Friday, July 20, 2018

Iraq Opts for Consolidation Over Advance in Battle Against ISIS

As a small force of Islamic State militants holds out in parts of Tikrit for a fourth week, Iraqi forces have been forced to...

Yemen asks U.N. to back military action by ‘willing countries’ + Pics

Yemen asked the United Nations Security Council on Tuesday to back military action by "willing countries" to combat an advance by Shi'ite Muslim Houthi...

Owen Jones on Yemen: Britain’s forgotten conflict – video

Since early 2015 Yemen has been gripped by civil war, with forces backed by a Saudi coalition fighting Iran-backed Houthi rebels. Since the start...

ISIS affiliate attacks Shiite mosque in Kuwait, killing 27

A suicide bomber purportedly from an Islamic State affiliate unleashed the first terrorist attack in Kuwait in more than two decades on Friday, killing...

Two men lynched to Death over alleged sex assaults in India

Indian police were on Friday investigating two separate lynchings in which men were beaten to death by frenzied crowds in anger over alleged assaults...

U.S. Sets Stage for Libya-Like Regime Change in Eritrea, “Africa’s Cuba”

The United States is methodically setting the stage for a so-called “humanitarian” military intervention against the small northeast African nation of Eritrea, under legal pretexts much...

Defence ministry is under attack by monkeys, Manohar Parrikar says

Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar said on Sunday that his ministry is under “attack” by monkeys, adding that two army personnel were always on duty...

Syrian civil war: 40,000 starving citizens in besieged city of Madyra forced to live...

Harrowing new details have emerged from the besieged Syrian city of Madaya revealing how starving citizens have been reduced to living off salt and...

India and Bangladesh sign territory swap deal

Bangladesh and India have signed a historic agreement to simplify their border by exchanging more than 150 enclaves of land. India's Prime Minister Narendra Modi...

Anger and frustration over killing of Palestinian baby

Death of an 18-month-old toddler in firebomb attack in occupied West Bank condemned around world, and triggers clashes. The death of an 18-month-old Palestinian baby...

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Al-Shabaab Launches ‘Aggressive’ Child Jihadi Recruitment in Somalia

Al-Shabaab jihadists in Somalia’s Middle Shabelle region have ramped up “aggressive” child recruitment efforts, forcing outgunned residents who refused to surrender their kids to...

US amends terrorist designations of al-Shabaab, completes FTO review

US Government Press Release The Department of State has amended the designation of al-Shabaab – an al-Qa’ida affiliate in Somalia – to include al-Hijra and...

How Africa Tweets 2018

Portland’s fourth study into ‘How Africa Tweets’ has found African governments are not immune from global issues such as fake news, the rise of...