Tuesday, June 19, 2018
WHO says 1.1bn people are smokers globally

WHO says 1.1bn people are smokers globally

There are around 1.1 billion smokers in the world today, the same number as at the turn of the century, according to latest data...
UN envoy says Gaza 'on the brink'

UN envoy says Gaza ‘on the brink’

Rocket fire this week across the border between Gaza and Israel shows how close the region is “to the brink of war”, Nikolay Mladenov,...
UN: 17m people left Africa in 2017

Libyan authorities deport 221 illegal immigrants

The Libyan authorities deported 221 illegal immigrants from African and Asian countries as part of the immigration department’s voluntary return programme. The department said in...
Melania Trump calls for end to immigrants’ family separation

Melania Trump tweet fails to dispel conspiracy theories

First Lay of the U.S. Melania Trump unsuccessfully sought to quell rumours about her whereabouts Wednesday, after media noted that she had not been...
President Mnangagwa calls for elections on July 30

President Mnangagwa calls for elections on July 30

Zimbabwe will hold its general elections on July 30, President Emmerson Mnangagwa said on Wednesday, the first since the army forced 94-year-old former president...
UN scribe decorates Nigerian peacekeeper Olufunmilayo Amodu

UN scribe decorates Nigerian peacekeeper Olufunmilayo Amodu

UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres has awarded a medal to a Nigerian peacekeeper, Cdr. Olufunmilayo Amodu, serving with the UN Stabilisation Mission in Mali (MINUSMA)...
Without France, Lebanon would probably be at war, Macron says

Without France, Lebanon would probably be at war, Macron says

French President, Emmanuel Macron, has claimed credit for solving a political crisis in Lebanon in 2017, stating publicly that Saudi Arabia held Prime Minister,...
Trump says summit with North Korea can still hold

Trump says summit with North Korea can still hold

U.S. President Donald Trump said that the much anticipated meeting with North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un could still go ahead on June 12. Trump told...
49 drown in Congo river boat accident – official

49 drown in Congo river boat accident – official

A boat tipped over in a river in northern Democratic Republic of Congo, drowning 49 people on board while about the same number survived...
Trump calls off meeting with North Korea’s Kim

Trump calls off meeting with North Korea’s Kim

U.S. President Donald Trump on Thursday called off his planned June 12 summit meeting with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un in a letter...