Syrian journalist, Mazen Darwish, wins UNESCO World Press Freedom Prize

The annual award honours a person, organization or institution that has made outstanding contribution to the defence and, or promotion of press freedom anywhere in the world

Ban Ki-Moon, Turkish PM, others congratulate Buhari

The President-elect assures world leaders Nigeria will always act as responsible member of the international community

France moves to ban ultra-skinny models

“Images of bodies that valorise excessive thinness or emaciation and that stigmatise curves undoubtedly contribute to unwellness.”

Palestine becomes 123rd member of International Criminal Court

The ICC handles war crimes, crimes against humanity and genocide.

Germanwings Co-Pilot Deliberately Crashed plane — Prosecutor

One pilot was barred from entering the cockpit.

Angolan journalist slapped with 15 new criminal defamation charges

Marques de Morais’s trial stems from a criminal defamation suit filed against him following the release of his new book

Pakistan commends Nigeria military over success against Boko Haram

Pakistan said it would support Nigeria in her fight against terrorism.

Israeli Poll: U.S. restates commitment to Palestinian statehood

Mr. Netanyahu stressed he would not allow the creation of a Palestinian state.

How we crippled terrorism in Indonesia – Ambassador

“We have already brought more than a thousand to justice and more than 400 are already the prison.”

Malaysian Airlines

Package found on Australian beach could hold clues in MH370 disappearance — Police

Last Sunday was the one-year anniversary of the plane’s disappearance.

Indonesian court rejects fresh challenge against execution of Nigerian

An Indonesian court refuses to block a challenge brought by a Nigerian on death row.

​Russia arrests two over murder of opposition

Mr. Nemtsov, a former deputy prime minister, was shot in the back four times on February 27.

Bill Gates tops Forbes’ list of billionaires

Forbes says Mr. Gates now has an estimated fortune of 79.2 billion dollars.

Venezuela announces visa ban for George Bush, other U.S officials

The South American country also unveiled a series of tit for tat measures, such as drawing up an “anti-terrorist” list that bars certain U.S. officials from entering Venezuela.

Photojournalist, Serhiy Nikolayev, killed by shelling in Ukraine

At least six journalists and two media workers have been killed in Ukraine since 2014, most of them covering the conflict in eastern Ukraine, according to CPJ research.

Saudi diplomat released after years as al-Qaeda captive in Yemen

Al-Khalidi, Saudi consul in Aden, was seized in March 2012.

Blogger hacked to death, another seriously injured in Bangladesh

The blogger had covered secular issues including science, homosexuality, atheism, and free expression on his blog, Mukto-Mona

UN chief urges international community to implement de-colonisation processes

2015 marks the 55th anniversary of the Declaration on the Granting of Independence to Colonial Countries and Peoples

Indian police

Angry Indian bride marries guest after groom has seizure

Violence broke out after the 23-year-old bride, apparently angered that she did not know about her groom’s condition, said she would instead marry a guest.

Iraqi Town Near US Base Falls to ISIL

The attack on the al-Asad airbase was unsuccessful.

Muslims should not celebrate Valentine’s Day, Indonesian cleric says

: “This culture will destroy the morality of the young generation”.

Britain’s Muslim population rises 75 per cent – Report

According to the report, Muslims now make up 4.8 per cent of the population of England and Wales, with 8.1 per cent of school-age children.

Egypt court releases Al Jazeera journalists on bail

Trial of Mohamed Fahmy and Baher Mohamed, who had been detained for 411 days in Cairo jail, to resume on February 23.

UK adopts new anti-corruption plan

The plan involves preventive methods to stamp out bribery in private and public sectors.

Bulgarian spy ​vows to reveal Vatican secrets in book

Mr. Dimitrov claimed that he was working in the Vatican for Bulgaria’s secret service from 1974 to 1990.