Khalid bin Salman: Capture of ISIS leader shows commitment to eradicate terror

Khalid bin Salman: Capture of ISIS leader shows commitment to eradicate terror

:: The capture of ISIS’ leader, Abu Osama al-Muhajir, in Yemen is just the latest example of our commitment to eradicating the scourge of terrorism, Saudi Arabia’s Deputy Defense Minister Prince Khalid More »

Iran foreign minister accuses US’ Bolton of plotting for war

Iran foreign minister accuses US’ Bolton of plotting for war

:: Iran’s Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif accused US National Security Adviser John Bolton of plotting for war against Iran in a tweet on Tuesday. “Wanna know why those with proven record More »

Saudi Crown Prince departs for Asia trip including South Korea, Japan

Saudi Crown Prince departs for Asia trip including South Korea, Japan

:: Saudi Arabia’s Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman has departed on a trip to South Korea and Japan, where he will lead the Kingdom’s delegation to the G20 summit in Osaka, the More »

King Salman promotes, appoints 38 judges at various levels

King Salman promotes, appoints 38 judges at various levels

:: King Salman issued a royal order on Monday promoting 38 judges at the Ministry of Justice at various ranks. The Kingdom is taking measures to revolutionize its judicial system. Recently, the More »

Iran says it welcomes any diffusion of tensions in region

Iran says it welcomes any diffusion of tensions in region

:: Iran’s foreign ministry spokesman said on Monday Tehran welcomes any diffusion of tensions in the Gulf region following weeks of deteriorating relations with Washington. “We welcome diffusion of tensions in the More »

 

Tag Archives: NIGERIA

Thirty dead in Nigeria triple suicide bombing

:: Thirty people were killed late Sunday in a triple suicide bombing in northeast Nigeria, emergency services reported, in an attack bearing the hallmarks of the Boko Haram jihadist group. Three bombers detonated their explosives outside a hall in Konduga,

105 girls missing after Boko Haram school attack: parents

:: More than 100 girls are missing after a Boko Haram attack on a school in northeast Nigeria earlier this week, parents told AFP on Friday. Parents in Dapchi, in Yobe state, said had they set up a support group

‘Nigeria to issue visas on arrival for Africans’

Kwesi Quartey

:: Nigeria has decided to start issuing visas on arrival for all Africans, the African Union (AU) said Friday, in a major step toward the goal of free movement on the continent. Kwesi Quartey, the continental body’s deputy chairman, praised

Boko Haram displaced protest poor conditions in Nigeria camp

:: Thousands of Nigerians uprooted from their homes by the Boko Haram insurgency hit the streets of Maiduguri Sunday in protest at food shortages and poor conditions in their refugee camp, demanding they be allowed to go home. More than

Chibok mediator wins UN prize for educating victims of Nigeria’s Boko Haram

:: A Nigerian lawyer who helped to secure the release of dozens of the Chibok schoolgirls kidnapped by Boko Haram in 2014 was on Monday announced the winner of a U.N. prize for providing an education to children uprooted by

Watch out Wonder Woman: Nigeria’s Chibok girls inspire Marvel’s new superhero

:: Move over Captain America and watch out Wonder Woman, here comes Ngozi: a teenage superheroine inspired by Nigeria’s kidnapped Chibok girls who fights evil in Lagos, marking a new chapter in diversity for Marvel Comics. Ngozi is the star

Suspected Boko Haram members kill 18 people in northeast Nigeria

:: Suspected Boko Haram militants killed 18 people in northeast Nigeria on Friday, according to local witnesses and officials, the latest in an escalating number of lethal attacks in the region. The knife-wielding attackers, moving under cover of night, targeted

Nigeria suicide bombers kill 28, wound 82

:: Three women suicide bombers blew themselves up at the entrance to a camp for displaced people in northeastern Nigeria on Tuesday, killing 28 people and wounding 82, local sources said. The attack took place in the town of Mandarari,

Boko Haram bombers kill 20 at village in northeast Nigeria

:: Suicide bombers attacked a camp for internally displaced people and a nearby market in a northeastern Nigeria village Tuesday, killing at least 20 people, a local official said Tuesday. Village chief Lawan Kalli said Tuesday at least three suicide

Nigeria to put off deciding whether to join OPEC cuts, minister says

:: Nigeria supports OPEC’s efforts to stabilize oil prices, but it wants to wait before deciding whether join the alliance’s cuts in oil production, its oil minister said on Wednesday. “Hopefully, in the next two to three months we can

Governor tells ill Nigerian president to quit

:: Nigeria’s President Muhammadu Buhari on Thursday faced a fresh call to quit, nearly two months after he left the country on indefinite sick leave. “I want to say that it’s time that the president throws in the towel and

Chibok girls to reunite with parents ‘next week’: Nigeria

:: Eighty-two Chibok schoolgirls who were released after being held for more than three years by Boko Haram will be reunited with their parents next week, according to Nigeria’s minister for women. Aisha Alhassan said the students’ parents will travel

Boko Haram releases 82 Chibok girls three years after kidnapping -Nigerian officials

:: Boko Haram militants have released 82 schoolgirls out of a group of more than 200 who they kidnapped from the northeastern town of Chibok in April 2014, officials said on Saturday. The girls were released through negotiations with the

Turkish nationals kidnapped in Nigeria

Gunmen have kidnapped two Turkish nationals from their hotel in southern Nigeria’s oil-rich Akwa Ibom state, police said Tuesday in the latest unrest to hit the restive Niger Delta. “Two Turkish nationals working for a construction company in Onna local

Trump to sell attack planes to Nigeria for Boko Haram fight

Donald Trump

The Trump administration will move forward with the sale of high-tech aircraft to Nigeria for its campaign against Boko Haram Islamic extremists despite concerns over abuses committed by the African nation’s security forces, according to US officials. Congress is expected

Three suicide bombers kill four people in northeast Nigeria

Three suicide bombers killed four people and injured eight others in a village near the northeast Nigerian city of Maiduguri, a police spokesman said on Sunday. A man and two women blew themselves up when they were challenged by a

UN needs $4.4 bn for famine relief in four countries: Guterres

UN aid agencies need $4.4 billion in emergency funding to address famine in Nigeria, Somalia, South Sudan and Yemen, UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres said Wednesday. More than 20 million people face starvation in the four countries and action is needed

Almost 1.4 million children face ‘imminent death:’ UN agency

The United Nations children’s agency is warning that almost 1.4 million children are at “imminent risk of death” as famine threatens parts of South Sudan, Nigeria, Somalia and Yemen. The UNICEF announcement comes a day after famine was declared in

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