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The bloody crackdown on Shiite protesters this week in Nigeria has highlighted the oppression of a religious minority that experts say is driven by a Sunni Muslim elite backed by Saudi Arabia.
President Donald Trump on Thursday warned that soldiers deployed to the Mexican border could shoot Central American migrants who throw stones at them while attempting to cross illegally.
South Africa’s Caster Semenya and Beatrice Chepkoech of Kenya, have been nominated alongside eight other female athletes for the 2018 Female World Athlete of the Year by the International Association of Athletics Federation (IAAF).
Hundreds of people in a caravan of migrants and refugees that crossed from Honduras into Guatemala staged a dramatic bid to breach the Mexican border on Friday, as local governments began preparing to disperse the convoy under pressure from Washington.
The World champions, the U.S. will have a chance to defend their title at the 2019 Women’s World Cup after a 6-0 win over Jamaica in the semi-finals of the CONCACAF Championship on Sunday sealed their qualification.
China’s most senior envoy has inaugurated a new embassy in the Dominican Republic after the Caribbean country cut ties with Taiwan in a move that prompted U.S. concern over the Asian island’s dwindling number of allies.
Brazil remain third, ahead of World Cup finalists Croatia, while the only other nation inside the top 10 to make a move over the past month were Denmark, who dropped one place from ninth.
President Adama Barrow of The Gambia told Chinese President Xi Jinping on Thursday that his country’s previous ties with self-ruled Taiwan had been a “huge mistake”.
Russia on Wednesday accused the United States of 'destructive' meddling in Nicaragua's affairs for calling a UN Security Council meeting on the crisis in the Central American country.
eSwatini, formerly known as Swaziland, has chosen to maintain relations with Taiwan after a diplomatic tussle between Taiwan and China.
Argentine senators on Thursday voted against legalizing abortion in the homeland of Pope Francis, dashing the hopes of women’s rights groups after the bill was approved by the legislature’s lower house in June.
China on Tuesday urged the U.S. not to allow Taiwan President Tsai Ing-wen to transit its territory when she visits Belize and Paraguay in August.
Nicaragua's government said Tuesday that forces loyal to President Daniel Ortega have seized control of the opposition stronghold city of Masaya, following fierce clashes with activists in the flashpoint neighborhood of Monimbo that rights groups say left at least two people dead.
Demonstrations were expected across the United States on Saturday against President Donald Trump’s hardline immigration policy, as calls grow by activists for abolition of the country’s frontline immigration enforcement agency.
U.S. lawmakers in the lower house resoundingly defeated an immigration reform bill on Wednesday with the so-called moderate legislation coming from the Republican leadership and supported by President Donald Trump.
Switzerland advanced to the knockout stage of the World Cup despite allowing a late lead to slip away in a 2-2 draw with Costa Rica in their Group E finale.
Kaduna State Governor, Nasir el-Rufai, on Tuesday cleared the air on the emergence of Dr. Hadiza Balarabe, a fellow Muslim, as his running mate for the 2019 governorship election in the state.
No fewer than 1,000 members of Accord Party in Lagos on Tuesday dumped the party to join the All Progressives Congress (APC).
The Nigeria U20s next Group B match will be against Niger on December 9, while they square up against rivals Ghana three days later in their final group game.
A former Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Kwara, Iyiola Oyedepo, says he will not hand over to the “ illegal’’ executives in the state.
A man suspected to have tried vandalising an oil pipeline Gbaga axis of Ogijo, in Ogun State was discovered dead by the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC).
The Nigeria Medical Association (NMA) has raised alarm over series of fake medical reports being obtained by Nigerians to further their interest.
The Nigeria Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) has seized 235 parcels of cannabis sativa weighing 200.7 kgs from the home of a man now at large.
Nigerian carrier, Air Peace Limited, says it’s planned foray into the international market is being sabotaged by regulatory agencies of the countries where they had been granted the operating licences to fly into as flag carrier on behalf of the Nigerian government.
The head of investigations at the Turkish Daily Sabah newspaper has told Al Jazeera that Jamal Khashoggi's last words were "I'm suffocating ... Take this bag off my head, I'm claustrophobic", according to an audio recording from inside the Saudi consulate in Istanbul.
A group, the Concerned Nigerians Against Rape and Defilement (CONARD), has identified fears of stigmatisation which often prompts rape victims to want to conceal crime against them or accept to settle out of court as a major impediment to curbing the dastardly act in the society.