World leaders react to Trump rally shooting

World leaders reacted with shock to the wounding of Donald Trump in an assassination attempt against the former US president at an election rally. Presidents and prime ministers globally spoke…

Hajj Disasters: Stampedes, infernos and a bloody siege

It is Islam’s holiest pilgrimage, but the hajj to Mecca in Saudi Arabia has in recent decades been plagued by deadly disasters, from stampedes to militant attacks. Yet the last time…

Hamas says more than 200 killed as Israel rescues four Gaza hostages

Israel announced its forces rescued four hostages on Saturday from a Gaza refugee camp in an operation which the Hamas-run government media office said left 210 Palestinians dead and hundreds…

Xi, Putin hail ties as ‘stabilising’ force in chaotic world

Leaders Xi Jinping and Vladimir Putin framed their nations’ ties as a stabilising force in a chaotic world as they met Thursday in Beijing, where the Russian president is seeking…

Hamas, Israel entrench Gaza truce positions

Efforts aimed at securing an elusive truce in exchange for hostages held in Gaza were due to resume Monday as disagreement between Israel and Hamas over demands to end the…

World’s five richest men doubled their fortunes since 2020 — Oxfam

The world’s wealthiest five men have more than doubled their fortune since 2020, the charity Oxfam said on Monday, calling on nations to resist the ultra-rich’s influence over tax policy.…

Blinken meets Palestinian leader after urging Israel to spare Gaza civilians

Israel kept bombing Gaza on Wednesday as US top diplomat Antony Blinken met the head of the Palestinian Authority, which Washington hopes could govern the coastal territory after the war…

Oscar Pistorius: Olympian hero turned disgraced killer

At the 2012 London Olympics, before 80,000 roaring fans and a constellation of camera flashes, it took Oscar Pistorius 45.44 seconds to become a global icon. A year later, he…

Chinese President Xi Jinping arrives in US for APEC summit

Chinese President Xi Jinping has arrived in San Francisco, U.S., to attend a summit with President Joe Biden. The Summit is also the 30th Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) Economic Leaders’…

Court Grants Emefiele Bail

Justice Olukayode Adeniyi of the Federal Capital Territory High Court has granted former Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), Godwin Emefiele, bail.