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Somalia: African solutions for African problems? | Africa

One of the most potent intoxicants in Africa today is the canned phrase "African solutions for African problems".<p>While "ASAP" is an acronym that connotes a timely and efficient result, most if not all, operations that are veiled with the romantic motto, have proven that they are not indigenously …

Lebanon records first case of MERS virus

BEIRUT (AP) — Lebanon has recorded its first case of the often-fatal Middle East respiratory virus, the Health Ministry said Friday.<p>The virus was …

Syria’s ancient Christian village: No longer a pretty picture

The international community was shocked Thursday when bombs planted by rebel jihadists in tunnels beneath the city of Aleppo destroyed a large hotel and inflicted further damage to the war-torn ancient city's historic core.<p>But what has largely escaped international attention this week is the extent …

Philippine diplomats in Ottawa face human-trafficking charges

Ottawa police have levelled human trafficking charges against a diplomatic couple from the Philippines in connection with a woman they brought to Canada to work as a nanny.<p>Police asked the Department of Foreign Affairs to issue a waiver of diplomatic immunity last month, only to be told on May 5 …

Violence erupts again in Mexican state where drug wars began

A spate of extreme violence in Mexico's north-eastern Tamaulipas state has ended the relative calm in the region where the country's drug wars began.<p>Officials say about 80 people have been killed in almost daily street battles. This week the state's top detective, Salvador de Haro Muñoz, was among …

Canada orders extradition to India over bride killing

<b>The mother and uncle of a Canadian woman killed 14 years ago have been ordered extradited to India in stand trial in her alleged "honour killing".</b><p>Malkit Kaur Sidhu and Surjit Singh Badesha are accused of ordering the murder after Jaswinder Sidhu, 25, married a rickshaw driver.<p>She was killed in …

India

Hundreds of Syrians return to Homs to find a city of death

After two years of seige, residents return to see the devastation left by the war<p>Hundreds of Syrians streamed into the city they once called home on Friday to see for the first time the apocalyptic destruction wreaked on Homs during two years of siege.<p>Returning to their neighbourhood a day after …

Supporters of ousted Thai PM hold first big rally

<b>Thousands of Thai government supporters are holding a large rally just outside Bangkok, their first since the prime minister was ousted earlier this week.</b><p>Opposition protesters are staging another march, with riot police on standby in case of clashes.<p>A court ordered Prime Minister Yingluck …

Yingluck Shinawatra

Boko Haram fuels fears for Nigerian education

Five years of Boko Haram attacks have seriously affected Nigeria's education system.<p>Nowhere is this more evident than in Borno state, where parents are pulling their children out of mainstream schools.<p>Boko Haram opposes Western education and wants schools shut down.<p>Al Jazeera's Ahmed Idris reports …