Bartella/ The Iraqi Counter Terrorism Service entered the state television station in Mosul yesterday, capturing the first important building in the Islamic State-held city since the start of the offensive about two weeks ago, a commander of the elite unit said.
Cairo/ Italy’s deputy chief prosecutor arrived in Cairo yesterday to discuss developments in the investigation into the killing of Italian student Giulio Regeni, sources at Cairo airport said.
Islamabad/ At least 10 Pakistani workers were killed and more than 50 injured yesterday by a huge blast in an oil tanker at a ship-breaking yard, trade union officials said, adding that the death toll could rise. Addis
Ababa/ Ethiopia’s Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalegn has dropped or moved several of his key allies in the Cabinet, including Foreign affairs and Finance ministers. The changes are part of reforms to address the public’s grievances.