Daily Archives: January 23, 2017

Turkey’s Erdogan Urges Tanzania to End Gulen Ties

Turkey’s Erdogan Urges Tanzania to End Gulen Ties

DAR ES SALAAM, TANZANIA —  Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Monday talked about trade and security on the first stop of an African tour, urging Tanzania’s leader to…

New Gambian Leader Wants Truth Commission on Jammeh Years

New Gambian Leader Wants Truth Commission on Jammeh Years

New Gambian President Adama Barrow says he will establish a truth and reconciliation commission to examine allegations of misrule during former president Yahya Jammeh’s 22 years in power. “Twenty…

Top Hamas Leader in Gaza Visits Egypt, 1st Trip Since 2013

Top Hamas Leader in Gaza Visits Egypt, 1st Trip Since 2013

CAIRO —  The top Hamas official from the Gaza Strip has arrived in Egypt for meetings with security officials, the highest level visit by a member of the Palestinian militant group…

Trump Withdraws US from 12-Nation Pacific Rim Trade Deal

Trump Withdraws US from 12-Nation Pacific Rim Trade Deal

President Donald Trump withdrew the United States from the 12-nation Pacific Rim trade on Monday as he started his first full week in office. At the White House, Trump…

WHO: All People, Rich and Poor, Entitled to Good Health Care

WHO: All People, Rich and Poor, Entitled to Good Health Care

The World Health Organization’s director-general, Margaret Chan, is calling for greater equity in the delivery of health care for rich and poor alike. The WHO chief is…

Kenya Fits Lion with Tracking Device to Stop It Straying into Town

Kenya Fits Lion with Tracking Device to Stop It Straying into Town

NAIROBI —  Kenyan authorities have fitted a tracking device a onto one of the 36 lions that live in a wildlife park on the outskirts of the capital city, aiming to…

China Slams Abe for Dividing ASEAN

China Slams Abe for Dividing ASEAN

China is not happy with Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s high-profile visits to the Philippines, Australia, Indonesia and Vietnam over concerns that he may be trying to…

'Zoolander 2,' Affleck, De Niro Earn Razzie 'Worst' Film Nods

'Zoolander 2,' Affleck, De Niro Earn Razzie 'Worst' Film Nods

Fashion industry satire “Zoolander 2” led nominations on Monday for the annual Razzie Awards, a list of the year’s worst films that includes performances by past…

Iraq Premier Orders Probe into Violations by Troops in Mosul

Iraq Premier Orders Probe into Violations by Troops in Mosul

BAGHDAD —  Iraq’s prime minister on Monday ordered an investigation into violations of human rights and other abuses purportedly committed by government troops and paramilitary forces battling the Islamic…

Rubio Faces Moment of Truth on Secretary of State Vote

Rubio Faces Moment of Truth on Secretary of State Vote

WASHINGTON —  All eyes are on Sen. Marco Rubio of Florida as a Senate committee is poised to vote on President Donald Trump’s nominee to be secretary of state…