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Venezuela crisis: Maduro defiant as pressure builds

Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro has said he cannot rule out the possibility of civil war as pressure mounts on him to stand down. In a...

Sudan’s Omar al-Bashir mocks ‘Facebook protesters’

Sudan's President Omar al-Bashir has ridiculed his opponents' use of social media to organise recent protests against his rule.   "Changing the government or presidents cannot...

US hits ‘corrupt’ Venezuela oil firm PDVSA with sanctions

The US has imposed sanctions on Venezuela's state-owned oil firm PDVSA and urged the country's military to accept a peaceful transfer of power.   National Security...

Huawei denies wrongdoing after US criminal charges.

Chinese telecoms giant Huawei has denied any wrongdoing after US prosecutors filed a host of criminal charges against the firm.   Huawei has also rejected criminal...

Zimbabwe President Mnangagwa ‘appalled’ by attack on protester

Zimbabwe's President Emmerson Mnangagwa has said he is "appalled" by an attack by security officials on a protester that was featured in a TV...

Venezuela crisis: Maduro given ultimatum by European leaders

European powers have warned Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro that he must call elections or they will officially recognise the opposition's claim of leadership.   Mr Maduro...

Philippines church bomb attack kills 19

Two bombs at a Roman Catholic cathedral in southern Philippines have killed at least 19 people and injured dozens more, officials say.   The first blast...

Trudeau fires Canada’s ambassador to China amid Huawei controversy

  Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has fired Canada's ambassador to China, John McCallum.   It follows controversial comments Mr McCallum made about an extradition case involving a...

Brazil dam collapse: Several killed and many missing in Brumadinho

A dam collapse at an iron-ore mine in southeast Brazil has left at least seven people dead and some 150 others missing, officials say.   The...

Venezuela crisis: Guaidó rejects talks with Maduro

Venezuelan opposition leader Juan Guaidó has rejected an offer of talks from President Nicolás Maduro amid an ongoing power struggle between the two.   Mr Guaidó...
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