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Fifa installed the five-man team, headed by Amr El-Ganainy, on August 20 to take charge of affairs in Egypt after officials in the past administration resigned following the nation’s poor performance at the Africa Cup of Nations.

FIFA: Iraq to host qualifiers elsewhere after protests

Iraq has been told to find neutral venues for this month’s home qualifiers for the 2022 World Cup and 2023 Asia Cup because of ongoing protests, officials said on Wednesday.

Nigeria’s new rating by World Bank commendable – analyst

A Public Affairs Analyst, Mr. Carl Umegboro, has commended President Muhammadu Buhari on the recent 15 places rise rating of Nigeria in the latest index from the World Bank.

World Bank rates China, India as ‘most improved’ for doing business

China and India made the top 10 list of governments that have done the most in the past year to improve the ease of doing business in their countries, the World Bank said Wednesday.
Eighteen-year-old Burundi’s Sada Nahimana has emerged the winner of the women’s singles of first leg of the 2019 Lagos Open International Tennis Championship.

Lagos Open: Burundian teenager wins women’s singles

Eighteen-year-old Burundi’s Sada Nahimana has emerged the winner of the women’s singles of first leg of the 2019 Lagos Open International Tennis Championship.
The stadium is sparsely filled for the second session at the World Athletics Championships in Doha, Qatar, Saturday, Sept. 28, 2019. (AP Photo-Nariman El-Mofty)

Doha 2019: Why we dumped Nigeria for Bahrain – athletes

Two Bahrain athletes of Nigerian descent Abass Abubakar and Musa Isah have given reasons for changing their nationalities.
Iranian President Hassan Rouhani has said his country will present a regional cooperation plan to create security in the Gulf when he attends the United Nations General Assembly this week.

Hassan Rouhani: Iran to present regional security plan at UNGA

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani has said his country will present a regional cooperation plan to create security in the Gulf when he attends the United Nations General Assembly this week.

Qatar Airways annual loss widens

Qatar Airways reported a loss of 2.3 billion Qatari riyals or 639 million dollars on Wednesday for the year ended March 31, as it grapples with the second year of an embargo by neighbours that has restricted its air routes and driven costs higher.
Tunisians began casting votes in an unpredictable presidential election on Sunday, where there is no overwhelming front-runner, with the young democracy’s economic ills dominating the agenda

Voting in presidential election begins in Tunisia

Tunisians began casting votes in an unpredictable presidential election on Sunday, where there is no overwhelming front-runner, with the young democracy’s economic ills dominating the agenda, Reuters reported.
An oil tanker in the Strait of Hormuz

UK could play leading role in coalition to protect Gulf shipping

The UK is considering playing a leading role in any maritime protection force that is ultimately agreed upon, according to two Whitehall sources.
Herve Renard

Herve Renard named Saudi Arabia coach

Saudi Arabia have appointed former Morocco boss Herve Renard as head coach.
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Bahrain executes two Shiites on terror charges

Bahrain executed two Shiite citizens by firing squad Saturday on terror charges, officials said, despite appeals for clemency from international human rights groups.

FIFA: Iran agrees to allow women watch upcoming 2022 World Cup qualifiers

Iran’s Football Federation has agreed to allow women to attend upcoming 2022 World Cup qualifiers of their men’s national team but that approval from the government is still needed.
The Human Rights Foundation is applauding Nicki Minaj's decision to back out of a concert in Saudi Arabia.

Cancellation of Nicki Minaj’s Saudi concert stirs online anger

The cancellation of a concert by rapper Nicki Minaj in Saudi Arabia triggered a fresh social media storm on Wednesday, with many fans in the ultra-conservative kingdom voicing disappointment and demanding ticket refunds.

Two Qatari military training planes collide, pilots eject safely

Two military training aircraft have collided in mid-air without causing any casualties in Qatar as both pilots ejected safely, according to the Gulf nation's defence ministry.
Bahrain on Friday summoned an Iraqi diplomat in the kingdom over an attack the previous evening on its embassy in Baghdad, condemning the protesters who stormed the mission and urging Iraqi authorities to protect the diplomatic compound, Bahrain’s state-run news agency reported.

