Top five foreign names Somalis love giving their daughters

In Somalia, people love nicknames. They also love naming their daughters after foreign countries and cities or even continents. Some Somali parents name their girl after a city or country because it was a place they visited during their honeymoon, anniversary or another special trip. Some places have a historical or family

Iran says Israel is stealing its clouds to cause drought

An Iranian general has accused Israel of manipulating weather to prevent rain over the Islamic republic, alleging his country was facing cloud "theft". Brigadier General Gholam Jalali said Israel and another country in the region have joint teams which work to ensure clouds entering Iranian skies are unable to release rain,'

Argentina abandons friendly match with Israel after pressure

A friendly match between Argentina and Israel which was due to be played on Saturday in Jerusalem has been cancelled following pressure over the plight of Palestinian civilians, reports say. The match was meant to act as a warm-up game for Argentina ahead of the Fifa World Cup in Russia. Argentina and

Paraguay controversially moves Israel embassy to Jerusalem

The South American nation of Paraguay has become the third country after the US and Guatemala to move its embassy in Israel to the holy city of Jerusalem. Paraguay made the controversial embassy move on Monday (21 May) during a ceremony attended by Paraguayan President Horacio Cartes and the prime minister

South Africa withdraws ambassador from Israel after Gaza killings

Image: AFP South Africa has recalled its ambassador to Israel after the killing of dozens of Palestinians by Israeli forces in the Gaza Strip on Monday. Pretoria also said it condemned the killing of at least 40 Palestinian protesters along the Gaza border. The Palestinians were shot dead as they protested against the

Kenya attends gala honouring US embassy move to Jerusalem

Kenya was among few countries that attended a Sunday night gala in honour of United States' relocation of its embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem. The US will relocate its embassy to Jerusalem on Monday, May 14, five months after President Donald Trump announced the move. The gala was hosted by Israel's

Famous handshakes that changed the course of history

Handshakes between political enemies can have an immediate effect on the political climate around them and can change a country experiencing domestic political crisis or countries with historic enmity. We take a look at six of these memorable handshakes. Uhuru and Raila On March 9, 2018, Kenya's President Uhuru Kenyatta and opposition