BREAKING: ECOWAS hits Guinea with suspension over coup

West Africa’s main regional bloc has suspended Guinea’s membership, days after a military coup that removed President Alpha Conde. During an extraordinary virtual summit on Wednesday, leaders from the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) demanded a return to the constitutional order and the immediate release of Conde, who was arrested by...... read more

Ex-South African President, Zuma, freed from prison

Former president of South Africa, Jacob Zuma, has been granted medical parole. Parole is the release of a prisoner to supervision in the community after he/she has completed a part of his/her sentence. The former president was sentenced to 15 months a jail term in June after he was found guilty...... read more

58 people shot in US in four days - Chicago governor

The summer of 2021 ended on a violent note in Chicago this Labor Day weekend, with close to 60 people having been shot between Friday afternoon and Monday morning. The weekend’s total of 58 shooting victims was the most since 2016, and seven more than Labor Day weekend 2020, suggesting the...... read more

BREAKING: Pandemonium as Military 'stage coup' in Guinea, 'takeover' power from President Alpha Condé

The fate of Guinea's President Alpha Condé is unclear after an unverified video showed him in the hands of soldiers, who said they had staged a coup. However, the defence minister has been quoted as saying the attempted takeover had been thwarted. This follows hours of heavy gunfire near the presidential...... read more

BREAKING: Nine dead, many displaced as heavy flood in US hits New York, New Jersey

At least nine people have died after flash flooding and tornadoes hit the north-eastern US, local media report. Some people were trapped in flooded basements of their homes, while one body was found in a vehicle that was swept away. The governors of New York and New Jersey declared a state...... read more

Pregnant American woman, narrates harrowing experience with Taliban in Kabul

A pregnant American woman trying to escape Afghanistan with her husband and father was forced to hide after being blocked by the Taliban and kicked in the stomach, and as the US completed its withdrawal from the militant-controlled country. California Rep. Darrell Issa is working on trying to get her out and described her harrowing experiences...... read more

BREAKING: Five stabbed as knife fight rocks London

A woman is among five people injured in a mass knife fight outside a London Tube station. All those injured in the incident outside Harrow Tube station were in their teens or 20s and were taken to hospital - with two men said to be in a "serious but stable" condition....... read more

US soldiers hit, as 13 die in Kabul bomb attack

A suicide bomber is believed to have killed at least 13 civilians - including children - in an explosion at Kabul airport. Three US soldiers and Taliban guards are said to have also been injured in the attack, in the Afghan capital. It was not immediately known if British troops are...... read more

BREAKING: Kabul Airport bombed, evacuation of US citizens threatened

An explosion went off on Thursday outside the Kabul airport, where thousands of people have gathered to try to flee the country on a Western airlift since the Taliban seized power earlier this month. The Pentagon confirmed the blast, with no immediate word on casualties. The United States and allies have...... read more

BREAKING: Afghan Taliban issues fresh quit notice to US Army

The Taliban say they will not extend the deadline for Western forces to leave Afghanistan. Spokesman Suhail Shaheen told the BBC that 31 August was a red line and that any extension would be a "clear violation" of the Doha agreement between the United States and the Taliban. UK Prime Minister...... read more

Biden: No American would be left in Afghanistan *Says, chaos expected, waves off criticisms

Even without being fazed by heavy criticisms, President Joe Biden vowed on Wednesday that to get every US citizen wishing to leave Afghanistan out of the troubled country even if it meant troops would Americans staying in Taliban-controlled Kabul for longer than agreed. Though he maintained that the US would be...... read more

See the fleeying 19-year-old Afghan football star who died, trapped on plane wheel

A former Afghan national youth team footballer died when he became trapped in the landing gear of a US evacuation flight in a desperate attempt to flee the Taliban, it emerged on Monday. The remains of Zaki Anwari, 19, were discovered in the wheel well of a US C-17 transport aircraft...... read more

Death toll in messy Afghanistan evacuation rises to 12

No less than 12 people have been killed in and around the airport in the Afghan capital Kabul, since Sunday as the frenzy to leave the country, by citizens became more intense, owing to the takeover of the country by a new government, Taliban and NATO officials have reportedly said. The...... read more

Afghanistan gets new name as Taliban government takes full control

Afghanistan is now to be known and addressed as the ‘Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan’ after it was renamed by the Taliban government, which regained full control of the country after its fighters swept into the capital, Kabul on Sunday. Kabul, a bustling metropolis of six million has turned into a male-dominated...... read more

Calm returns at Kabul Airport, as crowd disappear from tarmac

The runway at Kabul’s airport is free for take-off and landing again on Tuesday after a day of confusion and crowds amid the Taliban takeover. NATO’s representative in Afghanistan, Stefano Pontecorvo tweet and was sure that evacuation efforts can resume. “I see aeroplanes landing and taking off,’’ wrote Pontecorvo on his...... read more

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