New York's top justice official has subpoenaed ex-president Donald Trump, his son Don Jr. and daughter Ivanka in her investigation into the family's business dealings, a court filing showed Monday. State Attorney General Letitia James, a Democrat, issued the subpoenas seeking their testimony in her years-long civil probe last month, according to the document.
The five permanent UN Security Council members on Monday issued a statement headlined "P5 Statement On Preventing Nuclear War and Avoiding Arms Races," the White House said. "France, the People’s Republic of China, the Russian Federation, the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, and the United States of America consider the avoidance of war between Nuclear-Weapon States and the reduction of strategic risks as our foremost responsibilities.
Tunisia on Saturday launched a wide-ranging national consultation that will feed into drafting a new constitution, the North African country's technology ministry said. Part of a reform package pushed by President Kais Saied, who is seeking to bolster his authority, the exercise calls on citizens to send in suggestions and will last until 20 March.
South Africa bade farewell on Saturday to Archbishop Desmond Tutu, the last great hero of the struggle against apartheid, in a funeral stripped of pomp but freighted with tears and showered with drizzles of rain. Tutu died last Sunday at the age of 90, triggering grief among South Africans and tributes from world leaders for a life spent fighting injustice.
Iran's space launch on Thursday failed to put its three payloads into orbit after the rocket was unable to reach the required speed, a defence ministry spokesman said in remarks carried on state television on Friday. The attempted launch, which came as indirect US-Iran talks take place in Austria to try to salvage a 2015 nuclear deal, drew criticism from the United States, Germany and France.
Iraq's interior minister dismissed Babylon province's police chief on Friday and several officers were called for questioning following an operation that reportedly led to the deaths of 20 members of the same family. The operation, details of which remain unclear, took place Thursday when rapid intervention units and intelligence forces sought to storm a house in the village of Al-Rashayed in the central Iraqi province.
Following the death of South African anti-apartheid and peace activist Archbishop Desmond Tutu aged 90 last Sunday, world leaders have praised his life-long advocacy on social justice issues from inequality, racism and homophobia to climate change. The Nobel Peace Prize laureate, who advocated against South African and Israeli apartheid, became an environmental icon as the effects of global warming became more apparent, using his influence to hold governments and the fossil fuel industry to account while giving African youth climate activists a voice.
Businesses working in Morocco's key tourism sector say the country's tough Covid-19 restrictions, including a full flight ban, are undermining its competitiveness compared to rival destinations. Morocco shut its borders in late November and will only reopen them at the end of January. It has also banned New Year celebrations and is enforcing its vaccine pass requirements more strictly in response to the Omicron variant of the coronavirus.
The price of Bitcoin hit record highs in 2021 thanks to support from traditional finance, but cryptocurrency specialists are struggling to predict next year's outcome for the volatile sector. Having more than trebled in value to $60,000 between December 2020 and April 2021, Bitcoin has lost some shine to trade at under $50,000 heading into the new year.
In a sprawling settlement of mud brick huts in western Afghanistan housing people displaced by drought and war, a woman is fighting to save her daughter. Aziz Gul's husband sold the 10-year-old girl into marriage without telling his wife, taking a down-payment so he could feed his family of five children.
Sudanese authorities said at least 38 people were killed on Tuesday when a defunct gold mine collapsed in West Kordofan province. The country’s state-run mining company said in a statement the collapse of the closed, non-functioning mine took place in the village of Fuja, 700 kilometres (435 miles) south of the capital of Khartoum.
Lebanon is mired in an economic crisis branded by the World Bank as one of the worst in modern times, but officials are yet to strike an international bailout deal. The financial meltdown began in 2019, and Lebanon defaulted on its debt last year. Politicians have failed to enact significant reforms to rescue the Mediterranean country, and many blame the ruling class and central bank policies for the crash.
Jordan's parliament erupted into a mass brawl on Tuesday as disagreements over constitutional amendments ended with MPs throwing punches. The session was set to discuss draft amendments to the constitution, proposed by the cabinet, including an amendment that would better represent women. Speaker Abdul Karim Al-Daghmi was forced to adjourn the session after verbal exchanges escalated into a fistfight, which was captured by TV cameras.
The Qatar stadium that will host the 2022 World Cup final has been completed and ready to host football matches, its project manager has told The New Arab's Arabic-language sister service. The Lusail Iconic Stadium, the largest of Qatar's World Cup venues, will seat up to 80,000 fans, project manager Tamim El-Abed told Al-Araby Al-Jadeed.
Turkey has launched an investigation into hundreds of staff at the opposition-run Istanbul municipality accused of links to militant groups, drawing fierce criticism from the city's mayor on Monday over the handling of the probe. Mayor Ekrem Imamoglu is from the main opposition Republican People's Party (CHP) and is seen as a potential challenger to President Tayyip Erdogan.
Libyan lawmakers met Monday to discuss the myriad challenges that forced a postponement of the long-awaited presidential election this month. The postponement was a major blow to international efforts to end a decade of chaos in the oil-rich North African country. The vote has faced many obstacles, including controversial presidential hopefuls, disputes over laws governing the elections, and occasional infighting among armed groups.
A French-Syrian man has been detained by French police on suspicion of supplying components for the manufacture of chemical weapons in Syria through his shipping company, sources briefed on the case told AFP Sunday. The man, who was born in 1962 and lives abroad, was arrested Saturday in the south of France according to one of the sources.
Libya's parliament is to meet on Monday to debate a new timeline for elections, an official said, after presidential polls set for this week were postponed. The House of Representatives had on Wednesday deemed the vote, meant to draw a line under years of conflict in the North African nation, "impossible" to hold on time.
Israeli lawmaker Aryeh Deri has signed a plea deal over tax offenses that will see him resign from parliament, the country's Justice Ministry said Thursday. Under the deal, Deri will also be required to pay a 180,000 shekel (57,000 dollar) fine. But the deal leaves open the possibility that he could return to the Knesset in the near future.
A Tunisian court has sentenced former President Moncef Marzouki in absentia to four years in prison for “undermining the external security of the state,” according to the state TAP news agency. Marzouki had urged France to end its support for Tunisia, calling current President Kais Saied a “dictator.”