[VOA] Sudan’s crackdown on anti-government protesters could jeopardize efforts to normalize relations with the United States, some key U.S. observers say.
[VOA] Fears that Washington is increasingly losing influence across the globe are starting to come to fruition in Africa, where a top military official says Russia is playing on perceived U.S. weaknesses to gain leverage and resources.
CANADA LIES far north of her intended destination, but Rahaf Muhammad is happy to be enduring its harsh winter. The 18-year-old Saudi hoped to end up in Australia after escaping her allegedly violent family
QATAR WAS the first Arab state to join OPEC after its founding in 1960. Now it will be the first to leave. On December 3rd the emirate’s energy minister, Saad al-Kaabi, said his country was quitting the oil cartel to focus on gas production.
[VOA] The United States has resumed a “permanent diplomatic presence” in Somalia’s capital after an absence of nearly throe decades.
The pity of war AMERICA IS FINALLY losing patience with the war in Yemen.
[East African] Rwandan President Paul Kagame has called on the Pan African Parliament to help speed up the ratification of the African Continental Free Trade Agreement (AfCFTA) by member states.
A needle in Egypt’s eye FOR two millennia Europeans have prized ancient Egyptian obelisks.
JOHN MAGUFULI, the president of Tanzania, has strong views about birth control. He does not see the point. In 2016 he announced that state schools would be free, and, as a result, women could throw away their contraceptives.
FORTY years ago the Palestine Liberation Organisation (PLO) took a first step to representation in Washington, DC. President Jimmy Carter allowed it to open a three-person “information office” in 1978, though it was then considered a terrorist group. It was a move towards an American-brokered peace process meant to lead to a two-state solution.