Pakistani female fighter pilot Marium Mukhtiar dies in jet crash

Marium Mukhtiar yesterday became the first Pakistani female fighter pilot to die on duty when a jet aircraft crashed near Kundian, in Punjab’s Mianwali district. The Pakistan Air Force (PAF) said Flying Officer Mukhtiar and male colleague Squadron Leader Saqib … Continue reading

Germaine Greer gives Cardiff University oration despite campaign to prevent lecture

Feminist author and academic Germaine Greer gave a lecture at Cardiff University on Wednesday despite a petition with over 3,000 signatures calling for its cancellation. I feel like the words Germaine Greer has spouted in recent years has no place … Continue reading

Rwandan Senate approves constitutional change allowing third term for Kagame

The Senate of Rwanda today voted to amend the Rwandan constitution to allow a third term for President Paul Kagame. The changes, which require a referendum before becoming law, reduce the current limit of two seven-year Presidential terms to two … Continue reading

Maldives President Abdulla Yameen lifts state of emergency

Abdullah Yameen, President of the Maldives, yesterday lifted the state of emergency he imposed on his nation last week. Attorney General Mohamed Anil cited progress in an investigation into the bombing of Yameen’s speedboat in September. The state of emergency … Continue reading