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    Lanka speaker urges officials to defy president orders

    Agence France-Presse . Colombo | Updated at 12:28am on November 12, 2018

    Sri Lanka’s speaker on Sunday accused president Maithripala Sirisena of usurping parliament and urged public servants to defy his ‘illegal orders’, as the president scrambled...

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    61 killed in clashes in Yemen's Hodeida

    Agence France-Presse . Hodeida | Updated at 01:14pm on November 11, 2018

    At least 61 combatants have been killed in clashes in Yemen's flashpoint Hodeida, medics and a military source said Sunday, and dozens of wounded taken...

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    41 killed in Mogadishu bombings

    Agence France-Presse . Mogadishu | Updated at 12:27am on November 11, 2018

    The death toll from a string of car bombings near a popular hotel in the Somali capital Mogadishu has jumped to at least 41, police said on Saturday....

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    Russia slams Austria for unfounded accusations in spy row

    Agence France-Presse . Moscow | Updated at 12:00am on November 11, 2018

    Russia said on Saturday that Austria’s ‘unfounded accusations’ in a spy scandal were unacceptable while Vienna expressed hope the affair would not hurt bilateral ties....

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    Trump launches crackdown on CenAm asylum seekers

    Agence France-Presse . Washington | Updated at 12:00am on November 11, 2018

    The United States embarked Friday on a policy of automatically rejecting asylum claims of people who cross the Mexican border illegally in a bid to deter Central American migrants and force Mexico to handle them....

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    Yemen loyalists push deeper into Hodeida

    Agence France-Presse . Hodeida | Updated at 12:00am on November 11, 2018

    Yemeni government forces pushed further into the strategic port city of Hodeida seizing its main hospital in heavy fighting on Saturday as their Saudi-led coalition backers put a brave face on an end to US refuelling support....

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    Turkey shared Khashoggi recordings with Saudi, US, others

    Agence France-Presse . Ankara | Updated at 12:00am on November 11, 2018

    Turkey has shared recordings linked to the murder last month of journalist Jamal Khashoggi with Riyadh, Washington and other capitals, president Tayyip Erdogan said Saturday....

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    Michelle Obama slams Trump in new book

    Agence France-Presse . Washington | Updated at 12:00am on November 11, 2018

    Former US first lady Michelle Obama says she can ‘never forgive’ Donald Trump for questioning her husband’s American citizenship, saying the president and other ‘birthers’ put her family at risk, in her hotly anticipated new memoir....

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    Macron, Trump in show of unity after defence row

    Agence France-Presse . Paris | Updated at 12:00am on November 11, 2018

    French president Emmanuel Macron sought to defuse a row with US counterpart Donald Trump on Saturday, hailing the ‘great solidarity’ between their countries after Trump blasted his proposals for a European army....

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    Trump in Paris slams Macron's 'insulting' EU army proposals

    Agence France-Presse . Paris | Updated at 02:12pm on November 10, 2018

    US president Donald Trump set a combative tone for a World War I commemorative visit to Paris on Saturday when he blasted calls by French...

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