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“Ramadan fasting to begin on Thursday,” — Saudi says


Saudi Arabia said that the Ramadan fasting will begin on Thursday across the globe, the official Saudi news agency SPA reported on Tuesday. The new moon of Ramadan was not spotted on Tuesday evening and Wednesday will mark the last day of the Islamic month of Shaaban, SPA said, citing ...

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Protests as US formally opens embassy in Jerusalem

Palestinian protesters carry an injured man who was shot by Israeli troops during a deadly protest at the Gaza Strip's border with Israel, east of Khan Younis, Gaza Strip, Monday, May 14, 2018. Thousands of Palestinians are protesting near Gaza's border with Israel, as Israel celebrates the inauguration of a new U.S. Embassy in contested Jerusalem. (AP Photo/Adel Hana)

The United States has formally opened its embassy in Jerusalem amid global protests. The ceremony of moving the US embassy in Israel from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem began on Monday with the singing of America’s national anthem. In his remarks, the US ambassador to Israel, David Friedman referred to the ...

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Youths Chase Judges From Rivers Court Over APC Crisis (PHOTOS)


Suspected loyalists of the All Progressives Congress (APC) on Friday stormed the Rivers State High Court in Port-Harcourt, killing at least two persons and destroying court property estimated in millions of naira. The attackers breached the court security around 11 a.m. in violent bid to stop a judge from sitting ...

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Anambra Youths Protest Senate Treatment To IGP


Amawbia, the headquarters of Anambra police command was yesterday swarmed by hundreds of protesters who identified themselves as Anambra youths. Their spokespersons, who addressed the press in front of the gate of police headquarters said they were protesting against the treatment being metted out to the Inspector-General of Police Mr. ...

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AU Disease Control Centre To Help DRC Fight New Ebola Outbreak


The Africa Centre for Disease Control and Prevention (Africa CDC) has activitated an emergency operation to support efforts by the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) in fighting against the new Ebola outbreak in the country. A new outbreak of Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) was declared on Tuesday by the DRC ...

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AU Expresses Deep Concern Over U.S. Withdrawal From Iran Nuclear Deal


The African Union (AU) on Thursday expressed deep concern over the United States’ withdrawal from the Iran nuclear deal, saying it would heighten tensions in the region. The U.S. decision to unilaterally withdraw from the July 2015 Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) on Iran’s nuclear program and reimpose sanctions ...

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Russia Vows To Deepen Ties With Iran Despite U.S. Sanctions


Russia is to deepen ties with Iran, in spite of the U.S. decision to boycott international nuclear deal and impose new sanctions on Tehran, Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Sergei Ryabkov said on Thursday. President Donald Trump announced on Tuesday that the U.S. was withdrawing from the 2015 Iran nuclear deal. ...

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Iran-Aligned Houthis In Yemen Fire Missiles At Saudi Capital


Yemen’s Iran-aligned Houthi movement said it fired a salvo of ballistic missiles at the Saudi capital on Wednesday – an attack Saudi authorities said they intercepted in the skies over the city. The assault comes a day after Saudi Arabia’s top ally the United States pulled out of an international ...

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Dual-Citizen: Senator Loses Seat In Aussie High Court Ruling

Labor Senator Katy Gallagher addresses the Senate as she refers herself to the Court of Disputed Returns in the Senate chamber at Parliament House in Canberra, Wednesday, December 6, 2017. (AAP Image/Lukas Coch) NO ARCHIVING

Gallagher was aware of her British passport as her father was born in England, so the High Court ruled that she had not taken “all reasonable steps” to relinquish her British links. Under Section 44 of the Australian Constitution, members of parliament are unable to have citizenship in another country, ...

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