BAGDAD—Iraq on Monday marks 20 years since the start of the US-led invasion that toppled dictator Saddam Hussein, but no official celebrations are planned. The oil-rich country remains traumatized from the years of war, occupation and bloody sectarian turmoil that followed the operation launched on March 20, 2003... ‘Shock and awe’ ... ....
The move carries no immediate U.S. policy implications but lends weight to calls for such allegations to be prosecuted ... But the commission also said Ethiopian forces had resorted to “starvation of civilians” as a tool of war and that Ethiopian and Eritrean forces were found to be responsible for “sexual slavery” — while Tigray forces were not ... ___ ... .
BEIJING. China’s embassy in the Central African Republic has urged its citizens to avoid traveling outside the capital, Bangui, after a report that nine Chinese nationals were killed in an attack by militants at a gold mine outside the city ... “We have counted nine bodies and two wounded,” the mayor of Bambari, Abel Matchipata, said ... ....
By David Stanway. (Reuters) -U.N. Secretary GeneralAntonio Guterres warned that the “climate time bomb is ticking” as he urged rich nations on Monday to slash emissions sooner after a new assessment from scientists said there was little time to lose in tackling climate change ... The climate time-bomb is ticking.” ... climate envoy John Kerry ... Advertisement.
China on Monday welcomed the upcoming visit of former Taiwan president Ma Ying-jeou to the mainland later this month, the first time a former or current leader of the island is visiting the country after the defeated Republic of China government fled to the island in 1949... (AP FilePhoto) ... “The mainland welcomes the visit of Mr ... ....
Türkiye will never forget the solidarity displayed by the EU, the UN, and other international organizations after the Feb. 6 earthquakes, PresidentRecep Tayyip Erdogan said on Monday ... "This conference is another example of how well-grounded the relations between our peoples are," he said. On Feb ... .
Top seed CarlosAlcaraz snapped Daniil Medvedev's 19-match win streak with a 6-3 6-2 rout in the Indian Wells Masters final on Sunday that will see him leapfrog Novak Djokovic and return to world number one in the rankings ... "I'm playing great. Of course today, the conditions today were pretty tough ... "The ankle, the thumb, the tennis, wind, whatever ... .
America’s political and legal institutions are bracing for their next extreme test posed by former PresidentDonald Trump... And it signaled America is headed for an even more politically divisive ordeal that will test his influence over the GOP ... The episode could potentially represent an infringement of campaign finance law ... Neither Florida Gov ... .
An Israeli minister has claimed there is “no such thing” as a Palestinian people as Israel’s new coalition government, its most hardline ever, ploughed ahead with a part of its plan to overhaul the judiciary ... “There is no such thing as a Palestinian nation. There is no Palestinian history ... Smotrich later apologised after an international uproar ... .
The early calm in Asian markets on Monday quickly gave way to fresh jitters about the outlook for the global financial system, and investors and strategists are bracing for further tumult ... The optimism didn’t last long ... Ed Yardeni at Yardeni Research Inc. said the banking turmoil may cause a recession if it sets off a credit crunch ... ‘Oops’” ... in Sydney..
Macron’s government is likely to survive although the anger against the reforms shows no sign of ending ... Unable to gain majority support for the bill in parliament, Macron resorted to using Article 49.3, which enabled his government to pass the bill through the National Assembly without a vote ... .