Spanish PM to call snap election for April 28

Spanish Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez is expected to call a snap national election for April 28. The announcement would come on Friday, after losing a key budget vote, reports Reuters...

  Asia / South Asia

India to cut Pakistan off international community  

India has said it will ensure the "complete isolation" of Pakistan after a suicide bomber killed 46 soldiers in Indian-administered Kashmir. Federal Minister Arun Jaitley said India would take "all possible diplomatic steps" to cut Pakistan off from the international community, reports BBC. India accuses Pakistan of failing to act against the militant group which said it carried out the...

Indian PM Modi warns Pakistan of strong response for Kashmir attack

India’s Prime Minister Narendra Modi warned Pakistan on Friday to expect a strong response to a car bomb attack on a military convoy in Kashmir that killed 44 paramilitary policemen, ratcheting up tensions between the nuclear-armed neighbours. Coming just months ahead of a general election in India, the attack was the worst in decades in Jammu and Kashmir, even though...

  Americas

US sends first families to Mexico to await asylum, rights groups sue

The United States began sending Central American families seeking asylum back to Mexico this week, a Mexican immigration source said on Thursday, while US human rights groups sued the Trump administration, saying the policy puts migrants in danger. Five families with a total of 16 people, including children from El Salvador, Honduras and Guatemala, arrived...

  Europe

  Europe

  Africa

  Africa

'922 Madagascar children dead of measles since October'

At least 922 children and young adults have died of measles in Madagascar since October, despite a huge emergency vaccination program, the World Health Organization (WHO) said on Thursday. The number of deaths is based on official numbers, but these are likely to be very incomplete, as is the current total of infections, at 66,000, Dr. Katrina Kretsinger of WHO’s...

Red Crescent recovers 10 bodies in eastern Libya

The Libyan Red Crescent on Monday recovered 10 unidentified bodies in the eastern Libyan city of Darna, where the army is fighting the remaining terrorists holed up in the city centre. "The recovery of the unidentified bodies continues, as Red Crescent team recovered 10 unidentified bodies from the old town (central Darna)," the Red Crescent Society said in a statement....