World Bulletin / News Desk
An Ethiopian court on Friday sentenced a prominent blogger to 18 years in jail and five other exiled journalists to prison terms ranging from eight years to life behind bars for conspiring with rebels to topple the government, the presiding judge said.
Dissident writer Eskinder Nega was one of 24 Ethiopians who were convicted last month of conspiring with rebels to overthrow the government. It was the third case in six months involving members of the media.
"The court has given due considerations to the charges and the sentences are appropriate," Judge Endeshaw Adane said.
'Buhari Metre' launch event in Abuja attended by prominent civil society leaders
The UN has said that the UN has decided to expel its humanitarian co-ordinator and has called on for the country to reverse its decision.
The UN has reported of serious human rights violations and abuses persist in eastern Ukraine and Crimea.
Libya's finances have taken a toll as a result of the constant rivalry between government
The US Supreme court has ruled in favour of a Muslim woman who was denied a job at Abercrombie & Fitch in 2008.
At least 37 Iraqi soldiers killed, 55 injured in 2nd suicide attack against military personnel on Monday
ISIL captured 2300 armoured vehicles from Iraqi army last year in the country’s second-largest city Mosul
A London primary school which handed out questionnaires to children which seemed to profile them for extremism has apologised for any distress caused and has launched an internal investigation.
Government accepts, opposition rejects summit recommendation to delay elections
Germany and France would have to take in nearly 40 percent of migrants among EU state under European Commission's plan
Germany's foreign minister has visited the Gaza Strip but has not met with any Hamas officials.
A senior Russian officer has said that Russia can deploy warheads anywhere on its own territory.
Turkish Governor of Suruc has reflected on the district that borders Kobani, saying that Turkey was the "lifeline" for the devastated town.
At least 33 dead after military tank explodes inside warehouse in Salahdin province.
Two people have been arrested in raids in Sweden involved with recruitment for ISIL
A senior Tajik police official who has defected to ISIL said in a video that he trained with US OMON units, including with American training firm Blackwater.