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(FILES) In this file photo taken on December 15, 2014, general manager of Alarab TV, Jamal Khashoggi, looks on during a press conference in the Bahraini capital Manama. - US President Donald Trump said October 11, 2018 he was not yet prepared to limit arms sales to Saudi Arabia over journalist Jamal Khashoggi's disappearance, but he faced mounting pressure from concerned American lawmakers. Saudi Arabia is one of the world's largest arms purchasers, with most of them coming from the United States.Khashoggi, a contributor to The Washington Post, vanished more than a week ago during a visit to the Saudi consulate in Istanbul. Turkish government sources say he was murdered there, a claim Riyadh denies. (Photo by MOHAMMED AL-SHAIKH / AFP)

Turkey accuses America of turning a blind eye to Saudi killing of Jamal Khashoggi

Turkey has accused the United States of trying to turn a blind eye to the murder of Saudi journalist, Jamal Khashoggi, in Istanbul.

Jamal Khashoggi: I stand with Saudi Crown Prince – Donald Trump

President Donald Trump signaled Tuesday that he will not take strong action against Saudi Arabia or its Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman for the death and dismemberment of Washington Post journalist Jamal Khashoggi.
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British student ‘sentenced to life in prison in UAE for spying’

British student Matthew Hedges has been sentenced to life in prison in the United Arab Emirates for spying, according to Reuters.
This picture taken on November 10, 2018 shows a rally of the main opposition Kuomintang (KMT) for Taipei mayor candidate Ting Shou-chung during the elections campaign in Taipei. - When Taiwan goes to the polls on November 24, 2018 in local elections, it will not only be a test for President Tsai Ing-wen's embattled government but a crucial vote on divisive issues that could rile China. (Photo by SAM YEH / AFP) / TO GO WITH STORY: Taiwan-China-vote-referendum-politics, ADVANCER by Amber WANG

Divided Taiwan to vote in key test for ruling party

When Taiwan goes to the polls Saturday in local elections, it will not only be a test for President Tsai Ing-wen's embattled government but a crucial vote on divisive issues that could rile China.
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Man killed by plane taking off from Russia’s main airport

A man was killed on the runway at Moscow's largest airport when he was hit by a plane that was taking off, Russian investigators said Wednesday.
In this file photo taken on September 8, 2007 shows the coast line of South Andaman Island near Port Blair, capital of the Andaman and Nicobar Islands. A US tourist was killed by arrows shot by tribesmen living in one of the world's most isolated regions tucked in India's Andaman and Nicobar Islands, police said November 21, 2018. DESHA-KALYAN CHOWDHURY, AFP/Getty Images

Isolated Indian tribe kill American intruder

Tribespeople armed with bows and arrows killed an American tourist who illegally ventured to their island home, police said Wednesday in India’s Andaman islands where contact with indigenous people is banned to protect their way of life.
Kim Jong-yang speaking at a press conference in January. Kang Kyung-kook-AP

South Korea’s Kim Jong-yang elected as Interpol president

International police body Interpol elected Kim Jong-yang of South Korea as president for a two-year term on Wednesday, beating a Russian national whose candidacy raised concerns in Europe and the U.S. about the risk of Kremlin interference.
Members of umbrella labor group Korean Confederation of Trade Unions stage a strike in front of the National Assembly in Seoul on Nov 21, 2018.EPA-EFE

Workers in nationwide strike over South Korea labour policies

Tens of thousands of workers launched a half-day strike across South Korea on Wednesday, accusing the government of rolling back pro-labour policies in the face of deepening economic woes.
Australia's Prime Minister Scott Morrison at this month's APEC summit in Papua New Guinea [Fazry Ismail via Reuters]

Australia joins US in rejecting UN migration pact

Australia's conservative government said on Wednesday it would not sign a UN pact on migration because the agreement would undermine its existing immigration policies.
A protestor gestures during a traffic slow down operation on the fourth day of action by the "yellow vest" (Gilets Jaunes in French) movement against high fuel prices which has mushroomed into a widespread protest against stagnant spending power under French President, in Rennes western France, on November 20, 2018. - Hundreds of thousands of people blockaded roads across France on November 17, 2018 wearing high-visibility yellow vests in a national wave of defiance aimed at centrist President Emmanuel Macron. (Photo by SEBASTIEN SALOM GOMIS / AFP)

French police dislodge fuel protesters as movement wanes

French police moved to dislodge protesters blocking roads and fuel depots on Tuesday as the government took a harder line on the so-called "yellow vest" movement against environmental taxes on fuel.

