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I’ve no hand in Agba Jalingo’s travails –Ayade

John Ameh, Abuja  Cross River State Governor, Prof. Ben Ayade, denied on Monday that his administration had a hand in the continued detention of a...

Russia Closes Border Crossing As Coronavirus Spreads

Russia is blocking organized tour groups from China over a coronavirus outbreak that has claimed more than 100 lives, the state-run TASS news agency cited Russia’s...

Many of us in power don’t want to hear the truth, says Zulum

Babagana Zulum, governor of Borno state, says telling the truth is a problem in Nigeria. Zulum said this on Tuesday while delivering a lecture...

OAU sex-for-marks scandal: Panel submits reports

The investigative panel set up by the Authorities of the Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile Ife, Osun, over alleged sexual harassment against Mr. Olabisi...

PDP Dominates Re-run Polls

* Wins in Akwa Ibom, Bauchi, Benue, Kano, Niger, Sokoto Okon Bassey in Uyo, Laleye Dipo in Minna , Bassey Inyang in Calabar  and Segun Awofadeji in Bauchi The candidates of the Peoples Democratic...

Couple jailed over mutilation of daughter’s genitals

By Nehru Odeh                A 37- year- old man and his 27- year- old wife have been jailed in Dublin, Ireland over the mutilation...

Travellers abducted near Kaduna train station

Many people have been feared abducted when gunmen attacked vehicles conveying travellers who arrived at the Rigasa railway station from Abuja on Saturday. According to...

Imo PDP chairman defects to APC

By Damian Duruiheoma, Owerri   The Imo State Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Charles Ezekwem, has joined the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC). He also...

Elumelu Disowns Chinda-Led PDP Caucus In House Of Reps

…As Battle For Party’s Leadership Gets Messier Abuja – Honourable Ndudi Elumelu, Minority Leader of the House of Representatives, on Tuesday, disowned a document from...

NSCDC issues three weeks ultimatum to unregistered private guard companies or face ban

The Jigawa State Command of the Nigerian Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) has issued three weeks ultimatum to all unregistered private guard companies...

Edo Attorney-General denies diverting N3bn donor funds

Edo State Attorney-General and Commissioner for Justice, Prof. Yinka Omorogbe, has denied diverting donor agencies fund of about N3 billion meant for the rehabilitation...

ICYMI: Oshiomhole disrupting public peace, safety, Edo alleges

Oluwatosin Omojuyigbe The Edo State Government has accused the National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress, Adams Oshiomhole, of repeatedly breaching the peace and safety...

Coronavirus: Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation gives $10m to China, Africa

The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation says it is immediately committing $10 million in emergency funds and technical support to help frontline responders in...

Governing board inaugurated for National Institute for Security Studies

The Federal Government on Tuesday in Abuja inaugurated the governing board of the National Institute for Security Studies (NISS), to formulate policies and set...

Police probe senatorial candidate’s killing, NSCDC arrests official

Chidiebube Okeoma and Adelani Adepegba The Commissioner of Police, Imo State Command, Olaniyi Fafowora, has ordered a full scale investigation into the killing of the...

JUST IN: Court orders remand of former commissioner in Kwara state over money laundering

Justice Babagana Ashiga of a federal high court sitting in Ilorin, Kwara state has ordered that a former commissioner for finance in the state,...

Bayern Munich bosses urge Loew to recall Mueller for Euro 2020

Bayern Munich bosses are urging Germany head coach Joachim Loew to recall Thomas Mueller to the national team and take the in-form forward to...

Coronavirus: Nigeria ‘strengthens’ surveillance at five international airports

The Federal Government has assured Nigerians of its readiness to strengthen surveillance at five international airports in the country to prevent the spread of...

5G: things to know

It is heralded as the breakthrough to a brave new world of technology, but in the here and now, super-fast 5G networking has been...

Dr. Pimple Popper Just Popped A Dried Up Back Cyst With A ‘Shovel’ In New Instagram Video

Dermatologist Sandra Lee, MD, a.k.a. Dr. Pimple Popper , doesn't need a clock in her office to tell the time. All...

Lawmakers having sleepless nights over insecurity – Spokesperson

Rep. Benjamin Kalu, spokesman for the House of Representatives has said members of the National Assembly are having sleepless nights over the increasing rate...

Buhari: I’m surprised by rising insecurity

  President Muhammadu Buhari yesterday expressed surprise at the current surge of security challenges across the country. The president spoke at the State House, Abuja, when...

