Moqtada al-Sadr: Who is Iraq’s new hardline leader with an anti-US military past?

Moqtada al-Sadr: Who is Iraq’s new hardline leader with an anti-US military past?

Posted May 19, 2018 16:27:13 Photo: Mr al-Sadr rose to prominence when his paramilitary forces battled the US after the 2003 invasion. (Reuters: Alaa al-Marjani) In a shock victory, Shiite cleric Moqtada al-Sadr’s bloc has won the Iraq election. Key points: Strongly anti-America, Mr al-Sadr has led battles against US …

Surabaya bombings: Indonesian prosecutors seek death penalty for alleged spiritual leader Aman Abdurrahman

Surabaya bombings: Indonesian prosecutors seek death penalty for alleged spiritual leader Aman Abdurrahman

Updated May 18, 2018 18:45:05 Photo: Aman Abdurrahman allegedly brought together supporters of the Islamic State group. (AP: Tatan Syuflana) Indonesian prosecutors have demanded the death penalty for the alleged spiritual leader of the group said to be responsible for the Surabaya bombings. Key points: Aman Abdurrahman allegedly set up …

Anwar Ibrahim: Former Malaysian opposition leader released after years in prison

Anwar Ibrahim: Former Malaysian opposition leader released after years in prison

Posted May 16, 2018 13:34:27 Former Malaysian opposition leader Anwar Ibrahim — the man who may replace prime minister-elect Mahathir Mohamad — has just been released from prison. Mr Anwar, who was formerly Dr Mahathir’s political rival, has been promised leadership of Malaysia’s new governing coalition when Dr Mahathir, 92, …

Catalonia parliament elects hardline separatist Quim Torra as leader

Catalonia parliament elects hardline separatist Quim Torra as leader

Updated May 15, 2018 06:44:48 Photo: Newly appointed Catalan president Quim Torra, centre, promised to work towards a Catalan republic. (AP: Manu Fernandez) Related Story: Spanish court orders 25 Catalan leaders to stand trial Related Story: ‘Spain has been defeated’: Separatists regain control of Catalonia in election blow to Madrid …

Defeated Malaysian leader Najib Razak and his wife barred from leaving country

Defeated Malaysian leader Najib Razak and his wife barred from leaving country

Posted May 12, 2018 15:33:04 Photo: Najib Razak was in power for nearly a decade. (AP: Aaron Favila) Malaysia’s Immigration Department says former prime minister Najib Razak and his wife have been barred from leaving the country, just after he announced plans for a short holiday. Key points: Mr Najib …

Donald Trump to meet North Korean leader Kim Jong-un on June 12 in Singapore – Donald Trump’s America

Donald Trump to meet North Korean leader Kim Jong-un on June 12 in Singapore – Donald Trump’s America

Updated May 11, 2018 01:25:55 Photo: Donald Trump and Kim Jong-un will meet next month for historic talks. (Reuters/AP) US President Donald Trump has announced he will meet North Korean leader Kim Jong-un in Singapore on June 12. “We will both try to make it a very special moment for …

Leader of Learning of Personal, Development, Health & Physical Education (1 Point Position)

Leader of Learning of Personal, Development, Health & Physical Education (1 Point Position)

Leader of Learning of Personal, Development, Health & Physical Education (1 Point Position) St Andrews College, Marayong Secondary Teacher Teaching Subject: Health , Physical Education , PDHPE Contract Type: Contract Position Full Time Applications Close: 11 May 2018 The successful candidate will be able to demonstrate: br Experience in teaching …

North Korea leader Kim Jong-un is capturing the world’s attention, so what is he up to?

North Korea leader Kim Jong-un is capturing the world’s attention, so what is he up to?

Posted May 10, 2018 10:07:31 Photo: North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, left, met with South Korean President Moon Jae-in at a historic meeting in April. (AP: Korea Summit Press Pool) Related Story: Three American detainees released from North Korea, Trump says Related Story: US Secretary of State arrives in …

North Korean leader Kim Jong-un visits China, meets with Xi Jinping

North Korean leader Kim Jong-un visits China, meets with Xi Jinping

Updated May 08, 2018 23:29:32 Photo: North Korean leader Kim Jong-un has visited China for the second time in as many months. (AP: Ju Peng/Xinhua) North Korean leader Kim Jong-un has visited the Chinese city of Dalian to meet President Xi Jinping, China’s official Xinhua news agency has reported. The …

North Korean leader Kim Jong-un visits China, meets with Xi

North Korean leader Kim Jong-un visits China, meets with Xi

Posted May 08, 2018 22:23:20 North Korean leader Kim Jong-un has visited the Chinese city of Dalian to meet President Xi Jinping, China’s official Xinhua news agency is reporting. The two discussed bilateral issues, with Mr Xi telling Mr Kim of his support of talks between North Korea and the …