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Egypt revives dream of new desert capital

In Egypt's eastern desert, roads are being carved across vast expanses of sand where the government is building a new administrative capital, a long-cherished project that has failed in the past.

Palestinians clash with police at US Embassy in Lebanon

Lebanese security forces fired tear gas at protesters near the US Embassy in Lebanon during a demonstration against President Donald Trump's decision to recognise Jerusalem as the capital of Israel.

Arab ministers demand Trump rescind Jerusalem decision

Arab foreign ministers on Saturday called on the United States to rescind its recognition of Jerusalem as Israel’s capital and for the international community to recognise a Palestinian state.

Jerusalem: Palestinians to scale up protests, scorn Mike Pence

President Donald Trump’s recognition of Jerusalem as the capital of Israel has called for intensified demonstrations and protests in Palestine and also scorn for US Vice President Mike Pence due to talk with Fatah leader.

Arab League rebukes Donald Trump over ‘dangerous’ Jerusalem move

The Arab League has slammed Donald Trump over his decision to recognise Jerusalem as the capital of Israel, calling it a "dangerous violation of international law".

Fanendo Adi vows to take Super Eagles chance

Nigerian born American based centre forward Fanendo Adi once again declares his intension to lace his boots for Nigeria.

Ethiopia working to return nationals stranded in Libya

The government of Ethiopia says it is in the process of making arrangements to repatriate its citizens in Libya, the state-owned ENA portal has reported.

Donald Trump recognises Jerusalem as Israel’s capital

President Donald Trump on Wednesday recognized the disputed city of Jerusalem as Israel’s capital — a historic decision that overturns decades of US policy and risks triggering a fresh spasm of violence in the Middle East.

Egypt’s Abdel Fattah al-Sisi warns Donald Trump over Jerusalem embassy move

Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi, one of Donald Trump's closest allies in the Middle East, urged the US president to be cautious, his office said Tuesday, after reports Washington was planning to move its Israel embassy to Jerusalem.

Arab League chief Ahmed Abul Gheit warns against dangerous Jerusalem decision by Donald Trump

Arab League chief Ahmed Abul Gheit warned Tuesday of the “danger” of the United States recognising Jerusalem as Israel’s capital or relocating its embassy there, calling on Washington to reconsider.

International warnings as Trump delays Jerusalem decision

International leaders warned US President Donald Trump Tuesday that he risked outraging Muslims and jeopardising Middle East peace efforts if he recognized Jerusalem as the Israeli capital and moved the US embassy there.

Egypt forces kill five militants in shoot-out

Egyptian security forces killed five militants during a raid Monday on a hideout northeast of Cairo where they were training to carry out attacks, the interior ministry said.

Ahmed Shafik in Cairo hotel and in good health – lawyer

Ahmed Shafik is in Cairo and his health is "good", his lawyer has said after meeting the former Egyptian prime minister for the first time since his arrival in the Egyptian capital on Saturday.

Lawyer demands to see Egypt president hopeful after ‘deportation’

A lawyer for former Egyptian premier and presidential hopeful Ahmed Shafiq on Sunday demanded access to him after he was reportedly deported from the United Arab Emirates to his homeland.


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Turkish President Recep Erdogan calls Israel terrorist state

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Boko Haram’s plot to bomb Abuja, others real – Police

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World Cup: Good football not names will decide Group D’s fate – Victor Moses

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