25 October 2014 15:17
Iranian firms specialized in nuclear technology are prepared to offer Nigeria their expertise to help boost electricity supply in the country, a senior diplomat announced.
"Iran is ready to share its experiences with Nigeria to use nuclear energy for power generation," Iranian Ambassador to Nigeria Saeed Kouzehchi said in Abuja on Friday.
He noted that Iran is using its nuclear technology to...
25 October 2014 12:35
The Libyan parliament has reduced the size of the 2014 budget from 64 billion dinars ($48.2 billion) to 52 billion dinars ($40 billion) due to a decline in oil revenues, a member of the House of Representatives in Tobruk said yesterday.
Abdel Salam Nasiah told the Anadolu Agency that oil revenues are estimated to reach 18 billion dinars ($13.8 billion) by...
25 October 2014 11:59
Lebanese troops clashed with gunmen in the northern city of Tripoli on Friday night leaving at least three soldiers wounded, a military official said.
The official, who spoke on condition of anonymity in line with regulations, said the fighting took place in the old quarter of Lebanon's second largest city.The state-run National News Agency said the soldiers suffered minor wounds.
25 October 2014 11:44
Mozambique’s ruling Frelimo party has won the Southeast African country’s presidential and legislative elections.
The National Elections Commission (CNE) said on Friday that Frelimo’s candidate, former Defence Minister Filipe Nyusi, garnered 57 percent of the presidential vote.
Afonso Dhlakama, the leader of the Renamo which is Mozambique’s main opposition party, got 36 percent of the vote, while Daviz Simango of the Mozambique...
24 October 2014 7:54
Security forces in Tunisia have clashed with militants in two separate incidents ahead of the North African country’s parliamentary elections.
On Thursday, police surrounded a house where suspected militants had sheltered in the Oued Ellil suburb of the capital, Tunis. The gunmen had earlier killed one police officer and wounded another during a shootout.
Witnesses at the scene said neighboring houses were...
23 October 2014 20:31
Tunisian police were exchanging gunfire Thursday with armed "terrorists" who had taken refuge in a town near the capital, the interior ministry said.
"Security forces have surrounded a house in Oued Ellil harboring terrorists and exchanges of gunfire are ongoing," spokesman Mohamed Ali Aroui told local radio, after security was beefed up ahead of Tunisia’s parliamentary election Sunday.
23 October 2014 14:42
The head of the UN peacekeeping mission in South Sudan has urged the warring sides in the world’s newest country to immediately agree on a peace deal to bring an end to the ethnic conflict in the country.
In a Wednesday briefing before the UN Security Council members about the South Sudan mission, Danish diplomat Elen Loej called on the...
23 October 2014 8:07
The fresh spate of clashes in the northeastern Libyan city of Benghazi has claimed the lives of at least 11 people.
The Wednesday clashes flared up between forces loyal to former General Khalifa Haftar and militants who are currently in control of Benghazi.
At least 110 people have lost their lives since General Haftar, backed by the Libyan army, intensified his efforts...
22 October 2014 13:08
A Libyan official says fighting in the eastern city of Benghazi between Islamist militias and pro-government fighters has left 65 people dead as fierce battles continued for a sixth day.
The official says the death toll includes all those killed since a pro-government offensive began on October 15. He spoke on condition of anonymity because he was not authorized to speak...
22 October 2014 12:47
Nigerian activists have maintained their presence in protest camps in the nation’s capital of Abuja, demanding the safe return of schoolgirls kidnapped by the Boko Haram Takfiri group.
The protesters converged on Abuja on Tuesday to resume their rally dubbed Bring Back Our Girls, expressing optimism that the abducted schoolgirls would soon be released as part of a reported agreement between...
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