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ICJ orders Myanmar to take steps to protect Rohingya

The Rohingya Muslim minority “remain at serious risk of genocide” said the United Nations’ top court on Thursday, as it ordered “provisional measures” against Myanmar. Myanmar had not proposed any measures aimed at ensuring the Rohingya’s right to exist, and conditions necessary for emergency measures to be taken in the[…]

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Iranian MP puts $3m bounty on President Donald Trump’s head

An Iranian legislator on Tuesday offered a US$3m reward to “anyone who kills” US President Donald Trump to avenge the assassination of top general Qassem Soleimani. American disarmament ambassador Robert Wood dismissed the reward as “ridiculous”, telling reporters in Geneva it showed the “terrorist underpinnings” of Iran’s establishment. Ahmad Hamzeh, a[…]

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Lebanon announces formation of new government

Lebanon has formed a new government, its presidency announced after Hezbollah and its allies clinched a deal on a cabinet that is now tasked with tackling the country’s worst economic crisis in decades. The country has been without an effective government since caretaker Prime Minister Saad Hariri resigned in October[…]

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Erdogan says Somalia invited Turkey to explore for oil offshore

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has said that Somalia invited Turkey to explore for oil in its seas, private national broadcaster NTV reported. Turkey has been a major source of aid to Somalia following a famine in 2011. Turkish engineers have helped building infrastructure in Somalia, businesses have invested in the country and Turkish officers[…]

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