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Former India Pm Vajpayee Dies.

Former India Pm Vajpayee Dies.

Former Prime Minister of India, Atal Behari Vajpayee dies at 93. Vajpayee died while undergoing treatment of age-related illnesses at Delhi’s AIIMS hospital. The former leader served as prime minister in three government terms between 1996 and 2004. He once announced that India had conducted a series of underground nuclear tests, something that astounded the [&hellip

Imran Khan sworn in as prime minister of Pakistan.

Imran Khan sworn in as prime minister of Pakistan.

Pakistan’s cricket star-turned-politician Imran Khan has been sworn in as prime minister after his party won the most votes in last month’s election despite protests by opposition parties, which accuse the security services of intervening on his behalf. Khan took the oath of office on Saturday, a day after being elected by a majority of [&hellip

Dozens of Children Die in Nigeria Camp Due to Malnutrition.

Dozens of Children Die in Nigeria Camp Due to Malnutrition.

Doctors Without Borders (MSF) said Friday it was providing emergency help after 33 children died in a camp housing people displaced by the Boko Haram insurgency in northeast Nigeria. MSF said that the children died between August 2-15 in Bama, once the second-largest town in the ravaged state of Borno but now a humanitarian hub. [&hellip

Cristiano Ronaldo: Can Juventus star restore Serie A to its former glory?

Cristiano Ronaldo: Can Juventus star restore Serie A to its former glory?

Serie A can never be reduced to a one-man show and it simply cannot be all about Cristiano Ronaldo. Nevertheless, it is hard to understate the impact his arrival at Juventus has had on the league before a ball has even been kicked. The 33-year-old five-time Ballon d’Or winner is not only one of the [&hellip

Syrian gov’t slams Saudi Arabia for donating $100 million to US Coalition.

Syrian gov’t slams Saudi Arabia for donating $100 million to US Coalition.

The Syrian Foreign Ministry slammed the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia’s commitment on Friday to donate $100 million to the Syrian areas controlled by the US Coalition. According to the Syrian Arab News Agency (SANA), an official source at the Foreign and Expatriates Ministry told them that the Saudi authorities have pledged $100 million to the [&hellip

ZIM ship forced to leave port in Tunisia.

ZIM ship forced to leave port in Tunisia.

A ship leased by the Israeli ZIM shipping company was forced last week to change route that originally passed through the port of Rades in Tunisia on its way to Spain. The ship left the entrance to the port of Rades after anti-Israel boycotters threatened to block the harbor and port workers threatened to refuse [&hellip

Somali president names new military chief in security services revamp.

Somali president names new military chief in security services revamp.

Somalia on Thursday named a new military supreme commander, a deputy head of intelligence services and ahead of presidential security as part of a revamp of security forces to better tackle the Islamist militant threat. Diplomats worry that without strong, corruption-free security forces, al Qaeda-linked al Shabaab militants could be reinvigorated, destabilizing the region and [&hellip

17,000 displaced by conflict in western Niger: UN.

17,000 displaced by conflict in western Niger: UN.

More than 17,000 people have been displaced by violence in western Niger’s Tillaberi region, which has been hit by jihadist incursions from neighbouring Mali, the United Nations said Thursday. In January, only 540 people in the region were registered as internally displaced, the UN’s Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) said. The tally [&hellip

Cholera kills scores in DRC, Niger.

Cholera kills scores in DRC, Niger.

A cholera epidemic in the Democratic Republic of Congo has killed 127 people since February, while a further 22 have died in Niger, officials said on Wednesday. “A total of 2 100 patients are currently being treated and since February we have registered 125 deaths,” said Hippolyte Mutombo Mbwebwe, health minister in the eastern Kasai [&hellip

Zimbabwe court to hear election challenge on August 22.

Zimbabwe court to hear election challenge on August 22.

Zimbabwe’s Constitutional Court will hear the opposition’s legal challenge to the election of President Emmerson Mnangagwa on August 22, the ruling party said on Thursday. The main opposition Movement for Democratic Change (MDC) is suing the ZANU-PF party and election commission over alleged fraud in the July 30 vote. The ballot was Zimbabwe’s first poll [&hellip