Egypt attack: More than 230 killed in Sinai mosque

Saturday, 25 November 2017 01:30 WIB

Militants have launched a bomb and gun attack on a mosque in Egypt's North Sinai province, killing 235 people, state media say. Witnesses say the al-Rawda mosque in the town of Bir al-Abed, near al-Arish, was targeted during Friday prayers. It is the deadliest attack of its kind since an Islamist insurgency in the peninsula was stepped up in 2013. Egyptian President Abdul Fattah al-Sisi vowed to respond with "brute force" after talks with security officials. No group has yet claimed the attack, but militants affiliated with so-called Islamic State have been responsible for scores of...

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Celebrations in Harare After Mugabe Resigns

Wednesday, 22 November 2017 18:20 WIB

The streets of Zimbabwe's capital, Harare, erupted in celebration Tuesday after President Robert Mugabe resigned, ending 37 years in power. His former vice president, Emmerson Mnangagwa, will be sworn in as president on Wednesday or Thursday, according to top officials in the ruling ZANU-PF party. Car horns blared as people danced, cheered and waved to celebrate the news of Mugabe's departure,...

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