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Bashir to be handed over to ICC after local charges : The Standard

Bashir to be handed over to ICC after local...

Dilemma in Gabon’s forest conservation and economic interests

Gabonese unhappy about country's 90 percent forest...

Britain and EU strike Brexit deal ahead of summit

Prime Minister Boris Johnson still has to take the accord to a sceptical British...

Sudan PM meets Darfur rebel chief in ‘essential’ step to peace: Macron

We discussed the roots of the Sudanese crisis and possibilities for a solution, Hamdok...

Trio win medicine Nobel for work on how cells adapt to oxygen

The winners will share the $914,000...

Five more armed groups set to join Sudan peace talks

The Sudan peace talks going on in Juba, South Sudan have received a significant boost after five rebel movements signalled their intention to join the negotiations. About 2,500 kilometers away in Addis Ababa days earlier the groups that are not part of the Juba Declaration that is guiding the talks...

The European Union: a history marked by crises

PARIS, Since its birth in 1957, the European Union has weathered many crises and Britain's decision to leave is among the most severe. With a draft Brexit deal reached Thursday, but still requiring British parliamentary and full EU approval, here is a recap of other testing times in the history of...

Britain and EU strike Brexit deal : The Standard

Britain voted narrowly in a 2016 referendum to leave the EU

China signs deal to ‘lease’ Pacific island in Solomon

Honiara, A Chinese company signed an agreement to lease an entire island in the Solomon Islands a day after Beijing recruited the Pacific nation as its latest ally in the strategically important region, according to documents obtained by AFP Thursday. The leaked documents reveal that the Solomon's Central Province made a...

Has Lake Chad shrunk as President Buhari claims? : The Standard

President Muhammadu Buhari of Nigeria told the United Nations Climate Action Summit in New York last month that the Lake Chad basin has shrunk signifi

Trump Twitter photo attack backfires as Pelosi owns it

WASHINGTON, President Donald Trump's Twitter attack on House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, following an acrimonious White House meeting, appears to have backfired spectacularly. Trump tweeted a picture of the encounter Wednesday showing a standing Pelosi pointing at the President while he and everyone else in the room was seated, with the caption...

Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte hurt in motorcycle crash

Manila, Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte hurt his hip and suffered scratches in a motorcycle accident, senior aides of the 74-year-old leader said Thursday. Duterte, whose health has been the subject of intense public speculation, suffered the mishap at the Malacanang presidential palace compound late Wednesday, according to spokesman Salvador Panelo. The crash...

35 foreigners dead in Saudi bus crash : The Standard

35 foreigners dead in Saudi bus crash

US demands Syria ceasefire but Turkey defiant : The Standard

Turkish forces fired a missile towards the Syrian town of Ras al-Ain, from the Turkish side of the border

Trump letter to Erdogan over Turkey-Syrian war: ‘Don’t be a fool’

Washington, "Don't be a fool," Donald Trump warned his counterpart Recep Tayyip Erdogan in an extraordinary letter sent the day Turkey launched its incursion into northeastern Syria -- warning history risked branding him a "devil." Three days after appearing to greenlight an invasion by pulling US troops from the Kurdish-dominated...

35 foreigners dead in Saudi bus crash: state media

Riyadh, Thirty-five foreigners were killed and four others injured when a bus collided with another heavy vehicle near the Muslim holy city of Medina, Saudi state media said on Thursday. The accident on Wednesday involved a collision between "a private chartered bus... with a heavy vehicle (loader)" near the western Saudi...

Gabon’s Bongo vows to ‘complete mission’ despite health speculation

Libreville Gabonese President Ali Bongo Ondimba on Wednesday completed a decade in office, vowing to push ahead with economic reforms and an anti-corruption drive despite questions over his health after suffering a stroke nearly a year ago. "I feel good. And feeling better and better each day," Bongo said in an...

Price of bread rises 60pc overnight in Zimbabwe

Harare, The price of bread shot up 60 percent overnight in Zimbabwe, in the latest blow for a population already struggling with spiralling living costs. Zimbabweans can barely keep pace with the price rises that have rekindled fears of hyperinflation which reached 500 billion percent a decade ago and...

Pope warns overeating is ‘avenue of personal destruction’

Vatican City, The pope on Wednesday contrasted the world's 820 million hungry people with those who turn food into "an avenue of personal destruction" through overeating, in comments to mark World Food Day. Pope Francis noted that the "distorted relationship between food and nutrition" has left almost 700 million people overweight,...

Dutch family ‘waiting for end of time’ found in secret room after nine years

The Hague, Dutch police found a father and six adult children hidden in the basement of a remote farmhouse where they had reportedly spent years "waiting for the end of time", officials said Tuesday. They discovered a man, believed to be the father of the family, and his children aged between...

Turkey’s Erdogan says to re-evaluate upcoming US visit : The Standard

Turkey's Erdogan says to re-evaluate upcoming US visit

Nigeria town celebrates claim as ‘twins capital’ of world

Igbo-Ora The sign greeting visitors at the entrance of Igbo-Ora in southwest Nigeria welcomes people to a place unlike anywhere on the planet: "TWINS CAPITAL OF THE WORLD". The rather sleepy-looking town boasts of having the highest concentration of multiple births than  any place on the globe. To celebrate its self-proclaimed title...

Kim’s horseback ride spurs policy shift speculation : The Standard

Analysts say Kimg Jong Un's horseback hike may signal a new policy direction for the nuclear-armed North

North Korea Kim’s white horseback ride spurs policy shift speculation

Seoul, New pictures of Kim Jong Un riding a white horse through a winter landscape to the summit of Mount Paektu, a sacred peak for North Koreans, have fuelled speculation that the young leader may be set for a major policy announcement. The images released by the official KCNA news...

Nigerian president vows crackdown on abusive Islamic schools after second raid : The Standard

Nigerian president vows crackdown on abusive Islamic schools after second raid

Chaos as Hong Kong leader speech disrupted : The Standard

Opposition lawmakers heckled Carrie Lam as she tried to deliver a speech inside the legislature

Hundreds fled abusive Nigerian

Hundreds of captives who were beaten, abused and held in squalid conditions at a purported Islamic school in northern Nigeria escaped prior to a raid

Two police killed, 20 children wounded in Afghan blast

Jalalabad, At least two police officers were killed and about 20 children wounded when a truck bomb detonated near a police station in eastern Afghanistan on Wednesday, officials said. According to Asadullah Daulatzai, the spokesman for the governor of Laghman province, the bomb outside a police headquarters building also partially...

Former Ivory Coast rebel leader Soro to run for president : The Standard

Former Ivory Coast rebel leader Soro to run for president

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Thousands of professional firefighters "angry" marched Tuesday afternoon in Paris to denounce the lack of staff and recognition of their profession.
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