The resignation of eight Nidaa Tunis parliament members fans the flames of the escalating row between the son of President Beji Caid Essebsi, Hafedh Caid Essebsi, who is also Nidaa Tunis’ executive director, and Prime Minister Youssef Chahed after Essebsi suspended the latter’s membership in the party.
As a showdown looms in Idlib between Syrian government forces and Turkish-backed opposition rebels, Ankara faces the prospect of further turmoil, while long-stalled Turkish-Kurdish talks seem unlikely to be revived nearly 20 years after Kurdish leader Abdullah Ocalan was jailed.
While many Iranians have criticized the authorities’ decision to allow visa fees for the Arbaeen pilgrimage to be paid at the secondary foreign currency market rate, the move could, in reality, be filling the administration’s coffers.
MV Nyerere ferry sank on Thursday afternoon near Ukara Island, Lake VictoriaHundreds of people are missing after a ferry capsized and sank on Lake Victoria in east Africa on Thursday afternoon.The death toll, which doubled to 86 on Friday morning, is expected to rise further as search and rescue operations continue, said John Mongella, commissioner […]
Lack of progress in reducing early deaths from chronic diseases could cause majority of UN member states to miss 2030 deadlineMore than half of all countries will not meet global targets to cut deaths from cancer, heart disease and other chronic conditions, according to a report in the Lancet.In 2015, world leaders pledged to cut […]
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For three months from November 1973, the Dutch government banned cars on Sundays to curb oil consumption during the Opec energy crisis. City residents enjoyed picnics on empty motorways and got around on foot, by bike ... and on horseback Continue reading...
European and Asian markets rise after Wall Street hits record high as fears subside surrounding the trade dispute between China and the USPound falls on renewed Brexit fearsUK government borrowing jumps in AugustUber in talks to buy Deliveroo, Bloomberg reportsNatWest customers locked out of online accounts 11.06am BST Howard Archer, chief economic advisor to the […]
As residents grapple with the hurricane’s devastation, they brace for the future: ‘They’re not 500-year events any more’In the coastal shrimping town of Georgetown, South Carolina, only a few people even lost power. It’s here, though, that we’ll start, because it’s here that the Pee Dee river meets the Waccamaw and both flush into the […]
Never afraid to sit still, even after a dozen albums, the Minnesota band look back at the tracks that define their evolving sound: ‘Just say what you feel strongly about now’At home in Duluth, Minnesota, Alan Sparhawk gives a tour of his vegetable garden, where long pumpkin vines rope around the heirloom tomatoes; Lake Superior […]
After the disappointing box office performance of Solo: A Star Wars Story, Disney CEO Bob Iger says fans ‘can expect some slowdown’After months of rumour and speculation, Disney CEO Bob Iger has confirmed that its production and release of Star Wars movies will be scaled back.Iger admitted that he had made a mistake, and that […]
Photographs of Tsar Nicholas II and family go on show at Science Museum in London A sleigh ride in the snow, a hunting trip, a family outing on the lake dressed in cool white outfits with wide-brimmed hats: they look like the snaps of a carefree young family of the early 20th century, whose prosperous […]
The more you talk about recession, the more likely it is to transpire – so how about discussing unsung heroes and social entrepreneurs instead?Can you talk yourself into recession? With the 10th anniversary of the global financial crash upon us and the prospect of Brexit threatening to convulse economies in Europe, the R-word has been […]