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Nigeria’s Supreme Court affirms Tinubu’s presidential victory

Bola Tinubu, President of Nigeria, arrives for the closing session of the New Global Financial Pact Summit, Friday, June 23, 2023

Nigeria’s Supreme Court has upheld the election of President Bola Ahmed Tinubu, ending months of legal battles over the presidential race. The seven-member court ruled on Thursday against the opposition’s challenges of fraud and electoral law breaches during the election. Keep reading list of 4 items list 1 of 4 In Nigeria, economic blues dampen […]

Sri Lanka beat defending champions England in ICC Cricket World Cup 2023

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Sri Lanka pushed dismal England to the brink of World Cup elimination when they handed the defending champions an eight-wicket thrashing at the Chinnaswamy Stadium in Bengaluru, India. Chasing just 157 to win in the match on Thursday, Sri Lanka reached 160-2 with a massive 146 balls to spare thanks to in-form Pathum Nissanka and […]

Small moments of joy amid Israel-Gaza war for children at al-Shifa Hospital

Children at al-Shifa Hospital in Gaza City

Gaza City – Dozens of children gathered around each other, jostling and comparing their artwork, an incongruous sight in the middle of a sea of makeshift tents set up for displaced Palestinians in the courtyard of al-Shifa Hospital. Many children had painted the Palestinian flag, while others drew their homes. Some of them had bright […]

Russia-Ukraine war: List of key events, day 610

The sun setting over a destroyed building in Izyum. The clouds are tinged in yellow. There s rubble on the ground.

Here is the situation on Thursday, October 26, 2023. Fighting Oleksandr Shtupun, a spokesperson for Ukraine’s southern groups of forces, said Russian forces were pressing ahead with their push to capture the eastern Ukrainian city of Avdiivka, despite mounting losses. Shtupun told national television that Russian forces were relying on infantry, using small assault groups […]

Russia practises ‘massive’ retaliatory nuclear strike

Russia's Yars intercontinental ballistic missile test-launched at the Plesetsk cosmodrome. There is lots of orange fire and smoke as the missile takes off

Russia’s military has conducted a “massive” retaliatory nuclear strike drill, hours after the upper house of parliament voted to revoke the country’s ratification of a global ban on nuclear testing. The exercise, which involved the test launch of missiles from a land-based silo, a nuclear submarine and from long-range bomber aircraft, was overseen by President […]

Two more resolutions to halt Israel-Gaza war fail at UN Security Council

Protesters in Chile hold Palestinian flags amid the continuing bombardment of Gaza

The United Nations Security Council has again failed to take action on the Israel-Hamas conflict despite a deepening humanitarian crisis in the Palestinian enclave of Gaza. Russia and China on Wednesday vetoed a United States resolution that called for a humanitarian pause to allow humanitarian aid access, the protection of civilians and a stop to […]

What is Hamas’s armed wing, the Qassam Brigades?

Izzedine al-Qassam Brigades

Hamas has been in the spotlight since October 7, when its military wing, the Qassam Brigades, launched an attack on Israeli territory, killing about 1,400 people and taking more than 200 people captives. Israel has pledged to finish all wings of the Palestinian resistance group, which has been governing the Gaza Strip since 2007, in […]