Tunisian presidential candidate Karoui to stay in jail: Lawyer

Tunisian presidential candidate Karoui to stay in jail: Lawyer

Karoui, who was arrested in August on money laundering and tax evasion charges, finished second behind Saied in Sunday's election. [Zoubeir Souissi/Reuters] A Tunisian court has turned down a request to release jailed media mogul Nabil Karoui, who, along with academic Kais Saied, has advanced to a runoff in Tunisia's presidential election. Karoui, who was arrested in…
Khan warns Pakistanis against joining anti-India fight in Kashmir

Khan warns Pakistanis against joining anti-India fight in Kashmir

Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan has warned citizens against joining the fight in Kashmir, saying the Indian authorities were waiting for "any excuse" to crack down on the residents in the Himalayan territory. "If someone from Pakistan goes to India and he thinks he will fight in Kashmir ... the first person he will be inflicting…
Israel election: Partial results show rivals heading for deadlock

Israel election: Partial results show rivals heading for deadlock

Jerusalem - The leaders of Israel's two main political parties were heading for deadlock on Wednesday after a repeat election, with exit polls and unofficial results showing Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu would not be able to form a right-wing governing coalition. With more than 60 percent of votes counted, Netanyahu's Likud and the Blue and White party…
Trump names Robert O’Brien as new national security adviser

Trump names Robert O’Brien as new national security adviser

US Special Presidential Envoy for Hostage Affairs Robert C O'Brien arrives to the district court, during the second day of ASAP Rocky''s trial, in Stockholm, Sweden [File: Handout/Fedrik Persson/TT News Agency/Reuters] US President Donald Trump said on Wednesday that he will name hostage negotiator Robert O'Brien as the new White House national security adviser.  O'Brien,…
Fire in Liberia religious school kills dozens of children

Fire in Liberia religious school kills dozens of children

Dozens of children have died after a fire erupted at their religious school in Paynesville, on the outskirts of the Liberian capital, Monrovia.  "The kids were learning the Quran when the fire broke out," police spokesman Moses Carter was quoted as saying by Reuters news agency on Wednesday. Carter had originally said 30 children were…
Spain to hold fourth election in 4 years as talks fail

Spain to hold fourth election in 4 years as talks fail

Spain will hold its fourth election in four years in November after last-minute initiatives to break a months-long impasse failed to achieve a breakthrough - but there is no guarantee the repeat poll will make the formation of a government any easier. "Spain is bound to hold new elections on November 10," acting Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez told…
Indonesia ‘doing everything’ to put out forest fires – President

Indonesia ‘doing everything’ to put out forest fires – President

Indonesia is battling forest fires causing toxic haze across southeast Asia with aircraft, artificial rain and even prayer, President Joko Widodo said during a visit to one of the worst-affected areas on Tuesday. Forest fires are raging on the islands of Borneo and Sumatra, sending a choking smog across the region -- including towards neighbours…
Mexico mass grave: Dozens of bodies found in plastic bags

Mexico mass grave: Dozens of bodies found in plastic bags

Mexican forensics experts have found at least 29 bodies stuffed in 119 plastic bags that were dumped in the bottom of a well outside the western city of Guadalajara, officials said Tuesday. Other estimates put the body count at more than 40.  Experts have been working to establish how many victims are in the mass…
Saudi oil attacks: All the latest updates

Saudi oil attacks: All the latest updates

Tensions in the Middle East have escalated following drone attacks on two major oil facilities in Saudi Arabia. The pre-dawn attacks on Saturday knocked out more than half of crude output from the world's top exporter - five percent of the global oil supply - and cut output by 5.7 million barrels per day. Yemen's Houthi rebels, who…
Israel election: Exit polls show Netanyahu trail rival Gantz

Israel election: Exit polls show Netanyahu trail rival Gantz

Tel Aviv, Israel - Polls have closed in Israel and ballots are being counted after millions took part in the election widely seen as a referendum on the fate of incumbent Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. Netanyahu, who became Israel 's longest-serving prime minister in July, is seeking a record fifth term in office. He is competing with his…