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March 12, 2018 9:25 AM I fired gunshots at Champs Bar in self-defence – Stonebwoy

Dancehall artiste Livingstone Etse Setekla aka Stonebwoy has explained why he fired gunshots at the Champs Bar in Accra last night. According to him, he did that to defend himself of any gruesome attack that may have been launched on him. When King Lagaze asked him on Hitz FM on Sunday of the reason behind what he did, he asked “have you heard of self-defence 36

October 12, 2017 6:40 AM Mob cheers on rape, killing of woman who served ‘forbidden fish’

A woman was raped, whipped and beheaded before a cheering mob in the Democratic Republic of Congo — as punishment for dishing up “forbidden fish” to a group of rebels who then drank her blood. The atrocity in the main square of Luebo, in the province of Kasaï-Occidental, occurred on April 8 and was captured in stomach-churning video that only emerged 30

October 2, 2017 12:50 AM Amid scenes of chaos and violence, Catalonia independence vote is projected to pass overwhelmingly

Before dawn Sunday, Rose Papel Sanchez, 81, hobbled down her Barcelona street with the help of a cane, joining hundreds of fellow Catalans as they “occupied” their local polling station. They were there to keep police from seizing the ballot boxes in an independence vote the Spanish government considered illegal. By the time Papel Sanchez returned home about 22

September 1, 2017 3:17 PM Iran sends pilgrims back to haj in test for broader dialogue

MECCA/LONDON (Reuters) - Iranian pilgrims returned to haj this year for the first time since a deadly crush in 2015, in what could be an important confidence-building measure for dialogue on other thorny issues between Iran and Saudi Arabia. Nearly 800 people were killed, according to Riyadh, when two large groups of pilgrims arrived at a crossroads 16

August 25, 2017 5:00 AM Bahrain slams Qatar move to normalise ties with Iran

Doha’s decision to reinstate envoy to Iran seen as provocative in wake of tensions DOHA: Qatar is to reinstate its ambassador to Iran, its foreign ministry announced on Thursday, in a significant move at a time of diplomatic friction within the Gulf. Qatar’s move may be seen as provocative among those countries which have cut ties, but Saudi Arabia and its allies 31

August 18, 2017 6:02 AM Saudi Arabia reopens border to Qatari pilgrims despite tensions

Qatari hajj pilgrims began crossing into Saudi Arabia on Thursday, Saudi media reported, after Riyadh reopened the border in a move that Doha welcomed but saw as "politically motivated" as regional tensions simmer. The Salwa border crossing, a key passage for Muslims on the annual hajj pilgrimage, has been closed since June in a major diplomatic crisis 30

August 17, 2017 12:38 PM Saudi Arabia Reopens Qatar Border for Hajj Pilgrims

The official Saudi Press Agency reported that Qatari pilgrims will be allowed to enter the kingdom by land and would then be flown onward from two Saudi airports in Dammam and al-Ahsa at the king's expense. The king also ordered that aircraft from the country's flagship carrier be dispatched to Qatar's capital, Doha, to fly Qatari pilgrims to the Red Sea city of Jiddah 20

August 17, 2017 7:24 AM Saudi-Qatar border reopened for hajj pilgrims amid rift

RIYADH, Saudi Arabia — Saudi Arabia said Thursday it is reopening its border with Qatar to let pilgrims attend the hajj, marking a breakthrough in a monthslong rift between the two Gulf countries. The official Saudi Press Agency reported that Qatari pilgrims will be allowed to enter the kingdom by land and that pilgrims would then be flown onward from two Saudi 18

August 14, 2017 3:42 AM 70 years after Pakistan-India split, Sikhs search for home

PESHAWAR, Pakistan — Radesh Singh’s grandfather was just 11 years old when he left his village in India’s Punjab province to move to Peshawar, in the far northwest of the country on the border with Afghanistan. The year was 1901: The British ruled the Indian subcontinent, Pakistan wasn’t even a glimmer in the eye of its founder, Mohammad Ali Jinnah 10

July 17, 2017 2:18 AM UAE Hacked Qatari Government Sites, Sparking Regional Upheaval, According To US Intelligence Officials

The hacks and posting took place on May 24, shortly after President Donald Trump completed a lengthy counterterrorism meeting with Persian Gulf leaders. The United Arab Emirates orchestrated the hacking of Qatari government news and social media sites in order to post incendiary false quotes attributed to Qatar's emir, Sheikh Tamim Bin Hamad al-Thani 24