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Israeli soldiers are seen in the Israel-occupied Golan Heights next to Blue Line, a border demarcation drawn in 2000 by the United Nations after Israel withdrew its forces from southern Lebanon, July 28, 2020. Lebanese leaders on Tuesday warned against heightened border tensions with Israel, while slamming Israel for attacking southern Lebanon a day earlier, LBCI local TV channel reported. (Ayal Margolin/JINI via Xinhua)

37 million people displaced following U.S. war on terror since 2001 – report

Victimized by eight most violent wars the United States has launched or participated in, at least 37 million people have fled their homes since...

Zimbabweans feel the pinch as public transport fare doubles following fuel price hike

by Tafara Mugwara Zimbabwe's sole public transport provider, the Zimbabwe United Passengers Company (Zupco), last Saturday hiked urban transport fares...
Former U.S. Vice President Joe Biden

Biden meets Jacob Blake’s family in Kenosha following Trump’s law-and-order visit

Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden on Thursday met with the family of Jacob Blake, an African American shot seven times in the back by...
European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen delivers a press statement on the European Green Deal at the EU headquarters in Brussels, Belgium, Dec. 11, 2019. (Xinhua/Zheng Huansong)

Ireland to be asked to nominate EU commissioner candidate following Hogan’s resignation

European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen said Thursday she will ask the Irish government to present a new candidate to replace Phil Hogan...
Wpid Food Security Picture

Namibia’s household food security improves following bumper harvest: report

Namibia's household food security has improved significantly following a good agricultural production this year, the latest crop prospects and food security situation report released...

Unrest continues in Wisconsin following police shooting of black man

The unrest following police shooting of a black man in Kenosha, Wisconsin on Sunday evening continued into Monday, when crowds tried to cram into...
A rescued man receives medical treatment at a hospital of the People's Liberation Army in Tianjin, north China, Aug. 15, 2015. The man in his fifties was rescued from the Tianjin blasts site on Saturday afternoon. Specialized anti-chemical soldiers found him 50 meters away from a burst point. The man was conscious and could talk. He was rushed to a hospital in the city. A total of 70 specialized anti-chemical soldiers entered the core area of the blasts site on Saturday morning to search for possible lives. (Xinhua/Wang Haobo) (lfj)

At least 10 killed, 40 wounded in southern Philippine blasts

At least 10 were killed, including a suicide bomber, and 40 others wounded in twin blasts in Sulu province in the southern Philippines on...
tourism in Ghana

South African tourism sees rebound following easing of COVID-19 lockdown

by Grant Alexander South Africa's tourism sector has seen a rebound since the country further eased COVID-19 lockdown restrictions last week. ...
BEIJING, Aug. 12, 2020 (Xinhua) -- File photo taken on June 27, 2019 shows Senator Kamala Harris of California being interviewed after the second night of the first Democratic primary debate in Miami, Florida, the United States. Former U.S. Vice President and presumptive Democratic nominee Joe Biden announced on Aug. 11, 2020 that he has picked Senator Kamala Harris of California as his running mate. (Xinhua/Liu Jie)

Profile: U.S. Democratic vice presidential nominee Kamala Harris

U.S. Senator Kamala Harris on Wednesday night accepted the Democratic Party's nomination for the U.S. vice presidency. The following is a profile of Harris. ...
Sierra Leone

Death toll increases to 5 following protest in Sierra Leone

Authorities in the northern city of Makeni in Sierra Leone report that the death toll has increased to five in a protest by youths...
Namibian Parliament

Namibian parliament to fully open following lockdown

The Namibian parliament will reconvene its sessions fully next week to debate on four essential bills that will be tabled after the lifting of...
novel coronavirus

Mozambican cities dismantle disinfection tunnels following recommendation from health authorities

The west-central city of Tete, Mozambique announced on Tuesday that it dismantled two disinfection tunnels previously installed as a measure to contain the spread...
Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison (right) and Australia's Chief Medical Officer Brendan Murphy speak to the media about the COVID-19 Coronavirus during a press conference at Parliament House in Canberra, Australia, 18 March 2020. EPA/LUKAS COCH AUSTRALIA AND NEW ZEALAND OUT

Australian PM focuses on restarting economy following about 1 million job losses

Prime Minister Scott Morrison has declared that restarting the economy is Australia's next challenge in the fight against coronavirus. The National Cabinet,...

