Shariff was captured with three other men in March 2015 after an attack on the Iranian fishing vessel FV Siraj. 
Several hundred protesters were in the streets of the French capital around 11am on Saturday.
The United States announced Friday that it was sending military reinforcements to the Gulf region following attacks on Saudi oil facilities that it attributes to the country.
An anonymous whistleblower’s secret complaint has triggered a tense showdown between Congress and the US presidency.
California’s vehicle emissions rules are followed by a dozen other states that account for more than 40 percent of US vehicle sales.
This after Egyptian businessman and actor Mohamed Ali accused President el-Sisi of corruption and called on people to take to the streets.

Facebook suspends ‘tens of thousands’ of apps in privacy review

The social network became the subject of intense scrutiny after acknowledging in 2018 that Cambridge Analytica misappropriated personal data on tens of millions of Facebook users.

Schoolchildren throng streets in vast global climate strike

The demonstrations were due to culminate in New York, where 1.1 million students in around 1,800 public schools have been permitted to skip school.

Netanyahu in trouble as Israel vote deadlock confirmed by near-complete results

The prime minister’s party is now the second largest, but neither he or his rival Benny Gantz has an obvious path to a majority coalition.

Canada’s Trudeau apologises for wearing blackface as new images emerge

‘Darkening your face, regardless of the context or the circumstances, is always unacceptable because of the racist history of blackface,’ he said.

Vaping-related illness sickens over 500 in US

Health authorities first realized in July that vaping was linked to the severe breathing difficulties, coughing, chest pain and even nausea being reported by young people.

Tunisia’s ex-president Ben Ali dies – foreign ministry

Ben Ali, who ruled his North African country from 1987 until 2011, was viewed by some as a bulwark against Islamist extremism.

Trump’s new Afrikaans-speaking security adviser has ‘interacted’ with AfriForum

Robert O’Brien learnt to speak the language while an exchange student in Bloemfontein during apartheid.

Gantz says he should be prime minister in Israel unity government

The ex-military chief said his alliance had the most seats and he should lead the next government.

Netanyahu calls on Gantz to form a unity government together

Gantz had not yet responded, but he has repeatedly called for a unity government.

‘Day Zero’ looms in Australian Outback as climate change bites

It’s getting hotter, it’s getting drier, and adding to the misery, precious water supplies are being tasked to fight hundreds of bushfires.

US Fed cuts key interest rate a quarter point, citing ‘uncertainties’

Powell and other Fed officials frequently have cited the uncertainty generated by President Donald Trump’s trade war with China which is hanging over the economy.

Saudi oil attacks an act of war, says Pompeo

The comments raise the risk of a wider conflict in the tinderbox Gulf region after the weekend strikes.

Greta Thunberg to US Congress: take climate action now

In Wednesday’s appearance before a joint hearing of two House committees, her message was humble but blunt.

UK Supreme Court told Boris Johnson is ‘father of lies’

Britain’s highest court was told that the prime minister’s move was destroying parliamentary democracy.

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