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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.
Morocco has suspended its participation in the Saudi-led military coalition's fight against Yemen's Houthi rebels, government officials have said.

Morocco suspends participation in Saudi-led war in Yemen

Morocco has suspended its participation in the Saudi-led military coalition's fight against Yemen's Houthi rebels, government officials have said.
At least 10 people have been rescued from the rubble [Russian Ministry for Emergency Situations via AP]

Russia rejects reports Islamic State behind New Year’s Eve blast

Russian investigators said Friday that a New Year’s Eve blast that killed 39 people was likely the result of a gas explosion, dismissing reports that the Islamic State group was behind it.
An American journalist working for Iran's state television channel Press TV who was detained in the United States will appear in court on Friday.

Report: US-born newscaster to appear in Washington court

An American journalist working for Iran's state television channel Press TV who was detained in the United States will appear in court on Friday.
A Saudi women's rights activist looks at her Twitter account on her mobile phone in Jeddah city [AP]

Another Saudi woman takes to Twitter to ‘escape abusive family’

Another Saudi woman has turned to social media for protection from her father, just days after Canada granted refuge to Rahaf al-Qunun, the 18-year-old Saudi who fled her family.

I prefer my mother’s custody to my father’s – Child tells court

A 14-year-old girl, Shukurat Adedeji, on Wednesday told a customary court in Ibadan, Oyo State to turn down her father’s request for her custody, saying she preferred to stay with her mother.
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Jeremy Hunt: Donald Trump has ‘black and white’ world view

British Foreign Secretary Jeremy Hunt on Friday criticised Donald Trump’s view of the world after the US president’s announcement of a withdrawal of American troops from the fight against the Islamic State group in Syria.
Some 1,200 people, including pilgrims, relatives and friends of the beatified, filled the Chapel of our Lady of Santa Cruz [Abdelaziz Boumzar-Reuters]

Catholic monks beatified in Algeria, first in a Muslim nation

The Catholic Church beatifies seven French monks and 12 other clergy killed in Algeria during the country's 1990s civil war, the first ceremony of its kind in a Muslim country
Kano State Governor, Abdullahi Ganduje

Abdullahi Ganduje commits to addressing out-of-school children in Kano

The Kano State Governor, Dr Abdullahi Ganduje, on Tuesday pledged his commitment to addressing the issue of out- of-school children in the state.
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HRW: Mozambique anti-jihadist forces involved in rights abuses

Security forces in Mozambique waging the fight against jihadists in the country's north are guilty of "serious abuses" of human rights including summary executions, Human Rights Watch said on Tuesday.
UN peacekeepers patrol the border with Israel near the village of Kfar Kila, Lebanon on December 4 [Ali Hashisho-Reuters]

Israel warns Hezbollah against approaching cross-border tunnels

Israel’s military on Tuesday warned the Lebanese militia, Hezbollah, against approaching the border fence, hours after it launched an operation to “expose and thwart” cross-border tunnels built by the group.

Ignatius Kaigama: Why hostility, intolerance, violence persist between Muslims, Christians in Nigeria

Metropolitan Catholic Archbishop of Jos, Ignatius Kaigama, has identified reasons behind the competitive spirit, hostility and intolerance between adherents of Islamic and Christian religions in Nigeria.
Footage showing a recent Boko Haram attack in north-east Nigeria. | AFP | Getty Images

Boko Haram releases video of battle with Nigerian soldiers

A disturbing video has been released by Boko Haram which shows how the terrorists carried out an attack on a military formation, killing a large number of Nigerian soldiers.

Don recommends Arabic Language in nation’s education curriculum

A university lecturer, Prof. Hamzah Abdulraheem, has called for the inclusion of Arabic Language, at all levels of education, in the National Education Policy to further promote its study.
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Israel appoints first-ever Arab Christian ambassador

The predominantly Jewish state of Israel has appointed its first-ever Arab Christian ambassador, the country’s Foreign Ministry said on Friday.
President Donald Trump speaks during his meeting to discuss potential damage from Hurricane Michael, in the Oval Office of the White House in Washington, Wednesday, Oct. 10, 2018. (Pablo Martinez Monsivais-Associated Press)

Donald Trump replaces US ambassador to Saudi Arabia

United States President Donald Trump has named a former army general with long experience in the Middle East as ambassador to Saudi Arabia, a post that has been vacant since Joseph Westphal left in January 2017.
(FILES) In this file photo taken on October 1, 2009, Taoufiq Bouachrine,the then director of Morroccan daily Akhbar al-Youm, gestures as he exits the court at the end of a hearing in Casablanca. A Moroccan court has handed a 12 year prison sentence to the journalist accused of sexual assault, in a trial his lawyers said was politically motivated.STR / AFP

Dissident Moroccan publisher jailed on sexual assault charges

A Moroccan court has handed a 12 year prison sentence to a newspaper publisher charged with sexual assault, in a trial his lawyers said was politically motivated.

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Ogun SSG involved in car crash, one dead

The Secretary to Ogun State Government, Mr Taiwo Adeoluwa, was Friday involved in an auto crash along the Abeokuta – Sagamu Road in which one person died.
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BCO: Thuggery, ballot box snatchers have no place in credible democracy

Few hours to the presidential and National Assembly elections, Buhari Campaign Organisation (BCO) has said that thuggery and ballot snatchers have no place in a credible democracy.

Multiple explosions rock Maiduguri

Multiple explosions were heard in Maiduguri, the Borno State capital in Northeast Nigeria on Saturday morning.

US bans DR Congo election chief, top judge over vote conduct

The United States said Friday it will refuse visas to the Democratic Republic of Congo’s election chief and top judge on charges that they undermined long-awaited presidential polls.
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INEC seeks partnership with electoral stakeholders in Adamawa for credible polls

Mr Kassim Gaidam, the Resident Electoral Commissioner of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) in Adamawa state, has called for close working relationship with stakeholders for the conduct of credible elections.