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Regime strikes kill four civilians in Syria

Syrian government airstrikes on the rebel-held northwest killed four civilians, two of them children, on Saturday, a war monitor said, as a two-month flare-up showed no let-up.

95 killed in attack on central Mali village

Ninety-five people in a central Malian village inhabited by the Dogon community were killed by gunmen in an overnight attack, a local official and a security source said on Monday, giving a provisional toll.

Crisis Group urges ‘dialogue’ between Mali government, jihadists

Mali's government should consider "dialogue" with jihadists waging an insurgency in the west African state, the International Crisis Group (ICG) think tank suggested on Tuesday, an idea promptly rejected by Bamako.
Al-Shabab fighters stormed a Somali government building in Mogadishu on Saturday, with at least four people killed in the suicide car bomb attack by the armed group and an ensuing gunfight.

Former minister among five killed in car bomb

A former Somali foreign minister was among five killed Wednesday when a car bomb exploded in the capital Mogadishu, according to the country's information minister.

18 people killed as al-Shabaab attacks army base in Somalia

Eighteen people were killed when Islamist terrorist group al-Shabaab attacked an army base in southern Somalia, a local official said on Monday.

UN peacekeeping: Nigerian soldier killed in attacks in Mali

A Nigerian soldier was killed and several injured in two attacks on the UN peacekeeping mission in Mali, UN officials said on Sunday.
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Facebook bans Alex Jones, other extremist figures

Facebook Inc said on Thursday it was banning Alex Jones and other controversial U.S. political personalities for violating the social media company’s policies on “dangerous individuals and organizations.”
Afghan President Ashraf Ghani seems to have been sidelined from the peace process [Qatari MOFA-file photo]

US and Taliban due to resume Doha peace talks in bid to end war

Taliban and US officials are due to begin a new round of negotiations in the Qatari capital Doha, a Taliban spokesman confirmed on Wednesday, as the two sides meet in a renewed bid to restore peace.

Official: Gunmen kill polio vaccinator in Pakistan

Gunmen on Thursday killed a female polio vaccinator, the fourth this week, in the latest surge of violence against efforts to rid the world of the crippling childhood disease, an official said.
Four people have been killed as an attack on a police station in Saudi Arabia's central Riyadh province was foiled, Saudi-owned Al Arabiya television said on Sunday, citing sources.

Reports: Four killed in ‘foiled’ attack on Saudi police station

Four people have been killed as an attack on a police station in Saudi Arabia's central Riyadh province was foiled, Saudi-owned Al Arabiya television said on Sunday, citing sources.

US praises Sudan, sends envoy to Khartoum

The United States on Thursday praised orders by Sudan's new military leader to free political prisoners and end a night curfew as it dispatched an envoy to Khartoum to encourage a transition to democracy.
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US confirms killing No. 2 Islamic State leader in Somalia

The US military confirmed Monday that it had killed the second-ranking Islamic State leader in Somalia in an air strike.
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Sudan ruler sacks Khartoum envoy to Washington – spokesman

Sudan's ruling military council on Sunday said it had sacked Khartoum's top envoy to Washington days after the army ouster of veteran leader Omar al-Bashir.

Sudan’s Omar al-Bashir brought down by people he ruled with iron fist

Sudanese leader Omar al-Bashir, long wanted on genocide and war crimes charges, was finally brought down in a popular uprising by the very people he ruled with an iron fist for 30 years.
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Sudan: Three decades under Omar al-Bashir

Here are key dates in Sudan since Omar al-Bashir seized power three decades ago, after he was ousted on Thursday by the military following months of protests against his iron-fisted rule.
President Muhammadu Buhari has said despite having the largest economy in Africa, Nigeria is experiencing conflicts and irregular migration because of lack of social and economic inclusion.

President Buhari: Global cooperation inevitable to defeat terrorism, other challenges

President Muhammadu Buhari on Saturday declared that the only way to defeat predatory and divisionary forces globally was cooperation among nations.
President Muhammadu Buhari has said despite having the largest economy in Africa, Nigeria is experiencing conflicts and irregular migration because of lack of social and economic inclusion.

President Buhari: No state in Nigeria is held, controlled by Boko Haram

President Muhammadu Buhari on Saturday boasted that no state is currently under Boko Haram control.
President Muhammadu Buhari has said despite having the largest economy in Africa, Nigeria is experiencing conflicts and irregular migration because of lack of social and economic inclusion.

President Buhari: Why Nigeria experiences conflicts, irregular migration

President Muhammadu Buhari has said despite having the largest economy in Africa, Nigeria is experiencing conflicts and irregular migration because of lack of social and economic inclusion.

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Brian Hook, the US Special Representative for Iran, speaks during a press conference in Kuwait City on June 23, 2019. (Yasser Al-Zayyat - AFP)

Envoy: US ready to lift Iran sanctions, restore diplomatic ties, but needs deal first

The U.S. is ready to lift all the sanctions against Iran and restore diplomatic ties with Tehran, but on condition of a comprehensive deal first.
Aides and supporters of former Vice President Atiku Abubakar watched in disbelief as the Peoples Democratic Party presidential aspirant wept at his campaign office on Friday in Abuja.

Election tribunal rejects Atiku Abubakar’s request to access INEC server

The Presidential Election Petitions Tribunal has rejected the request of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and its candidate, Atiku Abubakar, to have access to the server of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC).
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Official: Cross River to employ 300 Cameroonian refugees

The Cross River State Emergency Management Agency, SEMA, says it will create jobs for 300 Cameroonian refugees in Adagom, Ogoja Local Government Area of the state.

Naf debunks report of dropping weapons in Enugu

The Nigerian Air Force (NAF) has stated that the recent social media report alleging that its training helicopters were “dropping weapons” in Akwuke Forest in Enugu State was totally fabricated by mischief-makers to cause disaffection among Nigerians.
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Expert: Why you must avoid cowhides processed with flames

A Health expert has warned Nigerians against consuming cowhides popularly called ‘Ponmo’ processed with flames from burning tyres and fuel, saying that it could lead to some health complications.