Sunday, August 19, 2018

Nigeria’s Boko Haram pledges allegiance to Islamic State: audio clip

Nigeria's militant Islamist group Boko Haram pledged allegiance on Saturday to Islamic State, which rules a self-declared caliphate in parts of Iraq and Syria,...

Turkish jetliner skids off on runway, passengers safe + Video, Pics

A Turkish Airlines plane carrying 224 passengers had to be evacuated after it missed the runway on landing at Kathmandu airport on Wednesday and...

Facebook posts about job land US contractor in Emirates jail + Video shots

A hallmark of American life — griping about work — has landed a Florida man in a Middle Eastern jail. Ryan Pate, a helicopter mechanic...

Female Islamic State recruiter arrested at Barcelona airport

A Moroccan woman was arrested at a Spanish airport Saturday on suspicion of recruiting European and North African women to join the Islamic State...

Any nuclear deal with Iran is going to have this one huge inherent flaw

This week, lawmakers in both parties continued to debate a possible nuclear deal with Iran, with some leading Senators proposing several legislative options to...

Two charts showing that ‘deterring’ migrant boats is failing

Late last year the Italian government scrapped its Mediterranean search and rescue operation the Mare Nostrum after funding shortages. The project waspartially replaced by...

IFAD Lecture: Oxfam’s Winnie Byanyima on the future of aid in a post-2015 world

Winnie Byanyima, Executive Director Oxfam International, gave the inaugural IFAD Lecture at the recent38th session of the Governing Council, IFAD's annual meeting of Member...

Boko Haram On the back foot

ALMOST two months ago, Abubakar Mohammed fled from Boko Haram as it overran his home town in north-eastern Nigeria. Since then he has been...

German parliament approves legal quotas for women on company boards

New law requires major companies to allot 30 percent of seats on non-executive boards to women. Germany's lower house of parliament passed legislation on Friday...

Iraqi forces retake key town of Al-Baghdadi from ISIL

  Iraqi government forces and allied tribal fighters have retaken the town of Al-Baghdadi from the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) group,...

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Zakia Hussein: Somalia’s First General and Deputy Police Commander

Somali President Abdullahi ‘Farmajo’ Mohamed, has appointed Zakia Hussein to the position of general and deputy chief of the Somali Police Force. Zakia becomes the first...

Chief Guterres Says UN Budget Is In Deficit, Warns of Consequences

Letter sent to member states by António Guterres reveals $139m deficit in core budget António Guterres, the UN secretary general, has warned that the organisation...
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Somaliland: PORT OF BERBERA RECEIVES NEW EQUIPMENT TO INCREASE CAPACITY – Press Statement

Somaliland economy to benefit from an increase in cargo volume and speed of operations Global trade enabler DP World has expanded its strategic presence at the Port...