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by | April 24, 2019 | 18:31

The White House announced on April 22 that the United States will not renew exemptions granted in 2018 to five buyers of Iranian oil - top customer China as well as India, Turkey , South Korea , and Japan - pressuring importers to stop buying from Tehran.

by | April 24, 2019 | 17:42

The nationwide referendum took place over three days, from Saturday through Monday, to maximise turnout. Egypt has some 61 million eligible voters. The changes extend Sissi's current term from four to six years and allow him to run for another term - which means he could remain in power until 2030.

by | April 24, 2019 | 17:32

New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern said Wednesday that she and French President Emmanuel Macron will host a meeting in Paris next month seeking to eliminate acts of violent extremism and terrorism from being shown online. The accused Christchurch mosque gunman livestreamed 17 minutes of the attack on Facebook and the social media giant has been criticised for failing to prevent the footage being reshared on its site.

by | April 24, 2019 | 17:16

A district court judge in Myanmar's largest city, Yangon, found the two journalists guilty under the Official Secrets Act last September and sentenced them to seven years in prison . The Reuters reporters had worked on an investigation of the killing of 10 Rohingya villagers in Inn Din village, for which the government last year said seven soldiers were sentenced to up 10 years in prison with hard labor.

by | April 24, 2019 | 16:27

Just hours before the KCNA quoted Kwon blasting Pompeo, it reported that North Korea had tested a "new-type tactical guided weapon". Kim called the development of the weapon "an event of very weighty significance", according to the Korean Central News Agency.

by | April 24, 2019 | 16:12

The Philippines has urged Canada to take back scores of garbage containers shipped to the country in 2013 and 2014, alleging they contain toxic waste, in the latest incident to strain bilateral ties. She also mentioned a change to regulations in 2016 meant to prevent such a thing from happening again. In a rare case where soiled diapers have turned into a diplomatic issue, Manila says a private Canadian firm had violated worldwide law by shipping over a hundred containers of trash to the ...

by | April 24, 2019 | 14:42

The New IRA has acknowledged that its activists killed the journalist through a statement sent to the newspaper, which also offered his "sincere apologies to Lyra's partner, family and friends". And that's why our politicians, and I've written to them all, including the Prime Minister and the Taoiseach Leo Varadkar, need to come together now.

by | April 24, 2019 | 14:11

President of the African Union commission Moussa Faki is also expected to participate in the discussions, along with officials from Ethiopia, South Sudan, Uganda, Kenya and Nigeria. Presidency Spokesman Bassam Rady said that the period was extended to three months, according to state news agency MENA. The gathered leaders were to focus on "the evolution of the situation in Sudan", his office said.

by | April 24, 2019 | 13:23

The prime minister is now understood to be leaning towards an option that means Huawai will be banned or blocked from all of the "core" parts of the 5G network and... "There's a reason others have said no". Martin, head of the National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC), said Britain's decision would be announced in due course.

by | April 24, 2019 | 13:21

Analysts say the Russia-North Korea summit scheduled for Thursday will serve as a reminder to Washington that the North Korean leader has other options in the region backing his leadership. All of them will have to leave the country by the end of the year as a 2017 United Nations sanctions resolution takes effect. While Russia's leverage with North Korea was dwarfed by that of China, Pyongyang's main sponsor and ally, the North has been wary of its overdependence on Beijing and willing to ...

by | April 24, 2019 | 12:58

Senior Conservative backbencher Nigel Evans called on Mrs May to announce her resignation to allow a contest to choose her replacement to begin "straight away". With Conservative MPs openly calling for Mrs May to name a date for her departure as PM, Downing Street is desperate to secure agreement in time to prevent European Parliament elections next month.

by | April 24, 2019 | 10:55

Peter's Square to hear his Easter Sunday message. Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe has convened Sri Lanka's top military officials at an emergency meeting of the National Security Council following the blasts. The three hotels targeted were the five-star Shangri-La Hotel and Cinnamon Grand as well as the Kingsbury hotels in central Colombo. Wickremesinghe was sacked by President Maithripala Sirisena in October, last year, only to be reinstated in December 2018 after weeks of a ...

by | April 24, 2019 | 10:06

It comes days after the USA designated the guards as a foreign terrorist organization . The shuffle was caused by the "necessity of a change in Sepah's (the Guards' Farsi name) leadership" requested by Jafari himself, according to the leader.

by | April 24, 2019 | 09:49

Sheriff's office reports say the 15-year-old picked up a phone belonging to a student being detained. On Friday morning, Broward County School Board member Rosalind Osgood tweeted her belief that the deputies seen on the video should face consequences.

by | April 24, 2019 | 09:32

With the city's wildly inefficient waterfront glass and steel skyscrapers as a backdrop, de Blasio outlined what his office calls "a bold and audacious plan to attack global warming on all fronts", or OneNYC 2050. De Blasio explained that traditional skyscrapers would become hard to build due to strong energy efficient mandates. "If you don't do it by 2030, there's serious fines, as high as $1 million or more for the biggest buildings".

by | April 24, 2019 | 09:21

This comes after police prevented the singer-turned-politician from holding a planned music concert at his private club in the Busabala neighbourhood of the capital, citing security concerns. He was later released, with police dropping him at his home. I will walk there and wait for my response from them. In response, Mr Enanga said they would respond after Bobi Wine has written to them.

by | April 24, 2019 | 07:13

However, it's believed top level government officials weren't made aware of the memo prior to the suicide bombings claimed by Islamic State . The memo, translated to English by the New York Times , detailed how one of the members of the terror group National Thowheet Jama'ath, known as Mohammed Milhan, used social media to spread "hate speech against non-Muslims" following the Christchurch attacks, which killed 50 people .

by | April 24, 2019 | 07:08

Trump had tweeted earlier Tuesday that Twitter didn't treat him well and that he would have more followers "if Twitter wasn't playing their political games". For the first quarter of 2019, Twitter's revenue rose 18 percent from a year ago to $787 million, topping Wall Street expectations of $776.1 million.

by | April 24, 2019 | 06:55

PPS also confirmed an overnight military raid in the northern West Bank city of Qalqilia, resulting in the detention of a Palestinian. Greenblatt said both sides would miss an opportunity for peace if they did not accept the deal, but he issued a special warning to the Palestinians, noting they had already spoken out against the plan before seeing it, while suggesting that it could have a significant and positive impact on their future.

by | April 24, 2019 | 06:50

The attack targeted the General Directorate of Investigation Centre in al-Zulfi suburb around 250 km north of Riyadh . "A group of terrorists launched a desperate attack that was repelled", SPA said, without giving further details. In the video, one man accuses the Saudi royal family of being infidel and says the attack is to avenge Muslims imprisoned in the kingdom, Syria and Iraq.