OPEC Secretary-General Barkindo dies at 63

OPEC's Secretary-General Mohammad Barkindo has died aged 63, according to Mele Kyari, the group managing director of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation on Wednesday. “We lost our esteemed Dr. Muhammad Sanusi Barkindo. He died at…

French force in Sahel leaves Mali in vast operation

Niamey -The main French military base in Niger has become a hub of frantic activity for troops and equipment leaving neighbouring Mali. After nine years fighting jihadists in Mali, France is pulling its troops out of the country after…

France repatriates 51 from Syria camps in policy change

Paris - France repatriated 35 children and 16 mothers from camps in Syria holding family members of suspected Islamic State jihadists on Tuesday in the largest such operation by Paris after pressure from campaigners. The French government…

Fighting rages in eastern Ukraine as NATO pushes expansion

Sloviansk, Ukraine - Fighting raged on Tuesday in and around Ukraine’s eastern Donbas region as Russian troops tried to build on recent battlefield gains, while NATO pressed ahead with Finland and Sweden’s momentous membership bids. With…

12 bodies found after South China Sea typhoon shipwreck

BEIJING    -    Twelve bodies have been found following a shipwreck in the South China Sea over the weekend that left more than two dozen crew members missing, Chinese authorities said Monday. The announcement came days after an engineering…

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