Fani-Kayode reacts to Maryam Sanda’s death sentence

Nigeria’s former Minister of Aviation, Femi Fani-Kayode, has reacted to the death sentence given to Maryam Sanda, the woman who stabbed to death, her...

German Open: Aruna advances, Omotayo crashes out

’Tosin Oluwalowo Nigeria’s table tennis players at the 2020 ITTF World Tour Platinum, German Open, suffered mixed fortunes, as Quadri Aruna advanced to the...

On the president’s baffling statement on insecurity

Since 2003 when President Buhari began his odyssey to become president of Nigeria after his years as head of state in the ‘80s, the...

Buhari reveal achievements of EFCC, ICPC, Judiciary, other anti-corruption agencies

President Muhammadu Buhari has highlighted some key achievements of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, the Independent Corrupt Practices And Other Related Offences...

UBA, Zenith Bank’s boards approve final dividend

THE boards of directors of two of Nigeria’s five largest banks- Zenith Bank International Plc and United Bank for Africa (UBA) Plc – have...

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Death Sentence: Lawyers speak on legal options open to Maryam Sanda

Some lawyers have spoken on the legal options available to Maryam Sanda, a woman found guilty of stabbing her husband to death with a...

Coronavirus: Nigeria ‘strengthens’ surveillance at five international airports

The Federal Government has assured Nigerians of its readiness to strengthen surveillance at five international airports in the country to prevent the spread of...

Cabals not controlling my government – Buhari

President Muhammadu Buhari has downplayed the claims that certain individuals among his aides and relatives, often called “cabals,” have an influence on his government. “I...

Insecurity: Resign Now – Senate Minority Leader Tells President Buhari

Senate Minority Leader, Enyinnaya Abaribe, has asked President Muhammadu Buhari to resign over the spate of insecurity in the country. The minority leader elected...

Coronavirus: Govt Closes Chinese Supermarket In Abuja

BEVERLY HILLS, January 29, (THEWILL) – The Federal Competition and Consumer Protection Commission (FCCPC) has shut down Chinese-owned Panda Supermarket in the Jabi area...

Cabals Aren’t Controlling My Government – Buhari

President Muhammadu Buhari has denied the claims that certain individuals among his aides and relatives, often called “cabals,” have a controlling influence on...

INEC Alone can’t Guarantee Free, Fair Elections, Says Ekiti REC

By Victor Ogunje In view of the appeal by stakeholders to the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to up its game and midwife a process...

Insecurity: Abaribe Calls on Buhari to Resign

By Deji Elumoye, Chuks Okocha in Abuja The Senate Minority Leader, Senator Eyinnnaya Abaribe, on Wednesday decried the high level of Insecurity in the country. He,...

Court Dismisses Suit Seeking Removal of Omo-Agege over Alleged Perjury

By Alex Enumah in Abuja Justice Oathman Musa of an Abuja High Court sitting in Bwari area of Abuja on Wednesday dismissed a suit seeking...

Suspension of VC’s selection sparks row

A member of the Governing Council of Adekunle Ajasin University, Akungba-Akoko (AAUA), Prof. Olu Aboluwoye, on Monday urged the Pro-Chancellor and Chairman of the...

‘Don’t blame Labour for strike on minimum wage’

The Organised Labour has warned states that have not begun the consequential adjustment on the new minimum wage to prepare for strike. It warned that...

We’re on top of Lassa fever in Kano – Commissioner

KOLADE ADEYEMI, Kano   The Kano State Government on Wednesday expressed its commitment to step up measures to end the outbreak of Lassa fever in...

At 2% growth, Nigeria cannot lift citizens out of poverty

For Nigeria to achieve its ambition of lifting 100 million of its citizens out of poverty within the next 10 years, it must achieve...

Police bust robbery gang, arrest 1

The police in Benue State have busted a suspected criminal gang terrorising people of Adikpo in Kwande Local Government Area of the state. Spokesperson of...

Copa Del Rey: Zidane names Real Madrid squad to face Zaragoza

Real Madrid have announced their squad to face Real Zaragoza in today’s Copa del Rey last-16 fixture at La Romareda. Real Madrid manager, Zinedine Zidane...

One killed as rival cult groups clash in Delta

One Jacob Onobrerore has been reported killed as rival cult groups clashed on Wednesday night of January 28 in Orerokpe Community in Okpe Local...

PDP reports Buhari, APC to US, recounts achievement in 16 years

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has asked the US government to compel the ruling All Progressives Party, APC and President, Muhammadu Buhari to sign...

