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Car bomb attack wounds Turkish contractors, police near Somali capital

35 min 47 sec ago
Somali insurgents linked to al Qaeda claimed responsibility for a car bombing on Saturday that wounded at least 15 people in Afgoye, northwest of the capital Mogadishu.

Black boxes of shot-down Ukrainian airliner will be sent to Ukraine: Iranian news agency

42 min 53 sec ago
The black boxes of the Ukrainian airliner which was accidentally shot down by Iranian forces this month will be sent to Ukraine, the Tasnim news agency reported on Saturday.

Iceland’s Samherji exiting Namibia following bribery scandal

46 min 28 sec ago
Samherji, the Icelandic fishing company at the center of Namibia's biggest corruption scandal, announced on Friday that it is withdrawing from the southwest African nation.

North Korean foreign minister replaced: report

2 hours 24 min ago
North Korean Foreign Minister Ri Yong Ho has been replaced, Seoul-based NK News reported on Saturday.

Protesters gather at Paris theater to confront Macron over pension reform

2 hours 28 min ago
Protesters opposed to the French government's proposed changes to the pension system tried to force their way into a theater in Paris where President Emmanuel Macron attended a show with his wife.

Car bomb hits Turkish contractors, police near Somalia capital, six wounded: police

2 hours 55 min ago
A car bomb targeting a group of Turkish contractors exploded on Saturday in Afgoye, northwest of the Somali capital Mogadishu, wounding at least six people, police said.

U.N. Libya envoy hopes, but cannot predict, eastern oil ports closure ends in few days

2 hours 58 min ago
The United Nations envoy to Libya said on Saturday he hoped but "could not predict" whether oil ports in the east of the country that were closed on Friday would be reopened in a few days.

U.N. Libya mission 'deeply concerned' over disruption in oil production, urges restraint

3 hours 25 min ago
The United Nations mission in Libya said on Saturday it was deeply concerned over efforts to disrupt oil production in the country and urged all sides to exercise restraint.

Car bomb hits Turkish contractors, police in town outside Somali capital: police

3 hours 48 min ago
A car bomb targeting a group of Turkish contractors exploded on Saturday in Afgoye, northwest of the Somali capital Mogadishu, police said.

Four South Korean trekkers among seven missing in Nepal avalanche

4 hours 38 min ago
Seven trekkers, including four South Koreans, went missing in Nepal's northwest Himalayan region after an avalanche hit their trail, local police and hiking officials said on Saturday.

Erdogan calls on Europe to support Turkey's moves in Libya: Politico

4 hours 58 min ago
Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan has called on Europe to support its work in Libya, where it is providing military support to the internationally-recognized government, if it wants to end the conflict there.

Myanmar, China ink deals to accelerate Belt and Road as Xi courts an isolated Suu Kyi

7 hours 5 min ago
China and Myanmar inked dozens of deals on Saturday to speed up infrastructure projects in the Southeast Asian nation, as Beijing seeks to cement its hold over a neighbor increasingly isolated by the West.

To defuse palm row, Davos diplomacy likely between India, Malaysia

8 hours 1 min ago
Trade ministers from India and Malaysia are likely to meet on the sidelines of the World Economic Forum's annual meeting in Davos next week amid a palm oil spat between the two countries, a Malaysian government spokesman told Reuters on Friday.

Floods, road closures in Australia as storms lash some bushfire-hit regions

11 hours 46 min ago
Thunderstorms lashed parts of Australia's east coast early on Saturday, causing road closures and lash flooding, but the country was still battling nearly 100 bushfires and some of the affected areas remained dry.

Morales' party names election runners for Bolivia vote

11 hours 53 min ago
A former foreign minister and a coca farmer are the front-runners to be on the ticket for exiled Bolivian President Evo Morales' political party in the May elections in the South American country, officials said on Friday.

After base shooting, Pentagon restricts foreign trainee access to guns

12 hours 32 min ago
The Pentagon announced on Friday new restrictions on international military students' access to guns on U.S. bases, as well as other measures, after a Saudi officer killed three U.S. sailors at a Florida naval base last month.

Honduras ends mandate for anti-corruption body

12 hours 47 min ago
Honduras on Friday effectively ended the mandate of an anti-graft body backed by the Organization of American States (OAS), dealing another setback to the fight against corruption in the region.

Eastern Libya halts more than half the country's oil output

13 hours 43 min ago
Eastern Libya ports controlled by commander Khalifa Haftar, who is trying to seize the capital Tripoli, are shutting down oil exports, slashing national crude output by more than half and ramping up tensions ahead of a summit in Germany to discuss the country's conflict.

Guinea-Bissau Supreme Court calls for clarification of presidential vote result

14 hours 24 min ago
The outcome of Guinea-Bissau's presidential election was thrown into doubt on Friday after the Supreme Court called for a clarification of the tally hours after the electoral commission released the final results.

Eastern Libyan protesters close Zueitina oil port

Fri, 17/01/2020 - 23:54
Eastern Libyan forces closed down major oil ports, a spokesman for an oil protection force allied to eastern-based commander Khalifa Haftar said on Friday, escalating tensions before an international Libya summit to discuss the country's conflict.