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Sudan’s military has placed Prime Minister Abdalla Hamdok under house arrest after moving him to an unknown location for refusing to support a coup, according to the information ministry. The chairman...

Former US Secretary of State Colin Powell has died aged 84 of Covid-19 complications, his family has announced. He was a former top military officer who rose to become the first African-American secretary...

A suicide bomb tore through a mosque in Afghanistan’s northeastern Kunduz province on Friday, killing or wounding more than 100 people, a UN agency said. Video footage showed bodies surrounded by...

Journalists Maria Ressa and Dmitry Muratov won the Nobel Peace Prize on Friday for their fight to defend free expression in the Philippines and Russia. Ressa is the co-founder of the investigative digital...

Tanzanian-born novelist Abdulrazak Gurnah, whose work touches on colonialism and refugee life, on Thursday won the Nobel Literature Prize, the Swedish Academy said. Gurnah, who grew up on the island of...

Germany’s Benjamin List and David MacMillan of the United States on Wednesday won the Nobel Prize in Chemistry for their development of a precise new tool for molecular construction, the jury said. The...

Tunisian President Kais Saied has named Najla Bouden Romdhane, a little-known university engineer who worked with the World Bank, as the country’s first female prime minister. President Kais Saied has...

Russian President Vladimir Putin will go into self-isolation after cases of the new coronavirus were detected among his entourage. This means that the 68-year-old leader will not travel to Tajikistan...

West Africa bloc ECOWAS has decided to suspend Guinea following a recent coup in the country, Burkinabe Foreign Minister Alpha Barry said Wednesday after a virtual crisis summit. The Economic Community...

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte said on Wednesday he has accepted his party’s nomination to run for vice president in next year’s election. Duterte is barred by the constitution from seeking...

A fire killed 41 inmates in an overcrowded prison block in Indonesia’s Banten province on Wednesday, a government minister said, injuring scores more in a blaze that police said may have been caused...

Mexico’s Supreme Court unanimously ruled on Tuesday that penalizing abortion is unconstitutional. The decision means that courts can no longer prosecute abortion cases, and follows the historic...

The Taliban has announced the names of several members of a new caretaker government in Afghanistan. The caretaker government is to be led by Mohammad Hasan Akhund. Chief spokesman of the group, Zabihullh...

Jacob Zuma, the former president of South Africa, has been released from prison on grounds of ill health after serving less than two months of a 15-month prison sentence for contempt of court. Zuma has...

Guinean special forces have seized power in a coup, arresting the president, and promising to change the political makeup of the West African country. The new military leaders announced a nationwide curfew...

Australia says it has secured an extra four million doses of the Pfizer vaccine from the UK in a swap deal. Prime Minister of Australia, Scott Morrison said the extra vaccines would help his country come...

Twelve people have died and thousands have fallen ill after a river in southern DR Congo was polluted by toxic waste from a diamond mine, the government said. Pollution of the Kasai River came to light...

There is presently no country on the planet that utilizes leaded petroleum, the UN Environment Program has declared. The profoundly harmful fuel has defiled air, soil and water for right around a century. It...

The United States on Monday completed its withdrawal from Afghanistan, ending America’s longest war. More than 123,000 people were evacuated from Kabul in a massive but chaotic airlift by the United...

Rocket fire apparently targeting Kabul’s international airport struck a nearby neighbourhood on Monday, the eve of the deadline for American troops to withdraw from the country’s longest war...