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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 summons Polish diplomat to protest US summit

Iran’s foreign ministry summoned Poland’s top diplomat in the country to protest its decision to host what it called an “anti-Iranian” summit, a spokesman said Sunday.
The Saudi-UAE military alliance at war with Yemen's Houthis says it bombed Sanaa International Airport and an adjoining airbase which were allegedly being used to launch drone and ballistic missile attacks.

Reports: Houthi drone attack hits military base in Yemen

A Houthi drone attack has reportedly hit a Yemeni government military parade in Lahij Province, killing several, according to Houthi media and Sky News Arabia.
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Iran moves to block Instagram

Justice officials in Iran want to ban Instagram due to what they term “immoral content on the photo-sharing app”, according to local media.

Islamic State says 118 ‘casualties’ recorded in attacks in Nigeria

Islamic State claimed responsibility for five attacks in an area it calls the “State of West Africa” that it said resulted in 118 casualties in the past week, according to a video posted on its account on the messaging website Telegram late on Thursday.

Islamic State kills 68 US-backed fighters in Syria

The Islamic State group has killed at least 68 US-backed fighters battling to oust the jihadists from their eastern Syria holdout of Hajin, a war monitor said on Saturday.

ISIS in Egypt’s Sinai announces death of top militant

The Islamic State group has announced the death of one of its leaders in Egypt's Sinai Peninsula, where a security source said 15 jihadists were also killed separately.
Iranian President Hassan Rouhani arrives to attend the annual military parade marking the anniversary of the outbreak of the devastating 1980-1988 war with Saddam Hussein's Iraq, in the capital Tehran on September 22, 2018.In Iran's southwestern city of Ahvaz during commemoration of the same event, dozens of people were killed with dozens others wounded in an attack targeting another army parade, state media reported on September 22. / AFP PHOTO / STRINGER

Russia’s Vladimir Putin ‘appalled’ by ‘terrorist’ attack in Iran

Russian President Vladimir Putin on Saturday denounced the attack on an army parade in Iran, offering condolences to Iranian President Hassan Rouhani and calling for deeper anti-terror cooperation.
Iran's Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif

Iran slams Twitter for shutting down ‘real Iranian’ accounts

Iran has accused Twitter of closing accounts of "real" Iranians, while allowing anti-government "bots" backed by the United States, to continue.
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Court jails extremist 30 years over plot to behead British premier

A British man who pledged allegiance to the Islamic State group was on Friday sentenced to a minimum of 30 years in jail for plotting to behead Prime Minister Theresa May in a suicide attack.
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UAE used Israeli spyware ‘to hack’ phones belonging to opponents

The United Arab Emirates (UAE) used Israeli spyware to hack into phones belonging to political and regional rivals, as well as members of the media, emails obtained by the New York Times appear to show.

State prosecutor insists Twitter ban in Iran remains

State prosecutor in Iran on Tuesday insisted that Twitter remained banned in the country, refusing a request by the communication minister to lift the ban.

India to block Facebook, WhatsApp in cases of misuse

India has asked its telecom operators to find ways of blocking applications such as Facebook and messaging app WhatsApp in the case of misuse, according to a document seen by Reuters on Tuesday.
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Stranded and cash-strapped Nigerian World Cup fans beg embassy for return tickets

No less than 400 Nigerian who were promised lucrative employment in Russia spent the night near the Nigerian Embassy in Mamontovsky Lane, Moscow, in the hope that they’ll get help with their return tickets.
Chechen dictator Ramzan Kadyrov posing with Mo Salah, one of the most popular football players in the world

Chechen strongman makes Egypt’s Mo Salah honorary citizen

After his team crashed out of the World Cup, Egypt's star player Mohamed Salah has won a consolation prize in the form of honorary citizenship of Chechnya.

Federal government orders tighter security on local flights over ISIS threat

The federal government has ordered an intensified screening of passengers and luggage on news that the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria is planning to attack commercial flights.

Islamic State claims assassination of Iraq election candidate

The Islamic State jihadist group claimed responsibility for the assassination on Monday of a candidate in Iraq's parliamentary election just days ahead of the polls.

Iran’s Hassan Rouhani condemns court order to block Telegram app

Iran's President Hassan Rouhani criticised the recent blockage of the country's most popular messaging app, Telegram, saying the decision by the country's judiciary is not supported by his administration.

Telegram shutdown sparks anger in Iran

Internet freedom has become a new political battlefield in Iran as a judicial order to block Telegram, a widely-used messaging application, has ignited anger among its tens of millions of users.

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INEC extends polling by lost hours

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has extended voting time by number of lost hours at polling units that experienced delay in the commencement of polls across the country.
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Ex-President Obasanjo: Losers should bow out gracefully

Former President Olusegun Obasanjo has advised would-be losers in the ongoing Presidential and National Assembly elections to concede defeats.
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Governor Fayemi: APC won’t buy votes to win

Ekiti State Governor Dr. Kayode Fayemi, has stated that the All Progressives Congress (APC) will never buy votes to win any election.

Election: Card reader fails in Chris Uba’s Anambra ward

The People’s Democratic Party (PDP) senatorial candidate for Anambra South senatorial district, Chief Chris Uba, and his people could not vote until 1pm due to card reader failure.

Governor Emmanuel commends INEC, complains about intimidation

Gov Udom Emmanuel of Akwa Ibom has commended Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) on its improved electoral process in the 2019 general elections.