Update Sudanese coup attempt failed, army in control – officials

Sudanese coup attempt failed, army in control – officials

  • Government claims the coup plotters were linked to the ousted Al-Bashir regime
By AP ·

Special India’s Prime Minister Narendra Modi receives Saudi Foreign Minister Prince Faisal bin Farhan in New Delhi. (SPA)

Saudi FM’s visit points to ‘growing strategic partnership’ with India

  • Prince Faisal meets Modi; tells local media Riyadh-New Delhi ties ‘major priority’
By Sanjay Kumar ·

Update Taliban name deputy ministers, double down on all-male team

Taliban name deputy ministers, double down on all-male team

  • Taliban government spokesman Zabihullah Mujahid says that women might be added later
By AP ·

French FM applauds Middle East diplomacy, warns of Iranian transgressions

French FM applauds Middle East diplomacy, warns of Iranian transgressions

  • Le Drian lauds August’s Baghdad Convention but warns Iran has repeatedly breached its nuclear commitments under the JCPOA
  • Minister laments ‘breach of trust’ by the UK and US over scuppering of a French submarine deal with Australia
By Christopher Hamill-Stewart ·

Calls grow among experts in Singapore for a vaccine mandate as COVID-19 spikes

Calls grow among experts in Singapore for a vaccine mandate as COVID-19 spikes

  • Singapore has been a model for coronavirus mitigation since the pandemic began with mandatory masks, effective contact tracing and a closed border
  • Singapore has not made vaccination compulsory because the Pfizer and Moderna shots only have emergency approval in the country
By Reuters ·

Evergrande's debt struggle rattles investors

Evergrande's debt struggle rattles investors

  • Some commentators suggest Evergrande might become China’s “Lehman moment,” referring to the failure of Wall Street bank Lehman Brothers, a forerunner to the 2008 crisis
  • Evergrande’s Hong Kong-traded shares have fallen 85 percent since early 2021
By Reuters ·

The free plan started on Monday and will roll out across Kenya in the coming days. (File/AFP)

Netflix offers free plan in Kenya to entice new subscribers

  • Netflix offers free mobile plan with one-quarter of its TV shows and movies in Kenya to increase frowth
  • The free plan is available on Android mobile phones and will not have ads
By Reuters ·

The free plan started on Monday and will roll out across Kenya in the coming days. (File/AFP)

Netflix offers free plan in Kenya to entice new subscribers

  • Netflix offers free mobile plan with one-quarter of its TV shows and movies in Kenya to increase frowth
  • The free plan is available on Android mobile phones and will not have ads
By Reuters ·