Angola re-imposes sanitary cordon following 3-day lift

Angola re-imposed on Tuesday the sanitary cordon it lifted from Saturday to Monday to enable people, who were caught out of their province during...
Atlas Namibia

Namibia amends school calendar, closes all schools following COVID-19 outbreak

Namibia's Education Ministry on Sunday resolved to amend the school calendar and close all public and private schools from March 16 to April 14...
kidnapped in Nigeria

Nigeria says no fresh case of COVID-19 following contact tracing

by Olatunji Saliu The Nigerian government said Friday there is no fresh case of COVID-19 among 61 contacts so far traced to...
novel coronavirus

Nigeria identifies 100 contacts following COVID-19 index case

A total of 100 contacts were reportedly traced to the index case of COVID-19 in Nigeria, said the health ministry on Tuesday. ...
Murtala Muhammed International Airport

Nigeria steps up COVID-19 preventive efforts at airports following confirmed case

The Nigerian government on Sunday said it was working with all stakeholders to harmonize preventive measures taken against the COVID-19 at the country's airports. ...
HOPEFUL—The fuel could propel airplanes

UAE suspends all Iran flights following COVID-19 outbreak

The United Arab Emirates (UAE)'s General Civil Aviation Authority (GCAA) announced Tuesday the suspension of all flights to and from Iran, the official WAM...

Namibia targets more international markets as new salt processing plant in gear

Namibia's Walvis Bay Salt Holdings (WBSH), can now target international markets as it can now meet the ever-increasing international specifications, following the inauguration of...

Over 100 native species in need of urgent help following Australian bushfire crisis

The Australian government has released a list of 113 animal species hit hardest by the nation's bushfire crisis. The list, which was...
Emmerson Mnangagwa

Zimbabwean President Mnangagwa assures fair distribution of relief food following severe drought

Zimbabwean President Emmerson Mnangagwa has assured the international community that there will be no politicization of food handouts as the government brings relief to...
Boy writing at school

At least 13 killed following stampede in Kenyan school

At least 13 pupils were killed and 39 others injured on Monday following a stampede at a school in Kakamega County in western Kenya,...
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Botswana to change strategies on anti-poaching following massive rhino poaching

Botswana President Mokgweetsi Masisi revealed on Tuesday that the country is looking at changing strategies on anti-poaching as well as renegotiating partnerships the country...
stock market

Major stock market indices worldwide

The following are the indices of major stock markets worldwide on Friday. IN ASIA The Shanghai Composite Index had no...
Air Namibia

Air Namibia to trade normally following settlement with Challenge Air SA

Namibia's national airline, Air Namibia, Wednesday confirmed that all litigation matters which existed between Air Namibia and Challenge Air SA, have been amicably resolved...
Moussa Faki Mahamat

AU chairperson extends condolences following 13 French troops death from helicopter crash in Mali

Chairperson of the African Union (AU) Commission Moussa Faki Mahamat on Tuesday extended condolences following the death of 13 French troops in a helicopter...
Moussa Faki Mahamat

AU chairperson hails Botswana’s exemplary governance transparency following peaceful elections

Chairperson of the African Union (AU) Commission Moussa Faki Mahamat has commended Botswana's continued example in transparent governance and respect for the rule of...
Elite Apartment

Danger looms at Airport West following bad odour from Elite Apartment facility

· Resident wants refund and compensation · Lebanese manager ignores calls for remedy The health of residents living in the Elite Apartments located at Airport West,...
South africa Currency Rands

Rating downgrade pushes South Africa to consider reforms

The South African government on Saturday pledged to carry out urgent reforms to improve economic performance following the country's credit rating downgrade from stable...