Nearly 2,000 arrested as Egypt braces for anti-Sisi protests

Authorities step up mass arrests, disrupt access to internet and tighten security amid calls for more rallies on Friday. Egypt is bracing itself for a second weekend of protests on Friday, with authorities stepping up arrests and tightening security in major cities amid calls for a “million-man march” against President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi. Egypt’s Ministry of Interior […]

El-Sisi plays down protest call as Egypt tightens security

President tells supporters not to worry as security forces ramped up checks and closed off Tahrir Square in Cairo. Egypt’s President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi has played down a call for protests against his rule, saying there were “no reasons for concern” even as the army and the police tightened security in the capital, Cairo, and other major […]

Iran releases seized UK-flagged tanker

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — A British-flagged oil tanker held by Iran since July was released Friday and was heading toward the United Arab Emirates, the company that owns the vessel said. Iran’s marine and port authority said the Stena Impero left Iran Friday morning. Hours earlier, the tanker had begun transmitting its location for the […]

Trump impeachment inquiry: All the latest updates

All the latest updates as US House launches official impeachment inquiry of US President Donald Trump. Speaker Nancy Pelosi said on Tuesday that the United States House of Representatives would launch a formal impeachment inquiry against President Donald Trump, acquiescing to mounting pressure from fellow Democrats and plunging a deeply divided nation into an election-year clash between Congress and the president. The […]

No Nigerian Killed In Latest Xenophobic Attack, South Africa’s President, Ramaphosa Tells Obasanjo

President of South Africa, Cyril Ramaphosa, has told former President of Nigeria, Olusegun Obasanjo, that no Nigerian was killed in the latest xenophobic attacks in the country. Obasanjo, who was in South Africa to launch a book he co-authored, met Ramaphosa and discussed the xenophobic attacks and other issues affecting the two countries. Spokesperson for […]