Security

Army wipes out Boko Haram terrorists in Damaturu

Troops of the Nigerian army wiped out a band of Boko Haram terrorists who attempted to attack Damaturu, the capital of Yobe on Tuesday. Troops of 233 Battalion, upon receiving intelligence that the terrorists were coming to the city, laid ambush for them at the outskirts on Kukareta Road. The terrorists were completely overwhelmed by […]

Security

India shoots down satellite in space

Prime Minister Narendra Modi said India had shot down a satellite in space on Wednesday with an anti-satellite missile, hailing the test as a major breakthrough in its space program.Modi made the announcement in a television address to the nation. He said India would only be the fourth country to have used such an anti-satellite […]

Security

Kenya repels another suspected al Shabaab attack – police

NAIROBI (Reuters) – Kenyan police have thwarted an attack by suspected Somali militants al Shabaab on a Chinese-owned construction company in an eastern region, an official said on Monday, days after the Islamist group killed 21 people in Nairobi. The assailants wounded one person while they attempted to hit the site in Garissa county, not […]

Diplomatic Channel

20 people killed as storm Nate hits Central America

No fewer than 20 people have been killed as Tropical Storm Nate washed away parts of Costa Rica, Nicaragua and Honduras. Reports say the storm is heading north towards the U.S. Meanwhile, a state of emergency has been declared in the Central American nations, where more than 20 people are missing. It has caused heavy […]

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U.N. Security Council steps up North Korea sanctions

UNITED NATIONS/SEOUL (Reuters) – Major U.S. allies in Asia welcomed on Tuesday the U.N. Security Council’s unanimous vote to step up sanctions on North Korea, with its profitable textile exports now banned and fuel supplies to the reclusive North capped after its sixth nuclear test. Japan and South Korea said after the passage of the […]