Hamza Ibrahim

Gunmen kidnap 300 schoolgirls in increasingly lawless northwest Nigeria

Feb 26 2021

KANO, Nigeria An operation to rescue more than 300 girls kidnapped in Nigeria had failed to pinpoint their location by late on Friday, almost 24 hours after gunmen seized them in a raid on their school. | Video

Nigerian appeals court throws out blasphemy convictions that caused outcry

Jan 22 2021

KANO, Nigeria A Nigerian court threw out two blasphemy convictions on Thursday that had caused an international outcry, freeing a teenager from a 10-year prison sentence and ordering a new trial for a man sentenced to death. | Video

Nigerian court hears blasphemy conviction appeals in northern city Kano

Nov 26 2020

KANO, Nigeria Two judges in northern Nigeria on Thursday heard the first appeals against Islamic law blasphemy convictions that caused global outrage when a man was sentenced to death over a WhatsApp message and a 13-year-old received a 10-year jail term.

Islamic court in northern Nigeria sentences man to death for blasphemy

Aug 10 2020

KANO, Nigeria An Islamic court in northern Nigeria sentenced a 22-year old singer to death on Monday for blasphemy against the Prophet Muhammad in a song he circulated on the messaging platform WhatsApp in March.

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World powers urge truce as Israel-Palestinian conflict rages

GAZA/JERUSALEM (Reuters) -Israel bombarded Gaza with air strikes and Palestinian militants resumed cross-border rocket fire on Tuesday after a brief overnight lull during which the U.N. sent a small fuel convoy into the enclave, where it says 52,000 people are now displaced.