Somalia: Deadly blast hits Mogadishu restaurant
08 March 2021 | 11:49 am
Police suspect a suicide bomber blew up a car outside a popular restaurant in the capital city. Victims were still reportedly being pulled from the rubble through the evening.
3 Aug 2021
Top Lebanese officials had been warned about the dangers of chemicals stored in the port yet failed to act to prevent the tragedy, according to a report from Human Rights Watch.
5 Aug 2021
The monster explosion at Beirut's port has "chattered children's sense of normalcy and robbed them of safety," says UNICEF regional director Ted Chaiban during a press conference in the al-Karantina neighbourhood. A year after, one in three families in Lebanon have children still showing signs of trauma, according to a UN survey. The August 4, 2020 explosion killed more than 200 people, wounded at least 6,500 others and damaged swathes of the capital.
4 Aug 2021
The August 4 blast that thundered through Beirut levelled entire neighbourhoods, killed more than 200 people, wounded 6,500 others and pummelled the lives of survivors. A year later, AFP caught up with some survivors who spoke about the lasting trauma left behind by the explosion.
4 Aug 2021
Pope Francis returns to work full-time following a colon operation, urging the international community to help a struggling Lebanon on the anniversary of the explosion that killed over 200 people.
5 Sep 2021
Australia pulled all its troops out of Afghanistan shortly before the bombings after receiving "very clear intelligence" of an impending attack.
31 Aug 2021
An Afghan refugee who fled the Soviet invasion in 1987 and set up afresh in Washington DC organizes a donation center with the help of local volunteers. "It was hard just to watch on TV and just be idle," says Fatima Popal, who remembers the challenges of setting up a new home in a foreign country. The lightspeed Taliban takeover brought back painful memories for the 41-year-old who runs an Afghan restaurant in the US Capital.
11 Sep 2021
A 30-year old suspected far-right extremist has been found guilty for attacking a Jewish restaurant owner in 2018. The attack was part of a week of anti-immigrant rioting that struck the eastern German city.
27 Sep 2021
A man pelts French President Emmanuel Macron with an egg during his visit to a restaurant and hotel trade fair in the southeastern city of Lyon.
9 Oct 2021
Copenhagen’s Noma has been named the world’s best restaurant in the 50 Best Restaurants awards. The high-end eatery has been credited with reinventing Nordic cuisine. It reworks its menu every season, creating a new creative and aesthetic language of cooking.
8 Oct 2021
Dozens of people are believed to have been killed in an apparent suicide attack at a Shiite mosque in northern Afghanistan. No one has yet claimed responsibility for the blast.
12 Oct 2021
At least four were killed in the attack on the governor's convoy. Both he and the environment minister, who was also in the vehicle, survived.
17 Oct 2021
Somalia comes out on top in its long-running sea border row with Kenya. The two nations disagree over where the line should be drawn, in a part of the Indian Ocean believed to be rich in oil and gas. The UN's top court has awarded Somalia control of the disputed area. Also, the first paragliding wheelchair is now in use in Cape Town. Our reporters take you along for the ride.
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An explosion at a market in the Armenian capital, Yerevan, has killed at least one person and injured many more. The initial blast sparked a fire.
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Despite a show of force by China following US House Speaker Nancy Pelosi's trip, more US lawmakers are visiting to "reaffirm the United States' support for Taiwan."
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Harry Kane headed in a last-gasp equaliser to earn Tottenham Hotspur a barely-deserved 2-2 draw in a feisty Premier League derby at Chelsea that ended with both managers being shown red cards after the final whistle on Sunday.
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Heavy rain and flash floods have added to the problems caused by Yemen's civil war. Despite the current truce, the humanitarian situation remains dire, and the next catastrophe might be already looming off the coast.
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The bill, which involves major spending on climate action and healthcare, is a triumph for President Joe Biden's legislative agenda.