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Jordan vows to free ISIL-held pilot

Jordan vows to free ISIL-held pilot

​Serikali ya Jordan imesema “imedhamiria kufanya kila la kufanya” kuyaokoa maisha ya raia wao anaeshikiliwa na wafuasi wa itikadi kali wa dola ya kiislam IS. Habari hizo zimetangazwa na shirika la habari la Jordan-Petra. Jana wanamgambo hao wa IS walimuonyesha katika kanda ya video mwandishi habari wa Japan Kenji Goto waliyemkata kichwa.Serikali ya Japan imesema kanda [&hellip

Nigeria repels Boko Haram attack

Nigeria repels Boko Haram attack

Nigeria’s military has managed to repel an assault by Takfiri Boko Haram terrorists on the strategic northeastern city of Maiduguri. The militants’ attack triggered hours of clashes with pro-government forces on Sunday in Boko Haram’s second attempt to capture Maiduguri in one week. Separately, at least seven people have been killed in a bomb blast [&hellip

EU slams Greece shrugging creditors

EU slams Greece shrugging creditors

The European Parliament has denounced Greece’s refusal to cooperate with the country’s troika of creditors. “If the Greek government does not in fact want to work anymore with its creditors on the current basis, I find that irresponsible,” said President of the European Parliament Martin Schulz. Schulz stated that Greece can only renegotiate its debt [&hellip

European leaders urge Ukraine truce

European leaders urge Ukraine truce

French President Francois Hollande, German Chancellor Angela Merkel and Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko have called for “an immediate ceasefire” in eastern Ukraine, the press service of the French president says. On Sunday, Hollande held a phone conversation with Merkel and Poroshenko to discuss the current situation in eastern Ukraine a day after the latest round [&hellip

Arsenal hammer poor Villa

Arsenal hammer poor Villa

​Arsenal compounded more misery on goal-shy Aston Villa as they registered a 5-0 win at Emirates Stadium to move back up to fifth in the Premier League. Olivier Giroud fired home as he latched on to Mesut Ozil’s superb flick, before Ozil doubled the lead early in the second half with a cool finish. Theo [&hellip

Storms get bigger with global warming

Storms get bigger with global warming

Global warming will lead to conditions where gradually strong storms become stronger and weak storms become weaker, a study says. Despite the deleterious effects of global warming on the Earth’s climate, there will not be a change in the cumulative result of the number of storms, atmospheric physicists said in a study published in Science this week. [&hellip

S Sudan rivals ink ceasefire deal

S Sudan rivals ink ceasefire deal

South Sudan’s President Salva Kiir and rebel leader Riek Machar have signed an agreement to end more than 13 months of conflict in the African country. The deal was signed late on Sunday following negotiations in the Ethiopian capital Addis Ababa. “Complete cessation of hostilities in South Sudan is expected as of this morning (Monday),” [&hellip

Ennahda joins Tunisia’s coalition govt.

Ennahda joins Tunisia’s coalition govt.

Tunisia’s Islamic party Ennahda has given its consent to join the vying secular party Nidaa Tounes in a coalition government aiming to bolster stability in the North African country. Ennahda leader Rashed Ghannouchi made the announcement on Sunday following a meeting with Prime Minister Habib Essid. “Ennahda will participate in the government… the future looks [&hellip

Bomb blast kills 8 in NE Nigeria

Bomb blast kills 8 in NE Nigeria

A bomb blast in the northeastern Nigerian city of Potiskum has claimed the lives of at least eight people. According to Nigerian security officials on Sunday, a bomber blew his explosives up at a political meeting of the country’s ruling People’s Democratic Party in Potiskum. “We have evacuated eight bodies including the suicide bomber’s to [&hellip

‘Greece will no longer work with troika’

‘Greece will no longer work with troika’

Greece’s newly-elected anti-austerity Finance Minister says his government will no longer cooperate with the troika of international lenders or seek aid extension. Yanis Varoufakis made the announcement on Friday, following a meeting with Eurogroup President Jeroen Dijsselbloem. Referring to the troika, the Greek finance minister said, “We have no intention of co-operating with a three-member committee whose goal is to [&hellip