Category: International News

​French And West African Presidents Launch Sahel Force.

​French And West African Presidents Launch Sahel Force.

African powers launched a new multinational military force to tackle Islamist militants in the Sahel on Sunday, which French President Emmanuel Macron told a regional summit should be fully operational by the autumn despite its current budget shortfall. Some observers see the initiative of the G5 Sahel bloc – Mali, Mauritania, Burkina Faso, Niger and [&hellip

Shooting Near Mosque Wounds 8 In Southeast France.

Shooting Near Mosque Wounds 8 In Southeast France.

Two armed men have opened fire on people outside a mosque in southeast France, wounding at least eight people, including a seven-year-old girl. Two hooded men got out of a car in front of the Arrahma Mosque in the Avignon commune and approached the worshipers who were leaving the mosque late Sunday night. The gunmen, [&hellip

​UN Refugee Agency ‘Extremely Worried’ About Renewed Violence In Central African Republic.

​UN Refugee Agency ‘Extremely Worried’ About Renewed Violence In Central African Republic.

The United Nations refugee agency has voiced concern over a flow of people fleeing renewed violence in some parts of the Central African Republic, a country that has already seen a half million people internally displaced and another half million taking refuge in neighbouring countries. The Office of the UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) [&hellip

Gigaba May Need To Seek Outside Help To Get Economy Going.

Gigaba May Need To Seek Outside Help To Get Economy Going.

South Africa may need outside financial assistance to get out of its economic spiral, Finance Minister Malusi Gigaba said on Friday, calling for “drastic measures” to kick-start growth. At the same time, President Jacob Zuma admitted that the economy may not hit the forecast 1.3 percent growth target set by his government, and urged political [&hellip

Daesh ‘State Of Falsehood’ came To End: Iraqi PM.

Daesh ‘State Of Falsehood’ came To End: Iraqi PM.

Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi has announced an end to Daesh’s “state of falsehood” following the recapture of the historical Grand al-Nuri Mosque at the heart of the city of Mosul. “The return of al-Nuri Mosque and al-Hadba minaret to the fold of the nation marks the end of the Daesh state of falsehood,” Abadi [&hellip

​Trump’s Controversial Travel Ban Comes Into Effect.

​Trump’s Controversial Travel Ban Comes Into Effect.

The United States begins implementation of President Donald Trump’s controversial travel ban on nationals from six Muslim majority countries despite a great deal of opposition to the plan. The ban went into effect on Thursday night, after the Supreme Court allowed the Trump administration to go forward with it, handing a surprising victory to the [&hellip

​New Batch Of Turkish Troops Arrives In Qatar.

​New Batch Of Turkish Troops Arrives In Qatar.

Qatar’s ministry of defence has announced the arrival of a new group of Turkish armed forces to the military base where Turkey began its training mission last week. The forces are set to take part in joint exercises within the framework of a joint defence agreement signed between Doha and Ankara, aimed at raising Qatar’s [&hellip

20,000 Children In Somalia Risk Starvation, Aid Group Says.

20,000 Children In Somalia Risk Starvation, Aid Group Says.

​Mogadishu, Somalia – An aid group is warning that more than 20,000 children in drought-hit Somalia could starve to death in the coming months without continued international assistance. Save the Children said Thursday that the number of cases of severe acute malnutrition has “skyrocketed” in several of the nine Somali districts assessed. The new survey [&hellip

​Court Orders Schools Not To Promote Any One Religion.

​Court Orders Schools Not To Promote Any One Religion.

The Johannesburg High Court has ruled that schools can’t promote one religion. The case was brought by an organisation arguing that there’s religious bias in South African public schools. The case was brought by OGod, an organisation that argued that there’s religious bias in South African public schools. But trade union Solidarity, which represents the [&hellip

​Italy Considers Closing Its Ports To Boats Carrying Migrants.

​Italy Considers Closing Its Ports To Boats Carrying Migrants.

The Italian government is considering blocking boats carrying migrants from landing at its ports after nearly 11,000 refugees arrived on its shores in five days. It has been reported that the government has given its ambassador to the EU, Maurizio Massari, a mandate to raise the issue formally with the European commission to seek permission [&hellip