Turkey ‘won’t turn back from S-400 deal with Russia’

Turkey will not turn back from its deal to buy S-400 missile systems from Russia, President Tayyip Erdogan was quoted as saying on Saturday, a day after an informal deadline...

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India, Pakistan to argue at World Court amid tensions

The World Court will hear arguments on Monday in a dispute between India and Pakistan about a former Indian navy commander sentenced to death by Islamabad for allegedly being an intelligence agency spy. The hearings come at a time of particularly strained relations between the nuclear-armed neighbours following a suicide attack on a convoy in Kashmir on Thursday that killed...

Hong Kong seizes rhino horns worth $1.0m

Hong Kong customs have seized a record 40kg of rhino horns worth around $1.0m that were on their way from South Africa to Vietnam, the latest bust for authorities trying to crack down on the illegal trade of endangered species through the Chinese territory. The seizure on Thursday at Hong Kong International Airport came less than one month after customs...

Five die in US warehouse shooting

A gunman opened fire at an Illinois manufacturing warehouse, apparently as he was being terminated from his job there, killing five fellow workers and wounding five police officers on Friday before he was slain by police, authorities said. Aurora Police Chief Kristen Ziman said the assailant, identified as 45-year-old Gary Martin, had worked at the...

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Nigeria delays presidential election for a week

Nigeria's presidential and parliamentary elections have been delayed for a week. The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) made the announcement just five hours before the polls were due to open on Saturday. "Proceeding with the election as scheduled is no longer feasible," commission chairman Mahmood Yakubu said, citing logistical issues. He said the difficult decision was needed to ensure a...

Sudan security arrests professors as protests continue to grow

Security forces arrested 14 professors who were gathering to protest outside Khartoum University on Tuesday, witnesses said, as anti-government demonstrations neared the end of their eighth week. Doctors also rallied outside state and private hospitals in Sudan’s capital and other cities against the rule of President Omar al-Bashir, Reuters reported citing witnesses. Union members, students, opposition activists and others, frustrated...