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China & Egypt top list of jailers of journalists

China & Egypt top list of jailers of journalists

China has topped the list as the world’s worst jailer of journalists. In numerous other countries – Egypt, Turkey, Iran, Vietnam, Ethiopia, and Eritrea – a climate of fear and censorship persist. China won the dubious distinction of throwing the most journalists in prison for the second year in a row, according to an annual [&hellip

Saudis announce anti-terror coalition

Saudis announce anti-terror coalition

Saudi Arabia has announced the formation of an anti-terror military coalition compromised of 34 Islamic nations. Egypt, Qatar, the United Arab Emirates, Turkey, Malaysia, Pakistan and several other African and Persian Gulf states are among the countries named in a statement announced on Saudi state television on Tuesday. “The countries here mentioned have decided on [&hellip

South Sudan marks two years of civil war

South Sudan marks two years of civil war

​Four years after gaining independence, South Sudan should be a country of hope but its people are on the edge of starvation. Analysts blame warring parties for the lack of political will to end a two-year civil war. South Sudan descended into war in December 2013 when President Salva Kiir accused his previous deputy Riek [&hellip

Britons censure Shia killings in Nigeria

Britons censure Shia killings in Nigeria

Hundreds of people have staged a demonstration in Britain to denounce the recent massacre of Shia Muslims in Nigeria and demand that all the perpetrators be brought to justice. On Monday evening, the protesters converged outside the High Commission of Nigeria in London for a rally organized by the Islamic Human Rights Commission (IHRC), chanting [&hellip

Obama’s approval rating falls

Obama’s approval rating falls

​US President Barack Obama’s approval rating has dropped to its lowest level in a year amid growing public concerns about a possible terrorist attack in the country. A joint poll conducted by the NBC and the Wall Street Journal, released on Monday, shows Obama’s approval rating sinking to 43 percent, down two points from late [&hellip

Yemen truce to begin Tuesday: Riyadh

Yemen truce to begin Tuesday: Riyadh

A ceasefire to halt nine months of Saudi aggression against its southern neighbor Yemen will take hold at noon local time (0900 GMT) on Tuesday, Saudi Arabia says. In a statement carried by the official Saudi Press Agency (SPA), Riyadh said the truce, which was earlier scheduled to begin at midnight on Monday, will begin [&hellip

Media Houses Assured of Information Ministry’s Cooperation.

Media Houses Assured of Information Ministry’s Cooperation.

    The   Ministry of Information, Culture, Arts and Sports has pledged to cooperate with the media industry and all stakeholders. It would also support the media industry by ensuring the existence of clear policies and laws that would not hinder its daily activities. This was said in Dar es Salaam by the minister, Mr [&hellip

‘No proof Russian plane crash terror act’

‘No proof Russian plane crash terror act’

​Egyptian authorities have reiterated that there is no evidence to support Moscow’s argument that a “terrorist” attack led to the crash of a Russian passenger plane in the volatile Sinai Peninsula in October. On October 31, an Airbus A-321, operated by Russia’s Metrojet, broke up mid-air over the Sinai, minutes after take-off. All the 224 [&hellip

Leicester beat Chelsea to go top

Leicester beat Chelsea to go top

​Leicester moved back to the top of the Premier League with a stunning 2-1 victory over champions Chelsea on Monday Night Football. Goals either side of half-time from Jamie Vardy and Riyad Mahrez were enough to secure the points, despite Loic Remy’s header and a late rally from Chelsea, to leave Jose Mourinho’s side one [&hellip

US hitting IS harder than ever – Obama

US hitting IS harder than ever – Obama

The US is hitting so-called Islamic State (IS) harder than ever, President Barack Obama has said. More air strikes were launched against the group in November than in any other month, he said in a Pentagon speech. In recent weeks, the US-led coalition has killed a number of its leaders and attacked the oil facilities [&hellip