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Planes carrying Russian, Ukrainian prisoners land in Moscow

Planes carrying 70 Russian and Ukrainian prisoners involved in a landmark exchange landed Saturday in Moscow and Kiev, with the Ukrainian leader personally greeting former inmates. The jet carrying the Ukrainians touched down at Kiev’s Boryspil airport to applause from the prisoners’ relatives, an AFP correspondent said. Filmmaker Oleg Sentsov[…]

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Israel strikes Gaza after rocket attack

Israeli forces attacked Hamas positions in Gaza after rockets fired from the Palestinian enclave hit the Jewish state, the military said early on Saturday. The exchange came hours after two Palestinian teenagers were killed by Israeli fire during clashes on the Gaza border. Late Friday, “five projectiles were launched from[…]

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Robert Mugabe dies aged 95

JOHANNESBURG – Former Zimbabwean revolutionary, politician and president, Robert Mugabe died aged 95 on Friday. The former Zimbabwe president had been battling ill health and was receiving treatment in Singapore. He served as Zimbabwean Prime Minister from 1980 to 1987 and then as President from 1987 to 2017, after he was ousted from[…]

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