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Pope Francis urges dialogue, negotiation

Posted in Foreign on 06 March 2016. 44 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. 46 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. 52 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...

Egypt hands Christian teens 5 years for contempt of Islam

Posted in Foreign on 26 February 2016. 49 hits.
February 25, 2016 Foreign 80 Views An Egyptian court on Thursday sentenced three Coptic Christian teenagers to five years in jail for contempt of Islam after they appeared in a video reciting Muslim prayers. A judge in the central Egyptian province of Minya also sent a fourth defendant,...

Four suspected jihadists arrested in Spain, Morocco

Posted in Foreign on 24 February 2016. 69 hits.
February 23, 2016 Foreign 34 Views Spanish and Moroccan security forces claimed on Tuesday to have broken up a suspected Islamist terrorist cell on the North African Mediterranean coast, according to the Spanish Interior Ministry. Four suspects were arrested, the ministry said that three...

Chad student shot dead by army in fresh gang rape protests

Posted in Foreign on 24 February 2016. 63 hits.
A Chadian student was shot dead and five others injured by gunfire Monday when soldiers broke up a fresh protest in the country over a girl’s brutal gang rape, hospital sources said. “Soldiers fired at students leaving one dead and five hurt,” a hospital worker in the northern city of Faya...

Woman stabs boyfriend to death after claiming he ‘spent too much time on Facebook’

Posted in Foreign on 24 February 2016. 65 hits.
Police were called to a caravan in Lancashire last year after a 23-year-old man was found with serious stab wounds in his chest Alexandra Sims 16 hours  ago Terri-Marie Palmer, 23, from Heysham, LancasterLancashire Police A woman has been given a life sentence for murdering her boyfriend...

Russia pledges more Syria raids, opposition sets truce terms

Posted in Foreign on 22 February 2016. 62 hits.
February 21, 2016 Foreign 2 Views By AFP Moscow pledged Saturday to continue backing the Syrian government in its fight against “terrorism”, dashing hopes for a ceasefire the opposition said it would only back if the regime and its supporters hold fire. World powers have been pushing for...

19 Dead In Double Suicide Attack On Cameroon Market

Posted in Foreign on 22 February 2016. 60 hits.
At least, 19 people were killed in a double suicide bombing at a market in north-eastern Cameroon on Friday, local officials said. Several other people were injured in the attack on the market at Meme at around 9 a.m. (0800 GMT) which was carried out by two female suicide bombers, said the...

Uganda Election: Police Detain Opposition Leader

Posted in Foreign on 20 February 2016. 58 hits.
Ugandan police on Friday detained the main opposition presidential candidate Kizza Besigye in the capital Kampala after a largely peaceful election held a day earlier. Besigye was arrested at his party’s headquarters after heavily armed police surrounded the building and a helicopter fired tear...

CVC regrets Education Minister’s unilateral appointment of VCs, urges reversal

Posted in Foreign on 20 February 2016. 53 hits.
The Committee of Vice Chancellors (CVC) of Nigerian Federal Universities has urged the Federal Government to quickly reverse the recent appointment of new vice chancellors for the National Open University of Nigeria (NOUN) and 12 others, established between 2011 and 2013. The Committee also...

Saudi Arabia and Russia agree to freeze oil production in Qatar talks

Posted in Foreign on 20 February 2016. 60 hits.
Oil has lost more than 70 per cent of its value in 18 months Hazel Sheffield 7 minutes  ago9 comments Saudi Oil Minister Ali al-Naimi (C) attends the 6th Ministerial Conference of the Carbon Sequestration Leadership Forum Getty Saudi Arabia and Russia have agreed to freeze oil output in a...

Obama enjoins Supreme Court fight in election year

Posted in Foreign on 15 February 2016. 82 hits.
President Barack Obama said he would name a new Supreme Court justice to replace Antonin Scalia, slapping down Republican demands for a delay and setting up a monumental election-year fight. “I plan to fulfil my constitutional responsibilities,” Obama said Saturday, rejecting a chorus of right...

Syria: France urges Russia to stop civilians’ bombing

Posted in Foreign on 15 February 2016. 69 hits.
French Prime Minister, Manuel Valls, has called on Russia to stop hitting civilians in air raids in Syria. Mr. Valls said an end to bombing civilians was the key to peace. His Russian counterpart Dmitry Medvedev said there was “no evidence of our bombing civilians, even though everyone is...

Pope to lead mass in crime-ridden Mexican city

Posted in Foreign on 15 February 2016. 95 hits.
By AFP Pope Francis will celebrate an open-air mass in a rough, crime-plagued Mexico City suburb on Sunday after pressing the nation’s leaders to combat the menace of drug violence. Thousands already lined up outside a university’s campus late Saturday, prepared to brave the cold night ahead...

Attacker killed six Saudi Arabia

Posted in Foreign on 12 February 2016. 56 hits.
An attacker has opened fire at an education department office in Saudi Arabia’s southern Jazan province, killing six employees, officials have said. Two other people have been wounded in the assault, in the remote community of Ad Dair, next to the border with Yemen. The attacker has been...

52 killed in Mexico jail riot

Posted in Foreign on 12 February 2016. 65 hits.
A riot and a fire at a prison near Monterrey in northern Mexico had killed 52 people, state officials said. Another 12 were injured in the riot at Topo Chico jail that broke out just after midnight, the BBC reports. Smoke was seen billowing from the complex but officials in Nuevo Leon state said...

UAE appoints 22-yr old lady as Minister of Youth

Posted in Foreign on 11 February 2016. 80 hits.
February 11, 2016 featured post, Foreign 3 Views Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Prime Minister and Vice-President of UAE on Wednesday appointed Shamma Al Mazrui as the youth minister in the new cabinet. She will also preside over the Youth National Council. Shamma is 22 years old...

‘Several dead’, around 100 injured in train crash — Police

Posted in Foreign on 09 February 2016. 52 hits.
Rescuers and journalists stand in front of a rescue helicopter near Bad Aibling in southwestern Germany, February 9, 2016. REUTERS/Michael Dalder February 9, 2016 Foreign 1 Views Two trains collided in southern Germany on Tuesday, killing “several” people and injuring around 100, police...

Freed Australian hostage returns to Burkina Faso

Posted in Foreign on 08 February 2016. 45 hits.
By AFP An elderly Australian woman kidnapped by Al-Qaeda-linked jihadists in Burkina Faso arrived in Ouagadougou Monday after being freed following mediation by neighbouring Niger, which is now trying to secure her husband’s release. Jocelyn Elliott, 84, arrived in the Burkina capital aboard a...
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