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Rouhani: Iran finds new oilfield with 53 billion barrels

Iran has discovered a new oilfield with 53 billion barrels of crude oil, President Hassan Rouhani has said, a find that could boost the country's proven 150 billion barrel reserves by a third. Speaking live on state television from the central city of Yazd, Rouhani said...

Sunday, November 10, 2019, 8:06 PM

Zimbabwe bans South Africa livestock import over disease fears

Zimbabwe has suspended imports of livestock and meat from South Africa for the second time this year after an outbreak of foot and mouth in the north of its neighbouring country. In a statement on Friday, the agriculture ministry called the move "a precautionary measure designed to...

Sunday, November 10, 2019, 9:09 AM

'I am back': Fresh from prison, Lula greets supporters

Former Brazilian President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva on Saturday addressed a crowd of cheering supporters at the metalworkers' union in Sao Paulo, a day after he was released from prison. The leftist was freed after the Supreme Court ruled on Thursday that convicted criminals can only be...

Sunday, November 10, 2019, 9:05 AM

Burkina Faso: 37 killed in attack on Canadian mining convoy

Thirty-seven civilians were killed and more than 60 wounded when gunmen ambushed a convoy transporting workers of Canadian gold miner Semafo in eastern Burkina Faso, regional authorities said on Wednesday. The attack is the deadliest in recent years as the military struggles to contain...

Thursday, November 7, 2019, 9:09 AM

Several killed in Houthi missile, drone attack: Yemeni officials

Yemen's rebels have staged missile and drone attacks on forces allied with the country's internationally recognised government in a Red Sea town, killing at least eight people, including three civilians, and causing large fires, military officials said. Wadah Dobish, a spokesman for...

Thursday, November 7, 2019, 9:07 AM

Mali: Dozens of troops killed in military outpost attack

At least 53 soldiers and a civilian have been killed in an attack on a military post in northeast Mali, according to the country's communication minister. The attack, one of the deadliest against Malian forces, took place in Indelimane, in the Menaka region close to the border with Niger,...

Sunday, November 3, 2019, 8:36 PM

Iran: Supreme Leader Khamenei rules out talks with US

Iran's supreme leader has again ruled out negotiations with Washington, a day before the 40th anniversary of the hostage crisis at the United States embassy in Tehran. "Those who see negotiations with the US as the solution to every problem are certainly mistaken," Ayatollah Ali...

Sunday, November 3, 2019, 8:30 PM

Iraqi PM Abdul Mahdi's main backers agree to remove him

Iraq Prime Minister Adel Abdul Mahdi's two main backers have agreed to work to remove him from office as protests against his government gained momentum in Baghdad and much of the Shia south only to be met with violence. Populist Shia Muslim leader Muqtada al-Sadr, who leads parliament's...

Wednesday, October 30, 2019, 5:41 PM

PM Abiy Ahmed warns Ethiopia ethnic violence could worsen

Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed has warned of further instability and vowed to bring to justice those responsible for violence that left at least 67 people dead this week. "The crisis we have faced will become even more fearsome and difficult if Ethiopians don't unite and...

Sunday, October 27, 2019, 11:45 AM

ISIL chief Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi killed in Syria, confirms Trump

US President Donald Trump has confirmed the death of ISIL leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi in a military operation in Syria's northwestern Idlib province, saying the US had "brought the world's number one terrorist leader to justice". Trump said on Sunday the ISIL leader died...

Sunday, October 27, 2019, 11:42 AM

Erdogan calls on US to hand over Kurdish commander Mazloum Abdi

Turkey's President Recep Tayyip Erdogan demanded the United States hand over the commander of Kurdish-led forces in Syria, in a sharp rebuke of Washington's call for negotiations with the Syrian Kurds.  The call for Mazloum Abdi's extradition on Thursday came...

Saturday, October 26, 2019, 8:46 AM

Thousands in Zimbabwe denounce 'evil' Western sanctions

Thousands of Zimbabweans have rallied in support of President Emmerson Mnangagwa's call on the United States and the European Union to lift sanctions imposed against him and dozens of other officials over alleged human rights abuses and electoral fraud. Friday's...

Saturday, October 26, 2019, 8:42 AM

Taliban truck bomb kills police, wounds children in Afghanistan

A Taliban suicide bomber has killed at least three security officers and wounded dozens, mostly children, when he set off explosives in a truck near a police headquarters building in eastern Afghanistan, officials have said. The spokesman for the Afghan Ministry of Interior Affairs, Nasrat...

Wednesday, October 16, 2019, 10:30 AM

Kim Jong-un rides white horse in show of sanctions defiance

Kim Jong Un vowed to overcome US-led sanctions imposed on North Korea as state media on Wednesday shared evocative propaganda images of him riding a white horse across snow-covered landscapes on Mount Paektu, the Korean peninsula’s highest peak. The location and animal are both...

Wednesday, October 16, 2019, 10:27 AM

Nigeria has a mental health problem

On the outside, the Federal Neuro-Psychiatric Hospital Yaba seems tranquil. But on the inside of this century-old facility - one of only a half-dozen psychiatric centres in Lagos, and the only one run by the federal government of Nigeria - tensions are running high. At the...

Friday, October 11, 2019, 9:11 AM

Explosions on Iranian oil tanker off Jeddah's coast cause spill

An Iranian oil tanker in the Red Sea was hit by two suspected rockets on Friday off the coast of Saudi Arabia and oil is leaking from the vessel.  The National Iranian Tanker Company (NITC) said in a statement the hull of the ship sustained two separate explosions about 100km (60 miles) off...

Friday, October 11, 2019, 9:06 AM

US troops start pullout in Syria as Turkey prepares operation

American troops have begun withdrawing from northeast Syria ahead of a Turkish invasion that Kurdish fighters say will overturn the victory over the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL or ISIS) armed group. US forces "will not support or be involved in the [Turkish] operation"...

Monday, October 7, 2019, 12:13 PM

Tanzania not sharing information on suspected Ebola cases – WHO

The World Health Organization (WHO) has issued a rare public rebuke to Tanzania over its failure to provide detailed information on suspected Ebola cases. In a statement on Saturday, the UN health agency said it had learned of one suspected fatal case of the virus in Tanzania’s commercial...

Monday, September 23, 2019, 12:31 AM

Saudi says will respond if probe confirms Iran role

Tensions in the Middle East have escalated following drone attacks on two major oil facilities in Saudi Arabia. The pre-dawn attacks on Saturday knocked out more than half of crude output from the world's top exporter - five percent of the global oil supply - and cut...

Saturday, September 21, 2019, 5:49 PM

'Leave, Sisi!': All you need to know about the protests in Egypt

Thousands of protesters have taken to the streets across several cities in Egypt, in a rare show of dissent against President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi. Gathering in Cairo's Tahrir Square late on Friday, the demonstrators chanted slogans such as "the people demand the fall of the...

Saturday, September 21, 2019, 5:41 PM