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Palestinian leaders suspend recognition of Israel

The Palestine Liberation Organisation (PLO) has decided to suspend its recognition of Israel until the latter recognises the State of Palestine on its 1967 borders, with East Jerusalem as its capital.

Palestinians slam US veto on Jerusalem resolution

The Palestinian ambassador to the UN has rejected a US veto in the United Nations Security Council that called for a resolution against President Donald Trump's recent recognition of Jerusalem as Israel's capital.

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.

US reverses move to close Palestinian office in DC

The United States has backtracked on an announcement that Palestinian offices in Washington DC would be closed following threats to sever all communication with the Americans as they work on a new Middle East peace plan.

Palestinian factions agree on elections in 2018

Palestinian factions led by Fatah and Hamas have agreed to hold general elections no later than at the end of 2018, as part of the latest round of reconciliation talks held in Cairo.

Israel delays vote on bill to Judaise Jerusalem

Israel has delayed a vote on a controversial bill that would annex illegal settlements in the occupied West Bank to the Israeli-defined boundaries of the city of Jerusalem.

Full list of Nobel Peace Prize winners

Here is the full list of Nobel Peace Prize laureates from 1901, when the prize was first awarded.

Fatah and Hamas: A decade of strained relations

Ties between Palestinian rivals Fatah, a secular party, and the Islamist Hamas have been tense for a decade, at times erupting into deadly conflict.

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Congo forces accused of targeting UN officials during deadly protests

The United Nations on Tuesday accused Congolese security agents of targeting its during a violence that broke out during a protest on Sunday, Spokesperson Ravina Shamdasani told a briefing in Geneva on Tuesday.

Collapse of reward system responsible for national vices – Solomon Dalung

The Minister of Youth and Sports Development, Solomon Dalung, has flouted the achievement of Nigerian athletes in 2017 and challenged anybody to come forward with a sector that had surpassed sports in putting Nigeria on the global map in 2017.

NNPC, others operate secret $137m joint venture account – Senator Melaye

Lawmaker representing Kogi West Senatorial District, Senator Dino Melaye, has raised the alarm over alleged operation of a secret account by the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation and other joint venture companies.

Niger govt to renovate 12 more schools in 2018

Hajiya Fatima Madugu, the Niger State Commissioner for Education, says the state government is to renovate six vocational and technical schools and six day secondary schools in 2018.

World Cup: Ahmed Musa bait for Russians to support Super Eagles – Gernor Rohr

Super Eagles Coach Gernot Rohr on Tuesday, January 23, said that the team’s pacy forward, Ahmed Musa, could be used as a bait to get home support for his team at the World Cup.

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IMF does not want austerity in Tunisia – spokesman

The International Monetary Fund does not want austerity in Tunisia, and in fact proposed programmes to protect the poor from the impact of economic reforms, a Fund spokesperson said on Thursday.

Police arrest 13 suspected armed robbers, kidnappers in Niger

Men of the Nigeria police force have arrested thirteen suspects for alleged kidnapping, armed robbery and unlawful possession of firearms in Gawu Babangida, Niger.

PICNI spends N1bn on Chibok school reconstruction

The Presidential Committee on the North-East Initiative, has said it spent N1.05 billion on the reconstruction of the Government Girls Secondary School, Chibok, Borno state.

No offers Jonny Evans yet – Alan Pardew

West Brom boss Alan Pardew says the club have not yet received an offer for centre-back Jonny Evans.

Tyson Fury moves closer to Anthony Joshua showdown

Controversial boxer Tyson Fury moved closer to his dream all-British world heavyweight showdown with Anthony Joshua when he was told on Friday that he will get his licence back if he passes a medical.