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  • A Syrian civil defence volunteer carries a wounded child following an airstrike on the rebel-held neighbourhood of Qatirji in Aleppo on July 23, 2016 © AFP / Thaer Mohammed Air strikes and barrel bomb attacks killed 16 civilians in rebel-held parts of Aleppo province on Monday, with rebel rocket...
  • A Syrian civil defence volunteer carries a wounded child following an airstrike on the rebel-held neighbourhood of Qatirji in Aleppo on July 23, 2016 © AFP / Thaer Mohammed Air strikes and barrel bomb attacks killed 16 civilians in rebel-held parts of Aleppo province on Monday, with rebel rocket...
  • A Syrian civil defence volunteer carries a wounded child following an airstrike on the rebel-held neighbourhood of Qatirji in Aleppo on July 23, 2016 © AFP / Thaer Mohammed Air strikes and barrel bomb attacks killed 16 civilians in rebel-held parts of Aleppo province on Monday, with rebel rocket...
  • A Syrian civil defence volunteer carries a wounded child following an airstrike on the rebel-held neighbourhood of Qatirji in Aleppo on July 23, 2016 © AFP / Thaer Mohammed Air strikes and barrel bomb attacks killed 16 civilians in rebel-held parts of Aleppo province on Monday, with rebel rocket...
  • Kinisu has denied the allegations, insisting all the contracts with government agencies were sourced and obtained legally. Photo/FILE.NAIROBI, Kenya Jul 25 – Ethics and Anti Corruption Commission chairman Philip Kinisu was on Monday questioned by CID officers over lucrative National Youth Service (...
  • At least two people were killed and 14 others wounded in a shooting early Monday at a Florida nightclub, US broadcaster NBC reported. Police confirmed that the incident occurred at Club Blu in Fort Myers, which US media said was holding a party for teenagers. A “person of interest” has been...
  • A Syrian migrant set off an explosive device near an open-air music festival in southern Germany that killed himself and wounded a dozen others, authorities said Monday, the third attack to hit the region in a week. The 27-year-old had spent time in a psychiatric facility, but the authorities said...
  • The Democratic Party kicks off its national convention Monday to anoint Hillary Clinton its presidential nominee, amid a simmering row over leaked emails that show party leaders sought to undermine campaign rival Bernie Sanders. Sanders lost the primary race but he has endorsed his bitter rival,...
  • Turkish authorities on Monday issued arrest warrants for over 40 journalists in a new phase of the controversial legal crackdown after the failed coup, as President Recep Tayyip Erdogan was to host opposition party chiefs for an unprecedented meeting. Over 13,000 people have been detained so far in...
  • The International Olympic Committee’s decision not to ban Russia from the Rio Games over state-run doping left international sports leaders divided on Monday, less than two weeks before the opening ceremony. Seeking to justify Sunday’s decision, IOC president Thomas Bach said an outright ban would...
  • Civilian casualties in Afghanistan soared to a record high in the first half of 2016, the UN said Monday, with children in particular paying a heavy price for growing insecurity as the conflict escalates. The UN report, which comes days after the deadliest attack in Kabul since the Taliban were...
  • Southeast Asian nations Monday ducked direct criticism of China over its claims to the South China Sea, in a diluted statement produced after days of disagreement that gives the superpower a diplomatic victory. The 10-member Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) avoided mention of a ruling...
  • Italian lawmakers will begin discussing Monday a proposal to ease up on the recreational use and growing of cannabis — a highly inflammatory topic, with the government on the fence. Were the draft to pass into law, people would be allowed to grow up to five cannabis plants for personal use and keep...
  • Solar Impulse 2 prepares to take off from Cairo International Airport on July 24, 2016, as it heads to Abu Dhabi on the final leg of its world tour © AFP / Khaled Desouki Solar Impulse 2 was on Monday approaching the end of its epic bid to become the first sun-powered airplane to circle the globe...
  • A suicide bomber detonated an explosives-rigged vehicle near a checkpoint north of Baghdad on Monday, killing 10 people, officials said. The blast at the entrance to the town of Khales also wounded 36 people, according to Hassan al-Mamuri, the local official responsible for the area, and Faris al-...
  • [caption id="attachment_132401" align="alignnone" width="630"] Lawyer Cliff Ombeta told the court that having the students go through prosecution will only serve to harden them, but the state prosecutor insists they will serve as an example to others once charged. Photo/KEVIN GITAU.[/caption]...
  • [caption id="attachment_132398" align="alignnone" width="630"] Workers prepare the stage at the Democratic National Convention at the Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, July 24, 2016/AFP[/caption] PHILADELPHIA, United States, Jul 25 - The Democratic Party kicks off its national...
  • [caption id="attachment_132393" align="alignnone" width="630"] China's Communist Party brooks no opposition to its rule and the country's newspapers, websites, and broadcast media are strictly controlled by the government/AFP[/caption] BEIJING, China, Jul 25 - China has shut down several online...
  • [caption id="attachment_132388" align="alignnone" width="630"] Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull, right, gestures next to Australian Foreign Minister Julie Bishop during a meeting in Sydney.AFP[/caption] SYDNEY, Australia, Jul 25 - High-risk terror offenders may be kept in jail after their...
  • [caption id="attachment_132386" align="alignnone" width="630"] The students were arrested and detained at the Lang'ata Police station following reports that they had hatched a plot to set the school on fire/COURTESY[/caption] NAIROBI, Kenya, Jul 25 - Eight students from Sunshine Secondary School in...
  • [caption id="attachment_132375" align="alignnone" width="630"] Police have blocked off the city centre and emergency services were on the scene/AFP[/caption] BERLIN, Germany, Jul 25 - The man killed by an explosion at a bar in the southern German city of Ansbach late on Sunday was the one who set...
  • [caption id="attachment_132378" align="alignnone" width="630"] French policewoman Sandra Bertin claims the interior ministry pressured her to alter a report into security at the Nice fireworks display where 84 were killed/AFP[/caption] PARIS, France, Jul 25 - A fresh crisis hit France's government...
  • [caption id="attachment_132348" align="alignnone" width="630"] Olomide was scheduled to perform at the annual agricultural trade show in Lusaka this week/FILE[/caption] LUSAKA, Zambia, Jul 25 - Zambian authorities said on Sunday they had called off a planned show by Congolese singer Koffi Olomide...
  • [caption id="attachment_132367" align="alignnone" width="630"] Debbie Wasserman Schultz, will "step down as Democratic party chair at the end of this convention," she said in a statement on the eve of the Democratic National Convention/AFP[/caption] PHILADELPHIA, United States, Jul 25 - US...
  • [caption id="attachment_132364" align="alignnone" width="630"] The IOC said Russian athletes will have to satisfy the 28 federations who run the summer Olympic sports that they are clean/AFP[/caption] GENEVA, Jul 24 - The International Olympic Committee on Sunday decided not to hit Russia with a...

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