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Friday, February 23, 2018
On Tuesday June 20 Mohammed bin Nayef, a powerful figure in Saudi Arabia’s security apparatus for the past two decades and the next in line to the throne, was summoned to meet King Salman bin Abdulaziz on the fourth floor of the royal palace in Mecca. There, according to a...
suicide A thirteen-year-old boy has been found dead in an uncompleted building beside his home after his mother allegedly rained abuses on him. The teenager, simply identified as Rokeeb, was found hanging on a noose...
Former Brazilian President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva has been convicted of corruption charges and sentenced to nine-and-a-half years in prison, court documents show. It is understood he will remain free pending an appeal. Lula has rejected claims he received a flat as a bribe in a corruption scandal linked to...
Sam Gyimah has been made Universities and Science Minister for England in Theresa May’s government reshuffle. Mr Gyimah’s role straddles the Department for Education and the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy. He replaces Jo Johnson, who has been made Transport Minister. Mr Gyimah, 41, will work alongside...
A US judge has declared a mistrial in the Bill Cosby sex assault case after the jury remained deadlocked for days. The seven men and five women were unable to reach a unanimous decision...
One of Africa’s driest regions – the Sahel – could turn greener if the planet warms more than 2 degrees Celsius and triggers more frequent heavy rainfall, scientists said on Wednesday. The Sahel stretches...
A joint police and military operation found the captives Two American and two Canadian citizens kidnapped in Nigeria on Wednesday have been freed, police say. The group, who were ambushed in a forested area north of the capital Abuja, were found during a joint military and police operation. Two of...
Russia has retaliated to new US sanctions by telling Washington to cut its diplomatic staff to 455 and barring the use of some properties. The new US...
POPE Francis Pope Francis sacked the head of the Vatican office that handles sex abuse cases Saturday, just days after he released another top Vatican cardinal to return home to stand trial for alleged...
Three US soldiers have been killed and two others wounded in an ambush in Niger near the border with Mali, reports say. Several Nigerien soldiers are also said to have died in the attack. US Africa Command said the patrol had come under “hostile fire” and was working to...