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AFP/File / Abbas Momani Palestine Liberation Organisation second in command Saeb Erakat has demanded an apology from Eurovision song contest organisers after the Palestinian flag was among a list of banned banners at next month's event in Sweden

Palestine slams U.S. officials over remarks supporting settlements

Palestine on Wednesday slammed senior U.S. officials, including U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, for remarks supporting settlement activity in the occupied West Bank. ...
Emmanuel Macron

Cameroon rejects French president’s remarks over separatist crisis

Cameroon on Monday opposed French President Emmanuel Macron's remarks over a separatist crisis in the country's English-speaking regions. Cameroonian President Paul Biya "is accountable for...
African National Congress (ANC)

South African ruling party condemns former president’s remarks on Apartheid

South Africa's ruling party African National Congress (ANC) on Sunday condemned the former President Frederik Willem de Klerk for saying Apartheid was not a...
Xi Jinping

Scholars make remarks on compilation of Xi’s speeches marking 70th anniversary of PRC founding

A compilation of Chinese President Xi Jinping's speeches marking the 70th anniversary of the founding of the People's Republic of China (PRC) was recently...
Yaw Osafo-Maafo

Ghana’s Senior Minister Panics Over Aisha Huang Remarks

Minority Leader in Parliament, Haruna Iddrisu says he has filed a motion for censure against President Akufo-Addo’s Senior Minister. The Tamale South Member of...
Recep Tayyip Erdogan

Presidency Dissects Erdogan’s Remarks on New Zealand Attacks

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan's remarks on New Zealand terror attack, were "taken out of context," Presidency said on Wednesday amid a diplomatic spat...

Zambian opposition leader arrested for making disparaging remarks about foreigners

An opposition leader in Zambia was arrested on Monday for making disparaging remarks about foreigners. Chishimba Kambwili, leader of the opposition National Democratic Congress,...
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Malawian Minister Heavily Criticized Over Albino Killings Remarks

Malawi Minister of Homeland Security Nicholas Dausi has come under fire for downplaying the killings of people with albinism in the country, saying "there...
UN Economic Commission for Africa (ECA)

Ethiopian PM Remarks At AfCTA Conference of Ministers

The transformational opportunities offered by the African Continental Free Trade Area together with the measures needed to unlock them has been the focus for...
H.E. Xi Jinping

H.E. Xi Jinping Presents Overview Of BRICS Summit

H.E. Xi Jinping President of the People’s Republic of China Xiamen, 5 September 2017 Friends from the media, Ladies and Gentlemen, Good afternoon! It gives me great pleasure to...

ECOWAS Committed To Improving Election Observation Missions

Economic Community of West African States(ECOWAS) is working with development partners to improve the integrity of its Long-term Election Observation Missions as an effective...
Antonio Manuel de Oliveira Guterres

UN Swears In New Secretary-General

Former Portuguese Prime Minister Antonio Manuel de Oliveira Guterres, has been sworn in as the 9th United Nations Secretary-General at the UN headquarters in...

U.S. stocks waver narrowly amid data, Fed officials’ remarks

On Monday, U.S. stocks ended mixed, with the Dow eclipsing previous day's closing record, as investors assessed the prospects of economic growth following Donald...

U.S. stocks turn lower amid Fed officials’ remarks

At midday, the Dow Jones Industrial Average shed 45.16 points, or 0.24 percent, to 18,858.66. The S&P 500 lost 6.38 points, or 0.29 percent,...
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Africa Regional Media Hub | Remarks at the UNGA on the Responsibility to Protect

Thank you, Assistant Secretary-General Šimonović, for your leadership on this critical issue. We will continue to take such steps – though...
A wide view of members of the Security Council during a meeting on January 6. (Courtesy)

UNSC Press Convenience in Juba, South Sudan

AMBASSADOR POWER: The Security Council came to South Sudan to show solidarity to people of South Sudan, to learn more about how the civilians...
U.S. Department of State

Ambassador’s Samantha Power, Martin Elia Lomoro hold joint press briefing

MINISTER LOMORO: Ladies and gentlemen of the press. Thank you for being with us this very important day. We have just concluded a meeting...

South African school bashed over hairstyle discrimination

Protesters gathered in front of the Pretoria High School for Girls, a school source, who did not want to be identified, said. A provincial education...
Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi talks about China-US relations and China's economic development in the Statemen's Forum at the Center for Strategic and International Studies in Washington on Thursday. During his US visit, which began on Monday and ended on Thursday, Wang met with US President Barack Obama, Secretary of State John Kerry and other top US government and opinion leaders, and discussed important bilateral, regional and global issues. [China Daily]

China’s Wang Yi’s comments on supposed arbitral tribunal award in SCS arbitration

Today, an Arbitral Tribunal, put together on a temporary basis, issued a so-called award on the South China Sea arbitration, which was unilaterally initiated...

Trump Explains His Stance On Illegal Abortions

Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump on Wednesday clarified remarks he made to MSNBC earlier in the day, when he seemed to imply that women...

White House Describes Trump’s Comment On Japan As Ridiculous

Trump, while airing his views on U.S. foreign policy, had suggested in an interview with The New York Times last week that he was...

Morocco Peacekeepers called back following UN chief remarks

The spokesman, Stephan Dujarric, said at a daily news briefing here that the Foreign Ministry of Morocco informed the UN Secretariat of its...
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Egyptian justice minister kicked out of office after offensive comments on Prophet

During a TV interview on Friday, Justice Minister Ahmed al-Zind said he would jail anyone who defamed him or his family "even if it...
President Mahamadu Buhari

Nigerian minister refutes comments over Buhari’s loss of control on economy

In a reaction to the reports and criticisms that followed, the minister said in a statement reaching Xinhua on Sunday that his words were...
Aid trucks enter the rebel-held town of Douma, east of Damascus, Syria, on Feb. 13, 2016. The aid, delivered by the Syrian Arab Red Crescent(SARC), includes milk for kids, insulin, and other medicine for chronic diseases. (Xinhua/Ammar)

UN envoys comments on government seriousness slammed

The ministry said "the Syrian government doesn't allow Mistrura or anyone else to speak about testing the seriousness of Syria in any subject whatsoever."...

Nigerians bash president Buhari over his comment

But it's not something Nigerians expected to hear from the mouth of their president himself, especially while he was on an official visit to...

China says world trade rules is not be shared responsibility

"TPP allows America -- and not countries like China -- to write the rules of the road in the 21st century," Obama said after...
Palestinian Hamas militants take part in a parade to mark the 11th anniversary of the Israeli assassination of Hamas spiritual leader Sheikh Ahmed Yassin in Gaza city, on March 22, 2015. (Xinhua/Wissam Nassar)

Hamas defends the building of tunnels in Gaza

Sami Abu Zuhri, Hamas spokesman in Gaza, said in an emailed press statement that Hamas rejects Ban's remarks on the tunnels of resistance, adding...

Kelly Osbourne renders apology for invasive Latino Remarks

Kelly Osbourne landed herself in hot water when trying to make a point about presidential hopeful Donald Trump on ?The View?. The ?One Word?...

Shakira and America Ferrera had something to say over Donald Trump racist comments

Shakira and America Ferrera are the latest celebrities who speak out against Donald Trump?s recent ?hateful and racist? comment about Mexican immigrants. While Shakira...