Afghan lawmaker, four others killed in Taliban blast ahead of elections
Mr Qahraman is reportedly the 10th candidate killed in the past two months with two more abducted and four wounded by hard line Islamist militants.
Pompeo says Saudis committed to probe into journalist’s disappearance
Pressure has mounted on Saudi Arabia since prominent Saudi journalist went missing.
Former Thai monk sentenced to 16 years in prison for statutory rape
Mr Sukphol was expelled from the monkhood in 2017.
Protests, heavy security as Indian Temple opens doors to women
Women of reproductive age, roughly 10 to 50, were banned for centuries from entering the inner sanctum of the Sabarimala Temple.
Pakistan executes serial paedophile, killer of 8 children
Nearly 3,500 children are sexually assaulted in Pakistan every year.
Internet connectivity triples in Africa amid rising cybercrime – AU
The first African forum on cybercrime is expected to focus on cybercrime policies and national legislations.
Rising hunger pushes Congo’s children into sex work, mines – Charities
Boys and young men are joining armed groups so that they can eat.
10 Iranian security personnel kidnapped at border with Pakistan
A separatist claims it had seized the personnel as revenge for the oppression of Sunni Muslims.
Khashoggi’s disappearance: Saudi Govt appreciates supporting nations
Egypt, Jordan, Lebanon, Kuwait and the United Arab Emirates have sided with Saudi Arabia.
Liberia Charity Chief resigns after damning report on rape scandal
The report by ProPublica and TIME magazine claimed one of the promoters of women’s empowerment raped 30 girls.
Trump slams senator’s claim to Native American heritage
Senator Elizabeth Warren released a DNA test to support her claim to Native American heritage.
Malta says $1.2 million bounty for journalist’s killer still on offer
Daphne Caruana Galizia, 53, who wrote an anti-corruption blog, was killed on October 16, 2017 by a car bomb.
France detains six people over shooting spree, hostage-taking
A petty criminal turned Islamist terrorist killed four people in a series of attacks.
Egypt remains Africa’s largest recipient of FDI, UNCTAD says
Overall, the global financial picture of FDI’s in the first half of 2018, was “gloomy”.
Dollar rises on firmer U.S. yields; Yuan struggles
The dollar has pinned the Chinese yuan to a two-month low.
German deportations to other European countries tripled in 2018
In 2017, that figure stood at 153 people deported on seven deportation flights
Facebook to ban misinformation on voting in upcoming U.S. elections
The latest move addresses a sensitive area for the company, which has come under fire for its lax approach to fake news reports.
Egypt court upholds three-year jail term for ex-President Morsi
The court also confirms the same sentence for 19 other defendants in the same case.
200,000 British elderly people suffering loneliness – report
The British government launches first strategy to tackle the problem.
Korean Air chief indicted on embezzlement, other charges – prosecutors
Mr Cho is the latest head of a big business group to face legal challenges in South Korea since President Moon Jae-in took office in 2017.
Macedonian parliament debates on changing country’s name
Opponents of the name change have scheduled a protest in front of the parliament