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A 6.3 magnitude earthquake on Iran’s western border with Iraq injured more than 600 people, most suffering minor wounds, state television said on Monday, but no fatalities had been reported.
From sufis in Iraqi Kurdistan shaking their hair to rhythmic drumbeats, to Libyan children receiving toys and Egyptians swapping sweets — Muslims across the world celebrated Prophet Mohammed’s birthday on Tuesday.
At least 600 people have been arrested since protests began last week against authorities in Iraqi Kurdistan over corruption and the fallout from a failed independence push, lawmakers said Tuesday.
Iranian authorities scrambled on Tuesday to bring help to thousands of people left homeless by a major quake that killed more than 400 people.
Iranian rescue workers dug through rubble in a hunt for survivors on Monday after a major earthquake struck the Iran-Iraq border, killing more than 300 and injuring thousands.
Just over three weeks ago, Iraqi Kurds were dancing in the streets after an overwhelming vote for independence fuelled hope they might finally gain their own country.
Turkish authorities have issued detention warrants for 133 people working in the finance and labour ministries, the state-run Anadolu news agency said on Thursday.
A Biafra-like agitation for independence has been unfolding in neighbouring Republic of Cameroon since November 2016. The people of Northern and Southern Cameroons under the umbrella of the Southern Cameroons Ambazonia Consortium United Front (SCACUF) finally decided to affirm the independence of the English-speaking sections of Cameroon from the Republic.
French President Emmanuel Macron has invited Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi to visit Paris on Thursday, saying the aim is to calm tensions after the deeply divisive Kurdish independence referendum.
Foreigners scrambled to leave Iraqi Kurdistan Friday before the start of a flight ban imposed by Baghdad in retaliation for an independence referendum that has sent regional tensions soaring.
Iraq's Kurds announced a massive "yes" vote for independence on Wednesday following a referendum that has incensed Baghdad and sparked international concern.
Iran has halted flights to airports in Iraqi Kurdistan at the request of the central government in Baghdad a day before a Kurdish independence referendum, the semi-official Fars news agency reported.
Iraqi Kurdish leader Massud Barzani on Saturday delayed a scheduled news conference on a controversial independence referendum he has called for next week as international pressure mounts for a postponement.
Kebbi State Commissioner for Justice and Attorney General of the state, Ramatu, Adamu Gulma, has attributed the large turnout of voters especially women for the presidential and National Assembly elections to house-to-house campaign embarked upon by the APC in the state.
Voters at the Kugbo Primary School on Karu axis, near Abuja, have alleged that card reader machines malfunctioned for some hours in some polling units in the area before voting on Saturday.
The Minister of Power, Works and Housing, Babatunde Raji Fashola, has lauded what he considered an encouraging turnout of voters at his polling unit during Saturday presidential and National Assembly elections.
The presidential candidate of the Young People’s Party (YPP), Kingsley Moghalu, has lamented the failure of the card readers at his polling unit in Ward 2 of Nnewi North LGA in Anambra State.
Former President of Zambia and Head of mission, Electoral Institute for Sustainable Development in Africa, EISA, Mr Rupiah Banda, has expressed satisfaction with the conduct of voters and election officers in the ongoing Presidential and National Assembly elections in Nigeria so far.
A respected Islamic cleric, Dr. (Sheikh) A.A. Usman has appealed to Nigerians to embrace peace and not violence during the 2019 general elections.
Adams Oshiomhole, the All Progressives Congress National Chairman, has said the Peoples Democratic Party was not ready to win elections through legitimate votes, but through illegally procured votes and thuggery.
Justice Mojisola Olatoregun of a Federal High Court in Lagos will on 30th April, 2019 deliver judgement in a $110 million suit instituted by the Federal Government against Nigeria Agip Oil Company Limited.
The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has begun distribution of sensitive electoral materials to the 20 local government areas in Bauchi State for the rescheduled Presidential and National Assembly elections on Saturday.
Justice Halima Saleeman, the presiding judge of the Ilorin High Court in the trial of five accused persons in the April 5, 2018, Offa bank robbery case, has adjourned the hearing on the matter till March 14 and 15, 2019.