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Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak addressing a conference earlier this month
28/07/2015 - MALAYSIA

Malaysian cabinet reshuffle fails to shake corruption allegations

Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak has replaced his deputy premier and sacked his attorney general in a controversial cabinet reshuffle amid a growing scandal.

The rubble of Jazeera Palace hotel in Mogadishu, Somalia, following a suicide bomb blast.
27/07/2015 - SOMALIA

Will Kenya’s heightened security leave with Obama?

Kenya has successfully kept Al-Shebab at bay throughout US President Barack Obama’s landmark visit to the country.
US President Obama and Ethiopian Prime Minister Hailermariam Desalegn during meeting in New York, 25 September 2014
24/07/2015 - Ethiopia

Obama's visit to Ethiopia must extend relationship beyond security and business: activists

Rights activists and press freedom advocates are pushing US President Barack Obama to raise concerns over political space, press freedom and human rights in Ethiopia, ahead of his trip to Addis Ababa ...
Protesters in Istanbul hail PKK flags and pictures of victims of the Suruc bombing
24/07/2015 - TURKEY

Ceasefire between Turkish government and Kurds could be at risk, experts say

Experts say the added threat of the Islamic State armed group in Turkey during a time of political turmoil between the government and pro-Kurds could prove difficult to handle.

23/07/2015 - Burundi

Burundi civil society won't recognise Nkurunziza's re-election, violence set to continue

Provisional results in Burundi’s controversial presidential elections are expected on Friday.
Israeli Prime MinisterBenyamin Netanyahu speaking at the UN in 2012 about a possible Iranian nuclear deal.
20/07/2015 - Israel - united states

US 's Ashton to reassure Netanyahu on Iran nuclear deal on Israel visit

US Defence Secretary Ashton Carter has arrived in Israel on Monday in a bid to ease concerns over the recent nuclear deal with Iran.

Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari arrives Washington DC shaking hand with spokesman Shehu Garba
20/07/2015 - Nigeria - United States

Nigerian anti-gay activists fear Obama pressure on Buhari during US visit

Nigerian opponents of gay rights vowed to defend the country’s anti-gay laws as President Muhammadu Buhari met his United States counterpart Barack Obama in Washington DC on Monday.
Bomb attacks in Gaza
19/07/2015 - Palestine - Israel - Saudi Arabia - Yemen

Gaza blasts may point to increased IS group activity: analyst

A series of near-simultaneous explosions in the Gaza Strip on Sunday targeted members of the armed branches of Hamas and Islamic Jihad, amid growing tensions between the Palestinian territory's rulers and extremist opponents. There was no immediate claim of responsibility.

Chemical weapons symbol used by the US army
18/07/2015 - Syria

IS group used chemical arms against Kurds: report

The Islamic State group fired chemical weapons against Kurdish forces in Syria and Iraq last month, Kurdish fighters and weapons experts have said.
17/07/2015 - Kenya

Kenyan government asked Hacking Team to attack dissident website

Kenya’s government negotiated to buy sophisticated spy software from Italian surveillance company Hacking Team, according to leaked emails published by WikiLeaks.