"King, the terrorist is the one who has exported ... Daeshi ideology to the world, and it is you," Nasrallah said in a speech, using an acronym for Islamic State, the hardline Islamist group that declared a caliphate straddling parts of Syria and Iraq in 2014. His comments were criticised by Lebanese Prime Minister Najib Mikati who said the criticism of Saudi Arabia did not serve the national interest or represent the country's official stance. Saudi Arabia and a number of other Gulf Arab states withdrew ambassadors and expelled Lebanese envoys in October and November over what the kingdom later said was arch-foe Hezbollah's dominance of the Lebanese state.
Billionaire businessman and Agriculture Minister Aziz Akhannouch is set to lead a new Moroccan government after his liberal party soared to victory in parliamentary elections.
27 Jun 2021
Advocacy group Mother Nature activists Sun Ratha, Ly Chandaravuth and Yim Leanghy were arrested last week for documenting waste discharge into a city river.
13 Jun 2021
Clovis Casali talks to Thierry Frémaux, the director of the Cannes Film Festival. After being cancelled last year due to the Covid-19 pandemic, the world's biggest cinema event is back with an exciting line-up. Wes Anderson, Sean Penn, Nanni Moretti and Jacques Audiard are all competing for the prestigious Palme d'Or.
15 May 2021
More than five centuries after his reign, Oba Ewuare’s legacy is still alive in Benin City. He is remembered for his mystical powers, promoting arts and the bronze figures that have stood the test of time.
20 Mar 2021
The controversial but revered king of South Africa's Zulu people is to be buried this evening. During his long reign, he accumulated power far beyond his ceremonial role. But not without stepping on a few toes.
7 Mar 2021
Surrounded by thousands of live scorpions in a laboratory deep in Egypt's Western Desert, Ahmed Abu al-Seoud is extracting drops of venom from the arachnids’ tails. Biomedical researchers are studying the pharmaceutical properties of scorpion venom, making the rare and potent neurotoxin a highly sought-after commodity now produced in several Middle Eastern countries.
27 Nov 2020
A Bangkok bank has been targeted by pro-democracy protesters demanding King Maha Vajiralongkorn cede control of a royal fortune valued at billions of dollars. Demonstrators are demanding the money go to the poor.
1 Nov 2020
Albert, the former king of the Belgians, denied for years that Delphine, a 52-year-old artist, was his daughter. But a court ruling earlier this month granted her royal rights and the title of princess.
29 Aug 2020
Chadwick Boseman, star of the groundbreaking superhero movie “Black Panther,” has died after a private four-year battle with colon cancer. Boseman, 43, never publicly discussed his condition and continued to work on major Hollywood films during and between “countless” operations and chemotherapy, his family said in a statement.
18 Aug 2020
The former monarch abruptly left Spain after probes into his involvement in financial wrongdoings heated up. His whereabouts remained unknown, until now.
Buhari gives NDDC Friday deadline to pay stranded scholarship students, Police arrest nurses for allegedly stealing newborn
4 Aug 2020
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