Imran Khan loses party leadership for first time in 27 years

(FILE) Supporters of former Prime Minister Imran Khan's party Pakistan Tehrik-e-Insaf, light candles in Karachi, Pakistan. EFE/EPA/SHAHZAIB AKBER

Islamabad, Dec 2 (EFE).- Former Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan on Saturday lost his position as chairman of Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) party for the first time since he founded it 27 years ago, according to a statement by the party. Gohar Khan was elected unopposed as the new chairman in the internal elections, in which … Read more

Scores injured in 5.6 magnitude earthquake in Bangladesh

(FILE) Traders sell clothes at makeshift stalls on a footpath in Dhaka, Bangladesh. EFE/EPA/MONIRUL ALAM

Dhaka, Dec 2 (EFE).- At least 80 people were injured while trying to rush out of a textile factory in eastern Bangladesh on Saturday after a magnitude 5.6 earthquake hit the country. The quake struck at 09.35am local time, with the epicenter at Ramganj, and the tremors were reportedly felt across much of the country. … Read more

2 Shia clerics among 6 shot dead in western Afghanistan

(FILE) Taliban stand guard at a neighborhood in Kabul, Afghanistan. EFE/EPA/STRINGER

Kabul, Dec 2 (EFE).- At least six people, including two Shia clerics, were killed and two others wounded after being shot by unidentified gunmen in western Afghanistan, official sources said Saturday. The Afghan interior ministry, in a statement overnight, condemned the incident as a “terrorist” act, and revealed it took place in Anjil district of … Read more

Donations, agreements, sacked official – story of Paraguay’s links with imaginary nation

(FILE) Indian Police escort the controversial Hindu self-styled godman Swami Nithyananda (R) on the outskirts of Bangalore, India. EPA/EFE/FILE/JAGADEESH NV

By Laura Barros Asuncion, Dec 2 (EFE).- Paraguay’s links with the nonexistent country of Kailasa, led by a fugitive Indian godman, featured donations of Ibuprofen boxes, signing of sister city agreements and visits by representatives of the fictional state that eventually led to the dismissal of an official of the South American nation. The developments … Read more

Uber to enter S&P 500 stock index this month

EFE/ Jeffrey Arguedas

New York, Dec 1 (EFE).- American ride-hailing company Uber would enter the S&P 500 stock index on Dec. 18, some four years after its debut on the New York Stock Exchange, as reported Friday by the managing entity from the market. Uber would be added to the index to replace the company Sealed Air, a … Read more

The trauma and legacy of AIDS in LGTBI memory between America and Spain

Halim Badawi (left), curator of the exhibition 'Memories of HIV/AIDS in Latin America', and Pedro Felipe Hinestrosa (right), director of the Archivo Arkhé, at the opening of the exhibition in Madrid on Friday. December 1, 2023. EFE/ Carlos Caselles

Carlos Caselles Madrid, Dic (EFE).- “Memories of HIV/AIDS in Ibero-America” is an exhibition that examines the cultural history of HIV/AIDS through testimonies from the LGTBI community. It opened in Madrid on Friday on World AIDS Day. The exhibition, a joint project of Archivo Arkhé (Arkhé’s Archive), a cultural organization with offices in Colombia and Spain, … Read more

ICJ asks Caracas to ‘refrain’ from complicating dispute with Guyana

General view of the International Court of Justice in The Hague, the Netherlands, 08 June 2023. EFE/EPA/REMKO DE WAAL

The Hague, Dec. 1 (EFE).- The International Court of Justice urged Caracas on Friday to “refrain” from taking any action that would “modify” the situation in the territory west of the Essequibo River disputed with Guyana, and told both parties to refrain from taking any action that could make the issue “more difficult to resolve.” … Read more