Thursday, March 21, 2019

Bridge ends ‘centuries‘ of travel chaos

A new bridge spanning the River Gambia is set to revolutionise travel and trade in the region.The Gambia is a thin sliver of land either side of the eponymous river, surrounded...

US shutdown: Trump says Pelosi ‘afraid of the truth‘

US President Donald Trump says he will deliver a speech to Congress next week, despite calls from top Democrats for it to be postponed over security risks.Mr Trump insists the State...

Juan Guaidó: US backs opposition leader as Venezuela president

US President Donald Trump has said he recognises Venezuelan opposition leader Juan Guaidó as interim president.The announcement came minutes after the 35-year-old declared himself acting leader in Caracas on Wednesday.A number...

Saudi asylum case prods Thais towards reform

On a television set in a grim, overcrowded Bangkok detention centre refugees closely followed Saudi woman Rahaf Mohammed al-Qunun’s quest for resettlement, as the 18-year-old asylum seeker’s case spurred hopes of...

Cambodian Space Project producer takes psych rock festival on the road

Cambodia’s second annual Folk Art & Blues Fest rolls into Phnom Penh on a double-decker London bus in late January for the start of a 16-day tour that will take it...