A US jury has found that a former Uber driver living in Virginia committed acts of torture during Somalia's civil war in the late 1980s. Somali citizen Farhan Tani Warfaa testified last week in the Washington DC suburbs that ex-Somali colonel Yusuf Abdi Ali shot and tortured him. Ali was a commander in the national army and supporter of dictator Mohamed...

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Uber driver was Somali war criminal

A US jury has found that a former Uber driver living in Virginia committed acts of torture during Somalia's civil war in the late...

Sudan’s military council suspends talks with opposition for 72 hours

Sudan's Transitional Military Council (TMC) on Thursday announced suspension of talks with the major opposition forces for 72 hours. "We have decided to suspend the...

Outcry over killing of Afghan TV presenter

Afghan politicians and women's rights activists are demanding justice after a political adviser and former prominent TV presenter was murdered in broad daylight. Mina Mangal,...

South Africa counts votes as Ramaphosa’s ANC looks to retain power

South African elections officials counted ballot papers early on Thursday, a day after a vote seen as the toughest test yet for the ruling...

Duke, Duchess of Sussex share first glimpse of son

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Pompeo visits Iraq amid Iran tensions

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Aeroflot plane crash: 41 killed on Russian jet

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Vatican holds spiritual retreat for peace in South Sudan

Pope Francis has told leaders of South Sudan that peace is possible and urged the country's leaders to seek what unites and overcome what...

First privately funded moon mission ends in crash

Israel's Beresheet, the first privately-funded mission to the moon, has crashed. The spacecraft aimed to perform a soft landing on the moon and would have...

EU agrees to another Brexit extension

  European Union leaders have granted the UK a six-month extension to Brexit, after five hours of talks in Brussels. The new deadline - 31 October...