Muslims mark Eid el Maulud with sufi rituals and gifts

From sufis in Iraqi Kurdistan shaking their hair to rhythmic drumbeats, to Libyan children receiving toys and Egyptians swapping sweets — Muslims across the world celebrated Prophet Mohammed’s birthday on Tuesday.

Lawmaker blasts Facebook for refusing to delete post about government finances

A Singapore lawmaker hit out at Facebook on Tuesday, saying that Facebook had reneged on a promise to help rein in fake news.
(FILES) In this file photo taken on December 15, 2014, general manager of Alarab TV, Jamal Khashoggi, looks on during a press conference in the Bahraini capital Manama. - US President Donald Trump said October 11, 2018 he was not yet prepared to limit arms sales to Saudi Arabia over journalist Jamal Khashoggi's disappearance, but he faced mounting pressure from concerned American lawmakers. Saudi Arabia is one of the world's largest arms purchasers, with most of them coming from the United States.Khashoggi, a contributor to The Washington Post, vanished more than a week ago during a visit to the Saudi consulate in Istanbul. Turkish government sources say he was murdered there, a claim Riyadh denies. (Photo by MOHAMMED AL-SHAIKH / AFP)

Turkish media releases chilling account from Jamal Khashoggi ‘murder tapes’

A Turkish news website has released the first quotes from audio tapes purportedly of Saudi dissident Jamal Khashoggi’s last moments before he was murdered at the Saudi consulate in Istanbul on Oct. 2.

Russia denounces ‘interference’ in Interpol leadership vote

The Kremlin on Tuesday denounced “interference” in the election for a new Interpol president after critics including US senators objected to a Russian becoming chief of the global police body.
China's President Xi Jinping (R) and Philippines' President Rodrigo Duterte waves to members of the media after inspecting the honour guard during a welcoming ceremony at the Malacanang palace grounds in Manila on November 20, 2018. - Chinese President Xi Jinping called his visit on November 20 to long-time US ally the Philippines a "milestone", as he aimed to boost blossoming ties on the promise of billions of dollars in backing for mega-projects. (Photo by Ted ALJIBE / AFP)

Xi Jinping visits Philippines to cosy up to historical US ally

Chinese President Xi Jinping called his visit Tuesday to long-time US ally the Philippines a "milestone", as he aimed to boost blossoming ties on the promise of billions of dollars in backing for mega-projects.
Personnel stand at the site where a commuter train derailed in the town of Vacarisses, about 35 kilometres (20 miles) northeast of Barcelona, on November 20, 2018. - At least one person was killed and six injured in the accident caused by a landslide following heavy rains, emergency services and Spain's rail operator said. (Photo by Pau BARRENA / AFP)

One dead, 44 hurt as landslide derails train in Spain

One person was killed and 44 others were injured, three seriously, on Tuesday when a commuter train derailed near Barcelona due to a landslide caused by heavy rains, emergency services and Spain's rail operator said.

Officials: Ivanka Trump used personal email for White House business

Ivanka Trump used a personal email account to send hundreds of messages discussing official White House business last year, officials confirm.
A general view shows the Fuego volcano erupting as seen from Alotenango, a municipality in Sacatepequez Department, 65 kilometres southwest of Guatemala City [Johan Ordonez-AFP]

About 4,000 evacuated as volcano erupts in Guatemala

Memories are still painfully fresh of the volcano’s eruption in June, which swept away villages and left nearly 200 people dead and 235 missing.

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Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan makes a speech during Turkey's ruling Justice and Development (AK) Party’s provincial chairmen meeting at the party headquarters in Ankara on March 30, 2018. - AFP PHOTO - ADEM ALTAN

Recep Erdogan takes aim at George Soros over jailed Turkish philanthropist

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Wednesday accused George Soros of aiding a jailed Turkish philanthropist facing hugely controversial charges of seeking the overthrow of the government, describing the Hungary-born American billionaire as a "famous Hungarian Jew".
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Jigawa’s Muhammad Badaru presents N157.54 billion 2019 budget estimate

Gov. Muhammad Badaru of Jigawa has presented N157.54 appropriation bill to the Jigawa State House of Assembly for 2019 fiscal year.

Hameed Ali: Customs to commence electronic cargo tracking in 2019

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Homicide: Court adjourns trial of seven Abuja traders

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JTF destroys over 300 illegal refineries in Niger Delta

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