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  • Paris attacks suspect Salah Abdeslam was among 14 people on a “most wanted” list who have now been arrested © Police Nationale (France)/AFP/File The Hague, Netherlands, Jul 29 – European police forces have tracked down and arrested 14 people on a “most wanted” list in the six months since its...
  • Pope Francis touches the “Wall of Death”, a firing squad execution spot in the Nazi concentration camp Auschwitz, during a visit on July 29, 2016 © Osservatore Romano/AFP / HO Oswiecim, Poland, Jul 29 – Former prisoners at Nazi Germany’s most notorious extermination camp met with Pope Francis...
  • Tourists sunbathe on Palma’s beach on the island of Palma de Mallorca on June 30, 2016 © AFP/File / Jaime Reina Madrid, Spain, Jul 29 – Spain saw nearly 33 million visitors to the country in the first six months of the year, an 11.7 percent leap from 2015 as people fearful of extremist attacks seek...
  • (FILES) This file photo taken on April 10, 2016 shows Police cordonning protesters during a “Peace March for Turkey” organized by the new German Turkish Committee in Hamburg © dpa/AFP/File / Daniel Reinhardt Ankara, Turkey, Jul 29 – Turkish authorities on Friday widened their sweeping post-coup...
  • Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan (L) shakes hands with a guard during his visit to the Police Special Operation Department headquarters in Ankara © Turkish Presidential Press Office/AFP / Kayhan Ozer Ankara, Turkey, Jul 29 – President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Friday angrily accused a top US...
  • The container was intercepted upon arrival at the port while in transit to Uganda concealed as sugar/CFM NEWS NAIROBI, Kenya, July 29 – Police on Friday seized a haul of cocaine at the port of Mombasa with an estimated street value of over Sh300 million from South America. The container was...
  • The officer was responding to a distress call when they were ambushed and hacked to death/FILE NAIROBI, Kenya, Jul 29 – Two members of the Mombasa Republican Council have been sentenced to death by a Mombasa Court over the murder of four police officers during the 2013 General Election. Judge...
  • While Rajesh Gorasia, the owner of the multi-billion property demanded an assurance that it will not be demolished, Swazuri asked him to use a section of the mall since the Kenya Urban Roads Authority “does not need it for now/MOSES MUOKI NAIROBI, Kenya, Jul 29 – There was drama at the...
  • Syrian regime aircraft has bombed eastern areas of Aleppo overnight 28-29 July, 2016, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights reported, without specifying casualties/AFP-File ALEPPO, Syria, Jul 29 – Aid agencies called Friday on Syria’s government to end its encirclement of rebel-held east Aleppo...
  • Yemenis run for cover as smoke rises following a car bomb attack at an army checkpoint at the entrance to the town of Hajr on July 18, 2016/ AFP KUWAIT CITY, Kuwait, Jul 29 – Yemen’s government delegation to UN-brokered peace talks in Kuwait said it will leave on Saturday, signalling the collapse...
  • ANKARA, Turkey, Jul 29 – Turkey on Friday insisted its military will keep up the fight against Islamic State jihadists and other militants after the failed coup, saying the armed forces would emerge stronger from a purge of its top ranks. A senior US military commander had been quoted by American...
  • Kinisu is being investigated over monies received by Esaki Limited which is run by his family (and where he served as director) from the National Youth Service which is currently embroiled in a corruption scandal/FILE NAIROBI, Kenya, Jul 29 – The leadership of the Ethics and Anti- Corruption...
  • Pope Francis walks under the notorious “Arbeit Macht Frei” gate at the former Nazi death camp of Auschwitz-Birkenau on 29 July, 2016 © AFP / Janek Skarzynski Oswiecim, Poland, Jul 29 – Pope Francis on Friday walked alone through the notorious wrought-iron “Arbeit Macht Frei” gate as he visited the...
  • On July 28, 2016, Myanmar armed rebels from the Kachin Independence Army secure the compound around where leaders and representatives gathered for a four-day summit in Mai Ja Yang/AFP-File NAYPYIDAW, Myanmar, Jul 29 – Myanmar’s most heavily armed ethnic group held “positive” talks Friday with the...
  • Members of Germany’s Turkish community gather in front of the Turkish Consulate in Hamburg to protest against the military coup attempt, on July 16, 2016/AFP-File  BERLIN, Germany, Jul 29 – Tens of thousands of supporters of Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan plan to rally in the German city of...
  • French soldiers patrol under the Eiffel tower in Paris in November 2015, as part of security measures set following a wave of terror attacks © AFP/File / Joel Saget Vienna, Austria, Jul 29 – Austria has handed over to France two suspected members of the same Islamic State cell that massacred 130...
  • Geneva airport evacuated the terminal after a cheated wife triggered a bomb scare © AFP/File / Richard Juilliart Grenoble, France, Jul 29 – It is often said that Hell hath no fury like a woman scorned, but one cheated wife went to extraordinary lengths to exact revenge on her husband’s mistress....
  • Hissene Habre led Chad from 1982-1990, his rule marked by fierce repression of opponents and targeting of rival ethnic groups © AFP/File / Dominique Faget Dakar, Senegal, Jul 29 – Former Chadian dictator Hissene Habre, sentenced to life in May for war crimes and crimes against humanity, was ordered...
  • A policeman on duty at Rouen Cathedral on July 27, 2016/AFP-File Paris, France, Jul 29 – France’s prime minister said Friday he would consider a temporary ban on foreign financing of mosques, urging a “new model” for relations with Islam after a spate of jihadist attacks. Manuel Valls, under fire...
  • Queenie Rosita Law, granddaughter of late textiles tycoon Law Ting-pong who founded the Bossini clothing chain, was abducted from her house in Hong Kong in April 2015 /AFP-File Beijing, China, Jul 29 – Eight men who kidnapped a Hong Kong fashion heiress and held her in a cave as they negotiated a...
  • Syrian families fleeing an assault launched by Arab and Kurdish forces against IS group fighters in the town of Manbij, arrive at an encampment on the outskirts in June/AFP-File Beirut, Lebanon, Jul 29 – The Islamic State jihadist group has executed at least 24 civilians after seizing a village in...
  • Nigerian soldiers on duty in Borno State, in the northeast of the country/AFP-File Lagos, Nigeria, Jul 29 – A United Nations humanitarian convoy was ambushed by Boko Haram jihadists Thursday in Nigeria’s restive northeast, leaving several people wounded, the UN children’s agency and the Nigerian...
  • Mutua who was responding to protests over his sacking of health service workers in Machakos County, said he would not be arm twisted into, “going slow,” on those who did not make good on their terms of engagement/FILE MACHAKOS, Kenya, Jul 29 – Machakos Governor Alfred Mutua says he will not relent...
  • The EAC anthem like the Kenyan is three stanzas long and written in Kiswahili with a chorus/FILE NAIROBI, Kenya, Jul 29 – Kenya’s Cabinet on Thursday passed a directive that the East African Community flag be hoisted at all government and public institutions, including schools, with immediate...
  • The interim committee tasked with laying down the foundations for the new party presented to him, the party’s interim constitution, its nomination rules, its election rules and a members’ handbook/PSCU NAIROBI, Kenya, Jul 29 – President Uhuru Kenyatta Friday received instruments of the Jubilee...

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