Recep Tayyip Erdoğan

Military coup in Turkey

Turkey, a member of NATO, has experienced at least three military coups since 1960.

Truck driver in Nice attack identified

World leaders have condemned Thursday’s attack that killed 84 people.

​73 killed as terrorist drove truck into a crowd of holidaymakers in Nice, France

President Obama has released a statement describing the attack as “horrific.”

Cameroon President, Paul Biya

Cameroon committing horrific abuse of Boko Haram ‘supporters’ – Amnesty International

Up to eight people dying each month as a result of desperately overcrowded conditions in Maroua Prison.

EU’s parting shot: “Good riddance, Cameron”

“Goodbye Mr Cameron. Nobody will miss you.”

Cameron bows out with jokes, May to take over as British PM

He was due to present his resignation to the queen at Buckingham Palace at around 1600 GMT.

Uneasy calm returns to South Sudan’s Juba after fierce fighting

Some businesses opened on Tuesday, after days of fierce fighting that killed over 200 people.

Saudi prosecutors bring charges over Grand Mosque crane disaster

At least six Nigerian pilgrims died in the crane disaster last year.

Ghana begins visa-on-arrival policy for AU member states

The country says the policy is in fulfilment of a resolution adopted at the AU Executive Council meeting held earlier this year in Addis Ababa.

Theresa May to become Britain’s prime minister after only rival pulls out of race

Ms Leadsom came under widespread criticism after she suggested she was a better candidate because she’s a mother.

Syrian rebels

Over 180 civilians slain in battle for Syria’s Minbij, watchdog says

Some 4.8 million Syrians had fled the country since 2011.

Scores killed in South Sudan fighting, gunfire erupts in capital

Neighbouring Kenya called for urgent action by the two leaders to move troops away from civilians and end the crisis.

Bin Laden

Bin Laden’s son threatens revenge for father’s assassination – Report

Osama bin Laden was killed at his Pakistani hideout by U.S. commandos in 2011 in a major blow to the militant group.

South Sudan, President Salva Kiir

Massive killings mar Independence Day in South Sudan

The fight at the Presidential Palace led the U.S. Embassy in South Sudan to issue a travel advisory.

23 million pilgrims visited Makkah during Ramadan – Saudi govt

Over a million people were transported by vehicles.

Four police officers killed in U.S. ambush during street protests

The shootings happened as otherwise mainly peaceful protests unfolded around the U.S. after the shooting of two black men.

Tony Blair

Iraq inquiry slams Blair over legal basis for war

Mr. Blair says he took the decision to go to war in Iraq in “good faith”.

A kidnap scene

Kidnapped Sierra Leonean envoy regains his freedom

The Inspector-General of Police, Ibrahim Idris, assures members of the diplomatic corps and other foreigners of their safety and security in Nigeria

UPDATE: How suicide attack killed six in Madinah

No group has claimed responsibility for the attacks so far.

Explosions rock Saudi Arabia ahead Eid-el-Fitri celebrations

The annual Ramadan fast will end today otrTuesday depending on when the new moon of Shawwal is sighted

Former presidential adviser jailed for life in China

Ling Jihua pleaded guilty to bribery, illegally obtaining state secrets and abuse of power

German arms exports almost doubled in 2015 – Report

Germany is one of the world’s main arms exporters to EU and NATO countries.

US pledges to block stolen Nigerian funds from American banks

America celebrates 240th Independence Anniversary

David Cameron giving his Brexit vote speech

Thousands gather in London to protest against Brexit vote

The vote to leave has prompted a battle within the ruling Conservative party to succeed Prime Minister David Cameron.

Nigeria police ‘conducting search-and-rescue for kidnapped Sierra-Leonean diplomat’

Police say they will conduct air surveillance on Saturday.