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Mali junta orders Danish special forces to leave

dpa Bamako The military junta in Mali has ordered Danish special forces to leave the country “immediately”. The Danish unit, in Mali to help fight Islamist terrorism, were there without the transitional government’s consent, a ..

UN calls for ‘swift return’ to democracy in Burkina Faso

dpa Geneva The UN’s human rights office has demanded the restoration of democracy in Burkina Faso after the army overthrew the government, suspended the constitution and closed the West African nation’s borders. “We urge a swift ..

From Istanbul to Athens, heavy snowfall causes travel chaos

dpa Istanbul/Athens (dpa) - Flight operations at Istanbul Airport, Europe’s busiest, were mostly suspended through Tuesday afternoon due to heavy snowfall that has caused travel chaos across Turkey’s biggest city. The airport ..

dpa Berlin The humanitarian situation for hundreds of thousands of refugees in north-western Syria has worsened due to fresh snowfall. Around the cities of Idlib and Aleppo, thousands of tents were damaged or destroyed, Syria ..

Moscow Millions of people in the central Asian states of Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan and Uzbekistan were left without electricity after a major technical outage on Tuesday. The Kazakh Energy Ministry said an important cable was ..

dpa Beijing Chinese President Xi Jinping on Tuesday met with International Olympic Committee (IOC) president Thomas Bach, pleding that the upcoming Beijing Winter Games will be a success despite the coronavirus pandemic. Xi told ..

Berlin The Red Cross has warned that the humanitarian aid situation is deteriorating in Yemen because of a lack of funding and access to people in need. “Access to the displaced and to the different groups is more and more limited in ..

Tel Aviv An Israeli government panel of experts on Tuesday recommended expanding eligibility for an extra vaccine booster to everyone aged 18 and up. The recommendation for a fourth dose applies to any adult so long as at least five ..

SydneyThe Australian government has completed a deal to obtain the copyright of the Aboriginal flag, making it freely available for public use for the first time. It comes after a long-running “free the flag” campaign from ..

dpa Jakarta At least 19 people were killed overnight after a dispute at a nightclub sparked a fire in Indonesia’s West Papua province, police and local television said on Tuesday. The Double O club in Sorong city was torched after ..

dpa New York Iran has paid part of its debt to the United Nations off and had its voting rights in the UN General Assembly reinstated.The leadership in Tehran transferred more than 18 million dollars to the UN headquarters in New ..

Moscow: A year after his imprisonment drew international criticism, Kremlin opponent Alexei Navalny is now officially listed as an “extremist” in Russia. He and several of his fellow opposition campaigners have been placed on a ..

dpa London British Prime Minister Boris Johnson signalled on Tuesday he is willing to speak to police investigating multiple allegations of parties breaching coronavirus regulations in Downing Street, the building that houses ..

dpa Washington President Joe Biden called Fox News White House correspondent Peter Doocy a “stupid son of a bitch” after Doocy shouted a question the president found ridiculous. “Do you think inflation is a political liability ..

Washington: An unmanned SpaceX Dragon capsule carrying freight splashed down off the coast of Florida on Monday after completing a resupply mission to the International Space Station (ISS). The Dragon, loaded with two tonnes of ..

Rome: Seven migrants have frozen to death on board an overloaded wooden boat heading to the Italian island of Lampedusa from North Africa. The Italian coastguard said on Tuesday that 280 people on the 20-metre boat had been saved but ..

dpa Washington The United States and its allies are preparing for a possible reduction in Russian gas supplies to Europe in case of an escalation in the Ukraine conflict. “We are working with countries and companies around the world ..

dpa Stuttgart Three students injured in a shooting at Germany’s Heidelberg University left the hospital on Tuesday, as police continued the search for a motive behind the deadly attack. A student gunman opened fire in a lecture hall ..