Agency Report

BREAKING: US withdraws from UN rights council

The United States has withdrawn from the UN Human Rights Council, US ambassador Nikki Haley said Tuesday, branding the global body a “cesspool of political bias.” “We take this step because our commitment does not allow us to remain a part of a hypocritical and self-serving organization that makes a mockery of human rights,” she […]

Latest World Cup standings

World Cup standings after Tuesday’s 18000 GMT Group A match (played, won, drawn, lost, goals for, goals against, points): Group A Russia         2 2 0 0 8 1 6 Uruguay        1 1 0 0 1 0 3 Egypt          2 0 0 2 1 4 0 Saudi Arabia   1 0 0 1 […]

Govt detains activist over ‘false information’

Egyptian prosecutors on Tuesday ordered the detention of prominent activist Mohamed Adel for 15 days over allegations that he spread “false information and incited violence”, his lawyer said. The lawyer, Gamal Eid, who heads the Arabic Network for Human Rights Information, said “the prosecution did not specify the nature of the false information”. Adel was […]

World Cup: How Russia defeated Egypt

Three weeks and three days after Sergio Ramos twisted and slammed Egypt’s best World Cup hope into the grass, Mohamed Salah returned. He won a penalty, and scored it, ripping the ball with his left foot into the top corner. But by then, Russia were already three up and this game was as good as […]

UPDATED: Russia beat Egypt to close in on World Cup last 16

Host nation Russia have one foot in the last 16 of the World Cup after a resounding 3-1 win over Egypt on Tuesday despite the return from injury of Mohamed Salah. After a tight first half in a rain-drenched Saint Petersburg, Egypt captain Ahmed Fathy scored an own goal before goals from Denis Cheryshev and Artem Dzyuba sealed a […]

Spain’s Iniesta wants Iran win, trophy

Midfield legend Andres Iniesta has pledged Spain will overcome their early World Cup woes in Russia by beating Iran on Wednesday to set up another tilt at the title. Iniesta, who scored Spain’s extra-time winner on their way to victory over The Netherlands in South Africa in 2010, is playing his final World Cup having […]

Boko Haram kills nine soldiers in Borno

Boko Haram fighters killed nine soldiers and wounded two others at Gajiram, Borno state, according to military sources, just days after 43 civilians died in deadly suicide bombings. Both attacks came as the government, which says the jihadists are on the verge of defeat, urges those displaced by the conflict to return to their homes […]

World Cup 2018: You made Africa proud, fans tell Senegal

Sequel to their decisive 2-1 win against an equally strong opponent that Poland turned out to be, fans across the world have felicitated the Senegalese footballers — Lions of Teranga — calling them an inspiration for the entire continent of Africa. Football fans took to Twitter to express how they feel about the keenly contested match. […]