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Islamic State children in Syria face a lifetime in prison

Thousands of foreign children, including British Islamic kids, are facing a lifetime of imprisonment in camps and jails in north-eastern Syria, with little hope of being released. A BBC investigation has found that the children, whose parents supported the Islamic State Group,...

Hotel collapse in China’s Suzhou kills 17, injures five

Some seventeen people have died after a hotel collapse in the eastern Chinese city of Suzhou. After 36 hours of search operations, rescue workers found 23 people buried in the rubble - six of whom were found alive. Preliminary investigation found...

Iran unveils state-approved dating app to promote marriage

Iran has unveiled a dating app that aims to facilitate lasting marriages in the Islamic Republic, where the divorce rate is rising and birth rate falling. Hamdan, meaning "companion" in Persian, was developed by a body that's part of the...

Iraq hospital fire: Protests as Covid ward blaze kills more than 60

Much of Iraq's health care system is in poor condition after years of conflict and angry relatives of the victims have been protesting outside the facility. The cause of the fire at the al-Hussein hospital is unclear, but reports said...

Jaipur: Lightning strike kills 16 taking selfies in India

A lightning strike killed at least 16 people and injured many more in Jaipur in northern India on Sunday. The victims were taking selfies in the rain on top of a watch tower at the city's 12th Century Amer Fort,...

Charlottesville takes down Robert E Lee statue that sparked rally

A statue of an American Confederate general at the centre of a violent rally in Charlottesville nearly four years ago has been taken down. Onlookers cheered as the statue of General Robert E Lee was put onto a truck and...

Jovenel Moïse: Haiti requests foreign troops after president’s assassination

Haiti has asked for foreign troops to be sent to the country to protect key infrastructure after the assassination of President Jovenel Moïse. The request was sent by the government to the US and the UN, but the US says...

Haitian Police arrest 17 retired Colombian soldiers for allegedly assassinating President Jovenel Moïse

Police in Haiti say a hit squad composed mostly of retired Colombian soldiers assassinated President Jovenel Moïse earlier this week. Chief Police, Léon Charles said the group included 26 Colombians and two Americans of Haitian origin. He said eight of the...

Joe Biden defends his decision to pull US troops out of Afghanistan

US President Joe Biden has defended his decision to pull US troops out of Afghanistan saying the Afghan people must decide their own future. He said he would not consign another generation of Americans to the 20-year war.  This comes as...

Haitian president killed in attack at home

Haiti's President Jovenel Moïse has been killed in an attack on his home in the nation's capital, according to the country's interim prime minister. Claude Joseph said the president's residence in Port-au-Prince was stormed by unidentified armed men at 01:00...

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Ghana likely to witness severe third wave if safety protocols continue to be ignored – GHS

Ghana risks a high and severe third wave of COVID-19 outbreak if the public continue to ignore the safety...

Parliament rejects motion to mainstream Corporate Social Responsibility in Ghana

Parliament on Wednesday rejected a motion to streamline and mainstream Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) in Ghana, which can ensure cogent, equitable and sustainable national...

GRA witnesses GHc212 million shortfall in tax revenue in first half of 2021

The Ghana Revenue Authority (GRA) has collected GHc25.89 billion in tax revenue as against GHc26.1 billion targeted for the period, resulting in a GHc212...

Sexually abused children can develop mental health disorder- Dr Ekremet

A Child and Adolescent Mental Health Specialist at the Accra Psychiatric Hospital, Dr Peggy Ekremet, says sexually abused children can suffer diminished mental health. She...

Debate on LGBTQ+ issue still rages on

The Member of Parliament for Nhyiaeso, Dr. Stephen Amoah, says the sovereignty of the country must be respected when it comes to its values,...