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Trump says talks on controversial Nile dam ‘went well’

Washington, United States | AFP |  US President Donald Trump on Wednesday said he had hosted successful talks in the White House with representatives of Egypt, Ethiopia and Sudan on a controversial dam being built on the Nile. Trump was mediating in a dispute over Ethiopia’s construction of the huge …

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ISIS leader Al Bakr Baghdadi dead

World leaders hailed the killing of ISIS leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi as an important step in the fight against terrorism but added that the war against ISIS was far from over. | THE INDEPENDENT | al-Baghdadi killed himself along with his three children when he was cornered in a tunnel in …

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Islamic State head Baghdadi believed dead after US strike

Washington, United States | AFP | Islamic State leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi was believed to be dead after a US military raid in Syria’s Idlib region, US media reported early Sunday. Baghdadi may have killed himself with a suicide vest as US special operations forces descended, media said citing multiple government …

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TRUMP: Don’t be a tough guy. Don’t be a fool

Trump letter to Erdogan: ‘Don’t be a fool’ Washington, United States | AFP | “Don’t be a fool,” Donald Trump warned his counterpart Recep Tayyip Erdogan in an extraordinary letter sent the day Turkey launched its incursion into northeastern Syria — warning history risked branding him a “devil.” Three days …

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Pelosi clashes with Trump, again

Trump, Pelosi clash in heated White House meeting on Syria Washington, United States | AFP |  Top congressional Democrats walked out of a fractious White House meeting on Syria policy Wednesday when US President Donald Trump attacked House Speaker Nancy Pelosi as a “third-rate politician.” One of the Democrats attending …

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Impeachment probe overshadows US 2020 Democratic race

Washington, United States | AFP |  Joe Biden faces scrutiny over Ukraine, Elizabeth Warren is surging and Bernie Sanders had a heart attack, but recent developments in the Democratic presidential battle are getting minimal attention, swamped by Washington’s impeachment obsession. Most Democratic candidates are pounding the pavement in early voting states …

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Trump warns US about coup plotters

Washington, United States | AFP | Donald Trump on Tuesday denounced the impeachment inquiry threatening his presidency as a “coup,” as his administration pushed back hard against the investigation. Trump’s comments came after Secretary of State Mike Pompeo pressed to prevent or delay five former or current State Department staffers …

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Trump wants to meet whistleblower in Ukraine scandal

Washington, United States | AFP |  President Donald Trump said Sunday he wants to meet the anonymous whistleblower at the center of the scandal threatening his presidency. Trump has been relatively quiet this weekend but in a series of evening tweets he also blasted Democratic lawmakers and the media as …

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