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President Solih and former president Nasheed on election night in Male on Saturday [Ashwa Faheem-Reuters]

Former Maldives president makes comeback with landslide win

The former Maldives president on Sunday vowed sweeping reforms and an end to government corruption after leading his party to a landslide victory just five months since returning from exile.
Maldiva ex-president Abdulla Yameen. Photo-Youtube

Maldivian court freeze s $6.5 million in ex-leader’s accounts

A Maldivian court Sunday ordered the authorities to lift a freeze on former strongman president Abdulla Yameen’s bank accounts holding about $6.5 million but said a money laundering case against him would proceed.

Muslims mark Eid el Maulud with sufi rituals and gifts

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.
Iranian President Hassan Rouhani meets with UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres(not shown) in New York on September 26, 2018, on the sidelines of the United Nations General Assembly. - AFP PHOTO - Don EMMERT

Minister: Iran arrests groups planning attacks on pilgrims

Iran on Tuesday said it has arrested three militant groups planning attacks on Shi’ite Muslims at the annual pilgrimage of Arbaeen.
Iranian President Hassan Rouhani meets with UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres(not shown) in New York on September 26, 2018, on the sidelines of the United Nations General Assembly. - AFP PHOTO - Don EMMERT

Iran arrests groups planning attacks on pilgrims

Iran on Tuesday said it has arrested three militant groups planning attacks on Shi’ite Muslims at the annual pilgrimage of Arbaeen.

10 Iranian security personnel kidnapped at border with Pakistan

No fewer than 10 Iranian security personnel, including Revolutionary Guards, were kidnapped at the border with Pakistan on Tuesday, state media has reported.
Jason deCaires Taylor's Coralarium in Sirru Fen Fushi, Maldives before the sculptures were destroyed © The artist-courtesy of Accor Hotels

Maldives destroys British statues deemed offensive to Islam

Police armed with pickaxes and power tools have destroyed a modern artwork by a celebrated British sculptor in the Maldives, after the outgoing president in the tourist haven declared the installation offensive to Islam.

June 12: President Buhari only selected Muslims for honours – Christian elders

The National Christian Elders Forum (NCEF) yesterday accused the federal government and President Muhammadu Buhari of selecting only Muslims for the National Merit Awards as June 12 heros.

Comoros president suspends constitutional court

The president of the Comoros has suspended the Constitutional Court, the highest court in the country, in a move immediately denounced by the opposition in the Indian Ocean island nation.

Shi’ites name Omoyele Sowore patron of free Zakzaky movement

The publisher of Sahara Reporters and presidential aspirant for the 2019 election, Omoyele Sowore, has been named “Sarkin Yaki Free Zak-Zaky”.

Four killed in suicide attack on Iraq party headquarters

A suicide attack targeting a political party headquarters in western Iraq has killed four people and injured seven others, including a candidate in polls set for May, officials said Sunday.

Hezbollah’s regional positions ‘unacceptable’ – Lebanon’s Saad al-Hariri

Lebanese Prime Minister Saad al-Hariri has warned Hezbollah against interfering in regional conflicts, saying he postponed his resignation to discuss ways to disassociate Lebanon from wars in neighbouring countries.

Algeria finds sect leader guilty of ‘offending Islam’

An Algerian court on Wednesday found the head of the country's tiny Ahmadi community guilty of "offending Islam" and handed him a six-month suspended sentence, his lawyer said.

Four Shiites shot dead in Pakistan

Gunmen killed four male members of a family belonging to a minority Shiite community in Pakistan's Balochistan province, police said, in the latest bout of sectarian violence to rock the restive region.

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A group of protesters under the aegis of Guardian of Democracy Initiative on Friday, stormed the premises of the Federal High Court, venue of the ongoing trial of #RevolutionNow convener Omoyele Sowore.

Ope Sowore: My children and I want my husband back

Wife of Omoyele Sowore, the convener of the RevolutionNow protest, Mrs Ope Sowore, has sent a message to President Muhammadu Buhari that she and her children are waiting for the return of her husband.

General Buratai tasks officers on improvement on current successes

The Chief of Army Staff, Lt.-Gen. Tukur Buratai has tasked officers and commanders of Nigerian Army units and formations to ensure improvement on current operational successes in 2020.
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Governor Sule, Senator Al-Makura deny friction over alleged inherited debts

Gov. Abdullahi Sule of Nasarawa State and his predecessor, Sen. Umaru Al-Makura, have denied rumours of a rift between them over alleged inherited debt.
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Rivers deputy governor condemns raping, killing of women by pirates

Dr Ipalibo Harry Banigo, the Rivers State Deputy Governor, has condemned the criminal acts and the backdrop of incessant attacks on Seafarers on the Port Harcourt-Onne-Bonny route leading to the loss of lives, properties and the raping of women by sea pirates in the coastal waters.
Rangers attacking midfielder Joe Aribo and six other players hit Super Eagles camp in Uyo ahead of the 2021 Africa Cup of Nations qualifiers double-header against Benin Republic and Lesotho. 20

Joe Aribo: Austin Okocha, Osaze Odemwingie influenced my decision to play for Super Eagles

Joe Aribo says his decision to represent Nigeria on the international scene was inspired by the legendary duo, Austin Okocha and Osaze Odemwingie.