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ISIS claims responsibility for attacks on fifty soldiers in Mali

The Islamic State has claimed responsibility for a devastating raid that killed 49 Malian troops as well as a blast that led to the death of a French soldier who became the latest casualty in the conflict-torn region.
The logo of Amazon is seen at the company logistics center in Boves, France, September 18, 2019. REUTERS-Pascal Rossignol

Amazon set to challenge loss of $10 billion Pentagon JEDI cloud computing contract

If Amazon.com decides to fight the Pentagon’s decision to award a highly contested $10 billion cloud computing contract to Microsoft, it could act as early as next week.

920 schools listed closed across Mali amidst conflict

The conflict in Mali which was reported a few days ago to have resulted in the killings of at least 25 soldiers and 60 more missing according to AFP news has caused 920 schools listed closed ― robbing displaced children the opportunity of schooling.
US President Donald Trump speaks before a meeting between US and Chinese officials in the Oval Office of the White House January 31, 2019 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Brendan Smialowski - AFP)

US approves secret nuclear power work for Saudi Arabia

US Energy Secretary Rick Perry has approved six secret authorizations by companies to sell nuclear power technology and assistance to Saudi Arabia, according to a copy of a document seen by the Reuters news agency.
French Prime Minister Edouard Philippe on Sunday urged partners to commit to stand with Paris in driving back jihadi violence in the Sahel.

French premier urges joint stand to drive back jihadists in Sahel

French Prime Minister Edouard Philippe on Sunday urged partners to commit to stand with Paris in driving back jihadi violence in the Sahel.

Two UN peacekeepers killed by mine in central Mali

Two UN peacekeepers from Sri Lanka died and several were wounded on Friday in central Mali when their vehicle hit a mine, UN mission in Mali (MINUSMA) sources announced.
China's President Xi Jinping is seen on a big screen in the media centre as he speaks at the opening ceremony of the first China International Import Expo (CIIE) in Shanghai on November 5, 2018. - President Xi Jinping vowed on November 5 to open access to China's economy, while delivering a veiled rebuke to the Trump administration, as he kicked off an import fair amid growing foreign accusations that his government was backtracking on reform pledges. (Photo by Johannes EISELE / AFP)

China to ‘immediately’ implement measures of trade truce with US

China has announced it will "immediately" implement measures agreed under a trade war truce with the United States.

Three killed in attack on UN contractor in Mali

At least three Malian civilians were killed and four foreigners working for a UN-contracted mine-clearing operation wounded in a suicide attack Monday in the country’s violence-hit north, the security ministry and other official sources said.
This picture taken in Bamako on July 6, 2018 shows a list of political parties running for upcoming presidential elections in Mali displayed within the code of conduct signed by their respective candidates. - AFP PHOTO - MICHELE CATTANI

Mali: Vote counting underway after death of electoral worker

Vote counting was underway across Mali on Monday after a tense presidential runoff marked by violence, polling station closures and low turnout.

ECOWAS tasks Nigeria on insurgency

ECOWAS Parliament has appealed to Nigeria to put measures in place to address the issues surrounding insurgency in the Northeast.

UN: Peacekeeper shot dead in northern Mali

A peacekeeper was shot dead by militants in northern Mali on Friday, the UN's mission to the country said, the latest in a spate of deadly attacks on "Blue Helmets" in the conflict-torn country.

Kidnapped mayor of northern Mali town freed

A mayor in northern Mali known for serving as a mediator for Western hostages said Sunday he has been freed after being held captive for around three weeks.

Mali’s President Ibrahim Keita names ex-minister Soumeylou Maiga as new prime minister

Mali President Ibrahim Boubacar Keita on Saturday appointed Soumeylou Boubeye Maiga - a former defence and foreign minister and intelligence chief - as the new prime minister, according to a decree read on state television.

PM Abdoulaye Maiga, cabinet resign in troubled Mali

Mali's Prime Minister Abdoulaye Idrissa Maiga and his government resigned on Friday, a surprise move just months ahead of presidential polls.

Number of children threatened by starvation in Mali on rise – UNICEF

The number of children facing starvation in conflict-ridden in Mali is increasing, the UN Children Fund (UNICEF) warned on Monday.

Attack in north Mali kills 3 peacekeepers

The U.N. mission in Mali says three peacekeepers have been killed and five others wounded in an attack on a convoy.

Mali’s northern state governor returns to Kidal after ceasefire

Rival armed groups in northern Mali agreed to the return of a state governor to the desert city of Kidal for the first time in years as part of a ceasefire deal signed on Wednesday after weeks of fighting.

Ex-Malian police chief accused of amputation, flogging women jailed 10 years

A former police chief of an al-Qaeda-linked insurgent group in Mali’s restive northern region of Gao has been sentenced to 10 years in jail.

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The High Administrative Court turned down an appeal by 80 researchers who favour the veil against a 2015 decision by the president of Cairo University banning them from wearing the niqab at the university.

Egypt’s top court upholds ban on face veil at Cairo university

Female faculty members at a flagship university in Egypt will not be able to wear the niqab, or full face veil, ruled the country’s top administrative court as it upheld a ban, state media reported on Monday.
The University of Azad Jammu and Kashmir’s administration declined to comment on the decision, while rights activists, civil society groups and social media users referred to the move as oppressive.

Pakistan school bans female students from using lipstick on campus

A university in Pakistan-administered Kashmir, on Monday, cried out on social media for banning female students from wearing lipstick on campus.
Rafael Nadal moved one step closer to a record-equalling 20th Grand Slam title at the Australian Open on Monday, overcoming home favourite Nick Kyrgios 6-3, 3-6, 7-6(6), 7-6(4) in front of a packed crowd at Rod Laver Arena.

Rafael Nadal sees off challenge of Nick Kyrgios to advance in Australian Open

Rafa Nadal tamed a spirited challenge from Nick Kyrgios with a superb performance to reach the Australian Open quarter-finals for the 12th time.
The Gambian government on Sunday launched a crackdown on a weeks-old movement demanding the departure of President Adama Barrow, following violent demonstrations in which medical officials say three protesters were killed.

Gambia launches crackdown on protest movement

The Gambian government on Sunday launched a crackdown on a weeks-old movement demanding the departure of President Adama Barrow, following violent demonstrations in which medical officials say three protesters were killed.

Woman docked for allegedly pouring hot water on 12-year-old girl

A 35-year-old woman, Ganiat El-Hakeem, on Monday appeared in an Ikorodu Magistrates’ Court in Lagos, for allegedly pouring hot water on a 12 year-old girl.