Remote, mysterious, now caught in controversy: 10 facts about Seychelles’ Assumption Island

The island of Assumption has been in the news for the past couple of months after Seychelles signed a 20-year agreement with the Indian government to build military facilities on the ... Continue Reading →

French ex-president Sarkozy held in Libya financing probe

French ex-president Nicolas Sarkozy was detained for questioning on Tuesday over allegations the late Libyan dictator Moamer Kadhafi financed his 2007 election campaign, including with ... Continue Reading →

Public smiles, private problems as Saudi prince visits White House

Saudi Arabia's crown prince received an effusive welcome Tuesday at the White House from US President Donald Trump, who hailed a "great friendship" with the kingdom -- but made no public ... Continue Reading →

Empowered Xi says China ready to fight ‘bloody battle’

President Xi Jinping delivered a blistering nationalist speech on Tuesday, warning against any attempts to split China and touting the country's readiness to fight "the bloody battle" ... Continue Reading →

President Faure receives Special Envoy from Japan

The President of the Republic, Mr Danny Faure, received a representative of the Government of Japan and Special Envoy, Ambassador Yoshifumi Okamura, at State House this afternoon. Ambassador ... Continue Reading →