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President Tinubu Arrives UAE, Meet With King Charles III

Africa News

President Bola Tinubu, hours after presenting the 2024 appropriation bill to the National Assembly has arrived in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, to attend the COP28 Climate Summit which is scheduled to hold from 1st to 2nd December 2023. The president upon arrival met with His Majesty, King Charles III. The President noted that meeting with the Common Wealth Monarch was productive, and he is optimistic about the positive impact the joint efforts will have on the planet’s future.

ECOWAS Condemns Sierra Leone Coup Attempt

Africa News

The regional bloc, the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS), which has contended with a series of coups among its members since 2020, has condemned the attempted coup in the capital city of Sierra Leone which was thwarted in the early hours of Sunday. ECOWAS expressed its utter disgust over a "plot by certain individuals to acquire arms and disturb the peace and constitutional order”.

Niger Junta: ECOWAS Parliament Seeks To Lift Sanctions On Niger Republic

Africa News

The Economic Community of West African States, ECOWAS Parliament has urged the Heads of State and Government in the region to lift the sanctions imposed on the Niger Republic.

Oil Flagging Cost: OPEC+ Slashes Oil Output To Boost Prices

Middle East & Asia News

Oil-producing nations including the Saudi Arabia, Russia on Thursday announced further slash in production next year with an effort to prop up volatile prices.

Israel-Hamas War: WHO Describes Al-Shifa Hospital As “Death Zone”

Middle East & Asia News

The World Health Organization (WHO) has described Al-Shifa hospital in war torn Gaza as a “death zone”. A joint UN team led by the WHO assessed the hospital for one hour on Saturday in Gaza and saw signs of shelling and gunfire. The team included public health experts, logistics officers and security staff from various U.N. departments. The team described the hospital as a "death zone" and said the situation was "desperate," with the hospital basically not functioning as a medical facility due to scarcity of clean water, fuel, medicine and other essentials.

Israel-Hamas War: Egypt Opens Rafah Border 

Middle East & Asia News

A first group of injured evacuees from Gaza crossed into Egypt on Wednesday under a Qatari-mediated deal. This is the first time Rafah border is being opened to Gazans since the Israel-Haras war began.  More than 500 foreign nationals and dual citizens will be allowed to leave the enclave, the Gaza Borders and Crossings Authority said in a statement verified by Al Jazeera’s Sanad Agency. The evacuees were conveyed in ambulances through the Rafah border crossing. Under the deal reached between Egypt, Israel and Hamas, a number of foreigners and critically wounded people will be allowed to leave the besieged territory.

Former US First Lady Rosalynn Carter Dies Aged 96

US & Canada News

Rosalynn Carter, the wife of former United States of America President, Jimmy Carter has died aged 96. She died peacefully with her family by her side at her home in Plains, Georgia, according to the Carter Center, a not-for-profit organization founded by her husband of 77 years, former president Jimmy Carter. "Former First Lady Rosalynn Carter, a passionate champion of mental health, caregiving, and women’s rights, passed away Sunday, Nov. 19, at 2:10 p.m. at her home in Plains, Georgia, at the age of 96. She died peacefully, with family by her side,” the Carter Center stated on Sunday.

22 Killed, Dozens Injured In Mass Shooting In Lewiston, Maine

US & Canada News

In the state of Maine, a man hunt is underway for the person of interest in a mass shooting. There are reports of atleast 22 people dead and dozens injured. Police says the man connected with this horrific rampage is still on the run. The shooting happened about 7:00 on Wednesday, in Lewiston, Maine, a city of about 37,000 people. It is located about 35 miles north of Portland.  An hour later after the shooting authorities informed people to shelter indoors and lock doors.Authorities said they have identified Robert Card as a person of interest in the shooting. Card had been trained at a military facility as a firearm instructor and was recently committed to a mental facility. Police say he is considered armed and dangerous.  

Donald Trump Indicted In Classified Documents Case

US & Canada News

The former United State President, Donald Trump in recent charges been indicted by the US Justice Department. Trump was accused in multiple new counts including, altering, destroying, mutilating, or concealing an object; and corruptly altering, destroying, mutilating or concealing a document, record or other object; and an additional charge of willful retention of national defense information.

Portuguese Prime Minister Steps Down Amid Corruption Probe

Europe News

Portuguese Prime Minister Antonio Costa resigned shortly after prosecutors issued arrest warrants and raided government buildings due to a corruption investigation. Costa revealed during a televised news conference his amazement over a criminal case issued against him, insisting he had nothing to do with any "illicit of reprehensible act." He said he had not been named as a suspect but believed the inquiry was incompatible with staying in office. Prosecutors said on Tuesday they were investigating concessions awarded for lithium mines and hydrogen production. Five people have been detained, according to Público newspaper. Among them are two people seen as close to Mr Costa, including his chief of staff Vítor Escária, and a business consultant, Público reports.

Brussels Police Kill Suspect Accused Of Shooting Two Swedish Football Fans 

Europe News

A gunman who shot and killed two Swedish nationals in Brussels has died after being shot by police, thereby ending an overnight manhunt. Belgium’s interior minister, Annelies Verlinden, informed the broadcaster VRT that an automatic weapon found on the “neutralised person” was the same as that used during the attack that killed two Swedish men, one in his 60s and one in his 70s.The Belgian federal prosecutor’s office confirmed Tuesday that the suspect, whose identity is yet to be confirmed, had been killed was shot outside a cafe in the Schaerbeek area near the city centre. 

Cigarette Business/Smoking to Face Total Ban In UK – Report

Europe News

The British Prime Minister, Rishi Sunak, has defended his plan on the ban of Cigarette smoking and its sales in England, saying the move will be the biggest public health intervention for this generation in the United Kingdom, UK. While speaking to British Broadcasting Corporation, BBC, whether he was not trampling on people’s right to chose? Sunak said, there is “no safe level of smoking”.