Khashoggi Just a ‘Football’ in Saudi-Turkish Rivalry for Sunni Leadership

Xulam told hosts Garland Nixon and Lee Stranahan that this divide really goes back to the origins of Islam, which began in the Arabian peninsula in the seventh century AD. The prophet Muhammad was an Arab, and nearly all of the his early followers were Arabs; only later did other peoples convert to Islam. After Turkic peoples migrated to the Middle East […]

From stand-up comedy to challenging the system: the ambitious Chlöe Swarbrick

‘I’ve never had to pretend to be anything other than I am’ Swarbrick is part of a global wave of young, progressive lawmakers who have ascended to office in the past five years, alongside a rising tide of populism – among them politicians Swarbrick admires, including Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, 30, the Democratic congresswoman from New York, […]

EU promotes deputy Brexit negotiator to senior trade job

If Brexit goes ahead, the commission will be the lead negotiator in trade talks with the UK. The chief Brexit negotiator, Michel Barnier, has said this agreement would be “unprecedented”, without damaging the integrity of the EU’s single market.

Sony World Photography Awards submission dates announced, introduces new categories

The World Photography Organisation has started taking submissions for the 14th edition of the Sony World Photography Awards starting July 1, 2020. The organisation has also introduced new categories and added application features for the awards this year. Participation in Sony World Photography Awards is totally free and participants for the first time this year […]

Trump “optimistic” North Korea will give up nuclear weapons

WASHINGTON — North Korea is reportedly ready to talk about giving up its nuclear arsenal in what President Trump is calling a positive development in relations with Kim Jong Un. The report comes from a South Korean delegation who just returned from the first-ever talks with the North Korean leader.

Brazil detains man accused of being Amazon’s biggest deforester

In addition to being home to around one-third of the planet’s biodiversity, the Amazon is considered one of the world’s most important natural defenses against global warming because of its capacity to absorb huge amounts of carbon dioxide. Rain forest clearing is responsible for about 75% of Brazil’s emissions as vegetation is burned and felled […]

Global report: Macron to lay out Covid plan as India sets another global one-day record

France has already classed nearly a third of its regions as “red zones” because of the virus. On Wednesday officials announced 20 new Covid testing centres would be opened in Paris after a huge rise in demand as people return from summer holidays.

Australian Bahraini dissident told he will face extradition hearing in Thailand

“If it’s just a matter of deciding whether there’s a legal basis by way of a treaty then they could proceed, but they would have to acknowledge that the allegation [had] been made, and I don’t know how they can really get around the question of the risk of torture and an unfair trial in […]