Latest News

NAIROBI (Reuters) – An Iranian sailor held hostage by Somali pirates was dying of malnutrition, a former British army officer who helped negotiate his release told Reuters on Sunday. Three other Iranian hostages remain in Somalia. “This guy was dying – he looked like a skeleton. He was bleeding internally. He had severe malnutrition. I […]

RIYADH (Reuters) – If an investigation shows that last week’s attack on Saudi Arabian oil facilities was launched from Iranian territory, the kingdom would consider it an act of war, but Riyadh is currently seeking a peaceful resolution, a senior Saudi official said. “We hold Iran responsible because the missiles and the drones that were […]

ATHENS (Reuters) – Greek police have arrested a 65-year old man wanted by German authorities for an aircraft hijacking and kidnapping, crimes committed in 1985 and 1987, they said on Saturday. Greek media said the man was thought to be involved in the 1985 hijacking of a TWA flight which left one person dead The […]

LA VALLETTA (Reuters) – A group of 265 migrants were brought to Malta on Saturday, including 36 from the rescue ship Ocean Viking, but the operators of the ship complained that more than 180 other migrants on board had been refused disembarkation by the island. The Maltese armed forces said 229 migrants among Saturday’s arrivals […]

GOMA, Democratic Republic of Congo (Reuters) – Health authorities in Democratic Republic of Congo said on Saturday that they plan to introduce a second Ebola vaccine, manufactured by Johnson & Johnson, to counter the second-worst outbreak of the virus in history. The team overseeing Congo’s Ebola response did not say when exactly the J&J vaccine […]

PESHAWAR, Pakistan (Reuters) – Two Pakistani parliamentarians and human rights campaigners were released on bail in the northwestern Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province after four months in detention, their lawyer said on Saturday. The two lawmakers, Ali Wazir and Mohsin Dawar, along with several activists of the Pashtun Tahaffuz Movement (PTM), were arrested after a deadly clash […]

BEIJING (Reuters) – China and the Solomon Islands signed an agreement on Saturday to establish diplomatic ties after the Pacific island nation ditched relations with Taiwan, which Beijing claims as a Chinese province and seeks to cut off from the international community. The Chinese government’s top diplomat, State Councillor Wang Yi, signed the agreement with […]

LONDON (Reuters) – A motion to abolish the position of deputy leader at Britain’s main opposition Labour Party in a bid to oust Tom Watson, whose position on Brexit differs from leader Jeremy Corbyn, has been withdrawn, lawmaker Mary Creagh said on Saturday. Citing disloyalty over Brexit at a meeting of Labour’s National Executive Committee […]

DUBAI (Reuters) – Iran will pursue any aggressor, even it carries out a limited attack, and seek to destroy it, the head of the elite Revolutionary Guards said on Saturday, after attacks on Saudi oil sites which Riyadh and U.S officials blamed on Tehran. “Be careful, a limited aggression will not remain limited. We are […]