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Polish Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki arrives at the informal EU summit in Salzburg, Austria, September 20, 2018. (AP Photo-Kerstin Joensson)

Poland pulls out of Israel summit in row over WW2 role

Poland pulled out of a planned summit in Israel after Israel’s acting foreign minister said on Monday that “many Poles” had collaborated with the Nazis in World War Two and shared responsibility for the Holocaust.
Former Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovych

Court finds Ukrainian ex-president guilty of treason

A court in the Ukrainian capital Kyiv on Thursday found former President Viktor Yanukovych guilty of treason and helping Russia annex the Crimean peninsula.
Yang Hengjun

Australia calls China to treat detained Yang Hengjun ‘fairly’

The Australian government has urged China to treat the case of detained writer Yang Hengjun "transparently and fairly", amid a growing row over the fate of the Chinese-Australian.

Minister: France won’t retaliate against Italy for supporting ‘yellow vest’

Paris will not be drawn into a “stupidity contest” with the populist government of Italy, where officials have launched several verbal attacks on President Emmanuel Macron, France’s Europe Minister Nathalie Loiseau said Wednesday.
An American journalist working for Iran's state television channel Press TV who was detained in the United States will appear in court on Friday.

Report: US-born newscaster to appear in Washington court

An American journalist working for Iran's state television channel Press TV who was detained in the United States will appear in court on Friday.
A motorcyclist rides past a campaign poster for Nigeria’s incumbent president and candidate to his re-election for the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) President Muhammadu Buhari, and Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo, at Ilupeju in Lagos, on January 4, 2019. PHOTO: PIUS UTOMI EKPEI / AFP

Nigeria misses out on emerging-market rally as vote nears

Emerging-market assets may be enjoying a strong start to the year, but one country missing out on the rally is Nigeria.
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.
Joseph Kabila

DR Congo delays presidential vote until December 30, cites fire

Democratic Republic of Congo's electoral commission on Thursday delayed the country's long-awaited presidential election until December 30, citing a recent fire that destroyed 80% of the voting machines in the capital.
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Hostility between Israelis and Palestinians getting worse – UN envoy

Recent violence and rising tensions in the West Bank are fuelling a climate of hatred and fear, “driving both Israelis and Palestinians further away” from a resolution to the conflict.
Martin Fayulu

Two dead at rally for DR Congo opposition candidate

Two supporters of a Democratic Republic of Congo opposition presidential candidate were killed in clashes with police at a rally on Tuesday, a local human rights organisation said, as tensions rise just 12 days before a crucial election.
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

Hassan Rouhani: US will not stop Iran oil export

President Hassan Rouhani of Iran on Tuesday said the United States will not be able to stop Iran exporting its oil.
Pierre Buyoya

Burundi warned after ex-President Pierre Buyoya arrest warrant

The African Union (AU) has warned Burundi against moves to jeopardise peace efforts after an international arrest warrant was issued for ex-leader Pierre Buyoya and 16 other officials.
Soldiers from both Koreas within the Demilitarized Zone last month. Both sides have taken steps this year to ease tensions on the border, which a North Korean soldier crossed on Saturday. Ministry of National Defense-EPA, via Shutterstock

North Korean soldier defects to South across border

A North Korean soldier defected to South Korea on Saturday across their heavily fortified land border, which the two sides have begun to demilitarise as relations between the Cold War-era foes warm, the South’s military said.
Russian President Vladimir Putin attends a conference as part of a summit called to attempt to find a lasting political solution to the civil war in Syria which has claimed in excess of 350 000 lives, at Vahdettin Mansion in Istanbul, on October 27, 2018. - The leaders of Turkey, Russia, France and Germany are set to meet in Istanbul to try to find a lasting political solution to the Syrian civil war and salvage a fragile ceasefire in a rebel-held northern province. (Photo by OZAN KOSE / AFP)

Vladimir Putin warns against ‘reckless’ moves after Ukraine declares martial law

Russian President Vladimir Putin warned Ukraine against any “reckless acts” on Tuesday after Kiev declared martial law in response to Moscow’s seizure of three of its navy vessels.
Motorcyclists pass a burning bus, set fire by opposition protesters in Port-au-Prince, Haiti [Dieu Nalio Chery-AP]

Six killed in anti-corruption protests in Haiti

Six people were killed and at least five others wounded during anti-corruption protests across Haiti, police said, as anger grows over the disappearance of billions of dollars linked to a public finance programme.
A supporter of Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) leader Nnamdi Kanu holds a photograph of Kanu, who is expected to appear at a magistrate court, during a rally in Abuja, Nigeria December 1, 2015. Kanu - an activist who divides his time between the UK and Nigeria, spreading his ethos on social media and Radio Biafra - was arrested on charges of criminal conspiracy and belonging to an illegal society. REUTERS/Afolabi Sotunde

Igbo groups denounce Nnamdi Kanu’s call to boycott 2019 elections

A coalition of Igbo youths and women organisations yesterday disassociated themselves from leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), Nnamdi Kanu’s recent broadcast that the 2019 general election should not hold in the South East and South South.
Comoros Azali Assoumani

Comoros island inches back to life after uprising

Residents on the Comoros island of Anjouan slowly returned to their daily lives on Sunday after a six-day siege in the old quarter of Mutsamudu city where soldiers had fought with rebels down narrow lanes.
Oil output in the Neutral Zone is divided equally between Saudi Arabia and Kuwait [Haider al-Assadee-EPA]

Oil output from Saudi, Kuwait shared zone on hold as ties sour

Saudi Arabia and Kuwait will struggle to resume oil production from jointly operated fields any time soon due to operational differences and souring political ties between the previously close Gulf OPEC allies, sources familiar with the matter said.

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Two suspected traffickers nabbed as 164 Nigerians return from Libya

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China: We believe Nigeria can manage its internal affairs

The Chinese government has expressed its readiness to continue to support Nigeria to manage its own internal affairs without any interference.

CP: Police will apply law against ballot box snatchers

The police commissioner in Adamawa State, Audu Madaki, has said his men will follow the dictates of the Electoral Act in handling election-related offences that may arise this weekend.
Mohamed Salah

Mo Salah calls on Liverpool to ‘win, win, win’

Mohamed Salah admits it is “a dream to win the Premier League” and has called on Liverpool to “win, win, win” as they enter a “very big week” in their 2018-19 campaign.