“Hands off Africa,” Pope Francis tells the rich world

Pope begins trip to DR Congo and South Sudan Francis to meet war victims in Congo Trip postponed from July due to Pope’s knee condition KINSHASA, Jan. 31 (Reuters) – Pope Francis denounced the “poison of greed” that is fueling conflict in Africa as he embarked on a visit to the Democratic Republic of Congo … Read more

Two years later, Myanmar coup takes ‘catastrophic toll’

Jan 31 (Reuters) – Two years after the military coup in Myanmar, a young factory worker turned resistance fighter mourns the loss of his leg in combat. A former diplomat has not seen his family for four years. A beauty queen adjusts to a new life in wintry Canada. And an exiled teacher dreams of … Read more

Pope Francis visits two fragile African countries

VATICAN CITY, Jan. 29 (Reuters) – Pope Francis on Tuesday embarks on a journey to two fragile African nations often forgotten by the world, where protracted conflicts have left millions of refugees and displaced people struggling with hunger. The visit from January 31 to February 5 to the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) and … Read more

Azerbaijan evacuates embassy in Iran on Sunday after deadly shooting

BAKU, Jan. 29 (Reuters) – Azerbaijan will evacuate embassy staff and family members from Iran on Sunday, the foreign ministry said, two days after a gunman shot dead a security guard and wounded two other people in an attack. terrorism”. Police in Tehran said they had arrested a suspect and Iranian authorities condemned Friday’s incident, … Read more

Italy’s Eni signs an $8 billion Libyan gas deal as Prime Minister Meloni visits Tripoli

ROME/TRIPOLI, Jan. 28 (Reuters) – Italian energy company Eni and Libya’s National Oil Corporation (NOC) signed an $8 billion gas production deal on Saturday to boost Europe’s energy supply despite insecurity and political chaos in the North African region. country. The deal, signed during a visit to Tripoli by Italian Prime Minister Giorgia Meloni, aims … Read more

Turkey warns citizens of the risk of attack in the United States, Europe hot on the heels of Western warnings

ANKARA, Jan. 28 (Reuters) – Turkey on Saturday warned its citizens of “potential Islamophobic, xenophobic and racist attacks” in the United States and Europe after its Western allies warned their citizens in Turkey about possible terror attacks. In two separate travel advisories, the Turkish Foreign Ministry advised its citizens in the United States and European … Read more