Germany Confirms Three More Cases Of Coronavirus

Germany confirmed three more cases of coronavirus on Tuesday evening, bringing the total number of people infected in the country to four. On Monday, the...

Woman Sentenced Jailed 15yrs For Stealing King’s 36 Luxury Watches

Stealing a dollar note found on the side of the road is bad enough so imagine stealing a number of luxurious watches owned by...

Access Bank Supporting Marathon To Boost Tourism, GDP

With the 2020 Access Bank Lagos City Marathon fast approaching, Access Bank Plc has reiterated that its sponsorship of the race is geared towards...

Kobe Bryant’s helicopter not equipped with vital warning system

The helicopter that crashed into a Los Angeles hillside killing NBA legend Kobe Bryant and eight others, was not equipped with vital software that...

Buhari approves N33,000 allowance for NYSC Members

Nigerian Government has approved the payment of N33,000 as monthly allowance for members of the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC). The Director-General of NYSC, Brigadier...

DOAM Foundation holds 10th charity golf tournament

The Daniel Ogechi Akujobi Memorial (DOAM) Foundation’s yearly charity golf tournament enters its 10th year and preparations are ongoing to make the 2020 event...

Embattled Trump discredits likely witness John Bolton

President Donald Trump has gone ballistic over his former national security adviser John Bolton, as the likelihood of his being subpoenaed to give...

Amotekun is a subtle plot by Christians to dominate Southwest – Sharia Council

The Supreme Council for Sharia in Nigeria has reacted to the establishment of Amotekun, a security outfit it claimed was a subtle plot by Christians to...

Boeing posts $636m loss, first in 20 years

Boeing reported on Wednesday its first annual loss since 1997 , as the company continues to grapple with the fallout of the 737 Max...

Buhari tipped to build Africa’s strongest economy

President Muhammadu Buhari’s administration has got favourable reviews from different parts of the world as the government with the most visible tendencies to build...

Troost-Ekong suffers knee injury

By Akeem Lawal Super Eagles defender, William Troost-Ekong suffered an apparent knee injury in Udinese’s 2-0 Serie A defeat to Parma last weekend, NationSport reports. The...

IE records reduced ATC&C losses

DESPITE the challenges that characterised the power sector last year, Ikeja Electric Plc (IE) said it has recorded achievements. It said the achievements included the...

Metro

We’re on top of Lassa fever in Kano – Commissioner

KOLADE ADEYEMI, Kano   The Kano State Government on Wednesday expressed its commitment to step up measures to end the outbreak of Lassa fever in...

One killed as rival cult groups clash in Delta

One Jacob Onobrerore has been reported killed as rival cult groups clashed on Wednesday night of January 28 in Orerokpe Community in Okpe Local...

IE records reduced ATC&C losses

DESPITE the challenges that characterised the power sector last year, Ikeja Electric Plc (IE) said it has recorded achievements. It said the achievements included the...

Justice for Chima: Court indicts police, discharges accused persons

A Magistrate court sitting in Port Harcourt has struck out the charges against the four young auto mechanics who were arrested, tortured and remanded...

Court Sends Fashola To Prison Over N20m Fraud

An Ikeja Special Offences Court on Tuesday remanded Lere Fashola, the organiser of Esquire Nigerian Legal Awards at the correctional facility over alleged N20...

Lagos takes steps to spur economic growth

  LAGOS State is taking steps to boost economic growth through strengthening of the existing urban markets. Agriculture Commissioner Prince Gbolahan Lawal, who spoke on Tuesday...

NDLEA seize 225.32kg exhibit, arrest 146 drug suspects in Imo

The Imo State Command of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) says it arrested 146 suspects in connection with drug offences and seized...

Immigration Arrests Four Human Traffickers, Intercepts Four Victims At Seme, Mazanya Borders

LAGOS – Officers of the Nigeria Immigration Service (NIS) have arrested four human traffickers at Seme and Mazanya borders of Nigeria.  The service also intercepted four...

OAU sex for marks Saga: Panel submits reports

By Dorcas Elusogbon The investigative panel set up by the Authorities of the Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile Ife, Osun,  over alleged sexual harassment against Mr....

How pilot, businessman ‘defrauded’ Kuwaiti of $5m

    AN Ikeja Special Offences Court heard on Tuesday  how a businessman, Victor Uadiale and a pilot, Captain Everest Nnaji allegedly defrauded a Kuwait citizen,...

