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Nnamdi Kanu: Nigerian separatist leader resurfaces in Israel

Nnamdi Kanu: Nigerian separatist leader resurfaces in Israel 22 October 2018 Image copyright AFP/Getty Image caption Mr Kanu said that Israel's spy agency Mossad have been helping him Missing Nigerian separatist leader Nnamdi Kanu has resurfaced in Israel more than a year after soldiers stormed his home.
“I'm in Israel,” Mr Kanu said on Sunday in a broadcast on his outlawed pirate radio station – Radio Biafra.
A video of the Indigenous People Of Biafra (Ipob) leader praying at the We..

Matthew Hedges: Release UAE ‘spy’ accused, academics demand

Matthew Hedges: Release UAE 'spy' accused, academics demand 22 October 2018 Image copyright Daniela Tejada Image caption Durham student Matthew Hedges has been held in solitary confinement for five months, according to his wife More than 100 academics from around the world have signed a petition demanding the release of a student charged with spying in the United Arab Emirates.
Matthew Hedges, a PhD student at Durham University, was arrested on 5 May in Dubai and has reportedly been he..

Jordan seeks to end Israel land lease

21 October 2018 Image copyright AFP Image caption PM Netanyahu (L) said he wanted to renew the lease after King Abdullah said he would end it Jordan says it plans to end a lease of two areas of land to Israel that was agreed in annexes to the 1994 peace treaty between the two countries.
The areas are Naharayim in the north and Tzofar in the south, known as Baqura and Ghamr in Arabic.
The lease governing them was for 25 years and had been due for renewal.
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu..

Migrant crisis: Libya opposes EU plan for centres, says minister

Migrant crisis: Libya opposes EU plan for centres, says minister 19 October 2018 Related TopicsEurope migrant crisis Image copyright EPA Image caption Many of those who risk the journey across the Mediterranean have to be rescued Libya's foreign minister says his country opposes a European Union plan to set up assessment centres for migrants outside the EU.
The plan was drawn up by EU leaders in June as Italy called for more controls on migration.
But Mohamed al-Taher Siala told an Austria..

Israeli Supreme Court allows US ‘boycott’ student to stay

Israeli Supreme Court allows US 'boycott' student to stay 18 October 2018 Image copyright Reuters Image caption Lara Alqasem arrived at Ben Gurion international airport near Tel Aviv two weeks ago Israel's Supreme Court has overturned a ban on a US student from entering the country over her alleged support of an anti-Israel boycott campaign.
Lara Alqasem travelled from Florida to Tel Aviv on a student visa on 2 October and has since been held at an airport detention centre pendin..

US to merge Jerusalem consulate general with new embassy

US to merge Jerusalem consulate general with new embassy 18 October 2018 Image copyright AFP Image caption The US opened its new embassy in Jerusalem in May The US is to merge its consulate general in Jerusalem, which deals with Palestinian affairs, with its new embassy, the secretary of state says.
Mike Pompeo said the decision was made for efficiency reasons and did not signal a change of policy on Jerusalem, the West Bank or the Gaza Strip.
Palestinians condemned the move.
Senior official Sae..

Twitter’s ‘Russia-Iran’ troll tweet trove made public

Twitter's 'Russia-Iran' troll tweet trove made public 17 October 2018 Related TopicsBrexit Image copyright Getty Images/Twitter Image caption The data trove covers 3,800 Russia-linked accounts and 770 Iran-attributed accounts More than 10 million tweets posted by suspected state-backed Russian and Iranian “troll farms” have been shared online by Twitter.
It has published more than 360GB of material to aid studies into how its platform has been used to try to influence the public.
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Syria war: UN envoy Staffan de Mistura to step down

Syria war: UN envoy Staffan de Mistura to step down 17 October 2018 Related TopicsSyrian civil war Image copyright Reuters Image caption Staffan de Mistura has been the UN special envoy to Syria since July 2014 The UN special envoy to Syria, Staffan de Mistura, has said he will step down from his post at the end of November after more than four years in the job.
The 71-year-old Italian-Swedish diplomat told the UN Security Council this was for personal reasons.
Mr de Mistura added that he would ..

Yemen air strike: The school that’s lost 42 children

You may well remember – the pictures were hard to forget – the scene in Yemen in August when dozens of schoolchildren and adults were killed in an airstrike.
The strike was carried out by a coalition – led by Saudi Arabia and backed by the US, the UK and France. They are supporting Yemen's government against the Houthi rebels – backed by Iran.
In three years of fighting, at least 10,000 people have been killed and millions have fled their homes.
Our correspondent Orla Guerin – with produ..

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