February 20, 2020

US citizen to remain in Egypt detention after prosecution appeal accepted

ericsphotography/iStock(CAIRO) -- A dual U.S.-Egyptian national who won a court order to be released from a Cairo prison will remain in jail after a prosecution appeal was accepted on Thursday, her lawyer has said. Pennsylvania teacher Reem Desouky had been serving a pre-trial detention that is renewed periodically since she was arrested at Cairo's airport during a visit to her family in July 2019. She was accused of running a Facebook page that criticizes the government. She had a chance ..
February 20, 2020

Coronavirus patient numbers double overnight in South Korea

nigelcarse/iStock(SEOUL, South Korea) -- Coronavirus cases more than doubled overnight in South Korea, with most of the outbreak centered in and around the city of Daegu, the country’s fourth-largest city with 2.5 million people. Fifty-three new cases were confirmed, spiking the total to 104 infected as of Thursday evening local time. The number of cases are expected to increase in the coming days. South Korea also reported its first death, a man in his early 60s, who died at a hospital in Cheo..
February 20, 2020

Touring US troops in Saudi Arabia, Pompeo touts pressure on Iran amid high tensions

Johannes Simon/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) -- Secretary of State Mike Pompeo toured with American troops deployed by President Donald Trump to Saudi Arabia, as tensions with Iran remain high over crippling aggression and U.S. sanctions, less than two months after the countries stood on the brink of war. Ahead of his latest visit to the kingdom, top U.S. lawmakers had urged Pompeo to also raise human rights issues, especially the case of an American citizen reportedly tortured in Saudi custody -- s..
February 20, 2020

Eleven dead, including alleged suspect, after shooting in German city of Hanau: Police

welcomia/iStock(HANAU, Germany) -- Eleven people, including the suspect, are dead following a shooting at multiple locations in the German city of Hanau, German police said Thursday. Shots were fired at two different locations in Hanau around 10 p.m. local time Wednesday, according to a statement from local authorities. The city is located about 17 miles east of Frankfurt. The alleged perpetrator, who has not been publicly identified, was later found dead at his home. It was there police said th..