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IOC to probe Belarus officials over athlete’s forced flight

Olympic officials said Tuesday they will investigate Belarus over claims the team tried to force an athlete now sheltering in Poland's Tokyo...

Missing Belarus dissident found hanged in Ukraine park

A missing Belarusian dissident was on Tuesday found hanged in a park in Ukraine, with police opening a murder probe and supporters accusing the...

Belarusian activist goes missing in Ukraine : NGO

A Belarusian activist who heads an NGO helping his compatriots flee repression in Belarus has disappeared in Kiev, his organisation said on Telegram.

Belarus athlete under protection in Japan after forced flight claim

A Belarusian Olympic athlete who claimed her team was forcing her to return home spent the night under protection and may be seeking asylum,...

Malaysians stage anti-govt protest despite Covid curbs

Hundreds of black-clad Malaysians staged an anti-government protest Saturday in defiance of a ban on public gatherings under coronavirus curbs,...

In Tunis cafes, cynicism saps opposition to president’s power grab

Under a blazing Tunis sun, cafe owner Radhi al-Chawich is chatting amicably with customers when he lets slip he supports the Islamist-inspired...

Wife of slain Haiti leader says killers left her for dead

The wife of Haiti's murdered president, seriously wounded in the very attack that killed her husband, listened in terror as the gunmen ransacked...

ICC lifts arrest warrant for I.Coast ex first lady Simone Gbagbo

The International Criminal Court has dropped its arrest warrant for Ivory Coast's former first lady Simone Gbagbo over post-election violence...

Malaysian PM digs in after royal rebuke sparks calls to quit

Malaysia's embattled leader defended his actions Thursday as he faced calls to quit after rare criticism from the king, who accused his government...

Tunisia in political turmoil as president sacks more officials

Tunisia lurched further into political uncertainty Wednesday as President Kais Saied dismissed more officials, days after he suspended parliament...

Tunisian presidency sacks head of national TV channel

The Tunisian presidency fired the head of the national television channel on Wednesday after two guests were briefly banned from entering its...

Nigerian cleric held since 2015 regains freedom

Shiite Muslim leader Ibrahim Zakzaky and his wife detained for murder since 2015 in Nigeria have on Wednesday been discharged, lawyers said.

Conflict ‘behind us’, Ivory Coast’s Ouattara says after greeting rival

Ivory Coast President Alassane Ouattara offered a hearty welcome to his predecessor Laurent Gbagbo on Tuesday as the rivals met for the first...

Lebanon’s new PM begins bid to form much-delayed cabinet

Lebanon's new prime minister-designate Najib Mikati Tuesday held consultations with political parties that he said "unanimously" agreed on the...

EU warns Erdogan over push to open Cyprus ghost town

The EU on Tuesday told Turkey to reverse plans to open up the Cypriot ghost town of Varosha, announced during a controversial visit by President...

Anger as Tanzanian opposition leader charged with terrorism

Tanzania's main opposition party accused the government on Tuesday of fabricating terrorism charges against its leader, whose detention has dampened...

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