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Tunisia bans Niqab in public institutions

Tunisia bans Niqab in public institutions

Tunisian Prime Minister Youssef Chahed has banned the wearing of the niqab – a full-face veil – in public institutions with immediate effect, citing security reasons. “Chahed signed a government decree that bars any person with an undisclosed face from access to public headquarters, administrations, institutions for security reasons,” an official source told Reuters News […]

‘Spectacular’ progress, says Taliban peace talks with US

‘Spectacular’ progress, says Taliban peace talks with US

The ongoing seventh round of negotiations between Taliban representatives and US officials in Qatar has made “spectacular progress” on a draft agreement aimed at ending the 18-year-long conflict in Afghanistan, a spokesperson for the Taliban has said. Speaking to Al Jazeera on Wednesday, Suhail Shaheen, the Taliban’s political spokesman in Doha, said that “80-90 percent work on the peace agreement […]

At least 35 die in fuel tanker explosion in Nigeria

At least 35 die in fuel tanker explosion in Nigeria

Lagos: At least 35 people were killed and 101 others sustained various degrees of burns in a petrol tanker explosion incident in southern Nigeria, a local official said Tuesday. The tragedy occurred on Monday at Ahumbe village in Benue state, when the tanker, which had overturned after an accident, caught fire as dozens of people were […]

Airstrike hits migrant detention center in Libya, 40 killed

Airstrike hits migrant detention center in Libya, 40 killed

Benghazi: An airstrike hit a detention center for migrants early Wednesday in the Libyan capital, killing at least 40 people, a health official in the country’s UN-supported government said. The airstrike targeting the detention center in Tripoli’s Tajoura neighborhood also wounded 80 migrants, said Malek Merset, a spokesman for the health ministry. Merset posted photos […]