China, India agree to reduce border tensions after deadly clash

China and India have agreed to reduce tensions a week after clashes on their disputed Himalayan border left 20 Indian soldiers dead in brutal hand-to-hand fighting – the deadliest in 45 years. After talks between the top regional military commanders held on Monday, Chinese foreign ministry spokesman Zhao Lijian said both sides “agreed to take […]

Saudi coalition shoots down Houthi ballistic missiles and drones

The Saudi-led military coalition said on Tuesday it intercepted and destroyed drones and missiles launched against the kingdom by Houthi rebels in Yemen, including one fired towards the capital Riyadh. The Iran-aligned Houthis said they would announce details of a “major attack” on Saudi Arabia on their Al Masirah TV, amid ongoing fighting in Yemen […]

Saudi to allow around 1,000 pilgrims to perform hajj: minister

Saudi Arabia will allow around 1,000 pilgrims residing in the kingdom to perform the hajj this year, a minister said Tuesday, after it announced the ritual would be scaled back due to coronavirus. “The number of pilgrims will be around 1,000, maybe less, maybe a little more,” Hajj Minister Mohammad Benten told reporters. “The number […]

‘Racist’: statue of Spanish missionary Junipero Serra defaced in Spain

A statue of Spanish missionary Junipero Serra was tagged with the inscription “racist” on the Spanish island of Mallorca in the wake of worldwide anti-racism protests, an AFP photographer said Monday. Two statues of Serra had been unbolted – in San Francisco on Friday and in Los Angeles on Saturday – during demonstrations denouncing racism […]

Brussels drops plans for statue of Congo’s murdered prime minister

Plans to erect a statue to Patrice Lumumba, the first prime minister of the independent Democratic Republic of Congo, have been dropped by the City of Brussels. In 2018, Brussels Mayor Philippe Close agreed to increasing calls from Congolese activists and named a small square by Porte de Namur after Lumumba. A small memorial plaque […]

Coronavirus: Belgium averages 89 new infections, 5 deaths per day

Over the past seven days, an average of 89 people per day tested positive for the new coronavirus (Covid-19) in Belgium, according to figures by the Federal Public Health Service on Monday. The total number of confirmed cases in Belgium, since the beginning of the pandemic, is 60,810. The total reflects all people in Belgium […]

Couple arrested for inserting a bottle into his ex’s vagina

The Ogun State Police Command has arrested a couple for inserting a bottle into the vagina of the man’s ex-girlfriend. Osas Onyeokweni, and his wife, Tomisin Onyeokwenu, were arrested following a complaints from his ex to the police. She said she got a call from Osas who asked her to meet him somewhere for a […]