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Anti-IS ‘sheikh sniper’ killed in battle for Iraq’s Hawija

A veteran fighter known as "the sheikh of snipers" has been killed in Iraq's battle to retake the town of Hawija from the Islamic State group, his paramilitary force announced Saturday.

Israel minister wants probe of Arab filmmaker over Lebanon remarks

Israel's culture minister asked the attorney general Sunday to order the investigation of a prominent Arab Israeli filmmaker who spoke out against the Jewish state during a visit to Lebanon.

Israel arrests Islamic cleric for alleged incitement

Israeli police arrested a firebrand Islamic cleric on Tuesday who has been repeatedly accused of inciting violence over a sensitive Jerusalem holy site where tensions again flared last month.

Israel to strip Arab attacker of citizenship for first time

An Israeli court has decided to strip an Arab Israeli attacker of his citizenship, legal sources said Monday, in what a rights group said was the first ruling of its kind.

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Kwara NLC chief Abdulyekeen Agunbiadecalls for review of minimum wage

Kwara State Chairman of the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC), Mr Abdulyekeen Agunbiade, has called on the Federal Government to review the minimum wage in the country.

Boycott, protests and anxiety as Kenya returns to polls

Kenya stands at a dangerous crossroads ahead of a presidential election Thursday, with opposition leader Raila Odinga refusing to take part and even the country's electoral chief casting doubt on the poll's credibility.

Egypt arrests 12 suspected militants southwest of Cairo

Egypt's Interior Ministry says police have arrested 12 suspected militants in a province southwest of the capital Cairo, a few days after authorities officially announced that at least 16 policemen were killed in a brazen ambush by militants.

Nigeria needs more investment in rural infrastructure to boost agriculture – AfDB chief Akinwumi...

The President of African Development Bank, Dr Akinwumi Adesina, says Nigeria needs more investment in rural infrastructure to boost agricultural production in the country.

Nigeria Police sanction 20 personnel for corruption

The Nigeria Police Force, says it has sanctioned 20 personnel involved in corruption between Jan. 2016 and Jun. 2017 in four states.

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Powerful explosion rocks Swedish police station

A powerful explosion blew out the entrance to a police station in the southern Swedish city of Helsingborg early Wednesday, an attack authorities linked to their fight against organised crime.

Everton want Carlo Ancelotti to replace Ronald Koeman as fans kick against Ryan Giggs

Everton are interested in making Carlo Ancelotti their new manager after sacking Ronald Koeman yesterday, according to a report.

Nigerian Air Force deploys fighter planes over Plateau killings

The Nigerian Air Force (NAF), says it has deployed some of its fighter jets and personnel to Jos, the Plateau State capital, to curtail the senseless killings of innocent persons there.

Spain urges Catalonia secessionists to obey Madrid

The Spanish government has urged Catalonians to accept direct control from Madrid and ignore instructions from the restive region’s secessionist leadership once it has been removed from power.

12 Niger soldiers killed in fresh attack

Twelve paramilitary police were killed Saturday in a fresh attack in Niger’s restive southwest bordering Mali, Interior Minister Mohamed Bazoum told AFP.