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Ethiopia's new PM reshuffles cabinet as part of reform bid

Ethiopia's new PM reshuffles cabinet as part of reform bid

Abiy Ahmed named 10 new ministers but retained the finance and foreign ministers from the cabinet of his predecessor Hailemariam Desalegn, who resigned in February to pave the way for the reforms.

Bangladesh students suspend protests, demand release of detainees

Bangladesh students suspend protests, demand release of detainees

Bangladesh student leaders on Thursday demanded the release of detained demonstrators as they agreed to end days of violent protests against government job quotas.

Afghan district governor among seven killed in Taliban attack: officials

Afghan district governor among seven killed in Taliban attack: officials

Taliban militants launched a pre-dawn raid on a district government compound in Afghanistan on Thursday, killing at least seven people including the local governor, officials said.

100 injured in major student protests in Bangladesh

100 injured in major student protests in Bangladesh

Thousands of students across Bangladesh staged protests and sit-ins Monday after clashes at the country's top university left at least 100 people injured.

Afghan hunger strikers protesting for peace taken to hospital

Afghan hunger strikers protesting for peace taken to hospital

Several hunger strikers taking part in a rare sit-in peace protest in Afghanistan's restive south have been taken to hospital for treatment, officials and protesters said Saturday.

Chad soldier, 20 Boko Haram fighters killed in clash: army source

Chad soldier, 20 Boko Haram fighters killed in clash: army source

A Chadian soldier and 20 Boko Haram members were killed in a clash in the restive Lake Chad region near Nigeria, a Chadian military officer told AFP Saturday.

Maldives lifts state of emergency

Maldives lifts state of emergency

Maldives President Abdulla Yameen lifted a 45-day state of emergency on Thursday, a day after senior political opponents were charged with trying to topple him last month.

Top court cancels bail for Bangladesh opposition chief Zia

Top court cancels bail for Bangladesh opposition chief Zia

Bangladesh's Supreme Court on Monday halted the release of opposition leader Khaleda Zia on bail, deepening a political crisis ahead of a national election due in December.

Car bomb rocks Kabul, multiple casualties: officials

Car bomb rocks Kabul, multiple casualties: officials

A suicide attacker blew up a bomb-laden vehicle in Kabul on Saturday, killing at least two civilians and wounding several others, an Afghan official said.

Security fears keep aid workers out of town in Nigeria's north east

Security fears keep aid workers out of town in Nigeria's north east

A suspension of humanitarian operations has been extended in a remote town in northeast Nigeria where three aid workers were killed in a Boko Haram attack ...

Sri Lanka imposes curfew in Kandy after days of unrest

Sri Lanka imposes curfew in Kandy after days of unrest

Police said there had been riots and arson attacks since the weekend in Kandy, home to tea plantations and Buddhist relics.

Burkina Faso arrests key attack suspect, says source

Burkina Faso arrests key attack suspect, says source

Sunday saw further unrest when one person was shot dead after three people attempted to storm a roadblock in the early hours near the presidential compound, a government source said.