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Last updated: Saturday, February 25, 2017 4:06:11 PM

UN appoints new envoy to Libya; US objects
Tripoli, Feb 12 (IANS) Palestinian diplomat Salam Fayyad has been appointed as the new UN special envoy to Libya and the Head of the UN Support Mission in Libya.

Sunday, February 12, 2017 4:32:04 PM

Egypt court declares Brotherhood-linked 'Hasm' movement as terrorist organisation
Cairo, Feb 12 (IANS) An Egyptian court declared on Saturday Hasm militant movement, which is believed to be linked to the outlawed Muslim Brotherhood Islamist group, as a terrorist organisation.

Sunday, February 12, 2017 12:52:05 AM

Kimetto rues loss of form as he seeks Boston marathon conquest
Nairobi, Feb 11 (IANS) World marathon record holder Dennis Kimetto of Kenya has not ruled out attempting to improve his best mark when he competes at the Boston marathon in April.

Saturday, February 11, 2017 6:52:05 PM

Kipsang heads east as he targets Tokyo marathon record
Nairobi, Feb 11 (IANS) Kenya's Wilson Kipsang has taken his training for the Tokyo marathon a notch higher as he seeks his first win in over a year.

Saturday, February 11, 2017 6:38:09 PM

Wanted to act in a funny detective series: Anupam Kher
Cape Town, Feb 11 (IANS) Veteran actor Anupam Kher, who will be seen as actor-comedian Russell Peterss father in "The Indian Detective", says he always wanted to act in a funny detective series.

Saturday, February 11, 2017 2:46:06 PM

At least 17 people killed in Angola's football match stampede
Luanda, Feb 11 (IANS) At least 17 people died and dozens of others injured in a stampede at a stadium at a soccer stadium in the northern Uige city of Angola.

Saturday, February 11, 2017 8:00:04 AM

Ancient axe to be to returned to Egypt
Cairo, Feb 10 (IANS/AKI) A 35,000 year-old stone axe unearthed with one of the oldest skeletons ever found in Egypt will be repatriated in the coming days after analysis was completed on the artefact in Belgium.

Friday, February 10, 2017 8:20:04 PM

Former Prime Minister is new President of Somalia
Mogadishu, Feb 9 (IANS) Former Prime Minster Mohamed Abdullahi Farmajo was elected the new president of Somalia after the incumbent Hassan Sheikh Mohamud conceded his defeat after two rounds of voting.

Thursday, February 09, 2017 6:36:03 AM

Steeplechase champion Kiyeng withdraws from world cross-country
Nairobi, Feb 8 (IANS) World steeplechase champion Hyvin Kiyeng Jepkemoi of Kenya is the latest athlete to pull out of the World Cross-Country Championships in Kampala next month.

Wednesday, February 08, 2017 9:28:04 PM

Kenyan top runners laud IAAF freeze on transfer of allegiance cases
Nairobi, Feb 8 (IANS) Elite Kenyan athletes have given a thumbs up on the decision by International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) to freeze all new transfers of allegiance cases.

Wednesday, February 08, 2017 8:54:06 PM

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