‘Un-Islamic’ cultural heritage in jihadists’ crosshairs

PARIS: From Mali to Afghanistan, Syria and Iraq, Islamist fighters have regularly turned their sights on the priceless vestiges of peoples' cultural heritage-for being...

DR Congo’s second city poisoned by years of mining – ‘Lack of expertise’

LUBUMBASHI, DR CONGO: "In this stream, the fish vanished long ago, killed by acids and waste from the mines," says Lubumbashi resident Heritier Maloba,...

After protests, anger still boils in northern Ethiopia – Arrests have multiplied since the...

BAHIR DAR: The demonstrations are crushed but anger remains in Bahir Dar, capital of Ethiopia's northern Amhara region, where a fortnight ago security forces...

Boko Haram video shows Chibok girls

KANO, Nigeria: Boko Haram yesterday released a new video purportedly showing some of the Nigerian schoolgirls kidnapped from Chibok more than two years ago,...

Zambia opposition leader angered by results delay

LUSAKA: Zambia's opposition leader Hakainde Hichilema yesterday blasted the national election commission for slow progress in releasing results from this week's closely-fought presidential vote....

Boko Haram’s shadowy leader vows to fight on in new video

KANO: Boko Haram's shadowy leader Abubakar Shekau has appeared in a new video vowing to fight on, shrugging off an apparent split in the...

South Africa’s ruling party suffers election setback – Race remains tight in the larger...

JOHANNESBURG: South Africa's ruling party has suffered its biggest election setback since taking power at the end of apartheid a generation ago, with less...

ANC in worst election losses since apartheid – Party set to lose full control...

PRETORIA: South Africa's ANC was on track for its worst electoral performance since the end of apartheid yesterday as voters vented anger about high...

Ex-rebels accuse Kiir of plot to oust Machar – VP has no plans to...

JUBA: South Sudan's vice president and former rebel leader Riek Machar has no plans for an immediate return to Juba, his supporters said yesterday,...

South Sudan: what hope for peace? – Many fear a return to conflict

JUBA: Corpses are still being collected around burned out tanks in South Sudan's capital Juba, a week after intense battles left hundreds dead and...

Screams, flying debris as truck ploughs into crowd – France mourns as terror attack...

NICE: Terrified revelers screamed as a truck careered into a crowd of fireworks spectators in Nice, turning Bastille Day celebrations into a night of...

At least 300 killed in South Sudan violence – Recent violence triggered the civil...

GENEVA: At least 300 people have been killed in four days of intense gun battles in the capital of South Sudan and 42,000 have...

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12th July