February 22, 2019

Hosni Mubarak to stand trial over protester deaths

Former Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak and his two sons, Alaa and Gamal are to stand trial over the deaths of anti-government protesters during the January/February revolution. The three men have been charged with "premeditated murder of some participants in the peaceful protests of the 25 … [Read more...]

Cuba looking at allowing overseas travel and tourism

The Cuban government says it is looking at plans to allow its citizens to travel abroad as tourists for the first time in more than 50 years. The proposed move is part of a massive reform package approved by the Communist Party Congress in April, designed to turn around Cuba's flagging … [Read more...]

Tunisia wants Ben Ali extradited from Saudi Arabia

Tunisia is formally asking for the extradition of ex-President Zine al-Abidine Ben Ali from Saudi Arabia, where he fled to on 14 January after a peoples revolution. Newswarped is confused that after a wave of protests that removed Mr Ben Ali after 23 years of authoritarian rule, they turn around … [Read more...]

Mubarak Resigns – Egypt’s Army in charge

Fireworks reigned down over Tahrir Square to signal the end of the reign of Egypt President Hosni Mubarak. After defying protests yesterday, Mubarak it seems has been given no alternative by the army who have been sounding like they are really in charge for days now. Crowds in Cairo, … [Read more...]

Cuba to axe one million jobs to boost economy

Cuba has announced radical plans to lay off up to a million state employees in an attempt to revivie its struggling economy. In an attempt to lift productivity, the Cuban Labour Federation says that several hundred thousand workers will lose their jobs within six months, with more to … [Read more...]