Libya death toll ‘rises to 140’ at Brak El-Shati airbase

Image copyright AFP Image caption Many of those killed were from the Libyan National Army, seen in action in this file photo Reports suggest as many as 140 people, including civilians, may have died in an attack on an airbase in Libya. It was originally thought 60 people died when a government-allied militia tried to […]

Thomas Minito: Suspect in Kenya’s ranch raids found dead

Image copyright The Star Image caption Thomas Minito was reported missing earlier this week A Kenyan politician being investigated for the raids in private farms in the Laikipia region has been found dead. Thomas Minito’s body was found floating in a river in Machakos, 50km (30 miles) from the outskirts of the capital, Nairobi. Police […]

Sudan’s Bashir declines to attend Saudi summit with Trump

Image copyright Reuters Image caption President Omar al-Bashir had been invited by King Salman Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir has decided not to take up an invitation from Saudi Arabia to attend an Islamic summit at which US President Donald Trump will be guest of honour. Mr Bashir, who cited “private reasons”, is wanted for alleged […]

Guinea teenager allegedly held as sex slave in Australia

Image copyright Getty Images A teenager from Guinea in West Africa has escaped from an Australian house where she was allegedly being held as a sex slave, according to police. The 17-year-old girl had been brought to Sydney in early April by a man who offered her work as a cleaner, New South Wales Police […]

Libya clashes ‘kill 60’ at Brak El-Shati airbase

Image copyright AFP Image caption A spokesman for a government-linked faction says they liberated the airbase At least 60 people have reportedly been killed after an attack on a military base in southern Libya following clashes between rival factions. Most of those killed are linked to a faction allied to self-styled general Khalifa Haftar. The […]

Trump: FBI inquiry into Russia links ‘hurts US terribly’

Media caption“I respect the move, but the entire thing has been a witch hunt.” President Donald Trump has said the decision to appoint a special counsel to oversee the inquiry into Russian influence on his election is hurting America “terribly”. Speaking at a news conference in Washington, he denied any collusion with Russia during his […]

Iran election: Rouhani seeks second term as president

Image copyright AFP Voting is set to begin in Iran’s presidential election, with Hassan Rouhani seeking a second term. Mr Rouhani, 68, a moderate cleric who negotiated a landmark nuclear deal with world powers in 2015, is standing against three other candidates. His main challenger is seen as Ebrahim Raisi, 56, a hardline cleric and […]

Venezuela protests: Passport of opposition leader Capriles ‘seized’

Image copyright AFP Image caption Opposition activists clashed with riot police at a rally in Caracas, the capital Venezuelan opposition leader Henrique Capriles says he has been stopped from leaving the country to meet UN officials in New York. As protests against the leftist government continued in the capital Caracas, he said his passport had […]

Laptop bombs a question of when not if, says UN official

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Laptops are banned in aircraft cabins on flights to the US from eight countries The head of the UN’s counter-terrorism committee has warned it is a question of “when, not if” terrorists use laptops to smuggle bombs on to planes. Jean-Paul Laborde spoke to reporters after officials decided not to […]

Greece adopts more austerity measures in bailout bid

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Petrol bombs were thrown at police outside parliament in Athens Greece’s parliament has approved a new package of austerity measures needed to release the next instalment of its multi-billion-dollar bailout. The tax rises and further cuts to pensions were sought by Greece’s foreign creditors. As MPs voted, anti-austerity protesters […]