Venezuela Crisis: Dozens Injured In Clashes In Caracas

A woman was shot dead and dozens injured in the Venezuelan capital Caracas on Wednesday, in clashes between opposition supporters and pro-government forces. Tear gas and water cannon were fired by the military amid rival demonstrations. Opposition leader Juan Guaidó called for those responsible for the death of a 27-year-old woman to be found. Meanwhile, Mr Guaidó called for a series of strikes to force President Nicolás Maduro to relinquish power. He urged public employees to act on Thursday, saying the stoppages would lead to a general strike. Mr Guaidó…

Donald Trump’s State Visit To The UK Set For 3 June

US President Donald Trump will make a three-day state visit to the UK from 3 to 5 June, Buckingham Palace has announced. The president and First Lady Melania Trump will be guests of the Queen and attend a ceremony in Portsmouth to mark 75 years since the D-Day landings. He will also have official talks with the prime minister at Downing Street. Mr Trump previously met the Queen at Windsor Castle when he came to the UK in July 2018 on a working visit. The White House said the upcoming…

PM Modi Has Installed Cameras To Monitor Voting

NEW DELHI:  Prime Minister Narendra Modi has installed cameras in polling booths and will know who voted for the Congress, a lawmaker of the ruling BJP has said in Gujarat, adding another to a series of recent comments seen as attempts to intimidate voters. Ramesh Katara, a BJP legislator from Fatehpura, is on camera making the comment while campaigning for the national polls at a village in Dahod constituency on Tuesday. “You’ll see the photo of Jaswant Sinh Bhabhor (BJP candidate from Dahod) and lotus symbol on the EVM (electronic…

Sudan Protesters Set Demands As Ruler Urges Global Support

KHARTOUM. – Sudanese protesters demanded new military rulers set up a civilian government as the foreign ministry called Sunday for backing from the international community to help the country’s “democratic transition”. Thousands remained encamped outside Khartoum’s army headquarters overnight to keep up pressure on a military council that took power after ousting veteran leader Omar al-Bashir on Thursday. A 10-member delegation representing the protesters delivered their demands during talks with the council late Saturday, according to a statement by the Alliance for Freedom and Change, an umbrella group spearheading the rallies.…

American Couple Vanishes On Vacation. Their Deaths Are Just As Mysterious

On March 26, two Americans’ last scheduled night in the Dominican Republic, the couple shared a final drink in town with their new Canadian friends, reported CNN. Then Orlando Moore and Portia Ravenelle said goodbye, packed their bags and climbed into their rental car for the long, dark drive to the airport. Their plane was scheduled to depart from Santo Domingo about 2 a.m., CNN reported, but Moore and Ravenelle did not board it. They did not return their rental car, either. Social media posts stopped. Both their phones went…

Ian Khama Slams Ruling Party

Former Botswana President Ian Khama slammed the ruling party after a candidate he backed withdrew from a leadership contest, saying it was rigged in favour of current president, Mokgweetsi Masisi. Former foreign minister, Pelonomi Venson-Moitoi withdrew her candidature a few hours before a vote by party members last Friday, denouncing the process as a “sham”. It was the first time in the history of the Botswana Democratic Party (BDP), which has ruled the country since independence more than half a century ago, that the presidential incumbent faced a public challenge…

Theresa May Asks For Short Brexit Delay

Donald Tusk and Theresa May are at odds over how long Brexit should be delayed for. The EU Council president is formally telling officials from member countries to endorse a long extension until 31 March 2020. But in a letter to Mr Tusk, the prime minister asked to delay Brexit until 30 June 2019 so British MPs could agree a withdrawal deal. She also revealed the UK will start preparations to hold the European elections, set to take place at the end of May. Mr Tusk told officials that the…

Kenyan President Uhuru Meets Macron

President Uhuru Kenyatta and his guest, French President Emmanuel Macron, on Wednesday pledged to boost business relations between the two countries even though the wider objective of their meeting was on regional security. Mr Macron, on the first State visit by a French President to Nairobi, told a joint press conference that he will seek to increase his country’s presence in Kenya. The two spoke amid security concerns, first caused by terror merchants and second the possibility of instability in the region, especially the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). Mr…

Shamima Begum: IS Teenager’s Baby Son Dies

The baby son of Shamima Begum – who fled London to join the Islamic State group – has died, a spokesman for the Syrian Democratic Forces has said.The group, which runs the camp where the teenager has been living, confirmed the death on Friday. The baby died of pneumonia, according to a medical certificate. He was less than three weeks old. A UK government spokesman said the death of any child was “tragic and deeply distressing for the family”. The spokesman said the government had consistently advised against travelling to…

2 American Wives of ISIS Militants Want to Return Home

AL HAWL CAMP, Syria — She was a 20-year-old college student in Alabama who had become convinced of the righteousness of the Islamic State. So she duped her parents into thinking she was going on a college trip, and instead bought a plane ticket to Turkey with her tuition money. After being smuggled into the caliphate, the student, Hoda Muthana, posted a photograph on Twitter showing her gloved hands holding her American passport. “Bonfire soon,” she promised. That was more than four years ago. Now, after being married to three…