Tunisia’s ousted dictator Ben Ali, buried in Saudi Arabia
His lawyer also said Saturday that Ben Ali’s family would not return to their homeland for legal reasons.
Ghana to produce 850,000 tonnes of cocoa in 2019/20 season – Regulator
Ghana’s annual cocoa production is usually between 850,000 and 900,000 tonnes, although the country had an official forecast of 900,000 tonnes for the current 2018/19 season, which ends this month.
Somali pirates release Iranian held hostage since 2015
Mohammad Sharif Panahandeh was a crew member on the FV Siraj, an Iranian fishing vessel that was captured off the coast of Somalia in March 2015, the Hostage Support Partnership said in a statement.
Houthi rebels say they’ll end drone, missile attacks on Saudi Arabia
The Houthi rebels have claimed recent attacks on major Saudi oil facilities.
U.S. to send more troops to Middle East after strike on Saudi oil facilities
U.S. President Donald Trump approved the deployment of additional troops of a defensive nature.
Tunisia allows ex-dictator Ben Ali to be buried at home
Ben Ali died on Thursday at a Saudi hospital at the age of 83, according to his lawyer.
ECOWAS Parliament seeks UN support in resolving crisis in sub-region
The delegation said one of the reasons the sub-region is poor is because the West has not adequately helped in curbing the smuggling of small arms and light weapons into the region
Pakistan denies airspace to Indian Prime Minister amid Kashmir tensions
Pakistan’s airspace is open for commercial flights, but this is the second time this month that Islamabad has turned down a special request from India to let its leaders overfly.
Algeria detains opposition activist in new sign of clampdown
The authorities are trying to quell a mass protest movement that began in February, forced veteran president, Abdelaziz Bouteflika, to quit in April and is pressing demands for a thorough purge of the old ruling elite.
Trump revokes California’s right to set own car emissions standard
California was granted a waiver to set car emission standards that were stricter than federal regulations in 2013.
Saudi Arabia shows evidence attacks “unquestionably sponsored by Iran”
Iran’s foreign ministry had earlier denied any involvement in the attacks on Saudi oil facilities in an official letter to the U.S.
27 children killed in Liberia’s Islamic school fire
The police told BBC that “they are still looking for bodies in the Paynesville area” where the fire occurred.
Germany extends ban on arms exports to Saudi Arabia
The export ban was introduced in November 2018 after the death of Saudi dissident journalist Jamal Khashoggi.
Iran writes U.S., denies involvement in Saudi attack
“Iran has nothing to do with the attack,” states the letter, which was delivered to the U.S. via the Swiss embassy in Tehran.
Spanking children unconstitutional, South African court rules
The court said that there are effective ways to discipline a child without needing to resort to corporal punishment.
Exit polls see Israel’s Netanyahu and rival Gantz neck-and-neck
Two polls showed Blue and White with a slight lead over Likud, winning 33 seats to Likud’s 31 and 34 seats to Likud’s 33, respectively.
South Korea drops Japan from list of trusted trade partners
In recent months, Tokyo has taken a series of trade steps against Seoul, which are linked to a spat over Japan’s 1910-1945 occupation of the Korean Peninsula.
Drone Attack: Saudi to resume full oil production by month’s end
Drone attacks at the weekend targeted two facilities operated by Saudi state oil giant Aramco in its eastern province.
UNGA won’t discuss xenophobic attacks — Nigerian Foreign Affairs Minister
The minister said the countries affected by the xenophobic attacks in South Africa have the capacity to settle the issue within themselves.
Egypt orders arrest of ex-Italian honorary consul over smuggling antiquities
Investigations revealed that Mr Skakal, along with Egyptian defendants, including the brother of a former minister, is involved in smuggling ancient Egyptian antiquities in diplomatic bags.