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27 January 2018 7:58 AM Death toll now 26 in Mali truck blast, including 4 children

Ouagadougou - Burkina Faso's government says the death toll has risen to 26 after a truck hit an improvised explosive device. The government says six women and four children are among the dead in Thursday's blast that occurred shortly after the truck entered Mali from northern Burkina Faso. The government says authorities are working to identify the victims 44

16 January 2018 10:04 AM Nigeria's abducted Chibok schoolgirls: a timeline

Lagos - A group of young women shown in a video released by Boko Haram on Monday are purported to be among the more than 200 abducted from Chibok, northeast Nigeria, in 2014. On April 14, 2014 Boko Haram gunmen seize 276 girls aged 12 to 17 from the Government Girls Secondary School in the remote town of Chibok in Borno state. The girls are forced from their 61

04 January 2018 6:00 PM Egypt's mufti says bitcoin forbidden in Islam

Cairo - Egypt's grand mufti has said that bitcoin is forbidden in Islam, warning the digital currency could be used for criminal purposes. Bitcoin, launched in 2009 and based on a peer-to-peer payment system, poses "high risks to individuals and states," Shawqi Allam said in a published ruling. It could provide "stable and secure financial resources 55

21 December 2017 4:02 AM 6 missing aid workers in South Sudan now safe, UN says

Johannesburg - The United Nations humanitarian agency says six aid workers who went missing after clashes broke out in South Sudan days ago have returned safely. The UN statement on Wednesday says the workers are with two international groups, HealthNet and Solidarity International, and one local aid group. Solidarity International's country director 66

15 December 2017 9:37 PM Malaysian housewife handed jail term for insulting Islam

Kuala Lumpur - A Malaysian woman was given a six-month jail term on Friday for making offensive remarks about the Prophet Mohammed in a mosque, state media said, a fresh sign of growing tensions in the multi-ethnic country. Tham Yut Mooi, from the country's ethnic Chinese minority, was found guilty of three counts of insulting the prophet at the mosque 62

01 November 2017 7:05 AM Using vehicles as weapons of terror in Europe and America

On March 22, 2017, a 52-year-old British convert to Islam, Khalid Masood, mows down pedestrians on Westminster Bridge near parliament and stabs a policeman, killing five people and injuring around 50 before being shot dead by police. The attack is claimed by IS. On June 3, the British capital is hit again when three attackers strike pedestrians with a van and go on a stabbing 54

25 October 2017 3:15 AM Crown prince pledges 'moderate' Saudi Arabia

Riyadh - Powerful Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman pledged a "moderate, open" Saudi Arabia on Tuesday, breaking with ultra-conservative clerics in favour of an image catering to foreign investors and Saudi youth. The Saudi strongman, 32, did not mince words in declaring a new reality for the kingdom, hours after announcing the launch of an independent 39

19 October 2017 6:29 PM Video released of Mali troops held by al-Qaeda-linked group

Bamako - A video has been released that reportedly shows 11 Mali soldiers held hostage by an extremist group linked to al-Qaeda. The Islam and Muslim Support Group aired the video, dated October 1, through MENASTREAM on Wednesday. In it the soldiers, in gray clothing, ask Mali's government and President Ibrahim Boubacar Keita to find a solution to achieve 40

16 October 2017 1:59 PM Call to amend BEE ‘ill-timed and ill-considered’‚ says Mandla Mandela

The grandson of late former president Nelson Mandela and Chief of the Mvezo Traditional Council has released a statement claiming that the proposed changes to BEE policy also contradict “the ANC’s Mangaung Resolution for radical economic transformation for all who were historically disadvantaged”. Mandela‚ who converted to Islam a few months before marrying 33

16 October 2017 12:04 AM Austria Shifts Right as Refashioned Conservatives Win in an Upset

Preliminary results released by the Interior Ministry showed the People’s Party winning 31.4 percent of the vote, and President Alexander Van der Bellen declared the young minister the “clear winner” of the evening. The president is expected to tap Mr. Kurz to form a government once the results are finalized later this week, after absentee ballots are counted 63