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Five UN Chadian peacekeepers killed in northern Mali

Five UN Chadian peacekeepers killed in northern Mali

Militants have ambushed a convoy of United Nations peacekeepers in northern Mali, leaving five Chadian soldiers dead and injuring three others, UN sources say. The UN Multidimensional Integrated Stabilization Mission in Mali (MINUSMA) said on Thursday that the troops were killed after they came under a militant attack about 9 miles (15 kilometers) north of [&hellip

Taliban capture district after peace deal with allies

Taliban capture district after peace deal with allies

Taliban have captured a district in northern Afghanistan following several days of fighting even as the government signed a draft peace agreement with the militant group’s allies. The Surkh Kotal district in Baghlan Province fell to Taliban militants on Wednesday after security forces fled the area, local officials said. Reports said two Afghan soldiers were [&hellip

Iraq’s Sadr loyalists withdraw from Baghdad neighborhoods

Iraq’s Sadr loyalists withdraw from Baghdad neighborhoods

Fighters loyal to prominent Iraqi Shia cleric Moqtada al-Sadr have withdrawn from several neighborhoods across Baghdad where they were deployed following a spate of deadly bombings. Witnesses said Sadr’s Saraya al-Salam, or Peace Brigades, pulled out of the streets of Baghdad’s northeastern district of Sadr City early on Wednesday. The cleric “ordered that no arm [&hellip

10m may die a year from superbugs by 2050: Report

10m may die a year from superbugs by 2050: Report

A UK report has warned of at least 10 million deaths a year by 2050 as a result of infections resistant to traditional antibiotic drugs, which would mark the advent of “dark ages” of deadly pandemics. The report, commissioned by the British government and released on Thursday, said major steps should be taken to battle [&hellip

3000 Iraqis flee Mosul to Kurdish-held areas in Syria

3000 Iraqis flee Mosul to Kurdish-held areas in Syria

More than 3,000 Iraqis have fled Mosul to a refugee camp on the Syrian side of the border over the last week as fighting intensifies to retake the city from Daesh militants. Refugees arrived at the al-Hawl refugee camp in Hasakah Province after Iraqi forces forced Daesh terrorists to further retreat towards the Syrian border. [&hellip

US B-52 bursts into fireball after crash in Guam

US B-52 bursts into fireball after crash in Guam

An American B-52 strategic military plane has been destroyed after crashing at the US airbase in the Western Pacific island of Guam. US military officials said Thursday that the B-52H Stratofortress bomber went down in a fiery crash on Wednesday shortly after takeoff, without leaving any casualties. All seven crew members survived the crash. The [&hellip

Syrian forces take control of key town near Damascus

Syrian forces take control of key town near Damascus

Syrian government forces, backed by Lebanese Hezbollah fighters, have retaken a strategic town near Damascus from foreign-backed Takfiri militants, a UK-based monitoring group says. Government troops and their allies took Deir al-Asafir in Eastern Ghouta suburbs southeast of Damascus on Thursday after a fierce battle, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said

Pope criticizes West for imposing own model to Mideast

Pope criticizes West for imposing own model to Mideast

Pope Francis has criticized attempts by Western countries to impose their own brand of democracy on countries with different social and political textures, such as Iraq. “Faced with current… terrorism, we should question the way a model of democracy that was too Western was exported to countries where there was a strong power, as in [&hellip

Dida Steers Yanga To Last Eight.

Dida Steers Yanga To Last Eight.

Tanzanian envoys Young Africans advanced to the CAF Confederation Cup’s group stage after 2-1 aggregate win over GD Sagrada Esperanto of Angola in Northern Province of Dundo yesterday. It was a very difficult match for Yanga as they survived several scares, including violence and threats throughout the match. However, it was goalkeeper Deogratius Munishi ‘Dida’ [&hellip

Railway Firm Plans Introduction Of Electronic Tickets.

Railway Firm Plans Introduction Of Electronic Tickets.

Tanzania Railway Limited (TRL) will soon start selling electronic tickets to passengers, the National Assembly was told yesterday. The move is aimed at addressing problems that passengers encounter when they want to travel by train. Minister for Works, Transport and Communications, Prof Makame Mbarawa, said that switching from the sale of manual to electronic tickets [&hellip