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Francis meets Benedict: first recorded meeting of two popes in history

 Pope Francis succeeded Pope Emeritus, Benedict XVI, on March 13.

France, Britain sound alarm over chemical weapons in Syria

There have been accusations of use of chemical weapons in Syria. French and British foreign ministers expressed concern on Friday over what they said was President Bashar al-Assad’s willingness to use chemical weapons in the civil war in Syria. The Syrian government and rebels accused each other of using such weapons in a rocket attack […]

Indian voters list contains 200-year-olds, 0-year-olds

The voters’ list in the Indian province is filled with errors.

Obama on first Israel visit, says “Peace must come to Holy Land”

The visit is the first of Mr. Obama’s second term.

Saudi Arabia arrests Iranian, Lebanese and 16 Saudis for spying

16 of those arrested are Saudi citizens Saudi Arabia said on Tuesday that 18 people, including one Iranian and one Lebanese, had been arrested for spying. The Interior Minister spokesman, Mansour al-Turki, told state television that it was “an espionage case”. He said the suspects had been “involved in a spying cell for a state”. […]

Pope Francis inaugurated as the 267th Pope of the Catholic Church

 The Nigerian government sent 5 officials led by the president of the senate to the ceremony.

Winnie Mandela shocked at South Africa’s threat to prosecute her for murder charges

Her lawyer said the Truth and Reconciliation Commission had already dealt with the matter.

Lebanese President awarded honorary citizenship by Abuja Minister

The Lebanese president is in Nigeria to improve on the bilateral relationship between both countries. Lebanese president, Michel Sleiman, was on Sunday conferred honorary citizenship of Abuja by the Federal Capital Territory Minister, Bala Mohammed, at the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport Abuja. In a statement signed by his Chief Press Secretary, Muhammad Sule, the minister, […]

Nigerians in Europe say Pope Francis 1 is “God’s choice’’

Pope Francis 1 is the first non European to become pope.

Sixteen facts about Pope Francis 1

The new Pope has lived for more than 20 years with only one lung. The new head of the 1.2 billion-member Catholic Church is Pope Francis the first. He was elected on Wednesday at the end of the conclave of 115 cardinals. Below are 16 facts about the new pope. 1. His real name is […]

Russia says arming Syrian opposition would be illegal

Britain said it may provide arms to the Syrian opposition.

Argentine Mario Bergoglio emerges new Pope – LIVE

A new pope has been selected for the Catholic Church. The new Pope for the 1.2 billion-member Catholic Church is Jorge Mario Bergoglio from Argentina. He becomes the first Latin American to lead the Catholic Church. He has chosen to be called Pope Francis de 1st. Earlier Post White smoke has risen from the chimney of […]

Togo media observe blackout to protest harsh media law

Last month, the national assembly passed a legislation giving sweeping administrative and disciplinary powers to the media regulatory body, HAAC.

Papal Conclave Day 2: Still Black Smoke

Three ballots have been taken so far but without any candidate getting the required 77 votes.

First Conclave vote ends in “No Pope” black smoke

The world waits for white smoke which will signal the election of the 266th Pope of the Roman Catholic Church.

Cardinals begin election of new Pope for Catholic Church

The Catholic Cardinals start a process of electing a pope after Pope Benedict’s unexpected retirement.

Mandela’s memory fading with age, says close associate

Mandela recently underwent a routine test in Johannesburg.

Queen Elizabeth aborts attendance at Commonwealth celebration over illness

The queen was to have signed a charter enshrining equal rights.

Democracy on trial in Kenya, says Prime Minister Raila Odinga

Kenya Prime Minister has issued the statement below on the declaration of Uhuru Kenyatta as the country’s president-elect. In the statement, he explains why he is challenging the election in the Supreme Court. He whoever advised Kenya to eschew violence, saying he trusted the Supreme Court to redress the injustice done to him by the […]

Jonathan congratulates Kenyan president-elect, Kenyatta

The Nigerian President congratulated Kenyans for the election.

Funeral for Hugo Chavez holds in Caracas

A state funeral was held on Friday for Hugo Chavez, who died of cancer complications at the age of 58. Leaders from around the world including Presidents Mahmoud Ahmadinejad of Iran, Raul Castro of Cuba and Enrique Pena Nieto of Mexico took turns to keep brief watches over the casket at the Military Academy. The […]

New Pope to emerge on Tuesday

The Vatican made the announcement on Friday.

Tunisia unveils new government as independents get top jobs

The new government now needs the approval of the Constituent Assembly.

Bin Laden’s son-in-law pleads not guilty to terrorism charge

Abstract: Suleiman Abu Ghaith is being tried for terrorism in the U.S.

Woman killed by caged lion in California died of broken neck

The deceased was a 24-year-old intern at the wildlife sanctuary in the U.S.