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Cyprus votes for president with eyes on new peace push

Voters in Cyprus headed to the polls Sunday for a presidential election that could determine if the divided island makes another push to reunite after the collapse of talks last year.

Five things to know about Cyprus

Cyprus is gearing up for presidential elections on January 28 that could determine whether the divided Mediterranean island resumes a push for reunification.

President vowing new peace push leads in Cyprus re-election bid

Cyprus gears up for a presidential election next week with incumbent Nicos Anastasiades favourite to win as he pledges a fresh push to reunify the divided island after talks collapsed last year.

Nigeria’s Shehu Abdullahi joins Turkish side Bursaspor

Nigeria international defender Shehu Abdullahi will on Monday become the ninth Nigerian player currently on the books of Turkish side Bursaspor after agreeing a four and half year deal ‎to join them from Cypriot side Anorthosis Famagusta.

Islamic State has been crushed – Theresa May

British Prime Minister Theresa May said on Friday that although the Islamic State (IS) has been crushed, thanks mostly to the strike by the base personnel, it still poses threat to the region and Britain.

Ademola Lookman scores brace as Everton beats Apollon

Ademola Lookman scored twice as a weakened Everton team beat Apollon Limassol to end their failed Europa League campaign with their only win.

Everton’s Sam Allardyce misses Europa League finale in Cyprus

New Everton boss Sam Allardyce will miss the club's final Europa League game in Cyprus on Thursday due to a medical appointment.

3,000 migrants died in Mediterranean in 2017 – IOM

More than 3,000 migrants and refugees have died crossing the Mediterranean in a desperate bid to reach Europe’s shores since the start of the year, the International Organization for Migration said Tuesday.

Real Madrid cruise into last 16, Liverpool blow three-goal lead

Cristiano Ronaldo scored twice as holders Real Madrid thrashed APOEL 6-0 in Cyprus to reach the Champions League last 16 on Tuesday, while Liverpool blew a three-goal lead in a thriller at Sevilla.

Lebanon’s Saad Hariri to hold off resignation as premier

Lebanon’s Saad Hariri said, on Wednesday, he would hold off presenting his resignation as prime minister in response to a request from President Michel Aoun to allow more dialogue.

Premier Saad Al-Hariri, back in Beirut, attends national day parade

Saad Al-Hariri attended independence day celebrations in Beirut on Wednesday after returning to Lebanon for the first time since resigning as prime minister in a broadcast from Saudi Arabia.

3,000 migrants died trying to reach Europe

More than 160,000 migrants and refugees arrived in Europe in 2017 having crossed the Mediterranean Sea, while about 3,000 people died trying to reach the EU, the International Organisation for Migration (IOM) said.

Karim Benzema the fall guy as Real Madrid flounder

In a recurring theme of Real Madrid's stuttering season, Zinedine Zidane protested all his side lacked was a goal as they fell 10 points behind La Liga leaders Barcelona after firing more blanks in a bad-tempered Madrid derby.

Sokoto to sponsor 200 students to study medicine in India

As part of efforts to promote health and sound learning in the state, the Sokoto State Government says it has commenced the process of sponsoring 200 students to study medicine and other related courses in India.

Sokoto govt pays N3 billion scholarship in two years

Sokoto state government has paid a total of over three billion Naira scholarships to its students from 2015 to date, Executive Chairman of the state scholarship board, Hon Altine Shehu Kajiji, has revealed.

Italy probes deaths of 26 Nigerian women, teenagers from migrant boats

Italian prosecutors are investigating the deaths of 26 Nigerian women - most of them teenagers - whose bodies were recovered at sea.

Super Eagles star Shehu Abdullahi captains Anorthosis Famagusta

Super Eagles' Shehu Abdullahi has been elevated to the role of captain at his Cypriot club Anorthosis Famagusta.

Arsenal on brink of Europa League knockout rounds

Having made a perfect start to their Europa League campaign, Arsenal can secure a place in the knockout phase with two group games to spare by beating Red Star Belgrade on Thursday.

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Court sentences ex head of Egypt’s anti-graft agency to 5 years in prison

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Italian court rules Iuventa rescue vessel will remain impounded

Italy's Supreme Court has rejected an appeal against the seizure of an NGO rescue ship, the Iuventa, impounded in August 2017 following an investigation initiated by the Italian authorities into NGOs in the Mediterranean.