War-torn Yemen holds breath for breakthrough truce

The first day of the Muslim holy month of Ramadan, warring parties in Yemen are set to lay down their weapons. This will be the first nationwide truce since 2016. The Iran-backed Huthi rebels and the Saudi-led coalition have agreed to a two-month truce. Yemen’s warring parties are set to lay down their weapons for … Read more

Inside Ukraine’s Foreign Legion: The veterans and glory-seekers who have gone to war against Russia

Around 20,000 foreign fighters are believed to have joined Ukraine’s Foreign Legion to fight Russia. Among the stories of combat, accounts have emerged of volunteers leaving traumatised and disillusioned.    Foreign fighters have said units lack organisation and equipment, and some volunteers have dubious motives. For more stories go to www.BusinessInsider.co.za. When Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy … Read more

Pope’s apology to Canada’s indigenous community a ‘step forward’

Pope Francis. Franco Origlia, Getty Images Pope Francis apologised to Canada’s indigenous community for a century of abuse at Catholic-run schools.  Many of the children forcibly enrolled at these schools were physically and sexually abused.  1 300 unmarked student graves were discovered at several of the former schools since last May. Prime Minister Justin … Read more

French authorities freeze helicopters linked to Russian oligarch Alisher Usmanov, report says

Alisher Usmanov’s superyacht, Dilbar, worth between $600 and $735 million. Mikhail Svetlov/Getty Images, Sabri Kesen/Anadolu French authorities froze two helicopters linked to Russian oligarch Alisher Usmanov, Forbes reported. One helicopter has been seen on his yacht, the other is owned by a company that used to own one of his aircraft. Usmanov’s spokesperson told Forbes … Read more