For Iraqi Christian family, a grim Christmas far from home
Like thousands of other Iraqi Christians, Ghassan, fled the brutal onslaught of the Islamic State (IS) jihadist group....

'So many tears this Christmas', says Pope Francis
Pope Francis issued a strident call in his Christmas day message to safeguard children who are victims of violence and trafficking....

Homeless guides show tourists a 'hidden' Barcelona
Barcelona is one of Spain's wealthiest cities, but has also been hit hard by the recent years of recession....

Saudi women drivers sent to 'terrorism' court: activists
Two women's rights campaigners detained in Saudi Arabia have been transferred to a special tribunal for "terrorism"....

Ex-president Bush spends another night in Texas hospital
Bush, 90, was admitted late Tuesday to Houston Methodist Hospital and was spending another night there as a "precaution"....

Britain's Prince George's pricey Christmas gift
Britain's Prince George - the 17-month-old son of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge - is set to receive a rocking Zebra costing a huge Sh700,000 (4,650) from his grandparents, the Duchess' parents Ca...

Tunisia arrests blogger for 'defaming' army officers
On November 18 Ayari was tried in absentia on charges of "defaming" army officers and sentenced to three years in jail....

Sudan orders senior UN officials to leave
The expulsions come as Sudan's government is locked in a dispute with the hybrid UN-African union mission in Darfur....

Kenya: President Uhuru assents to four bills
President Uhuru Kenyatta Wednesday signed into law four Bills....

Kenya: 64-year-old man charged with the murder of his own 9-year-old grandson
However, despite medics battling to save his life, he was pronounced dead a short time later....

Kenya: Kenya to earn billions after EU removes duties on exports
Kenyans received a rare Christmas gift yesterday after the European Union (EU) removed taxes levied on exports from the country to the 28-member trading bloc. Starting today, Kenyan exports such as fl...

Kenya: Opposition loses round one of battle against laws on terror
The Opposition lost the first round in its fight against the anti-terror laws recently enacted after the High Court declined to temporarily suspend their operationalisation pending determination of th...

Kenya: Leaders call for arrest of MCA who knocked, run over woman
Women leaders in Kisumu have reacted angrily to news that a Member of the County Assembly from Kakamega County used his car to run over a woman....

Kenya: Eliud Owalo writes to international community over new laws
A Nairobi management consultant, Eliud Owalo, has written to the International Community and appealed to them to impose political and economic sanctions on Kenya over the enactment of the security law...

Kenya: Nkaissery sworn in, says security laws will help seal loopholes
Joseph Nkaissery has officially taken over as Interior Cabinet Secretary. Addressing the public in his maiden speech, Mr Nkaissery said all security personnel were on the payroll from public coffers a...

Kenya: City doctor arrested over child kidnapping and trafficking claims
A medic at a clinic in Mwiki was arrested on Tuesday over claims of child kidnapping and trafficking following a police raid at the facility....