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February 27, 2018 7:53 AM Saudi king replaces military chiefs in shake-up

Saudi Arabia has sacked its top military commanders, including the chief of staff, in a series of late-night royal decrees. Saudi King Salman also replaced the heads of the ground forces and air defences. The news was published by the official Saudi Press Agency (SPA), but no reason for the sackings was given. They come as the war in Yemen, where a Saudi-led 87

February 21, 2018 7:31 AM 500 Ghanaians stranded in Dubai- Gov’t

Government has revealed that some 500 young Ghanaians have been left stranded in Dubai. The 500 were sent to the largest and most populous city in the United Arab Emirates [UAE] by fake recruitment agencies for non existing jobs. The Minister further indicated that government is working closely with the security agencies to arrest owners and managers 101

December 31, 2017 8:26 AM Iran protests: ‘Iron fist’ threatened if unrest continues

Iran’s Revolutionary Guards have warned anti-government protesters they will face the nation’s “iron fist” if political unrest continues. But a Revolutionary Guards commander said the protests had degenerated into people chanting political slogans and burning public property. They are the biggest show of dissent since huge pro-reform rallies in 2009. There 96

December 6, 2017 5:59 AM US to recognise Jerusalem as Israel’s capital in world first

US President Donald Trump will recognise Jerusalem as Israel’s capital, senior administration officials have said. But the officials said Mr Trump would not immediately move the US embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem. Arab leaders earlier warned against moving the US embassy in Israel to Jerusalem, with one saying this would be “a flagrant provocation 129

December 1, 2017 4:29 PM Egypt face hosts Russia, Nigeria drawn with Argentina in 2018 World Cup

Six-time African Champions, Egypt have been drawn to face hosts Russia, Saudi Arabia and Uruguay in Group A at the 2018 FIFA World Cup. Morocco who beat Ivory Coast to make it to the tournament will face a huge task of making it out of their group after they were drawn against European Champions Portugal and Spain who have won the World Cup in 2010. Senegal 73

October 26, 2017 5:32 AM Indonesia floggings: Aceh public punishments condemned

More than 500 people have been publicly flogged in Indonesia in the past two years, a rights group says. Human Rights Watch called on the country's president to end the "barbaric" punishment. Aceh province is the only part of Indonesia that practices Sharia law. This was permitted as part of a peace deal with separatists in 2006, but the law has become 105

October 16, 2017 6:29 PM Ghana maintains 52nd position on FIFA ranking for October

By: Dennis Osei Gyamfi, GNA Accra, Oct. 16, GNA - Ghana remain unchanged on the Federation of International Football Association’s (FIFA) world ranking for the month of October released on Monday. Ghana is 52nd on the world ranking but are ranked 8th on the African continent. The Black Stars have played two matches this month, drawing 0-0 with Uganda 89

October 11, 2017 9:01 AM VIDEO: Ghana defeats Saudi Arabia 3-0

Just before the half-time whistle, newboy Kassim Adams Nuhu — unmarked inside the Saudi Arabia box — connected home a corner kick from the right. The Saudi defence were out of the equation as the Young Boys centre back capped an impressive outing with a cool finish. Just after the break, goalkeeper Lawrence Ati-Zigi made a timely save with his leg after 119

October 11, 2017 5:00 AM Kwesi Appiah happy to have Black Stars selection headache after impressive Saudi Arabia victory

Black Stars head coach Kwesi Appiah has expressed his delight with the competition for places in the team and says he's hoping for more headaches to pick his team. The new look Black Stars continued their fine form with an emphatic 3-0 win over 2018 FIFA World Cup bound Saudi Arabia in Jeddah on Tuesday night in an international friendly. Despite missing 84

October 10, 2017 9:19 PM GCC moves toward a greener economy as energy demand rises

JEDDAH/DUBAI — There is genuine concern to develop renewable energy in the region. According to the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA), Gulf countries have rising energy demand and regional electricity consumption is growing at almost 8% a year, and the six countries are in the top 14 per capita emitters of carbon dioxide in the world. Saudi 74