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Gambia’s ex-number two buries hatchet

Banjul: The right-hand man of Gambia’s former president Yahya Jammeh made peace Wednesday with a former fellow officer whom he arrested following the 1994 military coup for allegedly plotting against…

Protest over decision to close 59 websites

JERUSALEM: Journalists called Wednesday for a Palestinian court decision to close 59 websites and social media pages to be overturned, with activists saying it appeared to be aimed at silencing…

Flaunting firepower at Africa summit

SOCHI: Russia is showing off its next generation Kalashnikov assault rifles, helicopters and facial recognition systems as President Vladimir Putin hosts dozens of African leaders for a major summit in…

Abe and Lee hold bilateral meeting

TOKYO: Japan’s Prime Minister Shinzo Abe met his South Korean counterpart yesterday and warned frayed relations should be mended, but appeared to suggest it was Seoul’s responsibility to make that…

Law banning child marriage upheld

Nairobi: A Tanzanian court has upheld a law banning the marriage of girls under the age of 18 in a ruling praised by rights activists. The High Court in 2016…

Foxes dream again with Rodgers

LONDON: Revitalised by the appointment of manager Brendan Rodgers and free-scoring form of Jamie Vardy, Leicester City are once again upsetting the applecart of the Premier League’s top six. Three…

Ox fires Liverpool for Genk victory

GENK (Belgium): Jurgen Klopp admitted his delight for Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain as the midfielder made the most of a rare start by scoring twice in Liverpool’s 4-1 Champions League win over…

China accuses the West of ‘hypocrisy’

China is seizing on violent protests in Europe and South America to bolster its condemnation of pro-democracy demonstrations in Hong Kong and defend its handling of the unrest. Recent clashes…