Saturday, February 24, 2018

World Report

Venezuelans storm border crossings with Columbia over fresh regulations

Thousands of Venezuelans have rushed to border crossings with Colombia after Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos announced a tightening of controls. Only those who have...

Israeli fighter jet crashes in Syrian offensive on Iranian targets

An Israeli fighter jet has crashed amid Syrian anti-aircraft fire after an offensive against Iranian targets in Syria, the Israeli military says. The two pilots...

Colombian students in miniskirt protest against sexism

A Colombian university has faced a backlash after advising female students not to wear miniskirts to avoid "distracting classmates and teachers". Branding the advice sexist,...

US government shutdown after Congress fails to vote

The US government has shut down after Congress failed to pass a key budgetary measure on time. Lawmakers had hoped to approve a new spending...

Zimbabwe varsity faults ex-first lady’s PhD qualification

University of Zimbabwe’s Department of Sociology has broken its silence concerning the award of a PhD to ex-First Lady Grace Mugabe, saying the qualification...

EU wants to restrict single market access to UK

The European Union wants to be able to restrict the UK's access to the single market if there is a dispute after Brexit, a...

South Africa: ANC holds ‘fruitful’ talks with President Zuma

South Africa's governing party, the ANC, has postponed a top-level meeting that was expected to decide on President Jacob Zuma's future. Instead the ANC released...

Syrian refugees ‘at risk of being pushed to return’

Aid agencies have warned that hundreds of thousands of Syrians are at risk of being pushed to return in 2018, despite ongoing violence in...

Maldives army seals off parliament, arrests members of Parliament

The Maldives Supreme Court has hit back at President Abdulla Yameen's refusal to free his jailed opponents amid an escalating crisis that saw security...

Mexico intercepts 200 migrants hidden in cramped lorry

Nearly 200 undocumented migrants from Central America have been found hidden in a lorry without food or water in north-eastern Mexico. The men, women and...
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