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Israeli Minister Says ‘Butcher’ Assad Must Go
The Israeli Defence Minister Avigdor Lieberman has called the Syrian leader a ‘butcher’ who should be thrown out of the country along with his Iranian allies, as he has ''massacred and murdered people.''
US Will Retaliate Against Russian Hacking – Obama
President Barack Obama on Thursday said the United States would retaliate against Russian hacking that allegedly influenced the US election.
South Sudan Conflict Birth 17,000 Child Soldiers
The number of children used in South Sudan conflicts since 2013 has risen to more than 17,000. The latest figure is based on a UNICEF report.
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Nigeria’s Amina Mohammed Named UN Deputy Sec-Gen
The United Nation's incoming Secretary-General Antonio Guterres has announced the appointment of Nigeria’s Minister of Environment Amina Mohammed as Deputy General-Secretary of the body.
Leading Islamic Militant Executed In Egypt
Egyptian national, Adel Habara, was convicted of involvement in killing 25 policemen in an attack in Egypt’s restive North Sinai province in August 2013.
Unyielding Jammeh Tackles Barrow In Supreme Court
The petition, filed by his party, now raises the prospect that Barrow’s narrow victory, which was poised to end years of Jammeh’s autocratic rule, may be overturned.
Kerry Congratulates Incoming US Secretary Of State Tillerson
Kerry, in a statement he issued on Tuesday, said the U.S. Department of State would provide full support for a smooth transition for the incoming administration’s pursuit of U.S. foreign policy.
Kanye West Leaves Hospital For Trump Tower
The rap superstar delivered a surprise even in this most unusual of political years as he met President-elect Donald Trump, marking the artist’s first appearance since a reported mental breakdown.
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Buhari, Sirleaf, Mahama Arrive Gambia For Jammeh
The Nigerian leader is part of a high-level delegation of West African leaders in Banjul, to put diplomatic pressure on President Yahya Jammeh to transfer power to President-elect Adama Barrow.
Trump Warned Over Possible US Job Loss
Chinese billionaire Wang Jianlin has warned Donald Trump that over 20,000 US jobs would be put at risk if the US president-elect mishandles Chinese investment in the country.
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10 Killed As Cyclone Slams Into Southern India
India’s meteorological department said Cyclone Vardah, which forced the evacuation of 18,000 people, was the worst storm to hit the capital of Tamil Nadu state in more than two decades.
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Trump To Announce Next US Secretary Of State Today
Trump has disclosed that he would formally announce his nominee for Secretary of State today. Meanwhile, CBS News said sources confirmed that Exxon CEO Rex Tillerson would be named for the job.
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Gambia: Buhari Leads UN Delegation To Pressure Jammeh
The Nigerian leader, alongside his Liberian and Ghanaian counterparts, will on Tuesday, leave for Banjul to put diplomatic pressure on President Yahya Jammeh to transfer power to President-elect Adama Barrow.
Incoming UN Secretary-General Pledges Reform
At the ceremony, Guterres said he would reposition development at the centre of the UN’s work and ensure that the UN can change to effectively meet the myriad challenges facing the international community.
Jammeh ‘Should Step Down Now’, Gambia President-Elect Demands
Barrow is due to welcome a heavyweight delegation of African heads of state and UN representatives Tuesday to persuade Jammeh to go, which he said gave him confidence he would soon take power.
Nigeria Is World's 'Second Worst' In Use Of Sovereign Wealth Funds - IMF
Tycoon Lands IMF Boss Lagarde On Trial In France
IMF boss Christine Lagarde is on trial in France over a massive state payout to a flamboyant tycoon when she was finance minister in a case that risks tarnishing her stellar career.
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Bill English Is New Zealand’s New Prime Minister
The centre-right National Party caucus unanimously backed English at a meeting on Monday morning. A few hours later, he travelled to Government House in Wellington to officially take over.
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US Intelligence: Russia Helped Trump Win Election
A report in the New York Times shows the agencies had "high confidence" about Russian involvement in hacking. Also, a CIA assessment reported by the Washington Post made similar findings.
Crisis Looms As Gambia President Rejects Election Results
The Gambian leader Jammeh has called for a fresh vote, a week after conceding defeat to opposition leader Adama Barrow in the country's presidential elections.
US Wants Action On Zaria Clashes White Paper
The United States Government on Friday called on the Nigerian Government to expedite action on the recommendation of the White Paper on last year’s clashes in Zaria, Kaduna State.
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