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Bahrain’s opposition leader, Sheikh Ali Salman, has been handed a life sentence after the Court of Appeal found him guilty of spying for Qatar. The ruling comes just months after the Bahraini High Court of First Tier acquitted Salman of the charge of “colluding” with the rival state. Human rights group Amnesty has described the […]

Voters in the French Pacific territory of New Caledonia have rejected a bid for independence. Final results showed that 56.4% chose to remain part of France while 43.6% voted to leave; a tighter result than some polls had predicted. Turnout was about 81%. The vote was promised by a 1988 deal that put an end […]

The Trump administration is set to reinstate all US sanctions on Iran removed under the 2015 nuclear deal. The White House said it was “the toughest sanctions regime ever imposed on Iran” and targeted Iran’s energy, shipping and banking sectors. However, eight countries will not be penalized by the US for continuing to import Iranian […]

A top Turkish official,Yasin Aktay has said he believes Jamal Khashoggi’s body was dissolved in acid after being cut up. The “only logical conclusion”, he said, was that those who had killed the Saudi journalist in Istanbul had destroyed his body “to leave no trace behind”. Khashoggi, a critic of Saudi rulers, was killed inside […]

US actor Alec Baldwin has been arrested in New York City, accused of punching a man in a fight over a parking spot. According to BBC, the actor had been taken into custody and faced a probable charge of assault. This is not the 60-year-old first run-in with the law – in 2014, he was […]

Tech Giant, Google has dedicated a doodle to late Nigerian Medic, Stella Adadevoh, on her 62nd posthumous birthday. A Google doodle is a change made on Google’s homepage to commemorate achievements, anniversaries, famous people and events. ‚ÄúToday our #Googledoodle celebrates the life of Stella Adadevoh, the Nigerian doctor, who helped stop the spread of Ebola […]

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has urged President Muhammadu Buhari to present his academic documents to the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) so as to out an end to the ongoing certificate saga. The PDP through its national publicity secretary Kola Ologbondiyan said that a situation where Buhari has been dodging the certificate issue raises […]

France has launched a national inquiry into the number of babies being born with missing arms or hands. The first investigation began after it emerged more than a dozen children had been born with the condition in clusters in three French regions. It ended after health authorities failed to identify a common cause. But now […]

Turkey has given its first official statement on how it believes Saudi writer Jamal Khashoggi was killed, saying he was immediately strangled. The statement follows weeks of media reports about the murder at the Saudi consulate in Istanbul on October 2nd. Turkish Chief prosecutor Irfan Fidan said a meeting with his Saudi counterpart on Monday […]

President Donald Trump says he plans to end “birthright citizenship” in the US by executive order. In an interview with “axios on HBO” Trump claimed that he was working on an end to birthright citizenship, the 150-year-old principle that says anyone born on US soil is an American citizen. “How ridiculous, we’re the only country […]

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