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Nigeria police ‘routinely using torture’

Nigeria police ‘routinely using torture’

Amnesty International has accused Nigerian security forces of routinely torturing and abusing men, women, and children as young as 12 years of age. The human rights group said in a report on Thursday that security forces in the African country torture detainees in a violation of international law and Nigeria’s constitution. “A wide range of [&hellip

Egypt sentences 34 to lengthy jail terms

Egypt sentences 34 to lengthy jail terms

An Egyptian court has handed down heavy jail terms to 34 supporters of the ousted president, Mohamed Morsi, for holding demonstrations in the country early this year. On Thursday, a court in the southern Egyptian city of Fayoum sentenced in absentia the protesters to 17 years in prison each for holding allegedly violent protests in [&hellip

Sierra Leone orders shutdown on Ebola

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ISIL overruns Kurdish villages in Syria

ISIL overruns Kurdish villages in Syria

Latest reports say the ISIL Takfiri militants have seized control of at least five more Kurdish villages in the troubled northern Syria, increasing the number of captured villages there to 21. Local Kurdish sources say ISIL militants captured the new areas in a major advance towards the city of Ayn al-Arab bordering Turkey on Thursday. [&hellip

Obama offers $53 million aid to Ukraine

Obama offers $53 million aid to Ukraine

US President Barack Obama unveiled a new $53 million aid package for Ukraine as he welcomed its embattled new leader, Petro Poroshenko, to the White House on Thursday. President Poroshenko renewed his call for robust American military assistance when he addressed a rare joint session of Congress earlier in the day. His remarks were repeatedly [&hellip

Qur’anic Reflections, Āyat 49:12

Qur’anic Reflections, Āyat 49:12

Do they not reflect upon the Qur’an, or are there locks on the hearts? (Q 47:24) For past Qur’anic Reflections click here Bismillāh September 5, 2014/Dhul Qa‘dah 9, 1435 ALI Fall 2014 Activities, Courses and Programs click here Qur’anic Reflections, Āyat 49:12 – Avoid suspicions يَا أَيُّهَا الَّذِينَ آمَنُوا اجْتَنِبُوا كَثِيرًا مِنَ الظَّنِّ إِنَّ بَعْضَ الظَّنِّ إِثْمٌ [&hellip

Obama lauds Congress for Syria plan

Obama lauds Congress for Syria plan

US President Barack Obama has hailed Congress for approving his plan to arm and train what he called moderate opposition militants fighting against the Syrian government. “The strong, bipartisan support in Congress for this new training effort shows the world that Americans are united in confronting the threat,” Obama said at the White House on [&hellip

Everton brush aside Wolfsburg

Everton brush aside Wolfsburg

Everton opened their Europa League Group H campaign with a convincing 4-1 win over German side Wolfsburg at Goodison Park. The hosts took the lead on 15 minutes courtesy of helpless Wolfsburg defender Ricardo Rodriguez as Steven Naismith’s strike cannoned off him via goalkeeper Diego Benaglio, before Seamus Coleman added a second on the stroke [&hellip

Scots Yes vote fails with slim margin

Scots Yes vote fails with slim margin

As the vote count in Scotland’s independence referendum draws to a close, the results point to the Yes campaign marginally falling short of winning. Vote counting is still ongoing in Scotland’s referendum on whether the country should stay in the UK or become independent. Partial results showed on Friday that the No campaign has a slim lead over the independence camp. The [&hellip

Libya parliament rejects PM’s cabinet

Libya parliament rejects PM’s cabinet

The Libyan parliament has rejected the new cabinet of Prime Minister Abdullah al-Thinni, amid deadly militancy in the North African country. The parliamentary spokesman, Faraj Hashim, made the announcement on Thursday, saying that lawmakers demanded the premier submit a new cabinet with not more than 10 ministers. However, Thinni had presented a cabinet with 16 [&hellip