World Bulletin / News Desk
Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos checked into a hospital on Wednesday to undergo surgery for non-aggressive prostate cancer, an operation for which the 61-year-old is expected to make a swift recovery.
Midway through his four-year term, Santos surprised the Andean nation on Monday announcing that doctors had discovered a cancerous growth. He said the disease hadacion Santa Fe hospital in a plushy business district in northern Bogota at around 6:15 am local time (1115 GMT). been caught in time and there was minimal risk.
Santos checked into the Fund
"The time has come, here I am going in, I'm optimistic. God willing, everything will be fine," Santos told reporters.
The surgery will be performed under local anesthesia and is expected to take a few hours. Santos' urologist, Felipe Gomez, has said that he will give an update on the president's condition around midday.
Santos' treatment will not require chemotherapy, Gomez has said, and the president will likely spend two to three days in hospital following the surgery, while a complete recovery will likely take up to three weeks.
The father-of-three is not allowed to travel during that period, but will be able to carry out his official duties.
11 Kurdish fighters wounded in the attacks are brought to Turkey for medical attention.
Luqman has been fiercely criticizing judiciary for not taking action against rival Geo News, which he accuses of treason
Tens of thousands take to street to welcome 'Jokowi' as congratulatory banners seemed to occupy every available public space across the country’s thousands of islands
The three leaders will later join a wider session of talks to reconcile the warring camps
Sikorski's account is not the first suggestion that Russia was seeking Poland's support in partitioning Ukraine.
Khatallah was captured in Libya by a U.S. military and FBI team and transported to the United States aboard a U.S. Navy ship to face an indictment
Kerry will urge Widodo to maintain the active role in regional foreign policy pursued by the previous Indonesian administration, amid concern that the new president may be more inward-looking
Saudi Arabia beheaded 26 people in August, more than in the first seven months of the year combined.
Israel usually prevents Palestinians in Area C – established in line with the Oslo Accords - from building homes in the area under the pretext that the land is Israeli territory.
In Syria, the U.S. strikes hit a "stray" resupply vehicle from the U.S. airdrop of supplies earlier on Monday intended for Kurdish forces battling the militant group in Kobani
Greek Cypriot authorities said the Turkish vessel Barbaros, which collects seismic data, entered their exclusive economic zone
The judges are accused of supporting a "certain political group" by signing onto a July 24, 2013 statement that was read out aloud during a sit-in staged by pro-Morsi demonstrators
Israeli guards quietly occupied two purchased residential buildings in a Palestinian district of East Jerusalem, expanding a Jewish settler project in defiance of U.S. crisitism.
Funeral of party figure who died in exile turns into anti-coup protest when mourners cheer on overthrown PM Yingluck
The House of Representatives, Libya's elected parliament which has relocated to Tobruk in the far east, has endorsed Haftar's Operation Dignity, giving him an official role
Russian FM says only UN Security Council has right to form coalition against ISIL