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The Burkinabe army has announced the death of 11 soldiers following an attack by suspected jihadists on a military detachment in eastern Burkina Faso. A previous report on Thursday from security and local...

Finland and Sweden formally applied to join the NATO alliance on Wednesday at allied headquarters, a decision spurred by Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, and setting in motion an accession process that...

President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has confirmed Turkey’s opposition to NATO membership for Finland and Sweden, shooting down a proposal by the Nordic countries to send delegations to Ankara to address the...

United Arab Emirates President Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan has died, Emirati state news agency WAM reported. He was 73. “The Ministry of Presidential Affairs announced that there will be 40 days...

Veteran Al Jazeera journalist Shireen Abu Aqleh was shot dead Wednesday as she covered an Israeli army raid on Jenin refugee camp in the occupied West Bank. The Qatar-based TV channel said Israeli forces...

Sri Lanka’s Prime Minister, Mahinda Rajapaksa, resigned on Monday, following weeks of protests against his government. The country has been rocked by civil unrest since March, with demonstrations...

The Bank of England (BoE) today raised its Bank rate of interest from 0.75% to 1%, in a bid to counter the UK’s soaring inflation rate. UK inflation stands at 7%, and the 25-basis point hike was widely...

European Union countries will stop importing Russian oil and refined products, the head of the bloc’s executive European Commission said on Wednesday in proposing a sixth round of sanctions against...

U.S. gross domestic product shrank at a 1.4% annual rate in the first quarter of 2022. The decline in U.S. gross domestic product marked a sharp reversal from a 6.9% annual growth rate in the fourth quarter,...

The Russian foreign ministry said Wednesday that it has banned entry to 287 British MPs after the UK blacklisted Russian lawmakers over Moscow’s military operation in Ukraine. “In response to the decision...

The Central African Republic has adopted bitcoin as its official currency alongside the CFA franc. The country has also legalised the use of cryptocurrencies, the presidency announced on Wednesday. The...

Russia halted gas supplies to Bulgaria and Poland on Wednesday for rejecting its demand for payment in roubles, taking direct aim at European economies in its toughest retaliation so far against international...

The Vice President of the United States, Kamala Harris, has tested positive for COVID-19. This was announced on her official Twitter handle on Tuesday. The U.S VP tested positive for the virus despite...

Emmanuel Macron has beaten far-right challenger Marine Le Pen to win reelection in the French presidential election. Macron took 58.5% of Sunday’s vote, making him the first French leader to be reelected...

Former Kenyan President Mwai Kibaki has died aged 90. Mwai Kibaki served two terms as president of Kenya, between 2002 and 2013. In an  announcement made this Friday by incumbent President of Kenya, Uhuru...

Elon Musk has launched a bid to buy Twitter for more than $40bn and release its “extraordinary potential” to boost free speech and democracy across the world. The Tesla chief executive and world’s...

UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson was told on Tuesday that he would receive a fine for breaking lockdown rules at Downing Street, making him the first holder of his office to be found breaking the law in...

Russia has defaulted on its foreign debt because it offered bondholders payments in rubles, not dollars, credit ratings agency S&P has said. Russia attempted to pay in rubles for two dollar-denominated...

Burkina Faso’s former president, Blaise Compaore was on Wednesday sentenced in absentia to life imprisonment by a military tribunal for complicity in the 1987 murder of his predecessor, Thomas Sankara...

Ukraine is prepared to discuss adopting a neutral status as part of a peace deal with Russia but such a pact would have to be guaranteed by third parties and put to a referendum, Ukrainian President Volodymyr...