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Malaysia’s Mahatir blames ex-premier for $251.7bn debt

Malaysian Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad on Monday, blamed previous government led by former protege Najib Razak for the one trillion ringgit (251.70 billion dollars) in debt.

Sudan’s Omar al-Bashir in Turkey for Jerusalem meets despite ICC arrest warrant

Sudanese President, Omar al-Bashir, was in Turkey on Friday for a meeting of Muslim nations on Jerusalem and Palestine, defying an international arrest warrant against him.

Bags of cash, jewellery seized from ex-Malaysian premier’s properties

Handbags stuffed with cash, a number of jewellery items and hundreds of expensive purses were among the items seized from apartment units and homes owned by former Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak's family, during the second night of police raids in Kuala Lumpur.

German newspaper fires cartoonist for Benjamin Netanyahu sketch

Germany’s Sueddeutsche Zeitung newspaper says it has fired a cartoonist, whose caricature of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu was criticised as anti-Semitic.

Egypt’s Abdel Fattah al-Sisi hails ‘breakthrough’ in Nile dam talks

Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi said on Wednesday that a "breakthrough" had been reached in talks with Sudan and Ethiopia over a controversial dam the latter is building on the Nile.

Ex-Malaysian premier accuses police of harassment, disturbance

Former Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak on Thursday accused the police of harassment and disturbance.

Malaysia police raid ex-premier Najib Razak’s residences

Malaysian police teams have raided two residences of former Prime Minister Najib Razak in Kuala Lumpur late on Wednesday, with searches still continuing into Thursday.

UK to spend £400 million removing Grenfell Tower-style cladding from high-rises

Britain will spend £400 million stripping high-rise buildings of the dangerous cladding blamed for last year's Grenfell Tower fire which left 71 people dead, Prime Minister Theresa May said Wednesday.

Guatemala opens embassy in Jerusalem

Guatemala opened an Embassy, in Jerusalem, on Wednesday, two days after the US made the same move.

Turkey expels Israeli Consul in spat over Gaza killings

Turkey’s foreign ministry has asked Israel’s Consul-General in Istanbul to leave the country “for some time”, after Israeli forces killed more than 60 Palestinians during protests in the Gaza Strip.

Malaysia’s ex-deputy premier Anwar Ibrahim released after getting full pardon

Malaysia's former Deputy Prime Minister Anwar Ibrahim has been released from prison after receiving a full pardon from the king on Wednesday.

Spain premier and Catalonia’s new separatist leader ready to meet

Spanish Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy and Catalonia's new separatist leader Quim Torra said Tuesday they were willing to meet, as the regional president prepares to form a government and keep fighting to break from Spain.

Turkey urges Muslim countries to review ties with Israel

Muslim countries should review their ties with Israel, Turkish Prime Minister Binali Yildirim said on Tuesday, a day after Israeli forces killed 60 Palestinians during protests on the Gaza border.

Former Pakistan premier risks jail over Mumbai attacks claim

A huddle of Pakistan’s civilian and military leaderships is expected to take place over former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif’s admission of his county’s involvement in the 26/11 Mumbai terror attacks, top-level government sources said.

Sudan set for major cabinet reshuffle: state media

Sudanese Prime Minister Bakri Hassan Saleh is expected on Monday to announce a major cabinet reshuffle that will see eight ministers replaced amid a growing economic crisis, state media reported.

Pregnant New Zealand premier reveals plans for running country after she gives birth

New Zealand’s pregnant Prime Minister, Jacinda Ardern, on Monday revealed her government’s plans for running the country after she gives birth and takes six weeks maternity leave.

Israelis march, bask in national pride ahead of US embassy move

Israelis basked in national pride and prepared for a Jerusalem march expected to draw tens of thousands Sunday, a day ahead of the controversial US embassy move to the disputed city.

US Embassy in Jerusalem opens Monday

The U.S. Embassy to Israel in Jerusalem will be dedicated on Monday, May 14, 2018, the Department of State has announced.

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Adamawa agric firm workers cries out over non payment of salaries

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INEC distributes 156, 000 new PVCs in Cross River

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INEC flags off issuance of 100,000 PVCs in Nasarawa

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Nipah virus kills five, dozens quarantined in India

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NLC: Governor el-Rufai is not God

The Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) has warned northern governors not to adopt the policies of Kaduna State Governor, Mallam Nasir El-Rufai, especially in the area of retrenchment of workers; a policy the body said was targeted at inflicting pain and sorrow on the people.