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Seven dead in Uganda protests after arrest of presidential candidate

Seven dead in Uganda protests after arrest of presidential candidate

Seven people died in violent protests that erupted in Kampala on Wednesday after Ugandan presidential candidate Bobi Wine was arrested, police said.

Trump fires US election security official who rejected fraud claims

Trump fires US election security official who rejected fraud claims

Donald Trump on Tuesday fired the government's top election security official, who had rejected the president's unsubstantiated claims of ‘massive’ fraud in the vote he lost to Joe Biden.

Olympic chief says Games cannot be 'marketplace of demonstrations'

Olympic chief says Games cannot be 'marketplace of demonstrations'

Olympic chief Thomas Bach warned against allowing the Games to ‘descend into a marketplace of demonstrations’ on Saturday after criticism of a rule banning protests by athletes.

Hariri named as Lebanon's new prime minister

Hariri named as Lebanon's new prime minister

Lebanon's President Michel Aoun designated politician Saad al-Hariri as prime minister on Thursday to form a new government to tackle the worst crisis since the country's 1975-1990 civil war.

Lebanon launches new quest for PM

Lebanon launches new quest for PM

Lebanese President Michel Aoun officially launched consultations Thursday to find a new prime minister, nearly a month after the previous appointee failed to form a government.

Thai PM revokes emergency decree despite protests

Thai PM revokes emergency decree despite protests

Thailand's premier on Thursday revoked an emergency decree that had been intended to quell pro-democracy rallies despite it failing to stamp out daily protests ...

Qatar, South Sudan establish diplomatic relations

Qatar, South Sudan establish diplomatic relations

The State of Qatar and the Republic of South Sudan yesterday signed a joint statement for the establishment of diplomatic relations at the headquarters of the Permanent Mission of the State of Qatar to the United Nations in New York..

Nine Covid-19 vaccine developers pledge to uphold scientific integrity

Nine Covid-19 vaccine developers pledge to uphold scientific integrity

The CEOs of nine companies developing vaccines against Covid-19 on Tuesday pledged to "uphold the integrity of the scientific process" amid concern Donald Trump will pressure regulators to approve a vaccine ...

Riot police disperse HK protesters on station beating anniversary

Riot police disperse HK protesters on station beating anniversary

Hong Kong riot police used pepper spray to disperse protesters Monday evening on the anniversary of a notorious clash during last year's pro-democracy rallies where officers were filmed beating people on a train.

Belarus withdraws accreditation of several foreign journalists

Belarus withdraws accreditation of several foreign journalists

Belarusian authorities on Saturday withdrew the accreditation of several foreign media journalists, including AFP, ahead of the latest demonstration challenging the results of the presidential election.

US begins highest level Taiwan visit in decades

US begins highest level Taiwan visit in decades

A senior member of US President Donald Trump's administration landed in Taiwan Sunday for Washington's highest level visit since switching diplomatic recognition to China in 1979, a trip Beijing has condemned.

PM warns France 'not to let down guard' as virus cases surge

PM warns France 'not to let down guard' as virus cases surge

Prime Minister Jean Castex on Monday urged France ‘not to let down its guard’ in the fight against the coronavirus in order to prevent a new national lockdown, as concern grows over a surge in cases.