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US issues travel alert for southeastern Tunisia

Posted in Foreign on 03 April 2016. 42 hits.
US government is warning its citizens to avoid visiting southeastern Tunisia near the Libyan border as well as the country’s mountainous western areas due to “the threat of terrorism.” In a travel warning out Friday, the State Department warns that Islamic State group jihadists have targeted...

Brussels airport to reopen Sunday

Posted in Foreign on 03 April 2016. 68 hits.
Brussels Airport is to reopen Sunday, 12 days after its departure hall was wrecked by Islamic State suicide bombings, with chief executive Arnaud Feist announcing three flights. “From Sunday morning, Brussels Airport should be partially operational,” Feist told a press conference Saturday,...

Policeman bags life sentence for killing driver

Posted in Foreign on 03 April 2016. 82 hits.
An Egyptian court sentenced Saturday a policeman to life in prison for shooting dead a driver over a fare dispute, a judicial source said, a case that provoked outrage over police abuses. Mustafa Mahmud was referred to an expedited trial after he shot dead Mohamed Ali Sayed Ismail with his...

UN Approves Police Force For Burundi

Posted in Foreign on 03 April 2016. 68 hits.
The United Nations (UN) Security Council is making moves to prevent the Burundi crisis from getting worse. In order to ensure that, the council has approved a resolution to pave the way for a UN police force to be deployed in Burundi. The resolution, drafted by France, calls on UN...

Turkey Says Brussels Attacker Deported In 2015, Belgium Ignored Warning

Posted in Foreign on 24 March 2016. 77 hits.
One of the attackers in the Brussels suicide bombings was deported last year from Turkey, and Belgium subsequently ignored a warning that the man was a militant, Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan said on Wednesday. Erdogan’s office identified the man as Ibrahim El Bakraoui, one of the two...

31 killed in Brussels attacks claimed by IS

Posted in Foreign on 24 March 2016. 82 hits.
Buhari, Obama, others condemn terrorists A series of explosions claimed by the Islamic State (IS) yesterday ripped through Belgian capital city Brussels’ airport and a metro train, killing 31 people. Two huge blasts, at least one of which prosecutors said was likely caused by a suicide bomber,...

Trump Digs In After Weekend Violence, Threatens Sanders Rallies

Posted in Foreign on 15 March 2016. 43 hits.
Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump on Sunday threatened to send his supporters to the campaign rallies of Democrat Bernie Sanders, showing no sign of toning down his rhetoric after clashes erupted at his own events over the weekend. Trump, front-runner for the Republican nomination,...

Over 172 Nigerians Deported From Libya

Posted in Foreign on 15 March 2016. 50 hits.
March 12, 2016 Foreign 273 Views 172 Nigerians deported from Libya have returned to the country under the voluntary returnee programme organised by the International Organisation for Migration, IOM. Spokesperson for the Nigerian Immigration Service, Ekpedeme King, who confirmed the return...

Over 172 Nigerians Deported From Libya

Posted in Foreign on 15 March 2016. 45 hits.
March 12, 2016 Foreign 273 Views 172 Nigerians deported from Libya have returned to the country under the voluntary returnee programme organised by the International Organisation for Migration, IOM. Spokesperson for the Nigerian Immigration Service, Ekpedeme King, who confirmed the return...

Student hacked to death for intercaste marriage

Posted in Foreign on 15 March 2016. 42 hits.
March 14, 2016 Foreign 150 Views An Indian student from the lowest Dalit caste was hacked to death and his wife critically injured in southern India in a suspected “honour killing” by relatives angered by their marriage, police said Monday. Three men armed with sickles and sharp weapons...

Al-Qaeda claims deadly attack at Ivory Coast beach resort

Posted in Foreign on 15 March 2016. 51 hits.
Heavily-armed men gunned down 16 people at an Ivory Coast resort Sunday in an attack claimed by an Al-Qaeda affiliate, leaving bodies strewn on the beach as fears grow of a mounting jihadist threat in West Africa. A witness in the resort town of Grand-Bassam told AFP they heard one of the...

Car-bomb Killed at Least 27 in Turkish Capital Ankara

Posted in Foreign on 15 March 2016. 34 hits.
March 14, 2016 Foreign 64 Views A car  bomb has exploded in Turkish capital Ankara on Sunday, killing at least 27 and injuring 75 more, said the city governor’s office. The explosion took place in Guvenpark in the Kizilay district in the capital, which is a key transport hub and commercial...

Student hacked to death for intercaste marriage

Posted in Foreign on 15 March 2016. 42 hits.
March 14, 2016 Foreign 150 Views An Indian student from the lowest Dalit caste was hacked to death and his wife critically injured in southern India in a suspected “honour killing” by relatives angered by their marriage, police said Monday. Three men armed with sickles and sharp weapons...

Al-Qaeda claims deadly attack at Ivory Coast beach resort

Posted in Foreign on 15 March 2016. 47 hits.
Heavily-armed men gunned down 16 people at an Ivory Coast resort Sunday in an attack claimed by an Al-Qaeda affiliate, leaving bodies strewn on the beach as fears grow of a mounting jihadist threat in West Africa. A witness in the resort town of Grand-Bassam told AFP they heard one of the...

Car-bomb Killed at Least 27 in Turkish Capital Ankara

Posted in Foreign on 15 March 2016. 61 hits.
March 14, 2016 Foreign 64 Views A car  bomb has exploded in Turkish capital Ankara on Sunday, killing at least 27 and injuring 75 more, said the city governor’s office. The explosion took place in Guvenpark in the Kizilay district in the capital, which is a key transport hub and commercial...

Trump Digs In After Weekend Violence, Threatens Sanders Rallies

Posted in Foreign on 15 March 2016. 44 hits.
Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump on Sunday threatened to send his supporters to the campaign rallies of Democrat Bernie Sanders, showing no sign of toning down his rhetoric after clashes erupted at his own events over the weekend. Trump, front-runner for the Republican nomination,...

Good night for Trump, mixed bag for Clinton in US primaries

Posted in Foreign on 11 March 2016. 45 hits.
Billionaire Donald Trump notched a pair of easy victories Tuesday in the Republican presidential nomination race, as Democrat Hillary Clinton suffered a surprise loss to Bernie Sanders in one of the two major states at stake. Trump shrugged off a barrage of negative advertising and intense...

Pope Francis urges dialogue, negotiation

Posted in Foreign on 06 March 2016. 40 hits.
—The Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB, yesterday, released the text of the Catholic Pontiff, Pope Francis address to thousands of IPOB members who gathered last Sunday at the Vatican City for the weekly Angelus, saying the Pope has cautioned their oppressors, the Nigerian government and its...

Clinton, Trump score big wins toward US presidential election

Posted in Foreign on 06 March 2016. 42 hits.
Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton took a big leap toward clinching their parties’ nomination for the US presidential election, soundly defeating rivals in a slew of Super Tuesday primaries. The divisive billionaire Trump weathered a barrage of attacks from fellow Republicans to win in seven of...

Canadian government eases citizenship process for international students

Posted in Foreign on 06 March 2016. 48 hits.
The Canadian government has introduced legislation to reduce the period of physical residency required to apply for Canadian citizenship The new legislation will also restore a provision that allows international students to count time spent studying or working in Canada against that residency...
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