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Lieutenant General Abdel Fattah al-Burhan, the new head of the Sudanese interim military council, met with gulf envoys on Tuesday (AFP)

Sudan aborts fresh coup d’etat, 68 officers arrested

The Arabic version of Al-Arabiya reported on Wednesday an aborted coup in Sudan designed to upstage the Transitional Military Council.

Boko Haram factional chief Abubakar Shekau releases new video, denounces Nigerian Pledge

Factional leader of Boko Haram, Abubakar Shekau, has been seen in a new video reading the group’s ideology and denouncing the Nigerian national pledge, which he described as “shirk.”
President Muhammadu Buhari on Saturday in Makkah, Saudi Arabia, commended the decision of the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) to support the Inter-Basin Water Transfer project, aimed at recharging the Lake Chad.

Boko Haram: President Buhari to host Lake Chad Security Summit

Nigeria’s President, Muhammadu Buhari, will host leaders of Lake Basin Commission in an informal summit on the side lines of Democracy Day and Second Term inauguration celebrations on June 12, 2019, in Abuja.
Turki Al Maliki

Yemen’s Houthi fighters hit Saudi arms depot

Yemen’s Houthi fighters said Tuesday they launched a bomb-laden drone into Saudi Arabia, targeting an arms depot of a military base located at an airport.
Shaimaa Seif

Egypt blackface sketch spotlights racism in region

An Egyptian comedian has sparked anger by using blackface in a sketch and mocking Sudanese people, drawing attention to what experts say is a deeper racism problem in the region.
Muslim groups on Friday commended the Federal Government for efforts to secure the release of Miss Zainab Aliyu and Mr Ibrahim Abubakar detained by Saudi Arabian authorities.

Zainab Aliyu: How I survived 124 days in Saudi prison

Zainab Aliyu, a Nigerian who was detained in Saudi Arabia for alleged drug trafficking, says she learnt “pure Arabic” and memorised half of the Qur’an during her 124-day stay in prison.

Muslims worldwide get ready for 2019 Ramadan, starting May 6

Muslims around the world are preparing for the commencement of the holy period of Ramadan. Ramadan is the ninth month as per the Islamic dating system, i.e. the Hijri calendar.
Fahad Al-Saif

Saudi Arabia to issue $3 billion-$5 billion in international Sukuk by third quarter

Saudi Arabia will issue three billion to five billion dollars in new international sukuk or Islamic bonds around the third quarter as part of plans to diversify financing of the national budget deficit, a senior finance ministry official told Reuters.
Helen Paul

Nollywood celebrities react to Regina Daniel’s alleged marriage

Popular comedienne, Helen Paul, has raised concerns over various troll comments on the alleged marriage of a 20-year-old actress Regina Daniel to a famous billionaire businessman, Ned Nwoko.
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IS launches deadliest attack on Syria Army since crisis

Islamic State group jihadists have killed 35 pro-Damascus fighters in Syria, in what a monitoring group described Saturday as their deadliest operation since the fall of the “caliphate”.

UTME: 390 visually impaired participate across Nigeria

No fewer than 390 visually impaired candidates are participating in the ongoing 2019 Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME) organised by the Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB).

India’s Supreme Court considers women into mosques

India’s Supreme Court agreed on Tuesday to consider a petition from a Muslim couple to allow women into mosques.
Islamic Development Bank (IsDB) has started marketing a five-year dollar sukuk, or Islamic bond, a document issued by one of the banks showed.

Islamic Development Bank starts marketing 5-year-dollar sukuk

Islamic Development Bank (IsDB) has started marketing a five-year dollar sukuk, or Islamic bond, a document issued by one of the banks showed.
A handout image obtained from Dubai’s Public Diplomacy Office on March 23, 2019 shows the Gulf emirate’s Burj Khalifa tower lit the previous night with an image of New Zealand’s Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern in appreciation of her solidarity position with her country’s Muslim community following the March 15 massacre of 50 worshippers in a mosque in Christchurch by an Australian white supremacist. Muslims prayed at Christchurch’s main mosque on March 23 for the first time since last week’s massacre New Zealand sought to return to normality after the tragedy. DUBAI’S PUBLIC DIPLOMACY OFFICE / AFP

Dubai projects NZ PM’s image on iconic skyscraper

Dubai has projected the image of New Zealand premier Jacinda Ardern onto its iconic Burj Khalifa, the world’s tallest skyscraper, in thanks for her response to last week’s mosque shootings.

Suspected terrorists kill 13 in northern Mozambique

At least 13 civilians have died in fresh attacks in Mozambique’s volatile northern Cabo Delgado province where Islamists have terrorised villagers in remote communities for more than a year, local sources said on Saturday.

ISIS-backed Boko Haram faction may have new chief

The leader of an Islamic State-backed faction of Boko Haram may have been replaced, sources say, against a backdrop of speculation as to his fate - and the group's future direction.
Rights groups have accused China of engaging in a campaign of ethnic cleansing against Muslims [Thomas Peter-Reuters]

China rejects Turkey criticism on Uighurs, denies poet’s death

China has hit back at claims by Turkey over its treatment of Uighur people, and denied reports a prominent poet and musician from the ethnic Muslim minority was tortured to death in prison.
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Saudi Arabia creates app to track women’s movement

Saudi Arabia has created an application that allows male guardians to track and prevent women from travelling due to the rise in the number of women recently fleeing the ultra-conservative kingdom.

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PSG’s Kylian Mbappe celebrates after scoring his side’s second goal during the French League One soccer match between Amiens and Paris-Saint-Germain at the Stade de la Licorne stadium in Amiens, France, Saturday, Jan. 12, 2019. (Christophe Ena/Associated Press)

Kylian Mbappe lists out conditions to be met by Paris Saint-Germain for him stay

Kylian Mbappe has listed out some conditions to be met by Paris Saint-Germain if the club directors want him to remain at the Parc des Prince next season.
President Muhammadu Buhari on Thursday met behind closed doors with the Liberian President, George Weah.

Presidents Buhari, Weah meet in Aso Rock

President Muhammadu Buhari on Thursday met behind closed doors with the Liberian President, George Weah.
Enyimba wins record eighth Nigeria Professional Football League title following a 3-0 win against Akwa United in their Championship play-offs fixture at the Agege Stadium as runners-up Kano Pillars will represent Nigeria in 2020 CAF Champions League.

Enyimba win 8th NPFL title as Kano Pillars clinch CAF Champions League place

Enyimba wins record eighth Nigeria Professional Football League title following a 3-0 win against Akwa United in their Championship play-offs fixture at the Agege Stadium as runners-up Kano Pillars will represent Nigeria in the 2020 CAF Champions League.
Iker Casillas has dispelled rumours that he is set to retire from football following a heart attack during a Porto training session.

Real Madrid great Iker Casillas denies fresh retirement reports

Iker Casillas has denied fresh reports he is retiring from football after he suffered a heart attack during training with Porto last month.

Ecuador’s highest court approves same-sex marriage

Ecuador’s highest court on Wednesday approved same-sex marriage in a landmark ruling in the traditionally Catholic and conservative South American country.