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US Iran envoy Brian Hook steps down as UN arms embargo vote looms

作者:admin 2020-08-08

Top United States envoy for Iran Brian Hook is leaving his post - and Elliott Abrams, the US special representative for Venezuela, will add Iran to his role "following a transition period" with Hook, US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said on Thursday 阅读全文

After deadly blast, Beirut residents look to Macron for relief

作者:admin 2020-08-08

Beirut, Lebanon - In Beirut on Thursday, French President Emmanuel Macron visited the scene of the massive explosion that killed at least 137 people and left some 5,000 wounded. As he walked through the historic Gemmayzeh neighbourhood with its centu 阅读全文

Tourist hotspot Mauritius hit by oil spill as ship grounds

作者:admin 2020-08-08

Mauritius announced oil is leaking from a bulk carrier that ran aground in the southeast of the island, igniting fears of an environmental catastrophe. "The ministry has been informed ... that there is a breach in the vessel MV Wakashio and there is 阅读全文

Ivory Coast President Alassane Ouattara to run for third term

作者:admin 2020-08-08

Ivory Coast President Alassane Ouattara has said he would seek re-election in October, formally accepting the governing party's nomination to be its candidate and defying opponents who say the constitution forbids a third term. Ouattara, who has gove 阅读全文

US senators want to block drone sales to Saudis

作者:admin 2020-08-08

Republican and Democratic senators introduced legislation on Thursday that would block international sales of United States-made drones to countries that are not close US allies, mentioning Saudi Arabia in particular. Reuters broke the news in June t 阅读全文

SA activists seek to ban live sheep shipments by Kuwaiti firm

作者:admin 2020-08-08

A South African animal rights group is seeking a court order banning a Kuwaiti firm from shipping tens of thousands of sheep across the equator to the Middle East during summer months in conditions it called "extreme cruelty". The case is the latest 阅读全文

Glencore becomes first major mining company to scrap dividend

作者:admin 2020-08-08

Glencore became the first major mining company to scrap its dividend, saying on Thursday the economic outlook was too uncertain because of the coronavirus pandemic and that it would prioritise cutting debt instead. The mining and commodities trading 阅读全文

Former Saudi spy accuses MBS hit squad of attempting to kill him

作者:admin 2020-08-08

A former top Saudi intelligence officer claims that Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman (MBS) sent a hit squad to kill him in Canada 13 days after the murder of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi, according to documents filed in the United States federal 阅读全文

How Beirut firefighters were sent into disaster

作者:admin 2020-08-08

Beirut, Lebanon - About five minutes before 6pm (15:00 GMT) on Tuesday, Beirut's fire brigade received a call from the police, who told them that witnesses had spotted smoke billowing out of the city's port. First Lieutenant Raymond Farah was the one 阅读全文

Nigeria: Police free 25 anti-government protesters

作者:admin 2020-08-08

Police in Nigeria's commercial capital Lagos have freed 25 protesters arrested at a banned anti-government demonstration, a spokesman said on Thursday. "All the 25 suspects were released last night after being cautioned against unruly and unlawful be 阅读全文