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  • 5 dead in Iran gas pipe blast

    At least five people have died and six others were injured in a gas pipeline explosion near southwest Ahvaz city of Iran. Ahvaz governor, Jamal Alemi Neisi said, gas pipes blew up about 200 metres from the road, destroying four vehicles that were passing by. He added it was not a terrorist act or sabotage, […]

    12 killed in Nigeria school building collapse

    The death toll in a building collapse in the Nigerian city of Lagos city has gone up to 12. The dilapidated building, which housed a primary and a nursery school, came down without warning on Wednesday. The state emergency management agency said scores of people are still trapped underneath the rubble, with no fewer than […]

    Algeria protests against Bouteflika continue despite talks

    In Algeria, protests continue after President Abdelaziz Bouteflika dropped his fifth term bid and postponed next month’s presidential elections indefinitely. Hundreds of protesters marched through the Algerian capital Algiers demanding  Bouteflika’s immediate resignation. Bouteflika has dropped his bid for a fifth term, but protesters are demanding him to step down, accusing him of a ploy […]

    India awards 200 Golden Jubilee Scholarships to Nepali students

    The Indian Embassy in Nepal on Wednesday awarded 200 Golden Jubilee Scholarships to meritorious Nepali students for continuing various undergraduate courses at colleges and universities. Awarding the certificates to the students in Kathmandu, Nepal’s Secretary of Education Khaga Raj Baral said, India has been providing valuable support for the development of education in Nepal. He […]

    British MPs to vote on PM Theresa May’s Brexit deal later today

    British MPs are set to vote on Prime Minister Theresa May’s Brexit deal later today. After May secured ‘legally binding’ changes to the divorce agreement, following talks with the EU in Strasbourg, it is now up to the MPs to make the historic decision whether to back her plan or risk a chaotic exit from […]

    UN warns Bangladesh of new crisis if country goes ahead with plans to relocate 23,000 Rohingya next month

    The UN has warned Bangladesh of a new crisis if the country goes ahead  with plans to relocate 23,000 Rohingya next month to an uninhabited island prone to cyclones. The UN special rapporteur on Myanmar, Yanghee Lee told the Human Rights Council in Geneva yesterday that she was unsure if the Bay of Bengal island […]

    United States to withdraw its remaining diplomatic staff from embassy in Caracas as crisis in Venezuela worsens

    The United States has decided to withdraw its remaining diplomatic staff from the embassy in Caracas as the crisis in Venezuela worsens. In a tweet, the US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo today said the decision reflects the deteriorating situation in Venezuela as well as the conclusion that the presence of US diplomatic staff at […]

    Algerian President Abdelaziz Bouteflika will not seek fifth term, delays elections

    Algerian President Abdelaziz Bouteflika has announced that he will not seek a fifth term and delayed the 18th of next month’s Presidential polls following weeks of protests against his candidacy. The announcement was greeted with celebratory hooting of car horns in the streets of Algiers. In a message carried by national news agency APS, the […]

    Woman accused of killing Kim Jong Nam freed after two years

    An Indonesian woman accused of assassinating the North Korean leader’s half-brother was released from custody today after a Malaysian court dropped a murder charge against her. Siti Aisyah had been on trial, alongside a Vietnamese woman Doan Thi Huong, for poisoning Kim Jong Nam, the estranged half-brother of Kim Jong Un at Kuala Lumpur airport […]

    Saudi Minister of State for Foreign Affairs meets PM Modi

    Saudi Arabia’s Minister of State for Foreign Affairs Adel al-Jubeir on Monday met Prime Minister Narendra Modi in New Delhi. The visiting dignitary is on a day-long visit to India. Earlier, Mr Adel al-Jubeir also met External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj. This is the third meeting between the two leaders in over a fortnight. The […]