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Last updated: Thursday, September 18, 2014 5:58:04 PM

Arab governments agree to act against IS
Cairo, Sep 8 (IANS) Arab foreign ministers agreed Sunday to jointly act against extremist groups, particularly the Islamic State (IS), but did not state their possible coordination with the US, a media report said.

Monday, September 08, 2014 8:00:07 AM

Egypt's Morsi may face death penalty
Cairo, Sep 8 (IANS) Ousted Egyptian president Mohammed Morsi may face death sentence for leaking national security documents to Qatar, state media reported.

Monday, September 08, 2014 5:12:07 AM

BJP to open overseas office in Kenya, other African nations
Nairobi, Sep 7 (IANS) Spreading its wings across the African continent where it did not have much of a presence till now, India's ruling Bhartiya Janata Party (BJP) will be opening an overseas office in Kenya's capital Nairobi in the next fortnight.

Sunday, September 07, 2014 4:02:03 PM

Ahmad Umar named al-Shabab's new leader
Mogadishu, Sep 7 (IANS) Somalia's Islamist militant group al-Shabab has appointed Ahmad Umar as successor to its former leader Ahmed Abdi Godane who was killed in a US air strike.

Sunday, September 07, 2014 2:10:04 AM

Al Shabab names news leader
Mogadishu, Sep 7 (IANS) Somalia's Islamist group al-Shabab has selected Ahmad Umar as successor to its former leader Ahmed Abdi Godane who was killed in a US air strike.

Sunday, September 07, 2014 1:36:12 AM

Egyptians urged to show patience over power cuts
Cairo, Sep 7 (IANS) Two days after a major power cut hit Cairo and other provinces during the morning rush hour, Egyptian president Saturday urged people to be patient on recurrent power outages and promised to address the problem.

Sunday, September 07, 2014 12:50:04 AM

Libya's Islamist-backed government sworn in
Tripoli, Sep 6 (IANS) Libya's Islamist-backed cabinet was sworn in Saturday.

Saturday, September 06, 2014 10:12:13 PM

Ebola toll in DRC rises to 32
Kinshasa, Sep 6 (IANS) The toll from an Ebola virus disease outbreak has increased to 32 in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) as one more person has died of the deadly virus, Xinhua cited Health Minister Felix Kabange as saying Saturday.

Saturday, September 06, 2014 7:18:03 PM

Egypt to try Morsi for leaking security papers to Qatar
Cairo, Sep 6 (IANS) Ousted Egyptian president Mohamed Morsi, along with 10 others, will face trial over leaking security documents to Qatar, media reported Saturday.

Saturday, September 06, 2014 6:48:09 PM

Kenya vows anti-terror measures after death of Al Shabaab leader
Nairobi, Sep 6 (IANS) Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta Saturday vowed to forge ahead with anti-terrorism measures to ensure that the country is secure.

Saturday, September 06, 2014 6:16:14 PM

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