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March 17, 2015 8:36 AM Closing in on nuclear deal, US demands 'tough choices' from Iran

The United States and Iran inched closer to a political deal that would set the stage for a landmark nuclear agreement, but a US official warned on Monday that Iran must make tough choices to allay fears about its atomic ambitions. US Secretary of State John Kerry and Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif held nearly five hours of talks in the Swiss 18

March 15, 2015 6:20 AM Egypt's new capital theme park to be '4 times size of Disneyland'

Egypt plans to build a new administrative and business capital east of Cairo that will house five million people and feature a theme park "four times bigger than Disneyland", a minister announced at a global investor conference. Housing Minister Mustafa Kamel Madbuli said the new city would relieve pressure on overcrowded Cairo, with its population of 18 million 45

March 13, 2015 2:22 PM Check out these 9 Images to Get the Complete Picture [PHOTOS]

Measuring 134x67.2x9.4mm and weighing 133g, the Xiaomi Redmi 2 is 1mm slimmer and 15g lighter than it's older sibling. The device features slightly curvy back and is easy to hold. Flaunting a 4.7-inch 720P display at 312PPI, the Redmi 2 comes with an overlaid AGC DragonTrail glass for added protection. Sacrificing the earlier glossy finish, Xiaomi has chosen 17

March 13, 2015 12:57 PM Libya in Rival Oil Sale Dispute

Libya's rival parliament has accused forces loyal to the country's official government of trying to arrange a crude oil sale from outside the Tripoli-based state oil firm NOC, a deputy speaker of the parliament said on Thursday. Control of vital oil revenues lies at the heart of a power struggle between two governments and parliaments fighting for control 24

March 13, 2015 9:16 AM Nobody in Russia Is Buying Russia’s Nemtsov Lie

When Kremlin critic Boris Nemtsov was gunned down in Moscow on February 27, he was two days away from appearing on one of Russia’s state-controlled television networks the only way he could: as the target of a hit piece against the opposition. NTV, which specializes in especially crude and sleazy propaganda smears, was set to broadcast a prime-time “investigative 33

March 13, 2015 6:57 AM Kapere explains withdrawal from parliament

WINDHOEK – The Chairperson of the National Council Asser Kapere says he could not go to the National Assembly knowing his departure from the council could leave those appointed at his discretion jobless, and because it would necessitate two by-elections in Erongo Region. Kapere is the regional councillor for Arandis Constituency. A by-election is already 21

March 13, 2015 6:51 AM Geingob urges lawmakers to declare assets

WINDHOEK – In a bid to continue government’s robust drive to wipe out corruption, President-Elect Dr Hage Geingob has urged the incoming 104 parliamentarians to register and declare their assets both to the presidency and the National Assembly to ensure transparency. Namibian lawmakers last declared their assets to the National Assembly in 2009, a situation 28

March 13, 2015 4:33 AM PF tribute for Namibia's outgoing leader

The Southern African Development Community Parliamentary Forum (SADC PF) on Thursday congratulated Namibia’s outgoing President Hifikepunye Pohamba for exemplary leadership during his ten-year tenure.The president of SADC PF, Anne Makinda whose delegation paid a courtesy call to the president at State House told Pohamba that his retirement signaled a great 29

March 12, 2015 12:27 PM Zuma agrees to extra question session

Parliament - President Jacob Zuma has agreed to an additional, fifth oral question session in the National Assembly this year, his office said on Thursday. The presidency said it had suggested the date of 3 November for the session to Speaker Baleka Mbete's office. This follows heated demands from the opposition on Wednesday when Zuma answered questions 21

March 12, 2015 12:26 PM 12 Killed in Somalia Attack; Al-Shabab Claims Responsibility

Somali militant group al-Shabab has claimed responsibility for an attack in the town of Baidoa Thursday that left at least 12 people dead. The attack targeted the official residence and headquarters of Sharif Hassan Sheikh Aden, a former speaker of Somalia's parliament and the current head of Somalia's South Western region. Witnesses said militants detonated 15