West Africa bloc mediator 'satisfied' after meeting Burkina Faso new military leader

October 05, 2022 at 11:56

CNN —The mediator sent to Burkina Faso by West Africa’s main political and economic bloc ECOWAS, Mahamadou Issoufou, on Tuesday said he was satisfied by a meeting with the country’s new military leader Ibrahim Traore. Issoufou added that the 15-member bloc...

American citizen Baquer Namazi leaves Iran after being held for more than six years

October 05, 2022 at 11:27

CNN —Baquer Namazi, an elderly American wrongfully detained in Iran, is on his way out of the country for surgery in the United Arab Emirates, his family said in a statement on Wednesday. He will transit through Oman on his way to Abu Dhabi. “It is impossib...

A barrier of fear has been broken in Iran. The regime may be at a point of no return

October 05, 2022 at 10:55

For weeks, a nationwide protest movement has relentlessly gathered momentum and appears to have blunted the government’s decades-old intimidation tactics. These are scenes previously believed to be unthinkable in Iran, where the Supreme Leader Ayatollah Kha...

Survivors recount horror of Indonesia stadium tragedy as officials say locked exits contributed

October 05, 2022 at 08:40

Most of the deaths – including 33 children – are believed to have occurred as panicked fans attempted to flee the choking smoke, triggering a crush at the exits. An Arema FC supporter cries near an entrance gate at the Kanjuruhan stadium in Malang, East Jav...

Avalanche kills at least 4 mountaineers in Indian Himalayas

October 05, 2022 at 07:02

New Delhi CNN —At least four people were killed and 28 people remain missing after an avalanche hit a group of mountaineers in the Indian Himalayas on Tuesday, according to an Indian mountaineering organization. In a statement Tuesday, the Nehru Institute o...

US and South Korea test-fire missiles in continued response after North Korea launch

October 05, 2022 at 02:39

Seoul, South Korea CNN —The United States and South Korea launched four missiles off the east coast of the Korean Peninsula on Wednesday morning local time, according to South Korea’s Joint Chiefs of Staff. The US and South Korea initially responded to the...

Former Lebanese ambassador holds sit-in at Beirut bank amid new wave of heists

October 04, 2022 at 20:29

CNN —A former Lebanese ambassador held a sit-in at his bank outside of the capital city of Beirut on Tuesday, refusing to leave until he received his money, his wife has told CNN. Georges Siam’s bank is one of four branches across Lebanon that were held-up...

Colombia will restart peace negotiations with National Liberation Army

October 04, 2022 at 18:29

CNN —The Colombian government and the National Liberation Army (ELN) insurgent group on Tuesday announced the restart of peace negotiations, after a three-year hiatus. The announcement was made at a joint press conference of top ELN leadership and a team of...

Bella Hadid's spray-on dress goes viral at Paris Fashion Week

October 04, 2022 at 11:35

On Friday evening, Bella Hadid closed French label Coperni's Spring-Summer 2023 show with a dress that was sprayed on in front of a live audience. For nearly 10 minutes, guests watched in awe as Torres and his team realized Coperni's design in real time. An...

Who is Ibrahim Traore, the soldier behind Burkina Faso's latest coup?

October 04, 2022 at 11:12

Reuters —As a heavily armed convoy drove through a cheering crowd in Burkina Faso’s capital on Sunday morning, the boyish face of the country’s latest military ruler, Captain Ibrahim Traore, emerged from the turret of an armored personnel carrier. Sporting...

Yom Kippur is the holiest day of the year in Judaism. Here's what that means

October 04, 2022 at 10:28

CNN —Yom Kippur, or the Day of Atonement, is considered the holiest day of the year for people who practice Judaism. The holiday technically spans two calendar days, because the Jewish calendar is lunar. Days are marked sunset to sunset. This year, it begin...

The US says it's helping Iranians navigate a massive internet blackout. Activists say it's too little, too late

October 04, 2022 at 04:10

Internet shutdowns aren’t new in Iran, often accompanying periods of unrest and dissent. Activists in Iran say that the primary purpose of the shutdowns is to disrupt communication among people organizing protests on the ground and stifle dissent. While dig...

Australian court to hear claims over alleged sexual assault in Parliament House

October 04, 2022 at 03:14

Brisbane, Australia CNN —A highly anticipated sexual assault trial began in Australia Tuesday in a case that has raised questions about the culture in the nation’s Parliament and the actions of ministers when the claims emerged. Former Liberal Party staffer...

Brazil prepares for another month of political battle as run-off looms

October 03, 2022 at 22:44

São Paulo, Brazil CNN —Brazilians woke up to four more weeks of campaigning after a presidential vote on Sunday destined frontrunners Luiz Inácio “Lula” da Silva and Jair Bolsonaro to a second round run-off later this month. Supporters of Brazilian former P...

'There was blood everywhere': Witnesses describe crackdown on protesting students at Tehran university

October 03, 2022 at 17:37

CNN —When Farid’s friend called crying for help on Sunday, he jumped on his bike and quickly rode to Tehran’s Sharif University. “They were using gases… [that are] banned internationally… it was a war zone… there was blood everywhere.”In one video posted to...

US airstrike killed an al-Shabaab leader in Somalia on Saturday

October 03, 2022 at 17:00

CNN —A US airstrike in Somalia killed an al-Shabaab militant leader on Saturday in coordination with the Somali government, US Africa Command said in a statement. The US said the initial assessment of the strike was that an al-Shabaab militant leader had be...

UK government forced to ditch plan to slash top rate of tax

October 03, 2022 at 16:23

The announcement marks a major and abrupt climb-down for new Prime Minister Liz Truss, whose government has been roiled by the reaction to its proposal for sweeping tax cuts, which included slashing the top rate of income tax to 40% from 45%. “I stand by th...

Australia to rescue families of ISIS fighters from Syria

October 03, 2022 at 05:00

Canberra is set to rescue dozens of Australian women and children of ISIS fighters from refugee camps in Syria, following a secret mission by the country’s security intelligence agency, media reported on Monday. The government did not immediately confirm re...

OPEC+ to consider oil cut of over than 1 million barrels per day

October 03, 2022 at 00:03

OPEC+ will consider an oil output cut of more than a million barrels per day (bpd) next week, OPEC sources said on Sunday, in what would be the biggest move yet since the COVID-19 pandemic to address oil market weakness. The meeting will take place on Oct....

5 signs the world is headed for a recession

October 02, 2022 at 18:21

New York CNN Business —Around the world, markets are flashing warning signs that the global economy is teetering on a cliff’s edge. There’s now a 98% chance of a global recession, according to research firm Ned Davis, which brings some sobering historical c...

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