Saturday, September 22, 2018
President Erdogan ushers in presidential system, appoints son-in-law finance minister

Erdogan appoints himself chairman of Turkey’s sovereign wealth fund

President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has appointed himself chairman of Turkey’s multi-billion-dollar sovereign wealth fund, according to a decision published Wednesday in the Official Gazette. In...
Egyptian death sentences ‘gross miscarriage of justice’ – UN rights chief

Egyptian death sentences ‘gross miscarriage of justice’ – UN rights chief

The UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, Ms Michelle Bachelet, has condemned an Egyptian court’s confirmation of death sentences on 75 people on Saturday. Bachelet...
Trump administration to use DNA tests to reunite families separated at border

Trump to attend 9/11 memorial ceremony

U.S. President Donald Trump will attend a ceremony at the 9/11 memorial in the state of Pennsylvania on Tuesday to mark the 17th anniversary...
VOA’s film on Boko Haram invokes emotion in U.S.

$2.5bn Berlin funds to provide comprehensive response against Boko Haram – UN

The international donor conference on ‘Boko Haram’ crisis concluded on Tuesday, raising some $2.17 billion in support, and about $467 million in concessional loans...
Trump says Nike sending ‘terrible message’ with Kaepernick ads: Daily Caller

Trump says Nike sending ‘terrible message’ with Kaepernick ads: Daily Caller

U.S. President Donald Trump said on Tuesday that Nike was sending “a terrible message” with an advertising campaign featuring Colin Kaepernick. Kaepernick is the NFL...
Pope condemns Gaza killings, says Mideast needs justice, peace

Pope invokes ‘silence’ and ‘prayer’ before ‘scandal-seeking’ enemies

Pope Francis says the only answer to people sowing division and creating scandal within the Catholic Church is “silence” and “prayer.” The remarks came on...
Gaza: UN chief urges Israel, Palestine to avoid further bloodshed

UN chief urges calm as violence erupts in Tripoli

UN Secretary-General António Guterres has condemned in strong terms, the escalation of violence in and around the Libyan capital, Tripoli. Guterres, in a statement issued...
Grenade caused blast at rally on June 23 – President Mnangagwa

Zimbabwe’s Mnangagwa re-appoints 2 vice presidents

Zimbabwean President, Emmerson Mnangagwa, on Thursday re-appointed his two vice, Constantino Chiwenga and Kembo Mohadi. Chiwenga was Zimbabwe’s defence forces chief who led the military...
68.5m people displaced globally – UNHCR

4m refugee children are not in school, number rising: UNHCR

Four million refugee children in the world do not attend school and the total has increased dramatically, the UN Refugee Agency, UNHCR, said in...
Trump: 'Despite differences, I respect McCain'

Trump: ‘Despite differences, I respect McCain’

U.S. President Donald Trump has released a statement on the death of Sen. John McCain after reports emerged that he rejected White House statement...