Mali government resigns as violence surges

The prime minister of Mali and his entire government have resigned, following an upsurge of violence in the country. On Wednesday, a motion of no confidence was submitted as MPs blamed Prime Minister Soumeylou Boubeye...

Global call to design new Notre-Dame spire

France is to invite architects from around the world to submit their designs for a new spire to sit atop a renovated Notre-Dame cathedral. Prime Minister Edouard Philippe told reporters they hoped for "a new...

Peru’s ex-president Alan García shoots himself

Peru's former President Alan García has shot himself as police came to arrest him. Casimiro Ulloa hospital in the capital, Lima, said he was in surgery where he was being treated for "a bullet wound...

Ex-President Omar al-Bashir moved to maximum security prison

Sudan's former President Omar al-Bashir has been moved to Kobar maximum security prison, days after he was deposed in a military coup. Reports say the ex-leader has until now been detained at the presidential residence...

Rebuilt Notre-Dame ‘will be more beautiful’

French President Emmanuel Macron says Notre-Dame cathedral will be rebuilt "even more beautifully" - and that he wants the work done within five years. A massive fire on Monday ravaged the 850-year-old Gothic building, destroying...

Sudan arrests former government members

Sudan's transitional military council has arrested members of the former government and promised not to disperse protesters. A spokesman also urged the opposition to pick the next prime minister and vowed to implement their choice. Months...

Sudan protesters defy military curfew

Large crowds have remained on the streets of Sudan's capital, Khartoum, through the night, ignoring a curfew declared by the military. Long-time President Omar al-Bashir was overthrown and arrested on Thursday after months of street...

Julian Assange: Wikileaks co-founder arrested in London

Wikileaks co-founder Julian Assange has been arrested at the Ecuadorian embassy in London with the Met Police saying he was arrested for failing to surrender to the court. Mr Assange took refuge in the embassy...

‘Mounting anticipation that Bashir’s rule is ending’

There is a sense of mounting anticipation in Sudan's capital, Khartoum. An announcement by the army is now expected raising anticipation that President Bashir’s 30 years in power are coming to an end. Tens of...

Bahrain embraces labour contracts, protection center to tackle human trafficking

Bahrain  has embraced a hybrid model combining legislation, support for trafficked persons, training of authorities and partnership with international institutions, to counter modem day human trafficking. This move has not only greatly reduced the number...
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