Rebellious forces from Ethiopia’s Tigray region fired rockets at the airport in Eritrea’s capital Asmara on Saturday evening, their leader said on Sunday, confirming earlier reports of a major escalation in a 12-day-old conflict in Ethiopia.
A State Department inspector general abruptly fired by President Donald Trump last month confirmed on Wednesday that he was investigating the declaration of a “national emergency” to justify arms sales to Saudi Arabia when he was dismissed, members of the US Congress said.
China confirmed on Monday that its first domestically-built aircraft carrier had sailed through the Taiwan Strait for "routine" training and tests after Taipei accused Beijing of intimidation around upcoming elections.
Iran’s Ambassador to the Netherlands Alireza Jahangiri confirmed Virginia Senator Richard Black’s recent remarks that Britain’s intelligence service plans to launch a chemical attack in Syria and blame it on Damascus, saying this is what Tehran has repeatedly warned.
The French agriculture ministry said that a case of the highly contagious H5N8 strain of bird flu had been confirmed on a farm in northern France and that it has put in place measures to contain the outbreak.