Ticket to Europe? Nigeria girls lured into sex slavery

BENIN CITY, Nigeria: In Benin City, Nigeria's capital of illegal migration, no one says the word "prostitution". The word on the street for the...

New Ethiopian Airlines Boeing crashes after takeoff, 157 killed

People from more than 30 countries were on board - Amir sends condolences BISHOFTU, Ethiopia: Rescue...

More than 130 massacred in Mali; UN shocked, outraged

Victims shot or hacked to death with machetes BAMAKO: More than 130 people were killed in an attack...

Nigerians accused of prostitution arrested, assaulted

ABUJA: In Nigeria, being a young woman "is a crime", said a 25-year-old beautician, arrested two weeks ago while walking home in...

Pope says Christian-Muslim dialogue essential for peace

NAIROBI: Pope Francis told Christian and Muslim leaders in Kenya yesterday that they have little choice but to engage in dialogue to guard against...

Soaring sexual violence pushes Sierra Leone to face ‘rape culture’

FREETOWN: "Mary" was nine years old when her childhood abruptly ended. Three men fed her sedatives then raped her. Her mother, who...

IS claims deadly Tunisia bombing

TUNIS: The Islamic State group yesterday claimed the suicide bombing of a busload of presidential guards in Tunisia's capital, the latest attack in a...

‘Over 130’ killed in northwest Nigeria

Governor rejects claims that 'attack was fabricated' JIMETA, Nigeria: Camp dwellers pump water from a well in...

Kenya says all five gunmen killed; Amir condemns attack

NAIROBI: Relatives and mourners bury the body of Feisal Ahmed Rashid, who was killed the previous day in an attack on...

Phone bill? cars? Wealthier Egyptians lose subsidies, prompting complaints

Holders of around 400,000 subsidy cards may lose access CAIRO: Many of the Egyptians crammed into a tent in...

Confronting sexual violence in a conservative Mauritania

Feminists in Mauritania fighting an uphill battle NOUAKCHOTT: A picture shows the feet of the daughter of...

Pope, Moroccan King: Jerusalem must be open to all

RABAT: Pope Francis joined Morocco’s King Mohammed VI yesterday in declaring Jerusalem the “common patrimony” of Christians, Jews and Muslims, on the...

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