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Grenade-thrower gets 28 years jail in French jihadist cell trial

The convictions in a late night ruling on Thursday brought a close to an affair that predated the spate of Islamist-inspired attacks in France from early 2015 onwards, in which more than 230 people have been killed.

 

Death toll from central Africa clashes rises to around 100: Local officials

The death toll from clashes in Central African Republic has surged to around 100.

Goa MP writes to Sushma Swaraj to help Indians stranded in Africa

Lok Sabha member from South Goa Narendra Sawaikar has urged External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj to help 14 Indians reportedly stranded on a Merchant Navy vessel at a port in Djibouti in Africa.

Humans originated in Europe, not Africa: Study

Humans originated in Europe, not Africa: Study

Researchers have assumed up to now that the lineages diverged five to seven million years ago and that the first pre-humans developed in Africa.

Narendra Modi says Africa a top priority, pitches for Asia-Africa growth corridor

Narendra Modi says Africa a top priority, pitches for Asia-Africa growth corridor

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday said that Africa was a top priority for his government`s foreign and economic policy and pitched for an Asia-Africa Growth Corridor with the support of Japan.

 

PM Modi pushes for Asia-Africa growth corridor with Japan

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday pushed for an Asia-Africa Growth Corridor which involves India and Japan.

India must be an engine of global growth: PM Narendra Modi

India must be an engine of global growth: PM Narendra Modi

Our aim is that India must be an engine of growth as well as an example in climate friendly development in the years to come, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said on Tuesday.

UN to deploy rapid intervention force in central Mali

Rapid intervention force of Senegalese troops will soon be deployed in central Mali

Red Cross says finds 115 bodies in Central African Republic town

Red Cross workers have found 115 bodies in Central African Republic`s diamond-mining town of Bangassou after several days of militia attacks

China pledges $124 for Silk Road, terms it 'project of the century'

China pledges $124 for Silk Road, terms it 'project of the century'

"We should build an open platform of cooperation and uphold and grow an open world economy," Xi said in his opening address outlining China's vision.

Pakistan signs nearly USD 500 million in China deals at Silk Road summit

Pakistan signs nearly USD 500 million in China deals at Silk Road summit

Pakistan signed new deals with China on Saturday worth nearly $500 million ahead of Beijing`s international forum on its "Silk Road" trade and infrastructure initiative for Asia, Africa and Europe, the Pakistani government said.

Regional al-Shabab leader killed in raid by military: Somalia

A regional leader of the al-Shabab extremist group has been killed in a raid by Somalia's military, the government announced today, as the country's new offensive against the fighters moves ahead.

Programme to improve cataract surgery rate in Africa

Programme to improve cataract surgery rate in Africa

Lion Aravind Institute of Community Opthalmology (LAICO) was involved in the programme being a part of the Aravind Eyecare System which is a World Health Organisation Collaborating Centre for Prevention of Blindness.

Three killed after migrant boat sinks off coast of Spain

Three migrants from sub-Saharan Africa were killed when their boat capsized in the Mediterranean but the Spanish navy managed to rescue another 30 people in the group, a coast guard spokeswoman said on Wednesday.

El Nino can warn on cholera outbreaks in Africa: Study

El Nino can warn on cholera outbreaks in Africa: Study

During the years when El Nino is warming the eastern Pacific, East Africa has about 50,000 additional cholera cases a year, new research from the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health suggests.

Not enough Indian condemnation of attacks on Nigerians: African envoys

African Heads of Mission posted in New Delhi have strongly condemned last week's attack on Nigerian nationals in Greater Noida and said such attacks were "xenophobic and racial in nature".

Govt committed to ensuring safety of all foreigners in India, Africa remains our valued partner: MEA

Govt committed to ensuring safety of all foreigners in India, Africa remains our valued partner: MEA

MEA said on Tuesday that the government was committed to ensuring safety and security of all foreigners in India.

Yemeni girl stranded in Africa reunites with family

A 12-year-old girl who was stranded in an African country after President Donald Trump signed an executive order temporarily banning people from seven predominantly Muslim nations from entering the US has reunited with her family in San Francisco.

Democracy, jihadists top France-Africa summit agenda

Talks gathering some 30 African states and France begin in Mali`s capital Bamako on Friday, with leaders expected to focus on Africa`s battle against jihadists and bid to improve its democratic record.