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Libya: 4 Russian mercenaries killed in helicopter crash

ANKARA Four mercenaries from the Russian Wagner group were killed when a helicopter carrying ammunition crashed in central Libya, the Libyan army said on Wednesday. "A helicopter carrying Russian mercenaries and...

6 bodies recovered from river in Uganda

KAMPALA, Uganda  At least six bodies of people who drowned in Sezibwa River, Central Uganda when their boat capsized were retrieved on Sunday. Among the deceased is a mother and her...

Uganda: Fire engulfs top university campus

JOHANNESBURG A fire on Sunday engulfed the campus of one of Africa's top universities in Uganda's capital Kampala. "The fire brigade is on ground. Everyone is trying their best. The fire...

Zimbabwe: Poor good Samaritans rescue homeless children

MOUNT HAMPDEN, Zimbabwe At times, destitute children sleep at her shack, packed inside her thatched kitchen hut. But more often homeless children just want to feed from the poor good Samaritan...

COVID-19: Nigeria reopens houses of worship in Lagos

LAGOS, Nigeria  Nigeria announced Saturday the immediate reopenings of worship centers, cinemas and gyms in Lagos. The move comes six months after they were shut down because of the coronavirus pandemic.  Governor...

Russia sends 400 war criminal mercenaries to Libya

KAMISLI/ANKARA  Russia sent 400 pro-regime militias from Syria’s northeastern Qamisli region to Libya to fight for warlord Khalifa Haftar in exchange for money. Russia continues to strengthen the ranks of the...

Libyan commander rejects Haftar deal on oil production

TRIPOLI, Libya  A Libyan military commander on Saturday rejected a deal announced by eastern warlord Khalifa Haftar and Ahmed Maiteeq, the Vice-President of the Libyan Presidential Council, on the resumption...

South Sudan: ‘Sacking officials not enough to attend economic woes’

JUBA, South Sudan South Sudan President Salva Kiir’s recent decision to roll heads in the Finance Ministry has not enthused experts, who are demanding structural and institutional reforms to address...

Nigerian forces kill 16 Boko Haram terrorists

ABUJA, Nigeria Nigerian troops killed 16 members of the Boko Haram terror group in the northeast, a top defense official said Friday.   Defense Ministry spokesman John Enenche said terrorists were killed...

Libya: Haftar lifts blockade on oil production, export

TRIPOLI Libyan warlord Khalifa Haftar on Friday announced lifting the blockade on oil production and its export. This came in a televised speech by Haftar, hours after the Libyan National Oil...

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Veteran Turkish footballer Selcuk Sahin retires

ISTANBUL Veteran Turkish footballer Selcuk Sahin confirmed his retirement on Monday. "It is really hard to write this sentence, but as of today, I am putting...

Upper Karabakh dispute explained in 6 questions

BAKU The illegal occupation of Upper Karabakh, also known as Nagorno-Karabakh, a burning issue at the heart of the Caucasus for the last 30 years,...

End occupation in Upper Karabakh: Erdogan tells Armenia

ISTANBUL The Turkish president on Monday called on Armenia to immediately end the occupation of Azerbaijani territories, so the peace will reign in the region...

Turkish prosecutors file 2nd indictment on Khashoggi case

ISTANBUL Turkish prosecutors filed on Monday a second indictment against six Saudi suspects over the 2018 killing of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi in Turkey. The 41-page...

Azerbaijan declares partial military mobilization

ANKARA Azerbaijani President Ilham Aliyev on Monday signed a decree on partial military mobilization in the country following the border clashes at the Armenia-Azerbaijan frontier. According...