Wednesday, December 13, 2017

OIC States to Adopt Roadmap over U.S. Decision on Jerusalem – Erdogan

The leaders of the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) member-states will adopt a road map on the U.S. decision to recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel at the upcomin...

Heathrow Airport Faces Flight Delays, Cancellations over Heavy Snowfall

A number of flights were delayed and cancelled at the Heathrow Airport in the United Kingdom over a heavy snowfall, the airport’s press service said in a statement. “Heathrow Airp...

Saudi Arabia Says Cinemas will be allowed from March 2018

Saudi Arabia said on Monday that public cinemas would be allowed in the conservative kingdom and the first cinemas were likely to open by March 2018. “As the industry regulator, t...

S. Africa’s deputy Says He Believes Woman Who Accused Zuma of Rape

South Africa Deputy President, Cyril Ramaphosa, said he believed the woman who filed rape charges against President Jacob Zuma in 2006. Zuma was tried and acquitted of raping Fe...

Israel on High Alert as Palestinian Unrest Expected in Jerusalem, West Bank – Reports

Israeli security forces are on high alert as thousands of Palestinians are expected to take part in a protest on Friday to express their outrage with U.S. President Donald Trump’s ...

Thousands of Muslims in Asia Protest against Trump’s Jerusalem plan

Thousands of protesters in Muslim-majority Indonesia and Malaysia joined rallies on Friday to condemn Washington’s decision to recognise Jerusalem as Israel’s capital, as authoriti...

Liberia’s Supreme Court Lifts Suspension on Presidential Run-off Election

The Supreme Court of Liberia has lifted its stay order on the country’s presidential run-off election earlier billed for Nov. 7. Ruling on an appeal for a re-run of the first roun...

Court Sentences 13 Terrorists to Death in Egypt

Egypt’s Giza Criminal Court on Thursday ordered that 13 convicts be executed  for launching terrorist attacks against security forces, official MENA news agency reported. The conv...

UAE Calls on Arabs, Muslims to Unite over U.S. Decision on Jerusalem

The United Arab Emirates (UAE) urged on Thursday the Arab and Islamic countries to unite and demonstrate a “common position” over the U.S. recognition of Jerusalem as Israel’s capi...

UN Cautions Trump on Jerusalem as Israeli capital

UN Secretary-General António Guterres on Wednesday stressed that there was no alternative to the two-state solution to the lingering conflict between Israel and Palestinian. Guter...

Britain Foils Islamist Suicide Plot to Kill PM May in Downing Street – Sky News

Britain has foiled an Islamist suicide plot to kill Prime Minister, Theresa May, with a bomb in Downing Street, Sky news reported, citing unidentified sources. Police and security...

Slain Ex-Yemeni President Saleh Buried without Solemnities – Reports

Former Yemeni President Ali Saleh, who was killed by the Houthi rebels, was buried on Wednesday without great solemnities, media reported. On Monday, an official from Saleh’s part...

2,778 Nigerians in Libyan Detention Camps – FG

The Federal Government has announced that it has a record of 2,778 Nigerian migrants registered in detention camps in Libya who are ready for repatriation. The Ministry of Foreign...

S.Africa’s Ramaphosa Gets 1,862 Nominations Ahead of ANC Leadership Vote

South African Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa has received the most nominations for leader of the ruling African National Congress (ANC), voting data from the country’s nine provi...

Saudi Frees Prince in $1bn Settlement Agreement

 Senior Saudi Prince Miteb bin Abdullah, once seen as a leading contender to the throne, was freed after reaching an “acceptable settlement agreement” with authorities paying mor...

New Zimbabwean Govt. Declares Mugabe’s birthday as Public Holiday

Former President Robert Mugabe’s birthday, Feb. 21, is now a public holiday after the Zimbabwean Government gazetted it as Robert Gabriel Mugabe National Youth Day, the state-contr...

Prince Harry to Marry his American Girlfriend, Meghan Markle

Prince Harry is to marry his American actress girlfriend Meghan Markle, Clarence House has announced on Monday. The marriage is due to take place in the spring of 2018, his father...

Pope Francis Arrives in Myanmar amid Humanitarian Crisis

Pope Francis landed in Yangon on Monday, the start of a delicate visit for the world’s most prominent Christian to majority-Buddhist Myanmar, which the U.S. has accused of “ethnic ...

Ondo Acting Chief Judge Faces N300m Damages, litigation

As a sequel to the suspension of 60 magistrates by the Ondo State Judicial Service Commission (JSC), the Acting Judge, Oluwatoyin Akeredolu, is currently facing N300m litigation fo...

Mnangagwa Promises Financial Stability, Elections in 2018

Zimbabwe President, Emmerson Mnangagwa, promised on Friday that elections would be held in 2016 as scheduled and outlined a broad vision for restoring economic and financial stabil...

Zuma Congratulates Mnangagwa as New Zimbabwe President

South African President, Jacob Zuma, congratulated Emmerson Mnangagwa as he was sworn in as Zimbabwean president on Friday. Zuma said that he hoped Mnangagwa would steer his count...

Egypt: Death Toll in Sinai Mosque Attack Reaches 54

At least 54 people were killed when suspected militants set off a bomb and opened fire at a mosque in Egypt’s restive northern Sinai on Friday, state media said. Eyewitnesses repo...

S. Africa’s VP Leads in Nominations for ANC Leadership: Poll

South Africa’s Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa has taken a lead in party nominations for the next leader of the ruling African National Congress (ANC), securing the support of 65 ...

AU Welcomes Mugabe Resignation

The African Union (AU) on Wednesday welcomed the resignation of Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe. Moussa Mahamat, Chairperson of the AU Commission in a statement said Tuesday’s ...

Mnangagwa to be sworn in as president on Friday: State Broadcaster

Zimbabwe’s former vice president Emmerson Mnangagwa will be sworn in as president on Friday following the resignation of Robert Mugabe, state broadcaster ZBC reported on Wednesday....

Zimbabwe: Mugabe Quits as President

Robert Mugabe resigned as Zimbabwe’s President on Tuesday, a week after the army and his former political allies moved against him, ending 37 his years of rule. This is a man who ...

Sources Say Only 5 Ministers, Attorney-General Turn up for Zimbabwe Cabinet Meeting

Sources say only five Zimbabwe cabinet ministers and the attorney-general turned up for a meeting called by President Robert Mugabe as 17 others opted to attend a meeting to plan t...

Unclear if any minister will attend Mugabe’s cabinet meeting: Spokesman

Zimbabwe’s information minister said on Tuesday he did not know whether ministers would attend a cabinet meeting called by President Robert Mugabe at his State House offices, the f...

Zimbabwe’s Mnangagwa Calls on Mugabe to go

Ousted Zimbabwean vice president Emmerson Mnangagwa added his voice on Tuesday to those demanding 93-year-old President Mugabe resign, saying he needed to heed the “clarion call” o...

Kenya Opposition Refuses to Recognise ‘illegitimate’ Government

Kenya’s main opposition on Monday said it does not recognise President Uhuru Kenyatta’s “illegitimate” government, shortly after the Supreme Court said it upheld the results of a r...

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