better economic opportunities. Regional powers, including Turkey and Iran, along […]

Man charged after he was videotaped slapping U.S. reporter’s rear on live TV – National

A Georgia man who was videotaped slapping a female reporter’s rear on live TV was arrested Friday on a misdemeanour charge of sexual battery. Savannah police spokeswoman Bianca Johnson in Savannah confirmed that Thomas Callaway, 43, of Statesboro was charged in connection with the incident that occurred while WSAV-TV reporter Alex Bozarjian was broadcasting live […]

U.S. Judiciary Committee take first steps toward vote on Trump’s articles of impeachment – National

The House Judiciary Committee took the first steps Wednesday evening toward voting on articles of impeachment against U.S. President Donald Trump, beginning a marathon two-day session to consider the historic charges. The Judiciary meeting is to mark up, or amend, the two articles of impeachment that Democrats introduced Tuesday. Those articles charge Trump with abuse of […]

Aung San Suu Kyi defends Myanmar against genocide allegations | Myanmar News

Nobel Peace Prize winner Aung San Suu Kyi defended genocide allegations against Myanmar‘s military on Wednesday amid accusations of mass killings, rape, and expulsion of the Rohingya Muslim minority. The Gambia, a small West African country, launched the case against Myanmar at the International Court of Justice (ICJ), the United Nations‘s highest court, alleging it violated the 1948 Genocide […]

Bolsonaro calls Greta Thunberg ‘brat’ over murdered Indigenous Brazilians tweet – National

Brazil’s President Jair Bolsonaro on Tuesday called young Swedish environmental activist Greta Thunberg a “brat” after she expressed concern about the slayings of indigenous Brazilians in the Amazon. Bolsonaro questioned the coverage news media have given Thunberg, 16, who on Sunday tweeted a link to a story about the murder of two indigenous people in Brazil’s Maranhao […]

Rockets hit military base near Baghdad airport | Iraq News

Four Katyusha rockets struck a military base next to Baghdad International Airport in Iraq’s capital on Monday wounding “six fighters”, the military said. Security forces found a rocket launcher and several rockets after a search of the area, it said in a statement. There was no immediate claim of responsibility. It was the latest in a […]