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Members of the UAE Armed Forces demonstrate skills during the opening of the International Defence Exhibition & Conference (IDEX) in Abu Dhabi [Christopher Pike-Reuters]

UAE signs $1.3 billion in deals as arms fair opens amid criticism

The United Arab Emirates' years long war in Yemen alongside Saudi Arabia has bled into the start of a biennial Abu Dhabi arms fair, which saw the Emirates sign $1.3bn in weapons deals.
Humanitarian aid is unloaded from an US cargo plane, at Camilo Daza airport in Cucuta, Colombia [Fernando Vergara- AP Photo]

US planes carrying aid for Venezuela land in Colombia

United States military transport planes carrying humanitarian aid intended for Venezuelans have landed in the Colombian border city of Cucuta.
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Nigeria’s youth boom approaches the voting booth frustrated

Halima Usman is part of a booming new generation in Nigeria, voting for the first time in a presidential election on Saturday after being raised during the country's two decades of civilian rule.

Reports: Indian security forces killed in Kashmir blast

At least 12 Indian paramilitary personnel have been killed and several others injured in a blast in Indian-administered Kashmir, according to local media reports.
Miners at work in a mine shaft. AFP

Dozens of artisanal miners feared dead in Zimbabwe after flooding

At least 38 miners in Zimbabwe are feared to have died after the flooding of two underground mines in a central town late on Tuesday.
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.
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.
Zimbabwe Emmerson Mnangagwa Constantino Chiwenga

Zimbabwe’s teachers report intimidation as strike begins

Zimbabwe's public teachers are alleging intimidation as they try to launch a nationwide strike for better salaries.
Maurice Kamto is leader of the Cameroonian opposition party Movement for the Rebirth of Cameroon (MRC) (AFP Photo-MARCO LONGARI)

Cameroon opposition leader Maurice Kamto charged with sedition, insurrection

Cameroon's main opposition leader Maurice Kamto has been charged with sedition, insurrection and inciting violence, his lawyer said, as authorities banned planned protest marches in the capital Yaounde.
Felix Tshisekedi’s victory was a shock result, after polls that put him 20 points behind the opposition frontrunner Martin Fayulu. Luis Tato-AFP-Getty Images

DR Congo inauguration postponed, police stop opposition rally

Democratic Republic of Congo's police dispersed a gathering on Monday of supporters waiting to hear a speech by presidential runner-up Martin Fayulu, his spokesperson said.
There are both violent peaceful elements to the anti-agreement demonstration in Athens [Alexandros Avramidis-Reuters]

Thousands protest in Athens against Macedonia name change

Thousands of protesters have gathered in Syntagma Square in Athens to demonstrate against Greece's agreement with Macedonia to change the latter's name to North Macedonia.
Mohamed Ben Khalifa was killed on January 19 in Libya by a stray shell. [Facebook]

Photo journalist Mohamed Ben Khalifa killed in Libya

Photographer and video journalist Mohamed Ben Khalifa was killed on Saturday by a stray shell south of Tripoli while on the job.
A massive fireball that engulfed people scooping up fuel spilling from a pipeline ruptured by thieves in central Mexico killed 21 people and badly burned 71 others.

Many killed as leaking oil pipeline explodes in central Mexico

A massive fireball that engulfed people scooping up fuel spilling from a pipeline ruptured by thieves in central Mexico killed 21 people and badly burned 71 others.
News anchor Marzieh Hashemi, right, smiles as she stands with her son in Tehran [Press TV via AP]

American journalist for Iran’s Press TV ‘jailed’ in US

The son of an American journalist working for Iranian state television said his mother has been imprisoned in the United States for reasons unknown.
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Thailand admits Saudi woman Rahaf Alqunun seeking asylum

Thailand's immigration police chief has announced that the young Saudi woman seeking passage to asylum in Australia will be temporarily admitted to the country for evaluation by the UN refugee agency.
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Serena Williams named 2018 AP Female Athlete of the Year

Serena Williams has been named the Associated Press Female Athlete of the Year for 2018, winning the honor for the fifth time in her career.
Der Spiegel said Claas Relotius, one of its top journalists, had fabricated parts of more than a dozen stories. EFE

German reporter stripped of CNN awards after fabricating stories

A German journalist, who was found to have fabricated numerous articles, Claas Relotius, is being stripped of two awards he received in 2014 from CNN International, according to The Associated Press.
New legislation regulating print and online media alarmed press freedom advocates, who fear it will grant authorities censorship tools [K.M.Chaudary-AP]

Pakistan’s journalists complain of increasing censorship

Pakistani journalists, who have taken on military leaders and been beaten and jailed in the pursuit of a free press, say they now face a form of censorship that is more subtle but no less chilling, one spearheaded by the security services.

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Nigeria’s downstream sector records $56 billion revenue yearly

Nigeria’s downstream sector records a yearly income of 56 billion dollars, Mr Abayomi Awobokun, Chief Executive Officer, Enyo Retail and Supply Limited, has said.
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David Seaman: Arsene Wenger would be ‘great’ as Chelsea boss

Former Arsenal goalkeeper David Seaman has suggested Arsene Wenger could be the ideal replacement for Maurizio Sarri at Chelsea.
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Beni Lar: My constituency under siege

A member of the National Assembly representing Langtang South/Langtang North Federal Constituency of Plateau State, Hon Beni Lar, has cried out that her constituency is under siege of political thugs ahead of the rescheduled presidential and National Assembly elections holding on Saturday.
Atiku Abubakar, presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), has again accused President Muhammadu Buhari of clamping down on the judiciary.

Kailani Muhammad: Atiku Abubakar is desperate to be president

A chieftain of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC), and strong ally of President Muhammadu Buhari, Engr. Kailani Muhammad, has said that, the presidential candidate of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP), Alhaji Atiku Abubakar, is desperate to be president of Nigeria.

Suspected herdsmen kill 16, injure two in Benue

Suspected herdsmen on Wednesday killed 16 persons and injured two others during an invasion of Ebete community in Usha council ward of Agatu Local Government Area of Benue State.