Category: International News

Argentina abortion: Senate defeats bill after polarising debate

Argentina’s senate has rejected a bill which would have legalised abortion in the first 14 weeks of pregnancy. After a marathon debate, 38 senators voted against...

Venezuela President Maduro ‘survives drone attack’

Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro says he has survived an assassination attempt involving explosive drones. Mr Maduro was speaking at a military event in Caracas when...

Iran condemns US ‘psychological warfare’

Iran’s President Hassan Rouhani has hit out at the United States over its reinstatement of economic sanctions. He described the measures, which came into effect...

Saudi Arabia freezes Canada trade ties, recalls envoy

Saudi Arabia has said it is freezing all new trade and investment with Canada over its “interference” in the Gulf Kingdom’s internal affairs. In a...

Call for a ban on people eating dog meat in the UK

UK law says that you can’t buy or sell dog meat, but if you humanely kill a dog you own, you can eat it. But there have been calls to make it illegal, including...

Zimbabwe police arrest top opposition leader

A senior member of Zimbabwe’s opposition MDC Alliance, Tendai Biti, has been arrested at the border with Zambia, his lawyer is quoted as saying. Police had issued...

Wife stages own kidnap to defraud husband

A 45-year-old housewife, Hadijat Kabir, arrested by police in Lagos for allegedly faking her kidnap and that of her 18-year-old daughter to defraud her husband of N15...