Kenya’s Supreme Court has declared last month’s presidential election “invalid, null and void”. The verdict, which was announced on Friday and backed by four out of six judges.
North Korea is reported to have fired three short-range ballistic missile launches into the sea between the Korean Peninsula and Japan early on Saturday morning. The launching of the projectiles, off the country’s east coast, is said to have ended in failure.
This past Thursday, Saudi Arabia’s King Salman issued a royal directive, effectively re-opening his kingdom’s only land border crossing with Qatar, allowing citizens from that country to attend this year’s Hajj pilgrimage. The move comes following a meeting between Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman and Qatar’s Sheikh Abdullah bin […]
Qatar’s Foreign Minister publicly called on the UN to help resolve the ongoing Gulf crisis last Thursday and also accused Saudi Arabia of violating international law for blockading countries. This was discussed privately between Mohammed bin Abdulrahman Al Thani and UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres. The Qatari Foreign Minister appears to […]
This past Thursday, it was announced that US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson will fly to Kuwait on Monday, as part of an ongoing international effort to de-escalate tensions between the Saudi-led quartet of blockading countries (namely Egypt, the UAE, and Bahrain) and economically and politically isolated Qatar. Kuwait, which […]
This past Sunday, a joint statement was issued via Saudi Arabia’s state news agency SPA, in which Saudi Arabia, Egypt, the UAE, and Bahrain granted Qatar an extra 48 hours to comply with the 13-item list of demands imposed on it. The original deadline was set for Sunday, but has […]
In a statement released Monday, Saudi Arabia’s information ministry claims that the Saudi Navy captured three members of Iran’s Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) from a boat, which was intercepted as it approached the Gulf monarchy’s offshore Marjan oilfield. The three are said to have been questioned last Friday by Saudi […]
This past Wednesday, a 17-year-old protester was killed during clashes between anti-Maduro protesters and security forces in the Venezuelan capital, Caracas. This takes the death toll from the country’s civil unrest to 70. There are contradicting accounts surrounding his death, though, with the government saying that a homemade mortar exploded […]
This past Sunday several Arab countries, including Saudi Arabia, Egypt and the UAE, severed diplomatic ties with Qatar, in what has quickly morphed into a full-blown diplomatic crisis, one whose consequences could be wide ranging in a region plagued by political instability. Qatar stands accused, by its neighbours, of causing […]
Fewer than 24 hours after a ban on intelligence sharing with US security agencies, UK police have resumed bilateral cooperation. The ban, largely seen as a message to US law enforcement officials, came into force following a series of leaks, by US officials to local newspapers, relating to the Manchester […]