CIA, Mossad chiefs meet in Qatar as Israel-Hamas truce is extended

Talks between US and Israeli spy agencies in Qatar, which is key mediator, include issue of captives held in Gaza. The heads of the US Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) and…

Sierra Leone coup attempt: What may have sparked the violence

The authorities say Sunday’s violence was an effort by some soldiers to overthrow the government.source

Watching the watchdogs: American TV, Gaza and two sides of a ceasefire

If you want to understand why in the past four decades the Middle East has experienced one brutal conflict after another, despite repeated United States-led efforts to “mediate” and “make…

Philippine government, communist rebels to revive peace talks

If negotiations succeed, the rebels will end their 50-year armed struggle and transform into a political movement. The Philippine government will resume peace talks with the country’s communist rebels, in…

Rescuers Free 41 Workers Trapped in a Collapsed Indian Tunnel

The workers were trapped for more than two weeks after a landslide caused part of the tunnel they were building to collapse.source

Israel arrests almost as many Palestinians as it has released during truce

Ramallah, occupied West Bank – Israel has persisted with arresting dozens of Palestinians in the occupied West Bank and East Jerusalem as it conducts a prisoner release with Hamas, the…

UN COP28: What to know about the climate summit in Dubai

World leaders, government representatives and delegates are set to gather for the annual United Nations climate change summit, known as the Conference of the Parties or COP28, in Dubai, the…

Ninety-eight Christmas trees and a gingerbread White House

It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas at the White House as this year’s holiday decorations are unveiled. This year’s theme is “Magic, Wonder and Joy”, designed to encourage…

Russia limits women’s access to abortion, citing demographic changes

Russia has long touted itself as a country home to what President Vladimir Putin often calls “traditional family values”. The Federal Assembly has cracked down on the LGBTQ community, passing…

Impala Platinum mine accident in South Africa kills 11

“This is a terrible blow to our ambition of ending 2023 with fewer fatalities than last year when there were 49 fatalities, the lowest on record, and the continuation of…