Legal options for Maryam Sanda, husband killer sentenced to death

An FCT High Court in Maitama has sentenced Maryam Sanda to death by hanging for killing her husband, but the road to freedom may...

‘Women need more space in decision making’

  LAGOS State Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu on Tuesday made a case for more space for women in decision making, saying it would lighten administrative burden. He...

Day-Old-Baby Dumped By Roadside Rescued In Niger

 A good Samaritan and a concerned mother Hajiya Fatima Adamu, rescued a day-old baby girl dumped by unidentified mother by the roadside on Kuta...

Police parade 20 kidnap suspects in Abia

    TWENTY persons suspected to be behind several violent crimes in Abia State on Tuesday paraded by the police in Umuahia, the state capital. Two women...

RRS Arrests Seven Over Extortion Of Lagos Motorists

 The operatives of the Rapid Response Squad (RRS), the Lagos State’s security outfit under the state’s Police Command have arrested seven suspects posing as...

‘Herdsmen’ kill farmer, policeman in Edo

    SUSPECTED herdsmen have killed a farmer and a policeman in Owan community, Ovia North East local government area. It was gathered that the farmer whose...

Friends bag 9-year imprisonment for armed robbery in Jigawa

Jigawa State High Court sitting in Dutse, on Tuesday, sentenced two friends Ya`u Baba and Muhammad Sani to nine years imprisonment for armed robbery. The...

Police inspector missing, another hospitalised, after herders ambush in Edo

The whereabouts of a police inspector, Ogundele Sunday and his fully-loaded AK-47 rifle has remained unknown days after armed herders opened fire on their...

Delta Poly Students Protest, Shut School Gate Over Ban On Driving On Campus

OZORO – Thousands of protesting students of the Delta State Polytechnic, Ozoro, in Isoko North Local Government Area of Delta State, Tuesday, locked the main...

15 dead, 30 injured in Ogun crash

  NO fewer than 15 passengers died and over 30 injured when a truck in which they were traveling veered off the Ibadan-Ijebu Ode Expressway...

Absence of prosecution witness stalls trial of 606 Auto boss

The scheduled trial of Mr Sarumi Samusideen Babafemi, Chief Executive Officer of 606 Auto Limited, before a Federal High Court, Lagos, could not proceed,...

Good Samaritan rescues day-old baby dumped by roadside in Niger

A good Nigerian, Hajiya Fatima Adamu, rescued a day-old baby girl dumped by unidentified mother by the roadside on Kuta Road, opposite Central Mosque...

Mob lynches 2 suspected motorcycle thieves in Plateau

Two suspected motorcycle thieves have been lynched by angry youths in Plateau State. It was gathered that one of the suspects was burnt alive while...

Student kidnapped in Abuja

    A 17-YEAR old student of Federal Government College, Rubochi, in the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), Abuja was abducted in the early hours of Tuesday,...

Immigration Thwarts Attempt To Traffic Three Nigerians For Prostitution

    Operatives of the Nigeria Immigration Service (NIS) at Seme Border Control Post have apprehended three suspected human traffickers and three victims en route to...

Nigeria

Death Sentence: Lawyers speak on legal options open to Maryam Sanda

Some lawyers have spoken on the legal options available to Maryam Sanda, a woman found guilty of stabbing her husband to death with a...

Coronavirus: Nigeria ‘strengthens’ surveillance at five international airports

The Federal Government has assured Nigerians of its readiness to strengthen surveillance at five international airports in the country to prevent the spread of...

Cabals not controlling my government – Buhari

President Muhammadu Buhari has downplayed the claims that certain individuals among his aides and relatives, often called “cabals,” have an influence on his government. “I...

Insecurity: Resign Now – Senate Minority Leader Tells President Buhari

Senate Minority Leader, Enyinnaya Abaribe, has asked President Muhammadu Buhari to resign over the spate of insecurity in the country. The minority leader elected...

Coronavirus: Govt Closes Chinese Supermarket In Abuja

BEVERLY HILLS, January 29, (THEWILL) – The Federal Competition and Consumer Protection Commission (FCCPC) has shut down Chinese-owned Panda Supermarket in the Jabi area...

Cabals Aren’t Controlling My Government – Buhari

President Muhammadu Buhari has denied the claims that certain individuals among his aides and relatives, often called “cabals,” have a controlling influence on...

INEC Alone can’t Guarantee Free, Fair Elections, Says Ekiti REC

By Victor Ogunje In view of the appeal by stakeholders to the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to up its game and midwife a process...

