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Death toll soars as Syria regime pounds rebel enclave

Fresh regime strikes killed 15 civilians Wednesday in a rebel-held enclave near Damascus where overwhelmed medics were still treating the survivors of the Syrian conflict's bloodiest day in months.

EU backs Brexit transition demands as tensions rock Theresa May

The EU adopted red lines Monday for a transition period that binds Britain by the bloc's laws for nearly two years after Brexit without having any policy-making power.

UN hosts ‘critical’ Syria peace talks in Vienna

The United Nations embarked on fresh efforts Thursday to jump-start Syrian peace talks that Western countries and the opposition fear are being undermined by a separate Russian diplomatic push.

Libyan premier urges international community to back UN mandate

The head of Libya's U.N.-backed government says the international community should take a firm stance against those defying a 2015 political agreement stipulating a U.N. mandate.

Syria’s Bashar Al-Assad accuses France of sponsoring terrorism

President Bashar Al-Assad of Syria attacked France on Tuesday, accusing it of supporting bloodshed in his country making it unfit to talk about a peace settlement.

Emmanuel Macron warns against meddling in Lebanon at Saad Hariri support meeting

French President Emmanuel Macron on Friday warned regional powers against meddling in Lebanon at a international meeting aimed at fending off pressure on the fragile country from rivals Iran and Saudi Arabia.

Lebanese premier Saad Hariri free to leave Riyadh ‘when he pleases’ – Adel al-Jubeir

Lebanese Prime Minister Saad Hariri is free to leave Saudi Arabia "when he pleases", the kingdom said Thursday, rejecting accusations from Beirut that he was being held in Riyadh following his shock resignation.

France seeks UN funding to fight terror, smuggling in Africa’s Sahel

French Foreign Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian will lead a UN Security Council meeting on Monday that will look at ways of shoring up the G5 Sahel force set up by Burkina Faso, Chad, Mali, Mauritania and Niger.

Catalan leader Carles Puigdemont blasts Spain move to sack separatists

Spain took drastic measures Saturday to stop Catalonia from breaking away, announcing plans to dismiss its separatist government and call fresh elections in a move the region’s leader compared to the dictatorship of Francisco Franco.

Iran’s Hassan Rouhani excited over EU’s support for nuclear deal

President Hassan Rouhani of Iran on Tuesday welcomed European Union’s support for his country’s nuclear deal with international powers, in spite President Donald Trump casting doubt on the U.S. commitment to the agreement.

European Union signals steadfast support for Iran nuclear deal

Several Foreign Ministers of the European Union on Monday signalled their resolve to keep the Iran nuclear deal intact after U.S. President Donald Trump cast doubt on U.S. support for the deal.

Morocco prepares to test ‘fastest train in Africa’

Engineers in Morocco are preparing to test the Arab world's first high-speed railway this week with trains reaching 320km/h, the country's rail office said on Monday.

Macron invites Iraq PM to Paris to discuss Kurdish vote

French President Emmanuel Macron has invited Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi to visit Paris on Thursday, saying the aim is to calm tensions after the deeply divisive Kurdish independence referendum.

Iranian president: Trump’s UN comments ‘ignorant, absurd’

Iran's president warned the United States on Thursday that his country will "respond decisively" to any violation of the agreement that reins in Tehran's nuclear program and called U.S. President Donald Trump's "ignorant, absurd and hateful rhetoric" about Iran unfit for the United Nations.

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Pakistani Supreme Court disqualifies ousted premier Nawaz Sharif from being PML-N chief

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Man in court for alleged murder of police sergeant

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Herdsmen Killings: NAF arrive in Nasarawa to support other security operative

The Nigerian Air Force has on Tuesday arrived in Nasarawa State to support other support other security operative ensure peace within Nasarawa and Benue border.

Delta Air commences airlifting of uninjured passengers after fire

Delta Air Thursday commenced the airlift of some of the uninjured passengers who were aboard the Delta flight 55 from Lagos, to Atlanta that one of the engines caught fire after take off and had to make emergency landing at Muritala Muhammed International Airport, Lagos.

Ethiopia: State of emergency will last six months – Minister

A state of emergency imposed by Ethiopia after the prime minister resigned will last six months, the defence minister said on Saturday.

Reps go tough on lottery operators over poor remittances

Apparently disturbed by the paucity of remittances by the 21 licensed lottery operators in Nigeria, the House of Representatives has directed its Committee on Governmental Affairs to probe the activities of players in the industry. ‎

Policemen accused of killing Boko Haram founder Mohammed Yusuf reinstated

Five Nigerian police officers who were accused of killing Boko Haram's founder Mohammed Yusuf while in their custody have been reinstated, a police oversight body said on Monday.