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Scores dead and wounded after gunman attacks Shia festival in Kabul

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News.Az congratulates its readers on the World Azerbaijanis' Solidarity Day and the New Year.
The more robust economy and legislative changes had a positive impact on the year-on-year increase of tax revenues in 2015.
Obo Effanga  Some years ago, I had a conversation with a young graduate of a Nigerian university and was shocked to realise that the lady was ignorant of the fact that Shehu Shagari was a former presi
Steve Orji “I will love the light for it shows me the way, yet, I will endure the darkness for it shows me the stars.”  – Og Mandino One of the unsavoury indices of most African economies is the level
Eze Onyekpere We seem to be a highly distracted nation which lays emphasis on the routine and mundane whilst refusing to pay great attention to the fundamentals that make life worth living. While it i
Nimi Akinkugbe Economic realities mean that most families must rely on more than one income to meet the family’s current needs and future aspirations including educating children, decent housing and a
Okechukwu Nnodim, Abuja To avert an increase of over 200 per cent in electricity tariff payable by residential consumers in the near future, the Federal Government has to intervene in the sector, powe
Thanks to VAT ledger statements the number of tax inspections has dropped.
The measure should improve business environment in Slovakia, MPs claim.
Hacktivist group Anonymous said it had shut down the Ecuadorian government mail in retaliation for its decision to cut off WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange’s internet connection for the
The recent spate of anti-Zuma speeches are merely tactical moves in a game of political warfare, writes Eusebius McKaiser.
Alarmed witnesses in the northeast Italian province of Pordenone have uploaded videos of a series of large and fiery blasts that shook the sleepy streets of a town at night. The explosi
Spectacular drone footage released by RT's RUPTLY video agency shows the Iraqi army amassing its forces at the gates of Mosul, preparing to retake the city on Monday as the large-scale
The Thai King was treated to a Russo-French feast at the Petrhof PalaceIn 1897 King Chulalongkorn (Rama V) of Siam visited Russia and laid the foundation for the development of Russia-Thailand ties.
Hillary Clinton slams Donald Trump for his refusal to commit to accepting the results of America’s November 8 election.
Samson Folarin The Senior Pastor of Christ International Church, Baden, Switzerland, Osoko Solomon, has asked the Lagos State Government to give him the two-bedroomed bungalow he paid for more than 21
Afeez Hanafi The Lagos State Police Command has arrested some suspected members of Eiye Confraternity, who allegedly used a residence on Halidu Avenue in Shibiri, in the Okokomaiko area of the state,
Olaleye Aluko Some gunmen suspected to be cult members have invaded Borno Way in the Oyingbo area of Lagos State and abducted a 16-year-old boy, Abuchi Umechime. PUNCH Metro learnt that the four assai
Samuel Awoyinfa, Abeokuta The Ogun State Police Command has arrested one Felix Gbadebo, for allegedly defiling a 10- year- old girl, Rachel. The incident, our correspondent gathered, happened on Satur
Iyanuoluwa, one of the surviving children of the Oluwasegun family whose bungalow was gutted by fire in Ogun State, is dead. The death of Iyanuoluwa makes it three deaths in a family of four children.
Peter Dada, Akure A Chief Magistrate’s Court sitting in Akure, the Ondo State capital, has sentenced a prophetess, Felicia Oyelade, to two years’ imprisonment for forging land documents and selling sa
Okechukwu Nnodim, Abuja The Federal Government has appealed to the African Development Bank to fast-track the $1bn loan facility it promised as support for the implementation of Nigeria’s 2016 budget.
Festus Abu Christian Chukwu has defended Chelsea manager Antonio Conte’s decision to  convert Victor Moses into a wing-back at the London side. Nigeria winger Moses, who spent the last three seasons o
Manchester City returned to the top of the Premier League on goal difference after coming from behind to draw 1-1 with Southampton at the Etihad Stadium on Sunday. Pep Guardiola’s side, who began the
Idris Adesina Defending champions of the men’s category of the FIBA Africa Zone Three Club Championships, Kano Pillars, on Saturday defeated Benin Republic’s Elan Sportif de Porto Novo 90-75. The comp
Mamelodi Sundowns claimed a maiden Caf Champions League title despite suffering a 1-0 defeat to Zamalek at the Borg El Arab Stadium in Alexandria on Sunday evening, reports. The Brazili
Idris Adesina Garba Lawal has praised Leicester City forward, Ahmed Musa, for his first goal in the Premier League for the club. Musa, who is Leicester’s second most expensive player behind club recor
Chelsea supporters taunted Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho with chants of “You’re not special anymore!” as his Stamford Bridge return yielded a humiliating 4-0 defeat on Sunday, AFP reports. W
Idris Adesina Congo have said they are ready to stop Nigeria and Egypt’s dominance at the ITTF Africa Senior Championships in Morocco. The competition, which begins on Monday,  ends  on  Sunday in  Mo
Spain’s  Enrique Lopez-Perez  and  Switzerland’s  Conny Perrin  on Saturday  won the second leg of the Governor’s Cup Lagos Tennis tournament, the News Agency of Nigeria reports. Top seed  Lopez-Perez
A lot of political spanners are in the works these days. One of them is the new ambassadorial list that President Muhammadu Buhari has just sent to the Senate for scrutiny and confirmation. It is a hi
AS the recession bites harder, some signals emanating from the financial sector are ominously familiar. From contested reports of stress, rising non-performing loans and insider dealings, to high inte
Ex-chief of the Kremlin administration said Russia’s leadership had been "insulted" by anti-Russian rhetoric in the course of the U.S. election campaign, but hoped for American pragmatism to prevail
Fidelis Soriwei, Abuja The family and associates of the former Minister of State for Defence, Senator Musiliu Obanikoro, are intensifying efforts to raise N100m to release him from the detention of th

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