Khashoggi’s fiancee asks EU to put human rights before economy

Khashoggi’s fiancee asks EU to put human rights before economy

Brussels, Belgium - Slain journalist Jamal Khashoggi's fiancee has urged the European Union (EU) to "transcend economic interests" and exert pressure on Saudi Arabia to ensure justice in the sensational killing. "Up until now, nothing has been done to those implicated in this crime," Hatice Cengiz said in the European Parliament in Brussels on Tuesday.…
Vatican’s first summit on child sex abuse: What to expect

Vatican’s first summit on child sex abuse: What to expect

Pope Francis has summoned senior bishops from all over the world to Rome for a landmark meeting on sexual abuse. From Thursday to Sunday, 190 Catholic leaders, including 10 women, will gather in the Italian capital at the pope's request; the event marks the first time in history that a pope has called senior bishops…
‘ISIL bride’ Shamima Begum says she might seek Dutch citizenship

‘ISIL bride’ Shamima Begum says she might seek Dutch citizenship

Shamima Begum, one of the three British schoolgirls who left the UK to live in ISIL's so-called "caliphate", has said she will try to seek Dutch citizenship after being told the Home Office had issued an order to revoke her citizenship. "I don't know what to say," Begum, who ran away when she was 15…
Jordan MPs demand expulsion of Israeli envoy over Al-Aqsa dispute

Jordan MPs demand expulsion of Israeli envoy over Al-Aqsa dispute

A committee within in Jordan's parliament called for the expulsion of Israel's ambassador from the country in response to the latest measures taken by the Israeli army in occupied East Jerusalem. On Monday, Israeli soldiers placed locks and metal chains on al-Rahma gate of the Al-Aqsa Mosque compound and prevented hundreds of Palestinian worshippers from…
Shamima Begum’s family to challenge revoking of UK citizenship

Shamima Begum’s family to challenge revoking of UK citizenship

The family of Shamima Begum, one of the three British schoolgirls who left the United Kingdom to live in ISIL's so-called caliphate, say they plan to challenge the government's decision to strip her of her citizenship. Her family's lawyer, Tasnime Akunjee, said in a statement that they were considering "all legal avenues", as a senior MP…
South Africa to deliver budget faced with huge debt and blackouts

South Africa to deliver budget faced with huge debt and blackouts

South Africa's Finance Minister Tito Mboweni faces a balancing act with his maiden budget if he is to reassure investors in the country's troubled public electricity company without alienating union allies ahead of national elections. He is under pressure to bail out the state power utility Eskom - along with its $30bn mountain of debt…
Singapore to Hanoi: The winding road since first Trump-Kim summit

Singapore to Hanoi: The winding road since first Trump-Kim summit

Eight months later and more than 2,200km further north, Vietnam's capital Hanoi is gearing up to host the second encounter between the leaders of North Korea and the United States following their unprecedented summit last year in Singapore. With preparations for the February 27-28 meeting under way, Kim Jong Un and Donald Trump are under…
Trump-Kim summit: What’s at stake for Japan?

Trump-Kim summit: What’s at stake for Japan?

Tokyo, Japan - As global interest in the second meeting between Kim Jong Un and Donald Trump next week in Vietnam gathers momentum, Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe is insisting on holding his own summit with the North Korean leader to settle the two neighbours' long-standing differences. Even as a member of his foreign ministry last month…
In Poland, the homeless and Chechen refugees form unlikely bond

In Poland, the homeless and Chechen refugees form unlikely bond

Warsaw, Poland - Kazik, a 61-year-old moustached man, rarely leaves western Warsaw, an area known for simple summer houses, orchards and community gardens. In recent years, it has become popular with the city's homeless, Kazik among them. For the past 10 years, he has been living in a small cottage, which although surrounded by apple and…
‘Trade and investment’ to top Saudi crown prince’s India visit

‘Trade and investment’ to top Saudi crown prince’s India visit

Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, looking to boost ties with Asian allies, has arrived in India for a two-day visit amid rising expectations of further investment deals following a high-profile trip to Pakistan. The Saudi crown prince, also known as MBS, was welcomed at the New Delhi airport by the Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi, who embraced him…

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