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Turkey Agrees Suspension Of Military Action In Syria
Turkey has agreed to suspend its Syria offensive for five days and will end the assault if Kurdish-led forces withdraw from a safe zone away from the border.
Govt Finally Approves New Minimum Wage Law, Scraps Worker Exit Permits
Govt Finally Approves New Minimum Wage Law, Scraps Worker Exit Permits
Qatar’s government said on Thursday it adopted a new minimum wage law and will scrap mandatory exit visas for all workers, part of a broad labour reform programme ahead of its hosting of the 2022 World Cup.
NERC Promises To Release New Customer-friendly Tariff Regime Soon
Nigerian, China To Collaborate On Producing Nigerian-Made Transformer In 2020
The Executive Vice Chairman, National Agency for Science and Engineering Infrastructure (NASENI) Mohammed Haruna, has disclosed that Nigerian will closely with China in production of Nigerian-made Transformers in 2020.
Brexit: Ministers Push For Changes To Deal As Deadline Nears
UK, EU Finally Agree On Brexit Deal
European Union and British negotiators have agreed on an outline Brexit deal – but it still needs to be backed by EU member states and by the respective parliaments.
6.3 Magnitude Quake Hits Southern Philippines
6.3 Magnitude Quake Hits Southern Philippines
Death toll has risen to five with dozens more reported injured on Thursday after a 6.3-magnitude earthquake shook the southern Philippines, causing landslides and a fire at a shopping mall, authorities said.
Trump Denies Giving Erdogan Permission To Invade Syria
President Donald Trump denied on Wednesday that he had given Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan a “green light” to launch operations against Kurdish militants in Syria.
Obama Campaigns For Trudeau For Another Term
Former US President Barack Obama on Wednesday urged Canadian voters to back Prime Minister Justin Trudeau for another term, calling him an “effective leader.”
What'll Happen After South Africa's Power Outage
What’ll Happen After South Africa’s Fresh Power Outage
South Africa was hit by power cuts on Wednesday after some generating units broke down, state utility Eskom said.
Why Trump’s Twitter Account Should Be Suspended – U.S. Presidential Aspirant
Why Trump’s Twitter Account Should Be Suspended – U.S. Presidential Aspirant
U.S. senator, Kamala Harris, seized the Democratic presidential debate on Tuesday night to advance her proposal for the suspension of President Donald Trump’s Twitter account.
French Assembly Approves IVF For Single Women
France’s lower house of parliament on Tuesday approved Tuesday a bill to give single women and lesbians access to fertility treatments, a move which critics vowed to fight as the legislation moves to the Senate.
Kais Saied Wins Tunisia’s Presidential Election
Kais Saied has won Tunisia’s presidential election by a landslide taking 72.71 percent of the votes, the North African country’s electoral commission said on Monday.
Trump Orders US Troops To Leave Northern Syria
The Pentagon has begun removing all its troops in northern Syria, a US official said on Monday, after President Donald Trump ordered them to leave in the face of Turkey’s attacks on Kurds in the area.
Oprah Winfrey Once Loved Me – Trump
United States president Donald Trump has claimed that media mogul, Oprah Winfrey loved him until he began presidential race.
Acting US Homeland Security Chief McAleenan Resigns
US President Donald Trump announced on Friday evening that acting US homeland security chief Kevin McAleenan has resigned.
California became the first state in the US to officially recognize a third gender after its Governor, Jerry Brown, signed the law, weekend. 
U.S. To Deploy Extra Troops, Equipment To Saudi Arabia
In what seem to be a move to counter Iran, the United States government is deploying additional troops and military hardware to Saudi Arabia.
Trump, Turkish President Erdogan Agree To Meet At G-20 In June
Turkey Attacks U.S. Special Force In Syria
A contingent of U.S. Special Forces was caught up in Turkish shelling against U.S.-backed Kurdish positions in northern Syria, days after President Donald Trump told his Turkish counterpart he would withdraw U.S. troops from certain positions in the area.
Top Shiite Cleric Wants Answers On Protester Deaths Within Two Weeks
Top Shiite Cleric Wants Answers On Protester Deaths Within Two Weeks
Iraq’s top Shiite Muslim cleric Ali al-Sistani has set a two-week deadline on Friday for the country’s authorities to bring to justice those who shot at protesters in a recent deadly anti-government rallies.
South Africa To Reduce Dependence On Oil Imports
South Africa To Reduce Dependence On Oil Imports
South African delegates attending the Africa Oil & Power (AOP), conference on Friday stressed the need to reduce the country’s dependence on oil imports.
Five Stabbed At Manchester Shopping Centre
Five people have been injured in a mass stabbing at a shopping centre in Manchester, northwest England on Friday.
Ethiopia Prime Minster Ahmed Wins Nobel Peace Prize
The 2019 Nobel Peace Prize has been awarded to Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed who made peace last year with bitter foe Eritrea.
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