• Shamima Begum is 'traumatised', says her lawyer as he likens Isil bride to a First World War soldier February 18, 2019
    The Isil bride who travelled to Syria to marry a terrorist is "traumatised", according to her lawyer, who likened his client to a World War One soldier.  Shamima Begum, 19, flew to the Middle East four years ago to join the terror group. There, she married a Dutch-born fighter with whom she had three children.  […]
  • National emergency protests, Presidents Day: 5 things you need to know Monday February 18, 2019
    From protests against President Donald Trump's national emergency declaration to the collapse of British airline Flybmi, here's what to know Monday.
  • Russia's RT fumes after Facebook blocks 'wildly popular' page February 18, 2019
    Facebook has blocked a popular page run by Russian state TV channel RT, the channel's editor said Monday, criticising the move as an attack on media rights. The project was wildly popular -- 2.5 billion views and four million subscribers on Facebook alone!" RT editor-in-chief Margarita Simonyan said on her Telegram social network account. "We […]
  • Zimbabwe opposition figure fined for claiming poll win February 18, 2019
    A Zimbabwe court Monday convicted leading opposition figure Tendai Biti of an election crime and fined him for announcing his own results for presidential polls last July, which he claimed he won. Biti, a respected former finance minister, proclaimed his Movement for Democratic Change (MDC) the victor of the contested July 30 poll which sparked […]
  • India, Pakistan 'spy' row heads for UN top court amid tensions February 18, 2019
    India will on Monday renew its bid to persuade international judges to take an alleged spy off death row in Pakistan, in a controversial court case as fresh bloodshed in Kashmir sends tensions between the neighbours soaring. Kulbhushan Sudhir Jadhav, a former Indian navy officer, was arrested in the restive southwestern Pakistani province of Baluchistan […]