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Mike Pence delays Egypt, Israel trip ‘over tax reform vote’

Vice President Mike Pence is delaying his planned trip to Egypt and Israel until the US tax reform gets through Congress, the White House has announced.

Russia’s Vladimir Putin orders beginning of withdrawal from Syria

Russian President Vladimir Putin has made a surprise visit to a Russian base in Syria and ordered the start of his troops' withdrawal from the war-torn country.

White House regrets Palestinian refusal to meet Mike Pence

US Vice President Mike Pence has expressed regret at Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas' decision to "walk away" from Israeli-Palestinian peace talks.

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.

Ahmed Shafik’s whereabouts unknown after Egypt arrival – lawyer

The whereabouts of Egyptian ex-prime minister and presidential hopeful Ahmed Shafik remain unclear after his reported arrival in Egypt on Saturday evening.

Egypt’s president condemns mosque attack

Egyptian president Abdel-Fattah el-Sisi has condemned the extremist attack on a mosque in the troubled Sinai Peninsula, calling it "criminal" and "cowardly" and expressing condolences to the victims and their families.

Deadly blast strikes mosque in Egypt’s Sinai

At least 115 people have been killed in a bomb and gun attack on a mosque in Egypt's northern Sinai Peninsula, according to state media.

Egypt, IMF reach agreement on $2 billion loan instalment

Egypt has reached a staff-level agreement with the International Monetary Fund for an instalment of about $2 billion more from a three-year, $12 billion loan programme, the IMF said in a statement on Friday.

Egypt’s Abdel Fattah el-Sisi says will honour constitution, not seek third term

Abdel Fattah el-Sisi said he will stick to the constitution and not seek a third time as Egypt's president, as he promised that elections will take place in March or April next year.

Rights groups blast Egypt’s human rights record

International rights organisations have gathered in the French capital to highlight Egypt's human rights abuses, as Egyptian President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi is set to arrive for a two-day visit.

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The Benue State House of Assembly, on Thursday, elected principal officers who will steer the affairs of the House in the next four years.

Benue Assembly elects principal officers

The Benue State House of Assembly, on Thursday, elected principal officers who will steer the affairs of the House in the next four years.
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EFCC expresses worry over use of POS machines

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) yesterday expressed concern over what it called the errant use of Point of Sale (POS) machines in the country.
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Brazilian police file defamation complaint against Neymar’s rape accuser

Brazilian police said on Thursday they had filed a defamation suit against the woman who has accused football star Neymar of rape after she insinuated the force was corrupt.

PDP leaders, lawmakers meet over National Assembly minority positions

Leaders of the Peoples Democratic Party currently are holding a meeting to strategise on who will be the minority leaders, minority whips and Chairman, PDP Caucus of the National Assembly.

Sudan’s Omar al-Bashir charged with corruption

Sudan’s ex-president Omar al-Bashir was on Thursday formally charged with corruption, following the completion of an investigation by state prosecutors.