Middle East and North Africa

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Australia unveils plan to become one of worlds top 10 arms exporters

PM spruiks jobs for local manufacturers but Tim Costello of World Vision has previously attacked policy as exporting death and profiting from bloodshed Australia unveils plan to become one of worlds top 10 arms exporters PM spruiks jobs for local manufacturers but Tim Costello of World Vision has previously attacked policy as exporting death and […]

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Fitness tracking app Strava gives away location of secret US army bases

Data about exercise routes shared online by soldiers can be used to pinpoint overseas facilities Fitness tracking app Strava gives away location of secret US army bases Data about exercise routes shared online by soldiers can be used to pinpoint overseas facilities Sun 28 Jan 2018 16.51EST Share on Twitter View more sharing options Share […]

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12 camels disqualified from Saudi beauty contest in ‘Botox’ row

Twelve animals disqualified from Saudi show after receiving injections to improve their pout 12 camels disqualified from Saudi beauty contest in ‘Botox’ row Twelve animals disqualified from countrys annual show after receiving injections to improve their pout Matthew Weaver Last modified on Wed 24 Jan 2018 17.00EST Share via Email Share on LinkedIn Share on […]

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UN votes resoundingly to reject Trump’s recognition of Jerusalem as capital

The United Nations bodys debate and vote highlighted for a second time in a week the international isolation of the United States over the Jerusalem issue The United Nations general assembly has delivered a stinging rebuke to Donald Trump, voting by a huge majority to reject his Trumps threat to cut US funding to countries […]

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US outnumbered 14 to 1 as it vetoes UN vote on status of Jerusalem

Nikki Haley furious over resolution, describing it as an insult and saying US wont be told where it can put its embassy A UN security council resolution calling for the withdrawal of Donald Trumps recognition of Jerusalem as Israels capital has been backed by every council member except the US, which used its veto. The […]

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Trump threatens to cut aid to countries over UN Jerusalem vote

General assembly to vote on rejecting US recognition of city as Israeli capital with Trump warning: Were not going to be taken advantage of any longer Donald Trump has threatened to withhold billions of dollars of US aid from countries which vote in favour of a United Nations resolution rejecting taking names of countries that […]

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Qatar Airways plane forced to land after wife discovers husband’s affair midflight

Woman reportedly made such a ruckus after discovery that plane had no other choice but to make unscheduled landing A Qatar Airways plane has been forced to land midflight after a woman who used her sleeping husbands thumb to unlock his smartphone discovered he was having an affair. The couple and their child were flying […]

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Saudi Arabia to allow women to obtain driving licences

King Salman ordered the reform in a royal decree delivered on Tuesday night, requesting that drivers licences be issued to women who wanted them Women in women being allowed into a sports stadium for the first time. It is the most significant change yet to a rigidly conservative social order in Saudi Arabia that has […]

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Alleged Islamic State recruiter Neil Prakash receiving consular help from Australia

Coalition says basic assistance being given due to hopes alleged conspirator will share intelligence on terrorist group Australia is giving consular help to the alleged senior Islamic State recruiter and conspirator Neil Prakash, with hopes he will share intelligence on the terrorist group, a federal minister has said. Australias most wanted man, who has been […]

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Number of migrants arriving in Italy from Libya falls by half in July

More forceful action by Libyan navy and EU-funded boats credited with reducing migration to Italy to 11,500 last month The Italian government has hailed a fall of more than 50% in the number of migrants from Libya reaching its coastline in July as a potential turning point made possible by tougher actions against smugglers operating […]

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