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Israel to seal off West Bank and Gaza ahead of Jewish New Year

Israel, on Friday said it would seal off the West Bank and Gaza Strip for two days ahead of Jewish New Year celebrations, restricting most Palestinians from leaving the territories.
Israeli Prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu talks during a visit of the Chinese Vice President at the Israeli Innovation Summit in Jerusalem on October 24, 2018. (Photo by MENAHEM KAHANA - AFP)

Polls open in Israel as Benny Gantz hopes to sack Benjamin Netanyahu

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu faces a battle for political survival in a closely fought election on Tuesday that could end his 10-year domination of national politics.
Palestinian protesters flee from tear gas canisters fired by Israeli forces near Bureij in the central Gaza Strip on August 30, 20. AFP

Two Palestinian teenagers shot dead by Israeli army

Two Palestinian teenagers have been killed by Israeli gunfire during a protest along the Israel-Gaza border fence.

Israeli army says three rockets fired from Gaza

Three rockets were fired into southern Israel from the Gaza Strip on Sunday night, the Israeli army said in a statement.
Three Palestinian men were killed by Israeli forces, the Palestinian health ministry said Sunday, adding that another Palestinian man was wounded in the shooting.

Three Palestinians killed by Israeli forces at Gaza border

Three Palestinian men were killed by Israeli forces, the Palestinian health ministry said Sunday, adding that another Palestinian man was wounded in the shooting.

Israeli warplanes hit Gaza after Palestinian rocket attack

Israeli warplanes struck at least three targets in the Gaza Strip early on Saturday but caused no apparent casualties, a Palestinian security source said.
Deputy Foreign Minister Tzipi Hotovely on Thursday confirmed that Israel has made a decision to deny entry to US congresswomen Ilhan Omar and Rashida Tlaib over their BDS support.

Israel blocks US lawmakers from entering country

Deputy Foreign Minister Tzipi Hotovely on Thursday confirmed that Israel has made a decision to deny entry to US congresswomen Ilhan Omar and Rashida Tlaib over their BDS support.

Eid el-Kabir: Economic woes save Palestinian lambs

Ahead of Eid al-Adha, the feast of the sacrifice, better-off Palestinians, like Muslims across the globe, traditionally buy whole sheep to be slaughtered when the holidays begin on Sunday.
Migrants struggling at mid sea after boat capsizes

IOM: More than 100 migrants missing off Libyan coast

More than 100 migrants were missing after their boat sank off the coast of Libya in what might be the worst tragedy in the Mediterranean this year, aid agencies said Thursday.
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu praised a White House announcement on Monday ending sanctions exemptions for Iran’s oil customers, calling it “of great importance” in boosting pressure on Tehran.

Benjamin Netanyahu to become Israeli longest-serving premier

The 9th and current Prime Minister of Israel, Benjamin Netanyahu, is set to surpass founding father David Ben-Gurion as the country’s longest-serving prime minister on Saturday, having notched up a list of diplomatic and economic successes.
Hamas

Hamas distances self from official’s call to kill Jews around globe

A statement released by the radical Islamist movement said: “These statements do not reflect the official positions of the movement and its adopted and consistent policies.
The Chairman, Board of News Agency of Nigeria (NAN), Wada Maida, has been elected on the Executive Board of the International Press Institute (IPI), a global network of editors, media executives and leading journalists for press freedom.

NAN chairman, others elected on IPI board

The Chairman, Board of News Agency of Nigeria (NAN), Wada Maida, has been elected on the Executive Board of the International Press Institute (IPI), a global network of editors, media executives and leading journalists for press freedom.
Aid workers said Cameroon is edging towards full-blown war, as the country got the crown for harbouring the world’s most neglected displacement crisis, arising from a conflict that has forced half a million people from their homes.

Cameroon moving towards full-blown war

Aid workers said Cameroon is edging towards full-blown war, as the country got the crown for harbouring the world’s most neglected displacement crisis, arising from a conflict that has forced half a million people from their homes.
Nnia Nwodo

Ohanaeze warns those criticising its leader to desist

Apex Igbo sociocultural organization, Ohanaeze Ndigbo, has warned some elements who have formed the habit of seeking publicity and relevance by throwing tantrums on the President General of the organisation, Chief Nnia Nwodo to stop forthwith in their own interest.
President Muhammadu Buhari has alerted that many Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) member states are grappling with serious security problems, including terrorism, violent extremism and armed criminality.

President Buhari hails OIC response to African development challenges

President Muhammadu Buhari has passed a vote of confidence on the intervention programmes of the various institutions under the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) for the impact they are making on Nigeria and other African countries.
President Muhammadu Buhari has alerted that many Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) member states are grappling with serious security problems, including terrorism, violent extremism and armed criminality.

President Buhari raises alarm over serious security problems in OIC member states

President Muhammadu Buhari has alerted that many Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) member states are grappling with serious security problems, including terrorism, violent extremism and armed criminality.
Hassan Nasrallah said on Friday that the United States know well that any war on Iran will not remain confined to Iran's borders. The entire region will burn, leading to all US forces and interests in the region being annihilated.

Hezbollah chief warns war against Iran would ‘engulf region’

The head of the Lebanese political and armed movement Hezbollah has warned that any war against Iran would cause the Middle East to "erupt".
This handout picture provided by the office of Iran’s Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei shows him arriving to a ceremony involving workers in the capital Tehran on April 24, 2019. – Iran’s supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei on April 24 called the end of oil sanction waivers by the United States a “hostile measure” that “won’t be left without a response”. The United States two days before announced it will no longer grant sanctions exemptions to Iran’s oil customers and will start imposing sanctions on countries such as India, China and Turkey if they buy Iranian oil. (Photo by – / Iranian Supreme Leader’s Website / AFP) / XGTY /

Iranians reject Donald Trump’s Middle East plan, march for Palestine

In a clear solidarity for their Palestinian brothers, tens of thousands of Iranians marking the annual “Quds (Jerusalem) Day” in the Islamic Republic on Friday condemned a planned Middle East peace plan touted by U.S. President Donald Trump as the “deal of the century.”

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Tottenham have re-signed goalkeeper Michel Vorm on a deal until the end of the season to cover for the injured Hugo Lloris.

Tottenham re-sign Michel Vorm to cover Hugo Lloris absence

Tottenham have re-signed goalkeeper Michel Vorm on a deal until the end of the season to cover for the injured Hugo Lloris.

Igbo leaders meet President Buhari on Thursday

South East Governors Forum have resolved to meet with President Muhammad Buhari on Thursday over the welfare of Ndigbo.
Sports Minister Sunday Dare (middle) at the National Stadium Lagos

Tokyo Olympics: Athletes to be camped for five months – minister

Ahead of the preparations toward the Tokyo 2020 Olympics, the Minister of Youths and Sports Development, Sunday Dare, on Monday assured athletes that he would ensure a minimum of five months camping.
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Oyo government imposes fees on transfer from private to public schools

Oyo State Government has imposed fees on the transfer of students from private to government owned schools, pointing out that the costs were meant to offset administration procedures.

NIMMME: How Nigeria can generate $292 billion with Iron Ore, lead reserves

The Nigerian Institution of Metallurgical Mining and Materials Engineers (NIMMME) has said with available reserves of Iron Ore and lead, asides other resources, the nation can generate $292 billion.