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Fifty-five people were killed this week in clashes between young Christians and Muslims in northern Nigeria following a dispute in a market, President Muhammadu Buhari said on Saturday.

What's the goal behind the US 'cleanup operation' in Saudi Arabia?

The top American diplomat Mike Pompeo appears visibly satisfied with his mission to Riyadh, dubbing it "incredibly successful."But to what end?

Trump says US will pull out of nuclear deal with Russia

President Donald Trump confirmed Saturday that the United States plans to leave a landmark nuclear weapons treaty with Russia over claims Moscow has violated the deal.

Iran using 'ghost ships' to get around Trump's oil sanctions

If the Trump administration plans on driving Iran's oil exports down to zero, as Secretary of State Mike Pompeo says, they are going to have to do some hustling. It seems Iran has resorted to using "ghost ships" to meet importers demands for their oil.

Iran's industry and roads ministers resign

Iran's President Hassan Rouhani has accepted the resignation of the embattled ministers of industry and roads, a statement on the presidential website said Saturday.

Angola says 380,000 illegal migrants exit in weeks

About 380,000 illegal migrants, mostly from the neighbouring Democratic Republic of Congo, have left Angola in less than a month during a massive operation targeting diamond smuggling, a minister said Saturday.

Comoros army regains control in Anjouan after uprising: minister

The Comoros military on Saturday regained control of Mutsamudu's old city centre on the island of Anjouan, a minister told AFP, after armed rebels staged an uprising earlier this week.

Mexico opens border to women and children from migrant caravan

Mexican authorities on Saturday allowed dozens of women and children from the Honduran migrant caravan to pass into its territory, the country's ambassador to Guatemala said.

Chile denies a glacier spat has chilled ties to Argentina

Chilean President Sebastian Pinera on Saturday insisted he had no problem with Argentina despite its claim to extensive Patagonian glaciers along the joint but unmarked border.

Comoros army regains control in Anjouan after uprising: minister

The Comoros military on Saturday regained control of Mutsamudu's old city centre on the island of Anjouan, a minister told AFP, after armed rebels staged an uprising earlier this week.

Op-Ed: Trump dives headfirst into California’s water policy on Friday

President Trump dived headfirst into one of California’s most contentious fights Friday, signing a memorandum intended to divert more water to farmers and “reduce regulatory burdens” that include protections for endangered species and environmental

Thousands of Central American migrants stranded on Mexican border

Thousands of US-bound Honduran migrants remained stranded Saturday after spending the night on a border bridge between Guatemala and Mexico where riot police barred their progress.

Colombian military copter crashes, killing 4: officials

A Colombian military helicopter crashed on Saturday after conducting an operation against drug traffickers, killing all four crew members, officials announced.

Icelandair jet in Canada emergency landing as window 'shattered'

An Icelandair flight made an emergency landing in Canada after a cockpit window shattered during flight, a passenger said on Twitter.On its website, the airline said only that Flight 688 was diverted to Bagotville, Quebec "due to a technical issue.

Saudi admission over critic's killing shields crown prince

Saudi Arabia's admission -- after emphatic denials -- over the killing of critic Jamal Khashoggi is aimed at shifting the responsibility away from the powerful crown prince, whose position so far appears unshaken, analysts say.

'Half million' rally in London for new Brexit vote

EU flag waving Britons rejecting a future outside Europe packed the heart of London on Saturday for an anti-Brexit protest organisers said drew more than half a million people.

US Mega Millions jackpot hits $1.6 billion after no winners

Scores of American lottery players were disappointed they hadn't become an overnight billionaire Saturday -- but they'll get another chance to scoop the jackpot, with $1.6 billion up for grabs in a few days.

Saudi's young crown prince: reformer or authoritarian?

Saudi Arabia's Mohammed bin Salman has shaken up the ultraconservative oil superpower with economic, social and religious reforms since becoming crown prince last year. But many now see his crackdown on any dissent as verging on authoritarianism.

'We've paid a big price': Australia government loses crucial by-election

Australia's embattled conservative coalition was Saturday dealt a spectacular defeat in a crucial by-election two months after it turfed out its latest prime minister, sending it in into minority government.

Australia government headed for defeat in crucial by-election

Australia's embattled conservative coalition was heading for a spectacular defeat in a crucial by-election Saturday, as analysts declared victory for a high-profile independent candidate.

