WHO honours Bahrain PM with global leader healthcare award

The World Health Organization has recognized Bahrain Prime Minister Prince Khalifa bin Salman Al Khalifa with a WHO Director-General’s health Leaders honour for his outstanding political leadership in advancing global healthcare and pursuing the...

Trump to hit Mexico with tariffs to halt migrants

US President Donald Trump has announced tariffs on all goods coming from Mexico, demanding the country curb illegal immigration into the US. In a tweet, Mr Trump said that from 10 June a 5% tariff...

Etienne Tshisekedi’s body returned to DR Congo from Belgium

The body of the father of Democratic Republic of Congo's president has arrived in his home country, two years after he died in Belgium aged 84. Veteran opposition leader Etienne Tshisekedi died in Brussels in...

Seven die as tour boat capsizes in Hungary

Seven South Korean tourists have died and at least 19 more are missing after a boat capsized on the Danube river in Hungary's capital, Budapest. Thirty tourists and three tour guides, as well two Hungarian...

South Africa gets gender-balanced cabinet

South African President Cyril Ramaphosa has announced a new cabinet in which, for the first time in the country's history, half of all ministers are women. In another unexpected move, one of the women is...

Huawei: US ban will harm billions of users

A US move to put Huawei on a trade blacklist "sets a dangerous precedent" that will harm billions of consumers, the firm's top legal officer said. Speaking at a press conference, Song Liuping said the...

Malawi’s Mutharika re-elected after court battle

President Peter Mutharika has been narrowly elected to a second term in office with 38.5% of the vote. The 78-year-old incumbent had faced strong competition in the 21 May election, including from his deputy. The result...

Iraq court sentences French IS accused to death

Three Frenchmen have been sentenced to death by an Iraqi court after being found guilty of joining the Islamic State (IS) militant group. The men - named as Kevin Gonot, Leonard Lopez and Salim Machou...

S Africa’s Ramaphosa sworn in vowing ‘new era’

South Africa's President Cyril Ramaphosa vowed to bring about "hope and renewal" as he was inaugurated at a stadium in the capital Pretoria. The African National Congress (ANC) leader vowed to tackle corruption and rejuvenate...

Russia ordered to release Ukraine sailors

An international tribunal has ordered Russia to "immediately" release 24 Ukrainian sailors and three naval ships it seized off Crimea in November. Moscow says the sailors violated its maritime border near the peninsula which it...
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