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Nigerian pirates kidnapped 17 Chinese and Ukrainian sailors in Cameroon

A total of 17 Chinese and Ukrainian sailors were abducted yesterday when two merchant ships attacked by Nigerian pirates in Cameroon waters, sources said Friday. "Seventeen Chinese and Ukrainian sailors were abducted and nine of them are Chinese abducted from...

Tanzania: 57 killed in oil tanker explosion

57 were killed while 65 others were injured when an oil tanker exploded after being involved in an accident in Tanzania on Saturday. TBC official Taifa said most of the victims were injured when a oil tanker exploded as they...

Four gold diggers killed in northern Mauritania

Four gold diggers were killed Sunday morning after a well collapsed in the northern province of Clip N'Dour, where thousands of Mauritanians are engaged in the exploration of surface gold. According to the Sahara newspaper quote the sources said that...

Gunmen kidnap workers in eastern Congo

Gunmen kidnapped a South African national and a Zimbabwean worker at a gold mine operated by Banro Corporation in the eastern province of Maniema on Sunday, an army spokesman in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) said. Banro's interests...

British Airways resume flights to Cairo

British Airways, part of Group International Airlines, resumes flights to Cairo following a suspension on security issues, the company said today. "Following a thorough assessment of security planning, we are pleased to announce our services will continue today," British Airways...

Six ACF charity workers abducted in Nigeria

Charitable Action Against Hunger (ACF) Thursday confirmed that six of its workers were kidnapped in northeastern Nigeria, just as a group posted a video recording of them. Paris-based organizations providing food aid to poor communities around the world say, one...

Tunisian President Beji Caid Essebsi died at the age of 92

Tunisian President, Beji Caid Essebsi, died at the age of 92, the Presidential Office said in a statement on Thursday. The veteran politician began to lead Tunisia in 2014, three years after the Arab Revival after Zine El Abidine Ben...

3 injured in car bomb explosion at French base in Mali

A car bomb exploded on Monday at the entrance to the French Gao base in northeastern Mali, injuring at least three French and Estonian troops, the French Chief of Staff said "A car bomb attack occurred at 15:15 local time...

British Airways suspended flights to Cairo

British Airways announced the suspension of its airline operations to Cairo for seven days beginning from Saturday, as a security measure. Airlines from Germany, Lufthansa also took the same action, when suspending flights from Munich and Frankfurt to Cairo, for...

WHO declares outbreak of Ebola in Congo

The World Health Organization (WHO) has declared an outbreak of Ebola in the Democratic Republic of the Congo a "public health emergency of international concern" and said the risks of its spread in Goma and Uganda had increased the...
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Johnson: India and Pakistan should settle Kashmir issue through dialogue

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British PM criticized with letter to EU backstop regulation

The British Prime Minister Boris Johnson, in a letter to EU Council President Donald Tusk, he has again attempted to abolish the backstop regulation...