Bahrain summons Iraqi ambassador over embassy attack

Bahrain on Friday summoned an Iraqi diplomat in the kingdom over an attack the previous evening on its embassy in Baghdad, condemning the protesters who stormed the mission and urging Iraqi authorities to protect the diplomatic compound, Bahrain’s state-run news agency reported.
Iran's elite Revolutionary Guard force said Thursday it shot down a US spy drone over its territory, Iranian state television reported.

Report: Iran’s revolutionary guard shoots down US ‘spy’ drone

Iran's elite Revolutionary Guard force said Thursday it shot down a US "spy drone" over its territory, Iranian state television reported.
Saudi King Salman

Mecca summit supports Palestinians, backs Saudis in Iran standoff

Political leaders and heads of state from Islamic nations on Saturday condemned countries who have made the "illegal and irresponsible decision" to recognise Jerusalem as the capital of Israel.
(FILES) In this file photo taken on May 16, 2019 White House Senior Advisor Jared Kushner arrives to hear the US president speak on immigration proposals in the Rose Garden of the White House in Washington, DC. – US President Donald Trump’s son-in-law and assistant Jared Kushner has departed on a trip to Morocco, Jordan and Israel, the White House said on May 28, 2019, signalling a fresh round of talks on a proposed US Mideast peace plan. Kushner is accompanied by Jason Greenblatt, Trump’s special representative to international negotiations, and Brian Hook, the special US representative for Iran, the White House said. (Photo by Brendan Smialowski / AFP)

White House’s Jared Kushner in Jerusalem for Israeli talks

US President Donald Trump’s son-in-law and aide Jared Kushner was in Jerusalem on Thursday as part of a Middle East trip focused on the White House’s expected plan for Israeli-Palestinian peace.

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LONDON - The World Health Organization says Zambia has reported its first local case of polio since 1995, in a 2-year-old boy paralyzed by a virus derived from the vaccine.

Fears, anxiety as steps to certify Nigeria polio free begins

Steps to certify Nigeria polio free by the World Health Organization (WHO) has commenced, with the arrival of officials of the Africa Regional Certification Commission (ARCC) for a two-week visit to the country to conduct critical analysis and verify the accuracy of certification documents prepared by the Federal Government of Nigeria.
The Minister of Power, Mr Saleh Mamman, has assured Nigerians that effective metering will tackle the challenges of liquidity and energy theft in the power sector.

Minister: Effective metering will tackle liquidity challenge

The Minister of Power, Mr Saleh Mamman, has assured Nigerians that effective metering will tackle the challenges of liquidity and energy theft in the power sector.
Popular Nigerian musicians, Teni, Mr Eazi, and Burna Boy have been nominated alongside Cardi B, Drake and Nipsey Hussle for the 2019 BET awards.

Review: Teni’s music personality evolution draws mixed feelings

Popular singer Teniola Apata, a.k.a Teni as a songwriter and an entertainer has evolved in character and so has her music in the last year.

Abia sets up committee to verify NDDC projects in the state

Abia State government will on Monday in Umuahia, the state capital inaugurate a committee that will verify ongoing and completed projects of the Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC) across the 17 local governments in the state.
Co-founder of Global Citizen, Michael Sheldrick, during: “Global Goal Live: Nigeria Policy Forum,” in Lagos on Thursday noted that the movement has created millions of positive citizens’ actions across the world to hold leaders accountable in the fight against hunger and poverty.

Global Citizen mobilises private sector philanthropy to end poverty improve healthcare

In line with the United Nation’s agenda to end extreme poverty by year 2030 under the Sustainable Development Goals, Global Citizen, a global movement for citizen-led actions to eradicate poverty and improve human living conditions, is working with the Nigerian private sector to harness resources to achieve the objective of ending poverty.