Category Archives: World News

Nigeria inks deal to repatriate $321M of ‘stolen funds’

LAGOS, Nigeria

Nigeria has signed a tripartite agreement with Switzerland and the World Bank to repatriate at least $321 million worth of funds said to have been stashed abroad by the late military dictator Sani Abacha.

US top court allows Trump’s latest travel ban to go into full effect

The Supreme Court action means that Trumps ban will now go fully into effect for people seeking to enter the United States from Iran, Libya, Syria, Yemen, Somalia and Chad, in addition to people from North Korea and certain officials from Venezuela.

Migrant crisis: ‘I was sold three times by slave traders’

Harun Ahmed is one of thousands of young Ethiopians who have attempted the journey across the Sahara to Libya – and from there to Europe.

He eventually made it to Germany, but only after surviving months of torture and starvation at the hands of three separate slave traders who bought and sold migrants as if they were cattle.

China to deploy ‘Night Tigers’ to Syria in support of Assad’s forces

China will Send troops to Syria in support of President Bashar al-Assad’s forces, China is concerned about the presence of Islamic militants in its Xinjiang region.

The Chinese Ministry of Defence intends to deploy two units known as the “Tigers of Siberia” and the “Night Tigers” from the Special Operations Forces to aid Syrian troops against militant factions, New Khaleej reported.

Erdogan, Trump vow to fight against ‘all’ terror groups

Presidents Recep Tayyip Erdogan and Donald Trump have agreed to fight against “all kinds of terrorist groups”, according to the Turkish Presidency late Friday.

According to Anadolu Agency, in a statement, the Presidency said: “President Erdogan and U.S. President Trump exchanged opinions on Syria crisis and regional issues, as well as Turkey-U.S. bilateral issues.”

Pope arrives in Myanmar on first papal visit

YANGON, Myanmar

Tens of thousands of people welcomed Pope Francis as he arrived in Myanmar’s former capital Yangon on Monday, on his first papal visit to the country.

Sisi receives phone call from Somali counterpart to offer condoles

CAIRO– 26 November 2017: President Abdel Fatah al-Sisi received a phone call from his Somali counterpart Mohamed Abdullahi Farmajo to offer condolences over the victims of the terrorist attack that took place in North Sinai’s el Rawda Mosque on Friday. 

Egypt mosque bombing kills more than 300 worshippers

Militants reportedly linked to “Islamic State” have targeted a mosque in the north of Egypt’s Sinai Peninsula, killing at least 305 people and wounding scores. Egyptian authorities say the death toll is likely to rise.

Saudi Prince Vows New Islamic Alliance ‘Will Wipe Out Terrorists From Earth’

Riyadh, November 26: Saudi Arabia’s powerful crown prince Mohammed bin Salmanon Sunday vowed to “pursue terrorists until they are wiped from the face of the earth”. The statement was issued after leaders of 40 Muslim countries gathered on Sunday in the first meeting of an Islamic counter-terrorism alliance.

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