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Abiy Ahmed fires top officials as conflict in Tigray region escalates

Abiy Ahmed Ethiopian PM sacked his army chief, head of intelligence and foreign minister, as the military continued a five-day old offensive. Abiy’s office announced...

Egypt’s parliament authorises troop deployment to Libya in a closed-door session

Egypt's parliament packed with supporters of President Sisi, approved plans to send troops to "defend Egyptian national security". Move comes as Libya gov't and Turkey...

US diplomat Richardson to meet Maduro to discuss jailed Americans

US diplomat Bill Richardson plans to travel to Caracas to meet with Venezuelan President to discuss the status of several American citizens held as...

Sudan to permit drinking alcohol for non-Muslims,ban female genital mutilation

Sudan to allow non-Muslims to consume alcohol and strengthen women’s rights, including banning female genital mutilation (FGM), its justice minister said. About 3% of Sudan’s...

Sustainable Development Report places Oman 3rd among Arab states

Sustainable Development Report (SDR) 2020 issued by the United Nations Research Institute for Social Development has ranked Oman third among Arab countries. The SDR 2020...

Jamal Khashoggi fiancee appears as Turkish court opens trial of 20...

Jamal Khashoggi fiancee told a court the Washington Post columnist was lured to his death at Saudi Consulate through "a great betrayal and deception". Turkish...

Rodrigo Duterte approves widely opposed anti-terror law

Rodrigo Duterte has approved anti-terror law that grants security forces powers to fight armed groups, but critics say it could threaten legitimate dissent. Philippines President...

GNA ‘to boycott’ Arab League talks on Libya

GNA's foreign minister Mohamed Taher Siala has said that meeting would 'merely deepen the rift' between Arab governments on the conflict. Libya's UN-recognised Government of...

Kosovo elects new government with promising deal with Serbia

Kosovo has elected a new government with a prime minister promising to reach a deal on normalising ties with Serbia that will lead to...

Saudi journalist family forgive killers, opening way to legal reprieve

Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi family forgave his murders, paving the way for a reprieve for five defendants sentenced to death. The family of slain Saudi...

Turkey warns for attack Haftar’s forces in Libya if attacks persist

Turkey warned it would deem the forces of General Haftar “legitimate targets” if their attacks on its interests and diplomatic missions in Libya persisted. Turkey...

Egyptian legislators called PM to ban Ramez Magnon Rasmi show

Egyptian legislators called on Prime Minister to ban a television show aired every year during Ramadan, accusing it of inciting violence against women. Parliamentarians call...

Transitional Council declares self-rule in Yemen’s south

Transitional Council deployed fighters in the southern city of Aden on April 26, after the council declared self-rule in the south. Yemen’s main southern separatist...

Amnesty International video shows ‘extreme overcrowding’ in Cambodia prison

Amnesty International has shared a new video it received that claims to show extreme overcrowding and "inhumane conditions" in a Cambodian prison. Government spokesperson admits...

Trump defended his actions in the early days of the coronavirus

Trump has denied seeing a memo by a senior US official warning of mass casualties and economic devastation from the new coronavirus. US president defended...

Spain records highest daily deaths while coronavirus cases exceed 100,000

Spain sees highest daily deaths at 864 as Iran's total toll passes 3,000 over last 24 hours in worst crisis, while coronavirus cases exceed...

OIC urge UN to declare March 15 as solidarity day

OIC (Organization of Islamic Cooperation) has urged United Nations to declare March 15 as the International Day of Solidarity against Islamophobia. Dr. Yousef Al-Othaimeen, secretary-general...

Survey says Kashmiris want Indian forces to leave

Survey says more than 90 percent of college and university students want a complete withdrawal of Indian forces from the Indian-administered Kashmir. Survey appears to...

MH17 trial begins with four men being tried in absentia

MH17 trial begins with four men being tried in absentia over deaths of 298 on board,in incident during Ukraine war that led to global...

US envoy for Afghanistan Reconciliation briefs Ashraf Ghani

US Special Representative for Afghanistan Reconciliation Zalmay Khalilzad has briefed Afghan president on peace talks with Taliban.

Ankara deploys more tanks to Syrian border after Idlib violence

Ankara has deployed additional armed vehicles and soldiers to its border with Syria as an intensifying military push by Syrian government forces.

UN court orders Myanmar to protect Rohingya

UN top court has ruled that Myanmar must implement emergency measures to protect Rohingya Muslims against violence and cruelty.