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Mevlut Cavusoglu: Turkey won’t ‘give up’ on Khashoggi murder probe

Turkey’s foreign minister said Saturday his country would “not give up” on finding out the truth about the murder of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi inside the kingdom’s consulate in Istanbul.

Lai Mohammed: Nigeria compiling list of festivals nationwide to boost tourism

The Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, has said his Ministry will soon produce a compendium of the festivals across the country as part of efforts to boost tourism and showcase the country’s diverse cultures.

Train crash leaves at least 7 dead in Turkish capital

A crash involving a high-speed train at a station in the Turkish capital Ankara has killed at least seven people and injured more than 40, local media report.
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CIA chief Gina Haspel to brief US House leadership on Jamal Khashoggi case

CIA Director Gina Haspel is set to give a classified briefing to leaders of the US House of Representatives on Wednesday on the what the intelligence agency knows about the murder of Saudi writer Jamal Khashoggi.
Hatice Cengiz spoke to Turkish broadcaster in an interview broadcast on Friday. Ozan Köse-AFP-Getty Images

Jamal Khashoggi: No normal person could imagine such ‘horrific’ crime – fiancee

Fiancee of slain Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi, Hatice Cengiz, calls for the perpetrators of the murder to be identified and put on trial
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KV Kortrijk coach banks on Imoh Ezekiel to fire Belgian club

KV Kortrijk coach Yves Vanderhaeghe says he is banking on the goals and speed of Imoh Ezekiel for his team to continue to press for a place in the championship playoffs in Belgium
(FILES) In this file photo taken on December 15, 2014, general manager of Alarab TV, Jamal Khashoggi, looks on during a press conference in the Bahraini capital Manama. - US President Donald Trump said October 11, 2018 he was not yet prepared to limit arms sales to Saudi Arabia over journalist Jamal Khashoggi's disappearance, but he faced mounting pressure from concerned American lawmakers. Saudi Arabia is one of the world's largest arms purchasers, with most of them coming from the United States.Khashoggi, a contributor to The Washington Post, vanished more than a week ago during a visit to the Saudi consulate in Istanbul. Turkish government sources say he was murdered there, a claim Riyadh denies. (Photo by MOHAMMED AL-SHAIKH / AFP)

Report: ‘I can’t breathe’ were Khashoggi’s final words

Jamal Khashoggi’s final words were “I can’t breathe,” CNN reports, citing a source who has read the transcript of an audio tape of the final moments before the journalist’s murder
(FILES) In this file photo taken on December 15, 2014, general manager of Alarab TV, Jamal Khashoggi, looks on during a press conference in the Bahraini capital Manama. - US President Donald Trump said October 11, 2018 he was not yet prepared to limit arms sales to Saudi Arabia over journalist Jamal Khashoggi's disappearance, but he faced mounting pressure from concerned American lawmakers. Saudi Arabia is one of the world's largest arms purchasers, with most of them coming from the United States.Khashoggi, a contributor to The Washington Post, vanished more than a week ago during a visit to the Saudi consulate in Istanbul. Turkish government sources say he was murdered there, a claim Riyadh denies. (Photo by MOHAMMED AL-SHAIKH / AFP)

Saudis reject extraditions to Turkey over Jamal Khashoggi murder

Saudi Arabia rejects demands to extradite suspects connected to murder of dissident journalist Jamal Khashoggi as sought by Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan
(FILES) In this file photo taken on June 27, 2018 Germany's midfielder Mesut Ozil reacts at the end of the Russia 2018 World Cup Group F football match between South Korea and Germany at the Kazan Arena in Kazan. AFP PHOTO - Luis Acosta

Jurgen Low remains ‘extremely disappointed’ in Arsenal’s Mesut Ozil

Germany coach Joachim Low admits that he remains "extremely disappointed" in Arsenal midfielder Mesut Ozil
Iranian President Hassan Rouhani - AFP PHOTO - ALEX HALADA

Hassan Rouhani: US sanctions are economic terrorism

Iran’s President Hassan Rouhani said US sanctions were “economic terrorism”, as he sought to foster a united front from visiting regional officials on Saturday.

US accuses Russia, Syria of lying about Aleppo ‘chemical attack’

The United States and Britain have accused Russia of fabricating a story about chemical weapons use by Syrian rebels.
Pope Francis arrives to address the Synod of Bishops, focusing on Young People, the Faith and Vocational Discernment, on October 3, 2018 at the Vatican. - AFP PHOTO - Andreas SOLARO

Pope to visit United Arab Emirates in February

Pope Francis, who has made boosting ties between Christianity and Islam a cornerstone of his papacy, will visit Abu Dhabi in the United Arab Emirates in February, the Vatican said Thursday.
Members of the Sri Lankan web journalist association hold placards with the image of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi during a demonstration outside the Saudi Embassy in Colombo on October 25, 2018, following Khashoggi's dissapearance on October 2 at the Saudi consulate in Istanbul. - Saudi Arabia's crown prince denounced the "repulsive" murder of journalist Jamal Khashoggi and vowed justice will prevail, in his first public comments on the case, without addressing US accusations of a monumental cover-up. (Photo by LAKRUWAN WANNIARACHCHI / AFP)

Turkish prosecutor seeks arrests of two Saudis over Jamal Khashoggi

Istanbul's chief prosecutors office has filed arrest warrants for Saudi officials believed to be involved in the killing of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi.

First baby born via womb transplant from dead donor

In a medical first, a mother who received a uterus transplant from a dead donor gave birth to a healthy baby, researchers reported Wednesday.
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Lai Mohammed: Nigeria compiling list of festivals nationwide to boost tourism

Alhaji Lai Mohammed, Minister of Information and Culture, has said his ministry will soon produce a compendium of the festivals across the country as part of efforts to boost tourism and showcase the country’s diverse cultures.
Alhaji Lai Mohammed, Minister of Information and Culture, disclosed this at the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) forum on Tuesday in Abuja.

Lai Mohammed: Federal government to produce festivals compendium to boost tourism

The Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, has said the ministry will soon produce a compendium of the festivals across the country to boost tourism and showcase the country’s diverse cultures.

Central bank may add more to the 41 items not eligible for forex

The Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) may increase the number of items not eligible for forex from 41 items to include many others products being produced in Nigeria.
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William Troost-Ekong stars in Udinese’s goalless draw against Sassuolo

William Troost Ekong was on from start to finish for Udinese who played out a goalless draw with Sassuolo in a Italian Serie A league game at Stadio Citta Del Tricolore on Sunday.

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Hadiza Bala-Usman urges terminal operators, others to eradicate port congestion

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Group scores Yemi Osinbajo higher in vice presidential debate than Peter Obi, others

A political group in Nigeria says Vice President Yemi Osinbajo showed the gulf in class between him and other Vice Presidential candidates as he blew his compatriots away with his insight on constitutional, economic, security and social development issues.
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Belgium road accident death linked to ‘yellow vest’ protest

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Boko Haram: Coalition commends Nigerian Army for lifting suspension on UNICEF

A group, Coalition Against Terrorism (CATE), has commended the Nigerian Army’s prompt reversal of its earlier suspension of the United Nations International Children’s Emergency Fund (UNICEF) from the northeast of the country.