Russia says kills 88,000 Syria rebels

Russia's defence minister said Saturday that almost 88,000 rebels had been killed in Syria in the three years since Moscow's intervention to back government forces.

Khashoggi criticizes Saudi prince in newly released interview

Saudi critic Jamal Khashoggi criticized Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman's "authoritarian rule" shortly before his death, in an interview published following confirmation he died at the kingdom's Istanbul consulate.

Tens of thousands rally for Taiwan independence vote

Tens of thousands of Taiwan independence campaigners took to the streets Saturday for a major rally that is a rebuke to Beijing and a challenge to the island's already embattled government.

Saudi and the US: a friendship based on security and oil

Saudi Arabia has long been a major US ally in the Middle East, thanks primarily to security considerations and oil.But their diplomatic friendship has not always been a smooth one.

India train disaster families protest amid anger over safety

Angry relatives staged a protest Saturday on the tracks where a speeding train ploughed into crowds watching fireworks, killing about 60 people in the latest disaster to bedevil India's railway network.

IS frees six Syria Druze women, children after three-month ordeal

The Islamic State group has released two women and four children among 27 surviving Druze hostages it seized during a deadly July attack on the minority community's heartland in southern Syria.

Nearly 170 casualties as violence rocks chaotic Afghan elections

Nearly 170 Afghans were killed or wounded in poll-related violence on Saturday, official figures showed, as the legislative election turned chaotic with many polling centres opening hours late -- or not at all -- due to technical glitches and lack of s...

Op-Ed: Some questions for the Saudis

Ever since Khashoggi went missing after entering the Saudi consulate in Istanbul about two weeks ago, the Saudis have claimed that he left and that they had no knowledge of his whereabouts.

Guantanamo prison takes on geriatric airs

The controversial Guantanamo Bay prison still houses 40 aging inmates -- and with no plans to close it, many of them will probably remain there until they die.

Canada to resettle group of Syrian White Helmets

Canada is preparing to welcome a group of Syrian White Helmets rescuers, officials said on Friday, without specifying when they will be resettled.

Trump: Saudi explanation of Khashoggi death credible

US President Donald Trump said Friday he found Saudi Arabia's explanation about the death of dissident journalist Jamal Khashoggi credible and termed it an "important first step.

Moody's downgrades Italy credit rating on debt, deficit concerns

Moody's has cut Italy's credit rating by a notch over concerns about plans for larger deficits and the high public debt load as the country's populist government clashes with Brussels over its budget.

Peru's new interior minister sworn in amid judge scandal

President Martin Vizcarra swore in a retired police general as Peru's new interior minister Friday to replace Mauro Medina, who resigned after a fugitive supreme court judge fled to Spain.

Worried Britons to rally for new Brexit vote

Britons dreading life outside Europe will rally from all corners to London Saturday to try to stop their country's looming breakup with the EU.

US urges respect for independent Ukraine church

The United States called Friday on all sides to respect the new independence of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church, wading into a religious feud that has enraged Russia.

Prosecutor urges preventative detention for Peru's Keiko Fujimori

A Peruvian prosecutor called Friday for powerful opposition leader Keiko Fujimori to be placed under preventive detention for three years as part of a corruption scandal involving Brazilian construction firm Odebrecht.

Op-Ed: Tech, arms and Saudi Arabia, defining the problems

Many of the world’s top tech companies and governments claim to have high ideals. Their problem now is that Saudi Arabia, one of the top global investors in tech, is now under a bloodstained shadow. What are they going to do about it?

Khashoggi: From Saudi royal insider to open critic

A complex man of contradictions, journalist Jamal Khashoggi went from being a Saudi royal family insider to an outspoken critic of the ultra-conservative kingdom's government, and was ultimately killed inside its consulate in Istanbul.

US hopes to receive senior N. Korean to prepare summit

US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said Friday that he hopes to receive his North Korean counterpart in Washington in the coming weeks to arrange a new summit.

Riyadh admits Khashoggi died in Istanbul mission amid hunt for body

Saudi Arabia admitted on Saturday that critic Jamal Khashoggi was killed inside its Istanbul consulate, but mystery surrounded the whereabouts of his body as Turkey kept up its investigation.

Bolton headed to Russia amid fears US leaving nuclear deal

US National Security Advisor John Bolton will meet Saturday in Moscow with Russia's Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov, amid reports that Washington will tell Russia it plans to quit a landmark nuclear weapons treaty.