Daily Archives: January 4, 2016

First-round vote in strife-torn Central African Republic ‘undeniable success’ – UN envoy

Presidential and legislative elections in the Central African Republic (CAR) on December 31, a major step on the path to stability after two years of conflict between Muslims and Christians, were an “undeniable success” with a massive turnout, the top United Nations official there said – UN news center reports.

USA | Saudis Announce End to Yemen Ceasefire

After nine days of more or less constant airstrikes against targets inside Yemen, Saudi Arabia announced today that they are abandoning their “ceasefire” in Yemen, and that it is because the Shi’ite Houthis are violating the terms.

China | China: shares slump to a halt on the first trading day of new year

Trading on the first day of the year closed earlier than expected, as a 7 percent slump triggered circuit breaker mechanism to halt the market.

Stocks plunged on Monday as investors sought to dump shares to ward off potential volatilities. The benchmark Shanghai Composite closed at 3,296.26, down 6.9 percent, while the Shenzhen Component Index suspended at 11,626.04, down 8.2 percent.