Congo graft probe nabs Lebanese construction boss Feb 26, 2020 0 1094 12345 Kinshasa: A Lebanese construction company boss has been detained as part of a vast embezzlement investigation launched by President Felix Tshisekedi, a judicial source said on Tuesday.Jamal Sammih, head of the Somibo construction group, is the second foreigner targeted in the probe after United States citizen David Blattner, who was detained on Friday. (AFP) Pages 12 RELATED ARTICLES Iran coronavirus deaths rise to 15, deputy health minister infected Feb 26, 2020 0 87 Regime bombing kills 19 civilians in Syria: Monitor Feb 26, 2020 0 58 Egypt’s ex-president Hosni Mubarak dead at 91 Feb 26, 2020 0 63 Two Turkish soldiers killed in Libya: Erdogan AFP IstanbuL Two Turkish soldiers have been killed in Libya, where Turkey supports the internationally recognised government, President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said on Tuesday. “We have two martyrs of ours there,” .. Erdogan says no ‘full’ agreement on Syria summit AFP Istanbul President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said on Tuesday there was no agreement yet for the leaders of Turkey, Russia, France and Germany to hold a summit over the escalating violence in northern Syria. The Kremlin .. Turks face quarantine after returning from virus-hit Iran Istanbul: More than 100 Turks are being quarantined after returning from coronavirus-hit Iran, Turkey’s health minister said on Tuesday. The 132 passengers were evacuated to Ankara from Tehran as part of a Turkish .. Iran’s neighbours reduce air, trade link as cases soar AFP Dubai Gulf countries announced new measures Tuesday to cut links with Iran to prevent coronavirus spreading after the confirmation of 20 new cases, all of them people returning from the Islamic republic. The United .. Pompeo says Iran must ‘tell the truth’ on coronavirus Washington: US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Tuesday demanded that Iran “tell the truth” about a coronavirus outbreak, voicing alarm at allegations of a cover-up. “The United States is deeply concerned by .. Netanyahu pledges new settler homes in sensitive West Bank Jerusalem: Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu pledged on Tuesday to build 3,500 new settler homes in a super-sensitive area of the occupied West Bank, just a week before a tight general election. Netanyahu’s .. Schools, shrines shut in Iraq’s Najaf over coronavirus Najaf: Shrines have shuttered, streets are deserted and schools closed in Iraq’s holy city of Najaf, where only pharmacies draw crowds after a novel coronavirus case triggered widespread panic. Najaf is popular among .. Iraq confirms four more novel coronavirus cases AFP Baghdad Iraq on Tuesday confirmed four new cases of the novel coronavirus in an Iraqi family returning from neighbouring Iran, bringing its total number of diagnosed infections to five. The health ministry said the .. Nigeria’s ex-oppn spokesman jailed seven years for graft Abuja: A Nigerian court on Tuesday sentenced a former spokesman of the country’s main opposition party to seven years in prison after convicting him of corruption and money laundering. Judge Okon Abang of the federal ..