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Egypt - Foreign Affairs
9/1/2023 5:05:10 PM
A Zambian court has freed all five Egyptians and a Zambian who were arrested onboard a private jet in Kenneth Kaunda Airport in Lusaka a fortnight ago - reportedly carrying cash, gold and several loaded pistols - as the prosecution said it is unwilling to pursue 'espionage' charges against them as previously announced.

World - Region
8/31/2023 3:07:55 PM
Iraqi security forces said Thursday they had seized 15 tonnes of illegal drugs, contraband pharmaceuticals and precursor chemicals and made two arrests.

Egypt - Foreign Affairs
8/29/2023 3:52:00 PM
Zambia’s Drug Enforcement Commission (DEC) charged five Egyptian nationals and six Zambians with "espionage" on Monday in connection with the incident of seizing a private jet - reportedly laden with gold and dollars - in Keneth Kaunda International Airport in Lusaka two weeks ago.

World - Africa
8/26/2023 11:48:09 AM
Niger's military rulers, who seized control of the government in July, gave the French ambassador 48 hours to leave the country, Niamey's foreign ministry said in a statement late Friday.

World - War in Ukraine
8/26/2023 10:31:53 AM
The Wagner Group's presence extends from the ancient battlegrounds of Syria to the deserts of sub-Saharan Africa, projecting the Kremlin's global influence with mercenaries accused of using brutal force and profiting on mineral riches they seized.

World - Africa
8/19/2023 5:34:11 PM
A delegation from West African bloc ECOWAS arrived in Niger on Saturday for talks with the military officers who have seized power, sources close to the organisation and ousted President Mohamed Bazoum told AFP.

World - Africa
8/18/2023 12:42:05 PM
The United Nations on Friday slammed the generals who have seized power in Niger on "a whim" and plunged the country further into misery, demanding that constitutional order be immediately restored.

Egypt - Foreign Affairs
8/16/2023 6:43:23 PM
An informed Egyptian source said that the plane that was recently seized by the Zambian authorities in Lusaka -- reportedly carrying $5.6 million in cash and 602 suspected gold bars weighing 127.2 kg -- is not an Egypt-flagged aircraft.

World - Africa
8/12/2023 8:50:43 PM
Nigerian religious leaders arrived in Niger on Saturday to meet members of the military who seized power last month, a source close to the regime told AFP.

World - Region
8/12/2023 8:34:28 PM
Western-backed maritime forces in the Middle East on Saturday warned shippers traveling through the strategic Strait of Hormuz to stay as far away from Iranian territorial waters as possible to avoid being seized, a stark advisory amid heightened tensions between Iran and the U.S.

World - Africa
8/10/2023 12:17:00 PM
In their latest show of resistance against international pressure, the military leaders in Niger who seized power in a coup last month have formed a new government, according to a decree read out on national television on Thursday.

World - Africa
7/29/2023 4:07:52 PM
General Abdourahamane Tiani, the chief of Niger's powerful presidential guard who took power after a military coup, is an army veteran who has foiled similar uprisings in the restive West African nation.

World - Africa
7/29/2023 1:35:50 PM
The European Union on Saturday said it would not recognise Niger's putschists who seized power this week and that it was suspending security cooperation with the jihadist-hit country.

World - International
7/2/2023 11:13:48 AM
Afghanistan's Taliban government on Saturday seized on an off-the-cuff remark by US President Joe Biden to underscore their claim that there was no Al-Qaeda threat in the country.

War in Sudan - War in Sudan
6/28/2023 9:00:00 AM
Fighting raged in the Sudanese capital on Tuesday, the eve of the Eid al-Adha Muslim holiday, after paramilitaries seized Khartoum's main police base.

World - War in Ukraine
6/24/2023 9:41:00 PM
The rebel Wagner mercenary force threatened to march on Moscow on Saturday before announcing a stunning pull-back, as Kyiv seized on the chaos to launch new assaults against Russian positions in Ukraine.

World - Region
6/24/2023 12:49:22 AM
President Vladimir Putin vowed Saturday he would not allow Russia to slip into civil war, after the leader of the Wagner mercenary force seized a key military headquarters overseeing the offensive in Ukraine.

Arts & Culture - Visual Art
6/2/2023 12:57:51 PM
From an ancient Middle Eastern limestone elephant to seventh century Chinese sculptures, New York prosecutors have seized hundreds of priceless artefacts looted from around the globe that have earned it the reputation as a key global hub for art trafficking.

World - Region
5/19/2023 6:21:43 PM
The Mideast-based commanders of the U.S., British and French navies transited the Strait of Hormuz on Friday aboard an American warship, a sign of their unified approach to keep the crucial waterway open after Iran seized two oil tankers.

World - Region
5/11/2023 9:55:48 PM
The US Justice Department announced Thursday it had seized 13 web domains controlled by Lebanon's Hezbollah, saying they were operated by sanctioned individuals and groups but using US internet registries.

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