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Troops amass near Gambia border to pressure president to step down

Senegalese troops amassed at the border with Gambia as the clock ticked down on Gambian President Yahya Jammeh's time in office and with the inauguration of his successor due Thursday.

Bahrain executes three convicted for police attack, sparking protest

Bahraini authorities have put to death three men convicted in a deadly attack on police, the first executions in the Gulf kingdom since 2010. 

Gambia's neighbours send troops to secure new president

The Economic Community Of West African States (ECOWAS) has decided to send troops to ensure a peaceful transition of power in Gambia following the incumbent president's refusal to accept that he...

Leading Egyptian militant's death sentence upheld for police killings

Egypt's highest court on Saturday confirmed a death sentence against a leading Islamist militant on charges of murdering 25 policemen more than three years ago.

Turkey's Erdogan says he is "disillusioned" with US policy

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said he is "disillusioned" with Washington's policy in Syria and the refugee crisis while also expressing upset that his rival, Fethullah Gulen, whom he...

Turkey issues arrest warrant for former football star Hakan Sukur

Turkey has issued a detention warrant for former international football striker Hakan Sukur, the state-run news agency Anadolu reported Friday, amid a crackdown in the wake of last month's coup...

Cologne rally draws up to 40,000 Erdogan-supporters after failed coup

As many as 40,000 supporters of Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan gathered at a rally in the western German city of Cologne on Sunday, police said, many praising his government crackdowns in...

German police brace for 30,000 Erdogan supporters at Cologne rally

Thousands of police officers were bracing for a demonstration by an estimated 30,000 supporters of Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan in the western German city of Cologne on Sunday.

Demonstrators allowed to march against pro-Erdogan rally in Germany

Right-wing demonstrators will be allowed to march in protest against a rally planned this weekend in the western German city of Cologne in support of Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, a...

Egypt accuses Hamas of involvement in chief prosecutor's killing

The Islamist Palestinian Hamas movement played a "very big role" in last year's assassination of Egyptian chief prosecutor Hesham Barakat, Egyptian Interior Minister Magdy Abdul Ghafar says.