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No troops in Syria a ‘fantasy’: Graham

No troops in Syria a ‘fantasy’: Graham

Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC) says the United States should have a substantial level of military presence inside Syria to lead the ground offensive against ISIL terrorists. “This idea that we’re never going to have boots on the ground in Syria is fantasy. All this has come home to roost after the last three years of [&hellip

UN urges end to conflict in CAR

UN urges end to conflict in CAR

UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon has called on all sides involved in the conflict in the Central African Republic (CAR) to put an immediate end to the violent clashes in the country. In a statement on Monday, Ban urged all stakeholders in the CAR “to sustain their commitment to an inclusive political process to ensure [&hellip

Nigeria jet lost in Boko Haram op

Nigeria jet lost in Boko Haram op

A Nigerian jet has been lost in an operation to battle Boko Haram’s Takfiri militants in the country’s volatile northeast. The Nigerian Ministry of Defense said in a statement on Sunday that the Air Force Alpha jet went missing with two crew members aboard. The German-manufactured jet left its base in Yola, the capital of [&hellip

Libya parl. sacks central bank chief

Libya parl. sacks central bank chief

​Libya’s newly-elected parliament has dismissed the governor of the country’s central bank. Official news agency LANA said a total of 94 lawmakers out of 102 voted for Sadek al-Kabeir’s dismissal in a parliamentary session on Sunday after the governor reportedly tried to prevent funds allocated for the parliament members from leaving the bank. It is [&hellip

Van Gaal has lofty ambitions

Van Gaal has lofty ambitions

​Louis van Gaal is keen not to make Manchester United supporters wait too long for the return of the Premier League title. The Dutchman finally grabbed his first league win since taking over from David Moyes when United were easy 4-0 winners over QPR at Old Trafford on Sunday. Two of his summer signings, Angel [&hellip

Shearer backs Welbeck at Arsenal

Shearer backs Welbeck at Arsenal

​Striker Danny Welbeck can score 25 goals a season for Arsenal, says former England international Alan Shearer. Welbeck, 23, joined the Gunners from Manchester United for 16m on transfer deadline day, and could make his debut against Manchester City on Saturday. “I’ve heard people say he is never going to be a 20 or 25-goals-a-season striker. I [&hellip

Piecemeal WWIII may have begun: Pope

Piecemeal WWIII may have begun: Pope

Pope Francis has warned that the summation of conflicts underway in the world may amount to a piecemeal World War III. “Even today, after the second failure of another world war, perhaps one can speak of a third war, one fought piecemeal, with crimes, massacres, destruction,” he said during a mass at the Redipuglia memorial, [&hellip

Tunisia dictator’s FM eyes presidency

Tunisia dictator’s FM eyes presidency

Tunisian former dictator Zine El Abidine Ben Ali’s last foreign minister, Kamel Morjane, has announced his intention to stand in the country’s upcoming presidential election. “The party’s national council met yesterday (Friday) and, after examining the situation in the country, insisted that I stand in the election. I accepted,” Morjane, who heads Al-Moubadara (the Initiative) [&hellip

Egypt braces for student protests

Egypt braces for student protests

The military-backed Egyptian government has enforced a series of new security and administrative measures ahead of the new academic year over fears of high school and university student protests, Press TV reports. Cairo has closed down the al-Azhar University dormitory, among others, as part of measures aimed at containing a wave of potential protests. The [&hellip

Corpses ‘float’ after African boat sinks

Corpses ‘float’ after African boat sinks

Only 26 people have been rescued out of the 250 African emigrants on board a boat that sank off Libya’s coast while heading for Europe. The boat sank near the northeastern town of Tajoura, some 25 kilometers away from the capital Tripoli, on Sunday, said Ayub Qassem, a spokesman for the Libyan navy. “There are [&hellip