Pakistan Acquits Christian On Death Row

Pakistan Acquits Christian On Death Row

Pakistani court has overturned the death sentence of a Christian woman convicted of blasphemy, a case that has polarised the nation. Asia Bibi was convicted in 2010 after being accused of insulting the Prophet Muhammad in a row with her neighbours. She always maintained her innocence, but has spent most of the past eight years […]

Khashoggi Death: Turkey to Reveal ‘Naked Truth’ On Killing

Khashoggi Death: Turkey to Reveal ‘Naked Truth’ On Killing

The Turkish president has vowed to reveal the “naked truth” about the killing of journalist Jamal Khashoggi at the Saudi consulate in Istanbul. Recep Tayyip Erdogan, who has stopped short of blaming the Saudis, is due to address members of his ruling AK party. Turkish officials say they have evidence to show Khashoggi was murdered […]

Jamal Khashoggi Death: Saudi Arabia says Journalist was Murdered

Jamal Khashoggi Death: Saudi Arabia says Journalist was Murdered

Saudi Arabia says that journalist Jamal Khashoggi was murdered, blaming a “rogue operation” for a killing that has sparked an international outcry. Foreign Minister Adel al-Jubeir told Fox News the act was a “tremendous mistake” and denied the influential crown prince ordered the killing. Saudi Arabia has been under pressure to explain what happened, having […]

China Sees Surge In HIV/Cases

China Sees Surge In HIV/Cases

China has announced a 14% jump in the number of its citizens who are living with HIV and Aids. More than 820,000 people are affected in the country, health officials say. About 40,000 new cases were reported in the second quarter of 2018 alone. The vast majority of new cases were transmitted through sex, marking […]

US-Iran: John Bolton Warns Iran of ‘Hell to Pay’ If Crossed

US-Iran: John Bolton Warns Iran of ‘Hell to Pay’ If Crossed

US National Security Adviser John Bolton has warned Iran’s rulers that there will be “hell to pay” if they harm the US, its citizens or allies. His comments came hours after President Donald Trump accused Iran of sowing “chaos, death and destruction” across the Middle East. Iranian President Hassan Rouhani responded by criticising the Trump […]

Top US Official Denies Plot to Oust Trump

Top US Official Denies Plot to Oust Trump

US Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein has denied a report that he discussed invoking a constitutional clause to oust President Donald Trump. America’s second most senior law official said the allegation was “inaccurate and factually incorrect”. The New York Times, citing anonymous sources, also said Mr Rosenstein had suggested secretly recording Mr Trump to expose […]

Former Rap Mogul to Serve 28 Years

Former Rap Mogul to Serve 28 Years

Former US rap mogul Marion “Suge” Knight has pleaded no contest to a voluntary manslaughter charge over a hit-and-run incident in 2015. The Death Row Records founder made the plea to avoid charges of murdering one man and attempting to murder a second with his pick-up truck in Los Angeles. The incident happened after an […]

NASA Launches Ice Laser Into Space

NASA Launches Ice Laser Into Space

The American space agency has launched a laser into orbit to measure the condition of Earth’s ice cover. The satellite mission, called ICESat-2, should provide more precise information on how these frozen surfaces are being affected by global warming. Antarctica, Greenland and the ice floating on the Arctic Ocean have all lost volume in recent […]

Alibaba Chairman To Step Down Next Year

Alibaba Chairman To Step Down Next Year

Jack Ma, the executive chairman of Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba, has said he plans to step down in a year. The news, in a letter sent by Mr Ma to Alibaba customers and shareholders, follows conflicting reports over the weekend on the timing of his exit. Mr Ma, one of China’s richest men, will hand […]

Trump Denies He Wanted Syria Leader Killed

Trump Denies He Wanted Syria Leader Killed

US President Donald Trump has denied assertions by prominent journalist Bob Woodward in his new book that he ordered the assassination of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad. Mr Trump said the idea was “never even discussed” with defence officials. Defence Secretary James Mattis has also denied words attributed to him in Woodward’s book. The book Fear: […]