October 21, 2017

Egypt murder trial starts with Mubarak in cage

The trial of Egypt's ex-President Hosni Mubarak on corruption and murder charges has begun in Cairo with Mubarak wheeled into the courtroom in a hospital bed and placed in a cage. The 83 year-old former leader has denied charges of corruption and ordering the killing of protesters. He is on … [Read more...]

Wali Karzai assassinated by security chief

Ahmed Wali Karzai, the half-brother of Afghan President Hamid Karzai has been assassinated at his home in Kandahar by his security chief. Ahmed Wali Karzai was a leading power broker in Southern Afghanistan, was shot dead at his house by his long-time head of security, Sardar Mohammed, who was … [Read more...]

Afghan President Karzai admits funding from Iran

Afghanistan President Hamid Karzai has admitted receiving cash from Iran in a move that has got the United States nervous about Tehran's intentions in the area. With Iran President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad going on rare foreign visits in the region primarily to thumb his nose at Israel, it signals a … [Read more...]