North Korea hiding missile bases in remote areas: report

North Korea hiding missile bases in remote areas: report

North Korea is moving ahead with its ballistic missile programme, according to a new report by a US-based think-tank which identified over a dozen small undeclared bases. Based on satellite images analysed by Centre for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS), the report detailed 13 of the suspected 20 hidden sites, which are mostly scattered in…

Does Europe need its own army?

French President Emmanuel Macron and his US counterpart, Donald Trump, have been at odds on many issues. This week, that divide stretched further when Macron appeared to call for the creation of a European army in an interview on French radio, saying that the continent could no longer rely on the support of the United…
Comic book genius Stan Lee, creator of Spider-Man, dies at 95

Comic book genius Stan Lee, creator of Spider-Man, dies at 95

Stan Lee, who dreamed up Spider-Man, Iron Man, the Hulk and a cavalcade of other Marvel Comics superheroes that became mythic figures in pop culture with soaring success at the movie box office, died at the age of 95, his daughter said on Monday. As a writer and editor, Lee was key to the ascension…
‘Profoundly dismayed’: Amnesty strips Suu Kyi of top honour

‘Profoundly dismayed’: Amnesty strips Suu Kyi of top honour

Amnesty International has stripped Myanmar leader Aung San Suu Kyi of its highest honour over her "indifference" to the atrocities committed by the country's military against the Muslim-majority Rohingya. The UK-based human rights group on Monday said it was revoking the Ambassador of Conscience Award it gave Aung San Suu Kyi in 2009 during her 15-year house…
Why does the language of journalism fail indigenous people?

Why does the language of journalism fail indigenous people?

I really want to do this story justice. It is a mantra I adhered to long before I became a journalist; my parents travelled great distances to build a life together and I've always wanted to pull my weight in that happy ending. It is also the mantra I carried with me this summer as…
Anger is simmering among Iraq’s Kurdish youth

Anger is simmering among Iraq’s Kurdish youth

Erbil, Iraq - It has been more than a month since Iraq's Kurdish region held its parliamentary election, and a new Kurdish Regional Government (KRG) is yet to be announced. Currently, intense negotiations are taking place between the two main political players in the region - the Kurdistan Democratic Party (KDP) and the Patriotic Union…
Khashoggi killing: Demand for justice at Istanbul memorial

Khashoggi killing: Demand for justice at Istanbul memorial

About 200 people gathered in Istanbul to honour the memory of murdered Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi, demanding justice over the killing.    Supporters met on Sunday to talk and watch videos of eulogies for the Washington Post contributor, who was killed on October 2 inside Istanbul's Saudi consulate, where he went to handle paperwork for…
Who is Martin Fayulu, the DRC opposition’s candidate pick ?

Who is Martin Fayulu, the DRC opposition’s candidate pick ?

Martin Fayulu, who has been picked by the opposition in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) as its nominee in the race to succeed Joseph Kabila, was among the most vociferous voices against the president's efforts to cling to power. A former oil executive educated in the United States and France, though a rank outsider from…
Wildfires deadliest on record in California with 31 killed

Wildfires deadliest on record in California with 31 killed

The death toll from wildfires raging in California rose to 31 after six more people were found killed in what is poised to become the deadliest wildfire in state history. Officials said the bodies of five people were found in their burned-out homes and the sixth was found in a vehicle in northern California's Camp…
Inside Libyan detention ‘hell’ where refugee burned himself alive

Inside Libyan detention ‘hell’ where refugee burned himself alive

It's been nearly three weeks since Abdulaziz, a 28-year-old Somali, doused himself in petrol before burning himself to death in Triq al Sikka migrant detention centre in Libyan capital, Tripoli. Other detainees, who witnessed what happened, said he killed himself shortly after a visit from the United Nations Refugee Agency (UNHCR), claiming officials had told…

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