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Pope Francis crosses himself at the start of the weekly general audience on January 30, 2019 at the Vatican. (Photo by Andreas SOLARO - AFP)

Pope Francis: reaching out to Muslims

Pope Francis has made dialogue with Islam a cornerstone of his papacy, which began in 2013, and visited several countries with large Muslim populations.
Hamas released photos of alleged members of an Israeli unit that infiltrated Gaza on November 11 [Qassam Brigades website]

Hamas publishes images of ‘Israelis involved in Gaza covert unit’

The armed wing of the Hamas group has published photos of what it says are members of an Israeli covert operations unit that infiltrated the Gaza Strip on November 11.
Israeli attacks hit the Gaza Strip, which only gets electricity a couple of hours a day [Ibraheem Abu Mustafa-Reuters]

Israel launches more air strikes in Gaza as Palestinians intensify rocket attack

Israel launched more air strikes on Gaza on Tuesday as Palestinians kept up rocket fire on Israeli territory, in the worst surge of violence since a 2014 war.
Prince William visits the tomb of his great-grandmother Princess Alice in Jerusalem | AP

Prince William visits flashpoint Jerusalem mosque compound

Prince William visited Jerusalem’s super-sensitive Al-Aqsa mosque compound on Thursday as he wrapped up a landmark Middle East tour during which he has tiptoed through the region’s diplomatic minefield.

Jerusalem as capital of Israel, how sustainable?

Jerusalem is now the capital of Israel. Yay! Echoed by some people around the world and boos! From some. Is Palestine a Muslim enclave? Only two per cent of Israelis are Christians about 172,000.

Palestinian gets four life sentences for killing Israeli family

A Palestinian youth was granted four life sentences by an Israeli military court on Thursday for murdering three family members in a West Bank settlement last July.

Israeli court convicts Palestinian youth charged with murder

An Israeli Military Court on Wednesday convicted a Palestinian youth on charges of murdering three people in a West Bank settlement in July.

Israel to name new Jerusalem station after Donald Trump

Israel is to name a planned new railway station close to Judaism’s hallowed Western Wall in annexed east Jerusalem after US President Donald Trump, the transport minister has said.

Israel applauds Egyptian writer’s remarks on Jerusalem

The Israeli embassy in Cairo has expressed gratitude at an Egyptian writer’s controversial remarks about the status of Jerusalem.

Clashes on Palestinian ‘day of rage’ over Donald Trump’s Jerusalem move

Palestinians clashed with Israeli security forces on Friday after calls for a "day of rage" as US President Donald Trump's declaration of Jerusalem as Israel's capital sent shockwaves through the region for a second day.

Israel uncovers Roman structure at foot of Jerusalem’s Western Wall

Israeli archaeologists in Jerusalem’s Old City on Monday unveiled a newly unearthed section of the Western Wall and the first Roman public structure ever discovered in the city, they said.

Israel demolishes home of Palestinian who stabbed three to death

Israeli forces demolished the home on Wednesday of a Palestinian who fatally stabbed three Jewish residents of a nearby settlement as tensions soared last month over Jerusalem’s Al-Aqsa mosque compound.

Israel arrests Islamic cleric for alleged incitement

Israeli police arrested a firebrand Islamic cleric on Tuesday who has been repeatedly accused of inciting violence over a sensitive Jerusalem holy site where tensions again flared last month.

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Atiku Abubakar, presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), has again accused President Muhammadu Buhari of clamping down on the judiciary.

Atiku Abubakar: British aid worker killing not true reflection of Nigeria

Former Nigeria vice president Atiku Abubakar Monday told the United Kingdom (UK) that the recent killings in Kaduna were not a true reflection of the country’s character but works of criminals.

NCC restates how internet users can be protected from cybercrime

The Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) has again disclosed how the over 114 million Internet users in the country can be properly protected while online.
TechnoGas cylinders manufactured by Techno Oil Group

Nigerian Army goes for made in Nigeria gas cylinders

The Nigerian Army has taken delivery of LPG cylinders manufactured by a Nigerian company for the flag off of its LPG Welfare Scheme, aimed at promoting LPG adoption among its officers and men.
National Open University of Nigeria (NOUN)

NOUN to benefit from NCC education grants

The Nigeria Communication Commission (NCC) says the National Open University of Nigeria (NOUN) will benefit from its education grants for tertiary institutions in the country.
Super Falcons striker Asisat Oshoala makes injury return as Barcelona Ladies beat Bayern Munich 1-0 away in the first leg of their UEFA Women’s Champions League semi-final clash on Sunday night.

Asisat Oshoala thrilled to defy injury, back in action for Barcelona Ladies

Super Falcons forward Asisat Oshoala is elated to be back on the pitch again after making a substitute appearance for Barcelona Ladies in Sunday’s UEFA Women’s Champions League clash against Bayern Munich.