US set to renew, but tweak sanctions against Myanmar – Military continues to wield...

WASHINGTON: The US business lobby says it is high time to drop the remaining US sanctions on Myanmar, but human rights activists and US...

Nigeria hosts international summit on Boko Haram – UN warns of threat to African...

ABUJA: Regional and Western powers gathered in Nigeria yesterday for talks on quelling the threat from Boko Haram as the UN warned of the...

Public smoking ban in Ethiopia’s capital

ADDIS ABABA: A ban on smoking at public gatherings has been announced by the mayor of Ethiopia's capital Addis Ababa, according to local media...

Baby pulled out alive 3 days after Kenya building collapse – At least 21...

NAIROBI: Rescue workers pulled out a one-year-old girl from the rubble of a building in Kenya's capital yesterday more than three days after it...

Ghanaian crowned first ‘Miss Africa Continent’

Barefoot, wearing traditional costumes including animal hide skirts and elaborately beaded headdresses, the contestants strutted the stage before Ghanaian Rebecca Asamoah was crowned the...

Kenya torches world’s biggest ivory bonfire

NAIROBI: Eleven giant pyres of tusks were set alight yesterday as Kenya torched its vast ivory stockpile in a grand gesture aimed at shocking...

10 killed in Kenya building collapse – Rescuers hunt for survivors

NAIROBI: Rescuers in the Kenyan capital made desperate efforts yesterday to free survivors including a woman and child trapped in a building that collapsed...

Three linked to Calif terror attack arrested – Charges include conspiracy, marriage fraud

LOS ANGELES: The FBI arrested three people on Thursday, including the older brother of San Bernardino shooter Syed Farook, on charges of marriage fraud...

Witchcraft threatens Malawi albinos with extinction: UN expert

LILONGWE, Malawi: Malawi’s estimated 10,000 albinos face “systematic extinction” if they continue to be murdered for their body parts for use in witchcraft, a...

AU may finalize Mali counter terror force details by July – Insurgents more active...

BAHIR DAR: Plans for a new African counter-terrorism force to support vulnerable UN peacekeepers in Mali, where militant Islamist groups are stepping up their...

Egyptian, Filipino kidnapped by pirates off Nigeria

LAGOS: Pirates attacked a cargo vessel off the coast of Nigeria and kidnapped two crew members, a maritime expert confirmed yesterday, in the latest...

Missing Ugandan maid fuels fears of abuse in Saudi Arabia

KAMPALA: Jannat Mubiru has heard nothing from her daughter since the 27-year-old called to say she had arrived safely in Riyadh, where she was...

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7th August