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Egyptian archaeologists unearth 59 coffins buried 2,600 years ago

Cairo, Oct. 3, 2020 (dpa/Naija247news) Egypt announced the discovery of a large collection of intact and well-preserved coffins at a major necropolis near Cairo that date back 2,600 years. Tourism and Antiquities Minister Khaled al-Anani said Egyptian archaeologists found three shafts containing 59 sealed sarcophagi...

Outrage in Pakistan after ban on coverage of mother’s gang rape

Islamabad, Oct. 3, 2020 (dpa/Naija247news) Pakistani authorities have barred the media from reporting on the gang rape of a mother in front of her young children that attracted global outcry after a top cop blamed the victim. The Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority ordered television...

Turkey says UN registers its maritime deal with Libya

Istanbul, Oct. 2, 2020 (dpa/Naija247news) A maritime deal signed in 2019 between Turkey and Libya’s internationally recognised government has been registered by the United Nations, the Turkish Defence Ministry said on Friday. Turkey supports the UN-backed Government of National Accord (GNA) based in Tripoli and...

Influential Israeli rabbi tests positive for coronavirus

Tel Aviv, Oct. 2, 2020 (dpa/Naija247news) An influential Israeli rabbi who previously warned against coronavirus testing has tested positive himself, his family announced on Friday. Rabbi Kanievsky was doing well and was continuing his religious studies, local media reported, citing the family. President Reuven Rivlin and...

Pakistan fast-tracks repatriation of Nawaz Sharif from UK – Report

Islamabad (Pakistan), Sept. 30, 2020 (ANI/Naija247news) Prime Minister Imran Khan has urged Pakistani authorities to fast-tracked the process of repatriating Pakistan Muslim League-N (PML-N) leader Nawaz Sharif from London. Nawaz has been in London since November 2019 on medical grounds. The prime minister who issued the...

Israel approves law to limit protest during lockdown

Jerusalem, Sept. 30, 2020 (Xinhua/Naija247news) Israeli parliament passed a law on Wednesday to enables the government to limit public protest during the nationwide COVID-19 lockdown. The law was approved in a 46-38 votes in an overnight session. The controversial law allows the government to announce a...

Turkey prepares second indictment on 6 Khashoggi murder suspects -report

Istanbul, Sept. 28, 2020 (Reuters/Naija247news) Turkish prosecutors have prepared a second indictment against six Saudi officials in connection with the 2018 murder of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi in Istanbul, broadcaster NTV and other media said on Monday. The reports did not say whether the six...

Latest attempt at forming Lebanese government fails amid infighting

Beirut, Sept. 26, 2020 (dpa/Naija247news) Lebanese Prime Minister-designate, Mustafa Adib, who took the job to help the country recover from August’s devastating blast in Beirut, said on Saturday he is stepping down without forming a new government, citing political infighting. State-run National News Agency reported...

S/Arabia to allow Umrah pilgrimage to resume from October – Report

Riyadh, Sept. 23, 2020 (dpa/Naija247news) Saudi Arabia will allow the Muslim minor pilgrimage, the Umrah, to gradually resume starting in October, around seven months after it was halted due to the coronavirus pandemic. On Oct. 4, Saudis and foreign residents in the kingdom will be...

Israel to cut salaries of ministers, parliament members by 10%

Jerusalem, Sept. 22, 2020 (Xinhua/Naija247news) The Israeli government has approved a plan to lower the salaries of parliament members, ministers and the prime minister by 10 per cent, officials said. Prime Minister’s office and Ministry of Finance said this in a joint statement on Tuesday...
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