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  • Trial of Chad dictator Habre adjourned to Sept 7

    DAKAR: Former Chadian dictator Hissene Habre was forcibly brought to a court in Senegal on Tuesday, where judges adjourned his trial until Sept 7 to let appointed lawyers prepare his defence...

    Prison guards brought Habre, dressed in a white robe and turban, into the special court in the capital Dakar
  • Black rhino to return to Chad after South Africa deal

    South Africa and Chad on Sunday signed an agreement that will see the re-introduction next year of critically endangered black rhino to the central African country, decades after it was last seen there...

    Environment ministers from the two countries signed a memorandum of understanding “which will allow for the translocation of six black rhino from South Africa to Chad”, said a government statement...

  • North Korea, Venezuela, Chad added to countries on US travel ban

    President Donald Trump issued a new open-ended travel ban on Sunday that saw North Korea, Venezuela and Chad among a list of eight countries cited for poor security and lack of cooperation with US authorities...

    Full bans were newly placed on nationals from North Korea and Chad, and extended for five countries on the original list: Iran, Libya, Somalia, Syria and Yemen...

  • Niger army fights Boko Haram for Lake Chad island

    NIAMEY: Niger’s army is fighting to recapture an island in Lake Chad after it was seized by hundreds of Boko Haram militants aboard motorised canoes, army sources said on Sunday...

    Lake Chad’s islands, which lie in dense swampland, are an ideal base for mounting surprise attacks on the countries bordering the lake: Chad, Cameroon, Niger and Nigeria...

  • Tensions in Chad as Deby sworn in for fifth term

    N’DJAMENA: Chad’s President Idriss Deby took the oath of office on Monday for a fifth term in power, facing dogged resistance from an opposition that alleges his re-election was a “political hold-up”...

    With tensions high a day after the death of a protester during an opposition march, around 14 African heads of state attended the swearing-in ceremony, including the presidents of Nigeria and Niger, both, like Chad, battling the Boko...

  • Ex-Chad ruler faces verdict 25 years after reign of fear

    Often dressed in combat fatigues complementing his “desert fighter” nickname, Habre fled to Senegal after he was ousted in 1990 by Chad’s current President Idriss Deby...

    Witnesses have recounted the horror of life in Chad’s prisons, describing in graphic detail the abusive and often deadly punishments inflicted by the Documentation and Security Directorate (DDS), Habre’s feared secret police...

  • Triple suicide bombings in Chad kill 27

    DAKAR: A Chad security official says a triple suicide bombing at a market on an island in Lake Chad has killed at least 27 people and injured 90 others...

    Paul Manka, Chad police spokesman, said three females carried out Saturday’s attack on Koulfoua Island...

  • West’s ally Chad battered by crises

    N’DJAMENA: A key ally of the West in its fight against jihadists in Africa, Chad is mired in crises that have rocked the authoritarian regime of President Idriss Deby, as the opposition plans a general strike for Tuesday...

    “Chad has ground to a halt...

  • Pakistan closes consulate in Jalalabad due to security concerns

    The Embassy of Pakistan in Kabul has reportedly closed its consulate in Jalalabad citing security concerns and “undue intervention by Governor Hayatullah Hayat in the functioning of the Consulate General”, read a statement issued by the embassy on Friday...

    According to the press statement issued by the embassy, it has requested the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Afghanistan “to kindly refrain from interfering in the functioning of...

  • Canada to deport Pakistani accused of plotting to bomb US consulate

    OTTAWA: Canadian immigration authorities on Friday ordered the deportation of a Pakistani man accused of plotting to bomb the US consulate and financial buildings in Toronto...

    Read: Pakistani accused in US consulate plot held in CanadaAccording to the immigration board's written decision, Malik “planned to conduct a violent attack against a United States government building and other targets in the financial district of Toronto,...

  • 26 protesters held outside Indian consulate in Hambantota

    COLOMBO: Twenty-six people were arrested after around 2,000 supporters of the opposition Sri Lanka Podujana Peramuna (SLPP) attempted to storm the Indian consul general’s office in Hambantota on Friday demanding that they did not want an ‘Indian colony’ in the island nation...

    Although there were also slogans against China’s take over of the harbour, the wrath of the masses was mainly directed against India, with the crowd protesting...
  • US orders closure of Russia’s San Francisco consulate in retaliation

    WASHINGTON: The United States on Thursday ordered Russia to close its consulate in San Francisco as well as two annexes in Washington and New York in two days, in a tit-for-tat response to Moscow’s drastic reduction of US diplomatic staff in their country...

    Along with the San Francisco consulate, the installations ordered closed were a chancery annex in Washington, where Moscow has a giant embassy complex, and a consular annex in New...

  • Pakistani consulate staffer shot dead in Afghanistan

    A member of Pakistan's diplomat corps serving at the consulate in Afghanistan's Jalalabad city was shot dead on Monday evening, DawnNews reported...

    Two assailants riding a motorbike opened fire on Nayyar Iqbal as he bought goods from a shop, Pakistan's Ambassador to Afghanistan, Zahid Nasrullah Khan, said...

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