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At least 78 people have died and more than 4,000 others injured as two huge explosions rocked the Lebanese capital, Beirut on Tuesday. Lebanon’s President Michel Aoun later said in a statement that...

United States President, Donald Trump has given popular Chinese-owned video app TikTok six weeks to sell its US operations to an American company. He said on Monday that Tik Tok would be “out of business”...

Nobel Peace Prize winner and Northern Ireland politician, John Hume has died aged 83. He was one of the founding members of the Social Democratic and Labour Party (SDLP) in 1970 and went on to lead the...

American President, Donald Trump on Thursday suggested that the upcoming US presidential election scheduled for  November this year be postponed. He claimed the election would be “the most inaccurate”...

The death toll in the United States due to the coronavirus surpassed 150,000 on Wednesday, according to a tally from Johns Hopkins University. The country’s coronavirus death toll was 150,676...

President Donald Trump’s national security adviser, Robert O’Brien, has tested positive for COVID-19. The White House confirmed that Robert O’Brien has “mild symptoms” of the virus –...

Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro announced on Saturday he has tested negative for the new coronavirus more than two weeks after being diagnosed as positive on July 7, attributing his recovery to an unproven...

Morocco’s interior and health ministries on Sunday said it will stop people entering and leaving some of its biggest cities from midnight to contain a spike in COVID-19 cases. 633 new COVID-19 cases...

Beijing has announced that the US consulate in the southwestern city of Chengdu was closed as of 10am on Monday, after it ordered the facility be shut. China’s latest move is in retaliation for...

China has ordered the United States to close its consulate in the southwestern city of Chengdu. The move comes as a retaliation against Washington’s decision earlier this week to shut down the Chinese...

Tanzania’s former president, Benjamin William Mkapa, aged 81, has died. Incumbent president, John Pombe Magufuli announced the news of his death via a national broadcast. “I’m saddened by the death...

An earthquake with a magnitude of at least 7.4 struck the Alaskan Peninsula on Wednesday, the GFZ German Research Center for Geosciences said. The US Geological Survey put the quake’s magnitude at...

President Donald Trump admitted on Tuesday that the coronavirus will get worse in the United States before getting better. In a press conference that lasted about 30 minutes, Trump said he believed the...

Zimbabwe’s President Emmerson Mnangagwa on Tuesday imposed a curfew and reinstated strict measures to curb the spread of the coronavirus following a spike in that country’s cases in recent...

The Nobel Foundation, managers of  the Nobel Prizes, on Tuesday cancelled its traditional December banquet due to the COVID-19 pandemic. “The Nobel week will not be as it usually is due to the current...

The government of the United Kingdom has entered partnerships with Pfizer and Valneva to secure doses of several promising COVID-19 vaccines and  COVID-19 neutralising antibody treatments from AstraZeneca. The...

Iran on Monday executed a former translator convicted of spying for the US and Israel, including helping to locate a top Iranian general killed later by the Americans, the judiciary said. The judiciary...

John Lewis, a respected pioneer of the civil rights movement and eminent member of the United States House of Representatives, died on Friday. Lewis, a member of Congress from Atlanta who had announced...

China has said it would retaliate after US President Donald Trump ordered an end to preferential trade treatment for Hong Kong. In a statement on Wednesday, China’s foreign ministry said it “firmly...

The joint United Nations and African Union mission in Darfur (UNAMID) Tuesday condemned violent incidents in North Darfur State which left nine dead and 20 wounded. “UNAMID is deeply concerned about...