Probe begins into alleged bribe involving Guatemala’s president | Corruption News

Anti-corruption prosecutors are investigating an alleged bribe from Russian businessmen to President Alejandro Giammattei. Prosecutors in Guatemala have begun an investigation into allegations that Russian businessmen paid a bribe to…

Argentina demands Paraguay investigates deaths of two girls | Conflict News

Asunción, Paraguay – The Argentinian government and human rights organisations have reiterated demands for Paraguay to fully investigate the killing of two 11-year-old girls by state security forces in an…

US sanctions four Iranians over alleged plot to kidnap journalist | Business and Economy News

The group of four stands accused of conspiracy related to kidnapping, sanctions violations, bank and wire fraud, and money laundering. The United States Department of the Treasury has sanctioned four…

Biden orders declassification of 9/11 investigation documents | Al-Qaeda News

The president was under pressure from survivors and victims’ families, who believe Saudi Arabia aided the al-Qaeda attackers. US President Joe Biden has directed the Justice Department and other agencies…

‘QAnon Shaman’ pleads guilty to felony in January 6 Capitol riot | Donald Trump News

Jacob Chansley could face up to 51 months in prison for his role in the attack on the US Capitol. A man from the US state of Arizona who sported…

Mexican cannabis, Elizabeth Holmes on trial and a shredded Banksy | Arts and Culture News

The United States announced Friday that it plans to spend as much as $2,275 per person to help resettle tens of thousands of Afghans who fled their country after the…

Shia leader Grand Ayatollah Mohammed Saeed al-Hakeem dies in Iraq | Religion News

Funeral ceremonies for top Shia leader expected to be held in holy city of Najaf and its twin city of Karbala. Grand Ayatollah Sayyid Mohammed Saeed al-Hakeem, one of Iraq’s…

Biden calls US economy ‘strong’ despite disappointing jobs report | Business and Economy News

‘The measures we’ve taken so far have brought America out of an economic free-fall,’ US President Joe Biden said Friday. By Jennifer JacobsBloomberg President Joe Biden said the U.S. economy remains…

Zambia elects first woman as parliament speaker | Politics News

Nelly Mutti, a lawyer based in Lusaka, was elected unopposed to replace Patrick Matibini after last month’s elections ushered in a new government. Zambia’s parliament has elected its first female…

Almost 100 ancient Mesopotamian artefacts seized in Norway | Iraq News

Authorities to examine objects to determine their authenticity and establish their provenance. Police in Norway have seized nearly 100 Mesopotamian archaeological artefacts, reported missing by Iraqi authorities, from a collector.…