Month: December 2016

‘Vatican does nothing against drugs here, just collects money at mass’ – Duterte

Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte has criticized the Catholic Church for attacking his human rights record, saying it has done nothing for drug addicts in the Philippines except collect money. He then offered his own version of what religion should be. The spat between the institution and Duterte continues, following a […]

​Somalia: Al Shabaab recaptures town after SNA, AU troops pull out

Al Shabaab militants retook control of a key town in central Somalia hours after it was abandoned by Somali soldiers and allied forces serving with African Union mission in Somalia (AMISOM), Garowe Online reports. Residents in Moqokori said that allied forces that spent a night inside the town moved out of […]

Russian FM proposes expulsion of 35 US diplomats in sanctions tit-for-tat

Russia’s Foreign Ministry has proposed expelling 35 American diplomats in response to the recent sanctions imposed by Washington. “Russia’s Foreign Ministry and their colleagues from other agencies have proposed that President Vladimir Putin proclaim 31 employees of the US Embassy in Moscow and four diplomats from the US Consulate service […]

Israel threatens to give Trump ‘evidence’ that Obama orchestrated UN resolution

Israel has escalated its already furious war with the outgoing US administration, claiming that it has “rather hard” evidence that Barack Obama was behind a critical UN security council resolution criticising Israeli settlement building, and threatening to hand over the material to Donald Trump. The latest comments come a day […]