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Thousands of mourners have joined the formal funeral processions for Iranian Major-General Qassem Soleimani and seven others who were killed in a US air strike in Iraq's capital, Baghdad.

Thousands of mourners join Qassem Soleimani funeral in Baghdad

Thousands of mourners have joined the formal funeral processions for Iranian Major-General Qassem Soleimani and seven others who were killed in a US air strike in Iraq's capital, Baghdad.
Lagos lawyer and human rights activist, Femi Falana

Femi Falana writes AGF Malami over the detention of Ibraheem El-Zakzaky and wife

Senior lawyer Femi Falana has written an open letter to the Attorney-General of the Federation and Justice Minister, Abubakar Malami, over the detention of Shiites leader, Ibraheem El-Zakzaky and his wife.
Iraqi Prime Minister Adel Abdul Mahdi has submitted his resignation to parliament amid ongoing anti-government protests in the capital Baghdad and in southern Iraq.

Iraqi premier Abdul Mahdi submits resignation to parliament

Iraqi Prime Minister Adel Abdul Mahdi has submitted his resignation to parliament amid ongoing anti-government protests in the capital Baghdad and in southern Iraq.
Potesters blocked several main roads across Lebanon [Andres Martinez Casares-Reuters]

Man killed as tensions flare in Lebanon after president’s interview

Tensions have flared in Lebanon after President Michel Aoun urged protesters to go home, sparking a new wave of demonstrations during which a man was shot and killed after a soldier opened fire to disperse people blocking roads south of the capital, Beirut.
EDITORS NOTE: Graphic content / Members of Islamic Movement of Nigeria (IMN) wave flags and chant slogans as they take part in a demonstration to protest against the imprisonnement of a Shiite, in Abuja, on October 29, 2018. - The army and police confronted members of the Islamic Movement of Nigeria (IMN), the group's spokesman Ibrahim Musa told AFP, amid reports of casualties. Rights groups have accused Nigeria's military of killing more than 300 IMN supporters and burying them in mass graves during the 2015 confrontation, a charge the military strongly denies. (Photo by Sodiq ADELAKUN / AFP)

Shi’ites defy police, hold procession in Abuja

The Islamic Movement in Nigeria has carried out its Ashura mourning procession in Abuja, in defiance of the police.

Shi’ites: Police plotting to attack our procession

The Islamic Movement in Nigeria has raised the alarm that the police were planning to attack its Ashura mourning procession holding on Tuesday in Abuja and other cities in the North.

FG: Ibraheem El-Zakzaky sponsored by Iran to replicate violent revolution in Nigeria

The Federal Government, on Wednesday, accused Shiek Ibrahim El-Zakzaky, Leader, Islamic Movement in Nigeria (IMN), of being sponsored by Iran to replicate the 1979 violent revolution that led to the forceful takeover of power in the country in Nigeria.
Lagos lawyer and human rights activist, Femi Falana

Protest marches are not treasonable offences in Nigeria

The satanic Boko Haram sect was officially banned in Nigeria by the federal government and declared a terrorist network in June 2013. The office of the Attorney-General of the Federation has since successfully prosecuted many of the members of the sect for sundry offences under the Terrorism Prevention (Amendment) Act.
EDITORS NOTE: Graphic content / Members of Islamic Movement of Nigeria (IMN) wave flags and chant slogans as they take part in a demonstration to protest against the imprisonnement of a Shiite, in Abuja, on October 29, 2018. - The army and police confronted members of the Islamic Movement of Nigeria (IMN), the group's spokesman Ibrahim Musa told AFP, amid reports of casualties. Rights groups have accused Nigeria's military of killing more than 300 IMN supporters and burying them in mass graves during the 2015 confrontation, a charge the military strongly denies. (Photo by Sodiq ADELAKUN / AFP)

Shi’ites head to court over proscription

The Islamic Movement in Nigeria (IMN) is to challenge the court order obtained by the federal government banning the operations of the organization.
Ibrahim El-Zakzaky Shiite

Shi’ites heads to court over proscription

The Islamic Movement in Nigeria is to challenge the court order obtained by the federal government banning the operations of the organization.
Justice Darius Khobo of Kaduna State High Court, on Thursday, adjourned hearing in the application for permission to travel to India for medical attention filed by Ibrahim El-Zakzaky and his wife, Zinat, to July 29.

Proscription: Ibraheem El-Zakzaky-led Islamic movement heads to court

The Islamic Movement in Nigeria is to challenge the court order obtained by the federal government banning the operations of the organisation.
Ibrahim El-Zakzaky Shiite

Nigeria bans Shia group after deadly clashes

The Nigerian government has banned a Shia group after a spate of deadly clashes at protests in the capital Abuja, and following a court decision allowing authorities to call it a "terrorist" organisation.
A warplane carries out a bombing run above Syria near the Israeli-Syrian border as it is seen from the Israeli-occupied Golan Heights [Ammar Awad-Reuters]

Syrian military: Israeli air strikes targeted Aleppo

The Syrian military said Israel on Wednesday launched raids on an industrial zone in the northern city of Aleppo, causing damage only to materials, while opposition sources said the strikes hit Iranian ammunitions stores and a military airport used by Tehran's forces.
The occupied Golan heights was captured by Israel in the 1967 Middle East war and effectively annexed in 1981 [Eddie Gerald-Getty Images]

Syria condemns Trump’s stance on Golan Heights sovereignty

Syria has condemned US President Donald Trump's statement that it is time to recognise Israeli sovereignty over the occupied Golan Heights, while its close military ally, Russia said changing the status of the territory would violate UN agreements.

Why Iranian government withdrew support for Ibraheem El-Zakzaky – official

A top official of the Federal Government has revealed the reason why the Iranian government withdrawn its support for the detained leader of the Islamic Movement of Nigeria (IMN) Ibraheem El-Zakzaky.
Members of the UAE Armed Forces demonstrate skills during the opening of the International Defence Exhibition & Conference (IDEX) in Abu Dhabi [Christopher Pike-Reuters]

UAE signs $1.3 billion in deals as arms fair opens amid criticism

The United Arab Emirates' years long war in Yemen alongside Saudi Arabia has bled into the start of a biennial Abu Dhabi arms fair, which saw the Emirates sign $1.3bn in weapons deals.
EDITORS NOTE: Graphic content / Members of Islamic Movement of Nigeria (IMN) wave flags and chant slogans as they take part in a demonstration to protest against the imprisonnement of a Shiite, in Abuja, on October 29, 2018. - The army and police confronted members of the Islamic Movement of Nigeria (IMN), the group's spokesman Ibrahim Musa told AFP, amid reports of casualties. Rights groups have accused Nigeria's military of killing more than 300 IMN supporters and burying them in mass graves during the 2015 confrontation, a charge the military strongly denies. (Photo by Sodiq ADELAKUN / AFP)

Shiites: President Buhari will be defeated

The Islamic Movement in Nigeria (Shiites) on Monday declared that President Muhammadu Buhari was on his way out of office.
Bahraini football player Hakeem al-Araibi is brought to a court in Bangkok in December [Gemunu Amarasinghe-AP]

Thailand receives Bahrain request for detained football player

Thailand officially received a request from Bahrain to extradite a detained football player who has refugee status in Australia.

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17 people killed in Katsina road crash

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