EU unveils sanctions plan to hit Turkey over Cyprus drillingThe European Union on Monday unveiled a system for imposing sanctions on Turkey over its unauthorized gas drilling in Mediterranean waters off Cyprus but no Turkish companies or officials have yet been targeted. EU member countries can now come forward with names of those they think should be listed. Turkish warship-escorted drillships began exploratory drilling this summer in waters where EU-member Cyprus has exclusive economic rights, including areas where European energy companies are licensed to conduct a hydrocarbons search.

Gambia takes Myanmar to top UN court over Rohingya campaignGambia filed the case on behalf of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation. Gambia’s justice minister and attorney general, Abubacarr Marie Tambadou, told The Associated Press he wanted to “send a clear message to Myanmar and to the rest of the international community that the world must not stand by and do nothing in the face of terrible atrocities that are occurring around us. Myanmar’s military began a harsh counterinsurgency campaign against the Rohingya in August 2017 in response to an insurgent attack.

'A circus and a hoax': how rightwing media are covering impeachmentTelevised impeachment hearings will probably spur more negative news cycles for Trump. Except on conservative mediaThe Fox News offices in New York City, 11 October 2019. Photograph: Andrew Kelly/ReutersTelevised public impeachment hearings on Donald Trump start on Wednesday and are likely to grip America with a litany of damaging testimony.Transcripts of private hearings already show witnesses testifying about the same basic scenario: Trump wanted Ukraine to investigate his potential rival in the 2020 election Joe Biden and his son Hunter, who had worked in the country. That has spurred weeks of negative news cycles for Trump. When those same witnesses …

Indian holy site prays for closure after court battleResidents of Ayodhya scrambled for emergency food when India’s Supreme Court warned it would soon hand down a final verdict on a holy site that provoked some of the country’s worst sectarian violence. Saturday’s ruling gave Hindus the right to build a temple in the city, on land where a five-century-old mosque had stood until religious zealots tore it down in 1992, sparking riots that killed 2,000 people — mostly Muslims. “When the news broke on Friday night that the Supreme Court would give its verdict, no-one knew what will happen.

No coalition troops hurt in rocket attack at Iraq baseA barrage of Katyusha rockets targeted an Iraqi air base that houses American troops south of the city of Mosul on Friday, officials said. The rocket fire appears to have originated in Mosul and struck the Iraqi army base in Qayyara, about 60 kilometers (38 miles) south of Mosul, where coalition forces are helping the Iraqis battle remnants of the Islamic State group, Iraqi security officials said. Iraqi officials did not immediately say whether there were any casualties, though a coalition spokeswoman later said no coalition troops had been injured.