France seeks ways to boost anti-jihadi force in Africa

France seeks ways to boost anti-jihadi force in Africa Presidents, princes and diplomats are coming to Paris on Wednesday to breathe life into a young African military force that aims to counter the growing jihadi threat in the Sahel region. http://ift.tt/2nWqyre

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Hong Kong judges to decide on UK banker’s murder appeal

Hong Kong judges to decide on UK banker’s murder appeal Hong Kong judges will decide on a British banker’s appeal of his conviction in the grisly murders of two Indonesian women. http://ift.tt/2yleOOW

Saudi Arabia frees 82-year-old former judge after 5 years

Saudi Arabia frees 82-year-old former judge after 5 years A Saudi human rights group says an 82-year-old former judge and prominent rights advocate has been freed after five years in prison. http://ift.tt/2z7gHCi

Watchdog: Egypt remains among worst jailers of journalists

Watchdog: Egypt remains among worst jailers of journalists The Committee to Protect Journalists says the international community has failed to pressure the world’s “worst” jailers of journalists, including Egypt, from improving press freedom conditions. http://ift.tt/2Bf5nWR

Gas flows restored after explosion at Austrian hub

Gas flows restored after explosion at Austrian hub The operator of a major natural gas hub in Austria where an explosion left one person dead and 21 injured says gas flow in all pipelines to and from the plant has been restored. http://ift.tt/2BhendX

Iranian media: Another quake, magnitude 6.1 hits the south

Iranian media: Another quake, magnitude 6.1 hits the south Iranian media say another earthquake has jolted the country’s south, followed by several aftershocks. http://ift.tt/2nUKcUt