John Magufuli’s pregnant schoolgirl ban angers Tanzanian women

Image copyright AFP Image caption John Magufuli said that young mothers would be distracted in class Tanzania’s President John Magufuli has been condemned for comments that girls who give birth should not be allowed to return to school. An online petition has been set up and a pan-African women’s organisation is mobilising to get the […]

Qatar says list of demands not realistic

Image copyright EPA Image caption Qatar, which is rich in natural gas, is home to 2.7 million people Qatar’s foreign minister has rejected a list of 13 conditions set by four Arab states for lifting sanctions, saying it is neither reasonable nor actionable. Qatar is under strict sanctions from Saudi Arabia and its allies, Egypt, […]

Saudis ‘foil suicide attack’ on Mecca’s Grand Mosque

Saudis ‘foil suicide attack’ on Mecca’s Grand Mosque

Image copyright Reuters Image caption The building collapsed after a suicide bomber blew himself up, the Saudi interior ministry said Saudi Arabia says it has foiled a “terrorist action” against the Grand Mosque in Mecca – Islam’s holiest site. A suicide bomber blew himself up when security forces surrounded the building he was in, the […]

China landslide leaves at least 140 missing in Sichuan

Media captionThe rescue team has been searching for missing people More than 140 people are feared buried in a landslide in Sichuan province in south-western China, state media say. About 40 homes were destroyed in Xinmo village in Maoxian county, after the side of a mountain collapsed at about 06:00 local time (22:00 GMT Friday). […]

US Government Considers Banning Travel to North Korea – Travel+Leisure

US Government Considers Banning Travel to North Korea – Travel+Leisure

The White House is reportedly considering a ban on travel to North Korea for all U.S. citizens following the death of Otto Warmbier, the 22-year-old American college student who was held prisoner in the isolated nation for 17 months. As USA Today reported, more than 800 Americans travel to North Korea each year with various […]

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