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President Kiir apologises for the December 2013 war.

President Kiir apologises for the December 2013 war.

      South Sudan’s President Salva Kiir has signed a peace deal with rebels after a threat of sanctions from the UN. He told those gathered for the signing ceremony in the capital, Juba, that he had “reservations” about how the mediation was conducted and some of the clauses in the compromise deal. Rebel [&hellip

UN raps Yemen for expelling rights envoy

UN raps Yemen for expelling rights envoy

​The United Nations secretary general has decried a decision by officials of the former Yemeni government to expel the head of the world body’s human rights office in the crisis-hit Arab country, terming the move “an extremely regrettable development.” Ban Ki-moon said in a statement on Thursday that he has “full confidence” in George Abu [&hellip

‘Daesh attacks Turkey base in N Iraq’

‘Daesh attacks Turkey base in N Iraq’

Daesh Takfiri terrorists have reportedly attempted to carry out an attack against a military base used by Turkish forces deployed to northern Iraq without Baghdad’s approval. On Friday, unnamed Turkish military sources said Turkish soldiers had repelled the attack on the Bashiqa camp in Iraq’s Nineveh Province, Reuters reported. According to the sources, Turkish soldiers killed [&hellip

Quranic Reflection 6:02 Ayat 6:132

Quranic Reflection 6:02 Ayat 6:132

Do they not reflect upon the Qur’an, or are there locks on the hearts? (Q 47:24) For past Quranic Reflections click here Bismillāh, January 8, 2016/Rabī‘ul Awwal 27, 1437 Quranic Reflections 6:02. Āyat 6:132 – Ranks according to deeds وَلِكُلٍّ دَرَجَاتٌ مِمَّا عَمِلُوا Walikulli darajātun mimā ‘amīlū For everyone there are ranks in accordance with what they have done. [&hellip

Ethiopia ‘kills 140 Oromo protesters’

Ethiopia ‘kills 140 Oromo protesters’

​Ethiopian security forces have killed at least 140 people taking part in mass anti-government demonstrations since November, activists say, according to US-based Human Rights Watch (HRW). The protests have been sparked by fears that a plan to expand the capital’s administrative control into the Oromia region will displace Oromo farmers. HRW also called for the [&hellip

Attack on Egyptian resort hotel in Hurghada

Attack on Egyptian resort hotel in Hurghada

​At least three tourists have been wounded in an attack at the Egyptian resort town of Hurghada, the latest in a series apparently aimed at destroying Egypt’s lucrative tourist industry. At least two militants attacked a hotel in the Egyptian Red Sea resort city of Hurghada on Friday, wounding at least three foreign tourists, according [&hellip

​Mexico recaptures escapee ‘El Chapo’

​Mexico recaptures escapee ‘El Chapo’

President Enrique Pena Nieto has announced on Twitter that the notorious drug baron has been caught. ‘El Chapo’ humiliated the government after an audacious escape from a high-security prison. More than five months after escaping from prison by sneaking through a hole in the prison’s shower and crawling to freedom through a 1.5-kilometer (one-mile) tunnel, [&hellip

Azam Out as Archrivals Clash Loom.

Azam Out as Archrivals Clash Loom.

      Two  times champions Azam were dumped out of the 2016 Mapinduzi Cup after suffering a shocking 2-1 defeat to Zanzibar champions Mafunzo in a thrilling group B match at the Amaan Stadium yesterday. Ivorian striker, Kipre Tchetche gave Azam a false hope in the 21st minute, with a free header off a [&hellip

The toilet you only clean once a year

The toilet you only clean once a year

An “intelligent” toilet that opens when you approach it and self-cleans with every flush is on display at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas. It also cleans the user with an aerated wand, which delivers warm water and warm air “from a seated position”, a spokeswoman said. Despite a $9,800 (£6,704) price tag, more [&hellip

Costa in bust-up with Oscar

Costa in bust-up with Oscar

​Chelsea duo Diego Costa and Oscar had to be restrained during training on Wednesday after Oscar made “a particularly strong tackle” on the forward. The incident happened in what has been described as a “highly competitive” training session at the club’s Cobham base. Team-mates and coaching staff stepped in to calm the situation down after [&hellip