Landslide kills 23 in central Ethiopia

Twenty-three people were killed in a landslide triggered by heavy rains in central Ethiopia, the media reported on Sunday. The landslide, in the central Oromia region, occurred on Saturday after several hours of downpour, Xinhua reported. Six others were injured in the…

Shia cleric Sadr’s bloc wins Iraq polls

An alliance headed by former Shia militia chief Moqtada Sadr (photo) has won the parliamentary elections in Iraq, the poll panel said. Final results released by the Electoral Commission gave Sadr’s Saeroun bloc 54 seats, while current Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi was…

US clarification on H-4 visas

No decision about H-4 visas is final until the rulemaking process is completed, a senior US official has said, days after over 100 lawmakers urged the Trump administration to continue granting work authorisation to certain dependent spouses of non-immigrant workers holding H-1B…