Insecurity: Abaribe Calls on Buhari to Resign

By Deji Elumoye, Chuks Okocha in Abuja The Senate Minority Leader, Senator Eyinnnaya Abaribe, on Wednesday decried the high level of Insecurity in the country. He,...

Court Dismisses Suit Seeking Removal of Omo-Agege over Alleged Perjury

By Alex Enumah in Abuja Justice Oathman Musa of an Abuja High Court sitting in Bwari area of Abuja on Wednesday dismissed a suit seeking...

Suspension of VC’s selection sparks row

A member of the Governing Council of Adekunle Ajasin University, Akungba-Akoko (AAUA), Prof. Olu Aboluwoye, on Monday urged the Pro-Chancellor and Chairman of the...

‘Don’t blame Labour for strike on minimum wage’

The Organised Labour has warned states that have not begun the consequential adjustment on the new minimum wage to prepare for strike. It warned that...

At 2% growth, Nigeria cannot lift citizens out of poverty

For Nigeria to achieve its ambition of lifting 100 million of its citizens out of poverty within the next 10 years, it must achieve...

Police bust robbery gang, arrest 1

The police in Benue State have busted a suspected criminal gang terrorising people of Adikpo in Kwande Local Government Area of the state. Spokesperson of...

PDP reports Buhari, APC to US, recounts achievement in 16 years

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has asked the US government to compel the ruling All Progressives Party, APC and President, Muhammadu Buhari to sign...

Woman Sentenced Jailed 15yrs For Stealing King’s 36 Luxury Watches

Stealing a dollar note found on the side of the road is bad enough so imagine stealing a number of luxurious watches owned by...

Buhari approves N33,000 allowance for NYSC Members

Nigerian Government has approved the payment of N33,000 as monthly allowance for members of the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC). The Director-General of NYSC, Brigadier...

Embattled Trump discredits likely witness John Bolton

President Donald Trump has gone ballistic over his former national security adviser John Bolton, as the likelihood of his being subpoenaed to give...

Amotekun is a subtle plot by Christians to dominate Southwest – Sharia Council

The Supreme Council for Sharia in Nigeria has reacted to the establishment of Amotekun, a security outfit it claimed was a subtle plot by Christians to...

Boeing posts $636m loss, first in 20 years

Boeing reported on Wednesday its first annual loss since 1997 , as the company continues to grapple with the fallout of the 737 Max...

Buhari tipped to build Africa’s strongest economy

President Muhammadu Buhari’s administration has got favourable reviews from different parts of the world as the government with the most visible tendencies to build...

Lack of Data denying Nigeria Benefits of growing population

Nigeria could have been benefiting from its growing population, but for lack of data that is limiting human development and proper economic planning in...

Banks turn laggards as CBN’s CRR policy takes shine off lenders’ stocks

Negative sentiment greeted the Cash Reserve Rate (CRR) raise by the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), as big lenders’ stocks slumped Monday with the...

Nigerian leaders averse to truth — Zulum

Borno State Governor Babagana Zulum says many of  the Nigerians leaders are averse to truth. The governor was yesterday at the National Defence College in...

Burkina Faso: At least 10 killed in Jihadist attack

A major jihadist attack on a village in northern Burkina Faso has left at least 10 men dead, security and local sources told AFP...

Japan confirms virus in man who had not been to China

Japanese authorities on Tuesday said a man with no recent travel to China has contracted the novel strain of coronavirus -- apparently after driving...

Oshiomhole vs Obaseki: Pastor Ize-Iyamu reveals when APC crisis will end

A chieftain of the All Progressives Congress, APC, Pastor Osagie Ize-Iyamu, has assured that the crisis currently rocking the Edo State chapter of the...

Why Operation Amotekun Must Be Backed By Due Process –Jimoh

Hon. Olumuyiwa Jimoh is the Deputy Majority Leader of the Lagos State House of Assembly. In this interview he granted DAILY INDEPENDENT recently, the...

How Buhari outwitted Lawan, disbanded new NDDC board

Presidency to raise new management The intrigues that trailed the confirmation and anticipated inauguration of the board of the Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC) climaxed...

World

Germany Confirms Three More Cases Of Coronavirus

Germany confirmed three more cases of coronavirus on Tuesday evening, bringing the total number of people infected in the country to four. On Monday, the...

Fact Check: Novel coronavirus breeds global false claims

A deadly coronavirus outbreak, which has infected thousands and spread around the world since emerging in China, has also spawned many false claims on social media. Here’s...

