*)Air strikes kill at least 5 in Syria’s Idlib – SOHR
At least five civilians were killed in Syria’s de-escalation zone on Tuesday in addition to dozens of combatants on both sides, according to a war monitor.
UN Secretary General Antonio Guterr…
*)Overthrown Egypt President Morsi ‘dies in court’
Egypt’s state TV said the country’s overthrown President Mohamed Morsi collapsed during a court session and died.
He was buried in Cairo in the presence of only family members after their request…
*)Hong Kong democracy activist freed from jail
Democracy activist Joshua Wong was released from prison after serving five weeks for contempt of court.
Wong, who became the face of Hong Kong’s Umbrella Movement, vowed to join mass protests demandi…
*)US accuses Iran of taking mine off tanker; Iran denies involvement
We start in the Gulf of Oman, where an attack on two oil tankers drove up oil prices and raised concerns of a fresh US-Iran flare-up
The US military released a video saying it s…
*)Attacks violate reported Russia-Turkey ceasefire in Idlib
We begin in Syria where Turkey’s defense ministry says a Turkish observation post in Idlib province was attacked.
The shells fired from areas under the Syrian regime come after Russian m…
*)Protests against extradition bill paralyse Hong Kong
A massive protest forced the Hong Kong government to delay a debate on a controversial extradition bill.
Thousands of protesters took over a major downtown road and tussled with the police outs…
*)Four killed on first day of ‘civil disobedience’ in Sudan
A doctors’ committee linked to the protests in Sudan said four people were killed on Sunday as troops moved to quell a civil disobedience campaign.
Opposition groups had called a general …
*)AU suspends Sudan until civilian-led authority established
The African Union has suspended Sudan until the country’s return to civilian rule.
The ruling military’s brutal crackdown on a sit-in in Khartoum killed more than 100 people, a doctors’…
Thursday, June 6, 2019
Sudan death toll crosses 100, protesters say, and Sharma guides India to opening World Cup win.
This is TRT World’s Daily News Brief for Thursday, June 6th.
Sudan protesters say death toll cross 100
Sudan’s protest organ…
Tuesday, June 4, 2019
Sudan military crackdown leaves dozens dead, and iTunes to bite the dust as Apple replaces it with three separate apps.
This is TRT World’s Daily News Brief for Tuesday, June 4th.
UNSC to discuss Sudan military crackdown
TRT World’s Daily News Brief for Monday, June 3:
*)Sudan military rulers use force to clear sit-in
We begin in Sudan’s capital where at least five people were killed as troops raided a long-running sit-in outside the army HQ.
Explosions and gun…
NEWSREADER INTRO: This is TRT World’s Daily News Brief for Friday, May 31st.
Mexico hit with tariffs until ‘immigration problem remedied’
US President Donald Trump vowed to impose a tariff on all goods coming from Mexico unless illegal immigrati…
NEWSREADER INTRO: This is TRT World’s Daily News Brief for Thursday, May 30th.
Mueller declines to clear Trump
Special Counsel Robert Mueller said his probe into Russian interference in the 2016 election was never going to end with criminal char…
NEWSREADER INTRO: This is TRT World’s Daily News Brief for Wednesday, May 29th.
Regime air strikes kill 24 civilians in Syria
Syrian regime air strikes killed at least 24 civilians in Idlib, the last opposition stronghold, and its surrounding ar…
Two dead after Japan mass stabbing
A man with a knife in each hand went on a rampage in Japan, killing two, including a 12-year-old schoolgirl.
The attack took place in the south of Tokyo and injured more than a dozen people, mostly elementary sc…
NEWSREADER INTRO: This is TRT World’s Daily News Brief for Monday, May 27th.
Pro-European parties retain firm grip on EU parliament
Europe’s mainstream centre-right and centre-left parties have lost their combined majority in the bloc's 751-seat …
TRT World’s Daily News Brief for Friday, May 24:
*)Boeing’s 737 MAX 8 jets to remain grounded
The Federal Aviation Administration says Boeing's 737 MAX 8 jets will remain grounded until all safety analyses are completed.
No timetable was given …
TRT World’s Daily News Brief for Thursday, May 23:
*)BJP alliance wins majority – unofficial results
India’s Narendra Modi will remain in power after unofficial results show him winning by a landslide in India’s election.
His BJP party contested…
TRT World’s Daily News Brief for Wednesday, May 22:
*)US suspects Assad forces using chemical weapons
The US says Syria's regime may be using chemical weapons in northwest Syria.
The State Department warns that it will respond with force if this…
Daily News Brief for Tuesday, May 21st:
*)New Zealand charges Tarrant with terrorism
Police in New Zealand have charged the man who carried out the Christchurch shootings with "engaging in a terrorist act".
Brenton Tarrant, a self-confessed whit…
Daily News Brief for Monday, May 20th:
*)US trumpets war with Iran
US President Donald Trump has threatened an official end to Iran if the Islamic Republic chooses to fight.
The latest tweet comes after Trump had downplayed a potential military…
TRT World’s Daily News Brief for Friday, May 17:
*)US ends preferential trade agreement with Turkey
US has withdrawn Turkey as a preferential trade partner.
The US says Turkey's economy is now sound enough to end its participation in a system a…
TRT World’s Daily News Brief for Wednesday, May 15:
*)US, Iran say not seeking war as tensions spike
US Secretary of State Michael Pompeo said his country is not seeking war with Iran, despite a Pentagon dispatch of bombers to the region.
Tuesday, May 14, 2019
China strikes back at the US with tariffs, and WhatsApp finds spyware.
This is TRT World’s Daily News Brief for Tuesday, May 14th.
*) Stock markets slide as China retaliates on tariffs
Global stocks fell as Trump's war on …