A COUNTRY THAT draws 39m foreign tourists each year is on the brink of anarchy, if you believe the Saudi media. “Turkey is not safe for travel,” blared a recent headline in a Saudi newspaper. The kingdom’s embassy in Ankara has warned of rising petty crime aimed at Saudi citizens.
[Deutsche Welle] The Egyptian government has opened an unusual pyramid to the public for the first time in decades. Its Antiquities Ministry also put on display a host of significant archaeological finds recently discovered in the area.
[New Zimbabwe] Opposition MDC-T vice president Obert Gutu says he has had an epiphany and wants sanctions imposed on Zimbabwe by Western powers over human rights violations and electoral fraud scrapped.
THERE IS NOT much to see for the first 500km south of Oman’s capital, Muscat, as the highway slices through the Hajar mountains and down a barren coast. Then it hits Duqm, a sleepy fishing village that is being transformed into a mega-port
[Premium Times] The Ministry of Foreign Affairs has refuted the report that it ignored the call for intervention over Kudirat Afolabi, a Nigerian woman executed in Saudi Arabia for drug trafficking.
[New Zimbabwe] Standard Chartered Bank Zimbabwe, is set to pay a US$18 million fine to the US Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) for violation of sanctions regulations.
[IPS] Dubai -A maths and physical science teacher from an impoverished school in Kenya’s Rift Valley, Peter Tabichi, has won the one million dollar Global Teacher Prize, becoming the first teacher from Africa to clinch the prize established to honour the profession.
[Monitor] Kampala -Uganda Martyrs University, Nkozi, has asked the Monitor Publications and National Social Security Fund to extend the ongoing universities’ career expo to its jobless graduates.
[allAfrica] Cape Town -Tens of millions of urban dwellers in Sub-Saharan Africa live in fear of losing their homes against their will, a new study says.
[Capital FM] Nairobi -Five people have been killed in a plane crash that occurred in Londiani, in the outskirts of Kericho town.