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Iran declares end to abiding by nuclear deal limits

Iran said on Sunday it would further roll back its commitments to a 2015 nuclear deal with six major powers, by enriching uranium without...

Saudi Arabia now allows women to travel alone

Women in Saudi Arabia can now travel abroad without a male guardian's permission, royal decrees say. The new rule announced on Friday allows women over...

Saudi Arabia arrest female activists over driving ban

Saudi authorities have arrested seven women's rights advocates, weeks before the kingdom is due to lift its ban on women driving, rights groups say.

Clashes erupt during US Jerusalem embassy opening

At least 16 Palestinians in Gaza have been shot dead by Israeli troops in some of the bloodiest clashes for weeks, Palestinian officials say.

Obama slams Trump’s Iran decision

Former US president Barack Obama has slammed his successor, Donald Trump who on Tuesday announced that the US has pulled out of the Iran nuclear deal.

US claims Iran’s nuclear deal ‘was built on lies’

US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo says a landmark nuclear deal with Iran was "built on lies", after Israel claimed to have proof of a secret Iranian nuclear weapons programme.

70 killed in suspected chemical attack in Syria

At least 70 people have died in a suspected chemical attack in Douma, the last rebel-held town in Syria's Eastern Ghouta, rescuers and medics say.

Malala returns to Pakistan for first time since shooting

Nobel Peace Prize winner Malala Yousafzai has returned to Pakistan for the first time since being shot by Taliban militants.

Iran plane crash: Search continues for missing jet

Search and rescue teams are continuing to search for an Iranian plane that crashed in bad weather on Sunday.

Israel PM Netanyahu defiant despite bribery allegations

Israel's Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has hit back after police said he should be charged over alleged bribery cases.

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Thousands of expired Covid vaccines to be destroyed in Africa

Several African countries are set to destroy Covid-19 vaccines currently in circular as they have expired this week. The vaccines were donated to these countries...

Niger: Fire kills 20 school children trapped in classrooms

At least 20 children have died after fire gutted their classrooms in Niger. The fire started around the entrance of the school, which has a population of...

Ghanaian actor convicted for posting her nudes online

A popular Ghanaian actor Rosemond Brown known as Akuapem Poloo has been convicted by a court for posting her nudes online. State prosecutors say the...

Sierra Leonean author projects African words with English alphabet

Vickie Remoe is a Sierra Leonean, journalist and activist who recently decided to launch a project to project African words with the English Alphabet. Inspired...

Benin’s President Talon wins re-election to serve 5 more years

Benin's President Patrice Talon has been re-elected with 86% of the votes, provisional results released by the national electoral commission shows. His closest rival, Allasane...
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