Saudi Arabia’s King Salman has issued a decree allowing women to drive for the first time, state media say. Government ministries are to prepare reports within 30 days and the order will be implemented by June 2018, according to the Saudi Press Agency. Saudi Arabia
Kenyan police used tear gas and batons on Tuesday to disperse protesters calling for election officials to be sacked before the re-run of a contested presidential vote. Several volleys of tear gas were fired near the election commission headquarters in central Nairobi, a Reuters witness
Turkey’s president has said Iraqi Kurds could go hungry as a result of the punitive measures it is considering after Monday’s independence referendum. Recep Tayyip Erdogan accused the head of the Kurdistan Regional Government of “treachery” for pressing ahead with the vote despite international opposition.
Three Israelis have been shot and killed by a Palestinian gunman at the entrance to a Jewish settlement in the occupied West Bank, Israeli police say. The gunman was also shot and died later but has not yet been identified, the authorities said. The attacker
Media playback is unsupported on your device The US has dismissed a statement by North Korea accusing Washington of declaring war on the country, calling the idea “absurd”. The White House also warned Pyongyang to stop provocations after it said it had the right to
Millions of people in Puerto Rico remain without electricity in the wake of Hurricane Maria, a new image taken by a US government satellite shows. Outside the capital city San Juan, residents are still isolated without power or communications, which could take weeks to restore.
A female US Marine has made history by becoming the first woman to complete the Corps’ famously gruelling infantry officer training. The lieutenant, who wants to keep her identity private, graduated in Quantico, Virginia, on Monday. She will soon be assigned to lead a 40-strong
Former U.S. Representative Anthony Weiner was sentenced to 21 months in prison on Monday for sending sexually explicit messages to a 15-year-old girl, setting off a scandal that played a role in the 2016 U.S. presidential election. Weiner, 53, started to cry as soon as
Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari has returned to Abuja after spending three days in London for a routine medical checkup after the United Nations General Assembly in New York. He arrived Monday night after leaving the country on September 17 with Nigeria’s delegation to the UN
An Egyptian woman once believed to be the world’s heaviest has died in the United Arab Emirates. Eman Ahmed Abd El Aty had travelled to India earlier this year for bariatric weight loss surgery. Local media reported that she had lost more than 300kg (660lb)