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Egypt announces electronics ban lifted on US flights

In recent weeks, the US also lifted the ban imposed on airlines from Qatar, the United Arab Emirates and Turkey.

Jul 12, 2017, 22:23 PM IST

Suicide bombers in northeast Nigeria's Maiduguri kill 17: Police

The blasts struck four areas in the city, which is the capital of Borno, the state worst affected by the eight-year-old insurgency by Islamist militant group Boko Haram.

Jul 12, 2017, 16:42 PM IST
Nigerian Vice President Yemi Osinbajo back home after London visit to ailing President

Nigerian Vice President Yemi Osinbajo back home after London visit to ailing President

The unannounced and brief trip has fuelled speculation over Buhari's illness, the details of which have not been made public, and whether he will be able to stand in the 2019 elections.  

Jul 12, 2017, 16:23 PM IST

2 policemen killed, 9 injured in Egypt blast

The explosion came a day after a car bomber attacked a checkpoint in North Sinai's nearby Rafah city, causing at least 66 deaths and injuries, according to the Egyptian military spokesman.

Jul 09, 2017, 09:11 AM IST

23 Egyptian soldiers killed, another 26 injured in Sinai car bomb attacks: Sources

The two cars exploded on a road outside the border city of Rafah. 

Jul 07, 2017, 21:01 PM IST

Terrorists attack military checkpoints in Egypt's North Sinai; 26 soldiers killed or injured

The military said it killed 40 terrorists as it clashed with militants in the North Sinai city of Rafah bordering the Palestinian Gaza Strip.

Jul 07, 2017, 16:32 PM IST

Truck crash in Central African Republic kills at least 78

Hospital workers confirmed that 59 bodies are in the morgue and at least 18 others are with families for burial. 

Jul 06, 2017, 23:39 PM IST

77 dead in Central Africa truck accident

A Bambari police officer said: "We have counted in total 77 deaths, most of them men. But there are also many injured, including some in a serious condition."

Jul 05, 2017, 23:38 PM IST

Libya rocket attack kills five on Tripoli beach: Ministry

Libya has been wracked by chaos since the 2011 uprising that toppled and killed longtime dictator Moamer Kadhafi, with rival authorities and militias battling for control of the oil-rich country.

Jul 05, 2017, 09:17 AM IST

Egypt's parliament approves three-month further emergency state

A similar suicide bombing at a Cairo church in December 2016 killed at least 28 worshippers.

Jul 05, 2017, 09:17 AM IST

At least 15 killed in fresh Central Africa clashes: Source

At least 15 people died in clashes between UN peacekeepers and former rebels in the centre of the chronically restive Central African Republic, a humanitarian source said on Sunday.

Jul 03, 2017, 09:21 AM IST

Militant video purports to show westerners held in Mali

President Emmanuel Macron said France and its African partners must work together to wipe out Islamist militants, at the opening of the summit in Mali's capital Bamako.  

Jul 02, 2017, 20:27 PM IST

Egyptian court sentences 20 to death for killing policemen

The court also sentenced 80 people to life in prison and 34 to 15 years in jail. One minor was sentenced to 10 years in prison and 21 people were acquitted.

Jul 02, 2017, 20:25 PM IST
Brexit-bound UK withdraws from fishing agreement

Brexit-bound UK withdraws from fishing agreement

According to government figures, British vessels caught 708,000 tonnes of fish in 2015, worth £775 million ($1 billion, 894 million euros).

Jul 02, 2017, 18:00 PM IST

French President Emmanuel Macron in Mali for diplomatic push on Sahel anti-jihad force

The so-called "G5 Sahel" countries just south of the Sahara -- Burkina Faso, Chad, Mali, Mauritania and Niger -- have pledged to fight jihadists on their own soil with instability and Islamist

Jul 02, 2017, 11:27 AM IST

44 Libya soldiers dead in June fighting jihadists

The troops were killed in the Al-Sabri and Soug al-Hout districts, the last jihadist bastions in Benghazi, said Hani al-Aribi, spokesman for the health ministry of authorities in eastern Libya

Jul 02, 2017, 10:09 AM IST

South African court bars schools from promoting any one religion

Basic Education Minister Angie Motshekga had supported the application, saying schools were not permitted to focus on just one religion.

Jun 28, 2017, 19:21 PM IST

Suicide bombers kill nine in Nigerian city of Maiduguri

A number of suicide bomb attacks by suspected members of the jihadist group have taken place in the capital of Borno state and its environs in the last few weeks.

Jun 26, 2017, 17:52 PM IST

Rhino breeder in South Africa plans online auction of horn

Most of the world's rhinos live in South Africa.

Jun 26, 2017, 17:14 PM IST
PM Narendra Modi visits Champalimaud Foundation in Lisbon

PM Narendra Modi visits Champalimaud Foundation in Lisbon

The foundation, which represents multiple synergies between India and Portugal, undertakes research in the fields of neuroscience and oncology at the modernistic Champalimaud Centre for the Unknown

Jun 24, 2017, 23:34 PM IST

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