Croatia PM sacks health minister amid property declaration claim

Croatia’s Prime Minister Andrej Plenkovic on Tuesday sacked Health Minister Milan Kujundzic, the government’s spokesman said, a day after Kujundzic admitted: “technical irregularities” in...

Trump lawyers wrap up defense in Senate impeachment trial

Lawyers for President Donald Trump were set yesterday to wrap up their arguments urging acquittal in his US Senate trial after making the case...

Ivory Coast’s Soro says he remains presidential candidate despite warrant

Former Ivory Coast rebel leader Guillaume Soro said yesterday he would not drop out of presidential election despite an arrest warrant out against him. “I...

World’s Oldest Woman Dies

A woman who claimed to be the oldest in the world has died at the age of 127 in Tajikistan, allegedly the last woman born...

Mali’s 2012 coup leader released on bail amid trial delays

Former military Gen. Amadou Haya Sanogo, who overthrew Mali’s president in 2012, was released on bail on Tuesday as he awaits a long-delayed trial...

Zimbabwe public workers accept 140% pay hike, seek more

HARARE (Reuters) - Zimbabwe’s public sector workers have accepted a 140% salary hike starting this month, a union official said on Wednesday, averting a...

Sudan suspects two infections with the new coronavirus – minister

KHARTOUM (Reuters) - Sudan suspects that two of its citizens who returned to the country from China are infected with the new coronavirus, the...

British Airways Suspends China Flights Over Virus

  British Airways on Wednesday said it had suspended all its flights to and from China owing to the deadly coronavirus. “We have suspended all flights to...

Kobe Bryant’s Helicopter Not Equipped With Vital Warning System, Says Official

  The helicopter that crashed into a Los Angeles hillside killing NBA legend Kobe Bryant and eight others, was not equipped with vital software that...

Five Killed In Jihadist Attack In Cameroon

  Five people were killed in an overnight attack by jihadists in the Lake Chad region of northern Cameroon, sources said on Wednesday. “Five civilians were...

Coronavirus Spreads To Middle East As Govt Seeks Preventive Measures

The coronavirus that originated Wuhan in China has been found in the Middle East, with the United Arab Emirates reporting its first confirmed case on Jan. 29. The case...

China confirms 5,974 virus cases, exceeding nation’s SARS total

The number of confirmed cases in the new virus outbreak in China reached 5,974 on Wednesday, overtaking the number of people infected in the...

Pakistan shuts main Afghan border crossing after mortar fire

PESHAWAR, Pakistan (Reuters) - Pakistan closed the main border crossing with Afghanistan on Wednesday after mortar bombs landed in Pakistani territory from across the...

Lebanon PM asks government, banks for plan to restore confidence

BEIRUT (Reuters) - Lebanese Prime Minister Hassan Diab asked the government and the country’s banks on Wednesday for a plan to restore confidence as...

Turkey’s Erdogan says Russia not abiding by Syria agreements – NTV

ISTANBUL (Reuters) - Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan said that Russia was not abiding by the Sochi or Astana agreements regarding Syria’s northwestern Idlib province,...

Dutch court not competent to hear war crimes case against Israel’s Gantz

THE HAGUE (Reuters) - A Dutch district court on Wednesday ruled that it does not have jurisdiction to hear a case against former Israeli...

Trump plan is moment to re-launch Middle East talks for ‘viable solution’, EU says

BRUSSELS (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump’s proposals to create a Palestinian state for Middle East peace are a chance to re-launch talks towards...

South African auctioneer arrested for selling animals from area hit by foot and mouth

JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) - An auctioneer had been arrested on suspicion of violating a ban on selling animals from an area affected by foot and...

Hunger, fear and death: an Ethiopian migrant family’s story

TULI GULED, Ethiopia (Reuters) - First, drought in Ethiopia’s Oromiya region destroyed Asha Khalif Ali’s crops and animals. Then her husband and brother were...

Japan, U.S. evacuate citizens as more than 130 die from coronavirus in China

  The United States and Japan flew citizens out of the Chinese city at the epicenter of a new virus outbreak on Wednesday, as the...

President Trump releases long-awaited Middle-East peace plan

U.S President Donald Trump has presented his long-awaited Middle East peace plan, promising to keep Jerusalem as Israel’s undivided capital. Trump proposed an independent Palestinian...

Death toll from Coronavirus outbreak in China climbs to 132, nearly 6,000 infected

At least 132 people are dead and almost 6,000 cases have been confirmed in mainland China, as the Wuhan Coronavirus spreads across Asia and...