The U.S secretary of state Mike Pompeo has blamed Iran for attacks on two oil tankers in the gulf of Oman. He said the assessment was based on intelligence about the kind of weapons used, likely to be limpid minds. Iran has denied any knowledge of the attacks.
Sudan’s ruling military council has admitted it ordered the security forces to break up a protest camp 10 days ago. Dozens of people were shot dead. A spokesman told reporters several officers have been detained.
Pope Benedict has warned his diplomats not to criticize him behind his back. He was speaking days after archbishop Carlo Viganò repeated his allegations that the Pope helped an American former cardinal accused of sexual abuse.
President Trump’s press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders is to leave her job at the end of the month. Announcing her departure on Twitter , Mr.Trump said she’s done a credible job. Mrs.Sander broke decades with tradition by abandoning the daily White House press briefing.
A rocket fired from the Gaza strip is reported to hit a building in the Israeli border town of Sderot. No casualties were reported. Earlier, the Israeli military said its warplanes have struck several Hamas targets in Gaza.
A former lieutenant colonel in the Argentina military who fled the country 8 years ago after being accused of human rights violations has been found living in a luxury housing development in Italy. Carlos Luis Malatto was indicted for kidnapping, torturing and killing political opponents in the 1970s and 80s.
In Hungary, the captain of a cruise ship which collided with a tourist boat in the river Danube two weeks ago, killing 28 people, has been released from police custody. The Ukrainian paid $50,000 for bail. Most of them killed were South Korean tourists.