Niqab banned in Tunisia govt offices

TUNIS: Tunisia's premier on Friday banned the niqab Muslim face covering for women in government offices, citing security concerns after attacks...

One killed Kenya’s disputed election re-run turns violent

Boycotted by the opposition, shunned by voters NAIROBI: At least one person was shot dead yesterday during clashes over Kenya's re-run election, which has been...

South Africa’s top court legalizes personal, private cannabis use

JOHANNESBURG: South Africa's top court ruled yesterday that private, personal cannabis use was legal in a landmark case that had pitted law enforcement agencies...

Nobel laureates urge world to help rape victims in conflict

OSLO: Nobel Peace Prize laureates Yazidi activist Nadia Murad and Congolese doctor Denis Mukwege pose with their Nobel Peace Prizes during...

Three dead in attack on UN base in north Mali

BAMAKO: Two UN peacekeepers and a civilian contractor were killed in a rocket attack yesterday on a UN base in northeast Mali, a week...

Sudan says political protests death toll rises, reaches 22

Bread price hike takes its toll on people and president KHARTOUM: Sudan’s President Omar Al-Bashir appears during...

Ethiopia state of emergency extended by four months

ADDIS ABABA: Ethiopia's parliament yesterday approved a four month extension of a state of emergency that was first imposed in October to quell nearly...

Ethiopia army chief, local leader killed in failed regional coup

ADDIS ABABA: Ethiopia’s army chief of staff and the head of the northern state of Amhara were killed in two separate but...

Obama returns to father’s homeland with history

WASHINGTON: President Barack Obama will land in Kenya today with a mission to strengthen US security and economic ties, but his personal connection to...

Executions, torture, and slave markets persist in Libya: UN

GENEVA: Armed groups execute and torture civilians in Libya in almost complete impunity seven years after the revolution that toppled Muammar Gaddafi, the United...

Rapes by Zimbabwe troops go unreported

HARARE: Sekai Hwangwa was asleep when soldiers carrying guns burst into her home in Zimbabwe's capital during a deadly crackdown on anti-government...

Somali forces kill boys in anti-Shabaab operation

US forces go in advisory capacity with Somali partners WASHINGTON: US forces operating in Somalia took part in a mission in which their Somali counterparts...

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