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NECTA Shelves Special Exam For Form I Entrants.

NECTA Shelves Special Exam For Form I Entrants.

National Examination Council of Tanzania (NECTA) has shelved special test examination for Form One students who were selected to join public schools this year, citing reluctance by school heads to collaborate. The examination body had planned the February 28 examination reportedly to filter out students who could have passed their national Standard Seven examinations last [&hellip

HRW slams ‘unlawful’ deportation of Afghan refugees

HRW slams ‘unlawful’ deportation of Afghan refugees

An international human rights watchdog has slammed the Pakistani government for deporting Afghan refugees and economic migrants. According to reports, Hundreds of thousands of Afghans were forced to exit Pakistan last year in the “world’s largest unlawful mass forced return of refugees in recent times,” Human Rights Watch (HRW) said on Monday. In the second [&hellip

Syria signals readiness for prisoner swap deals with militants

Syria signals readiness for prisoner swap deals with militants

The Syrian government has expressed its readiness for prisoner swaps with militant groups ahead of a new round of peace talks in the capital of Kazakhstan, Astana. Syria’s state media said the government was “always ready” to exchange prisoners in its jails for people kidnapped by terrorist groups, “particularly in the framework of efforts being [&hellip

Iran Navy repulse pirate attack in Bab el-Mandeb

Iran Navy repulse pirate attack in Bab el-Mandeb

Iranian naval forces have successfully saved one of the country’s merchant vessels in the strategic strait of Bab el-Mandeb from a Somali pirate attack. According to Press TV, the Somali pirates, on board 11 speed boats, sought to attack the Iranian ship at the mouth of the passageway to hijack it. However, the timely presence [&hellip

Saudi Arabia seeks to impose its will on Yemenis: Pundit

Saudi Arabia seeks to impose its will on Yemenis: Pundit

Saudi Arabia, which has been engaged in a relentless bombing campaign against Yemen since March 2015, has declared the country’s western port city of Hudaydah a military zone. Jamal Wakim, from the Lebanese International University, believes declaring Hudaydah a military zone is a part of Saudi Arabia’s efforts to pressurize Yemenis into bowing to its [&hellip

Egypt, Lebanon agree to bolster anti-terrorism cooperation

Egypt, Lebanon agree to bolster anti-terrorism cooperation

The Egyptian and Lebanese presidents have agreed to bolster Cairo-Beirut cooperation to respond to joint concerns about the threat of terrorism in the Arab world. After a meeting in Cairo on Monday, Egyptian President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi and his Lebanese counterpart Michel Aoun attended a joint press conference, during which Sisi said that the two [&hellip

Cooperation with Iran benefits Persian Gulf states: Hezbollah

Cooperation with Iran benefits Persian Gulf states: Hezbollah

Lebanon’s Hezbollah resistance movement has called on the Persian Gulf countries to cooperate with Iran, stressing that the collaboration contributes to regional stability, what the US and Israel do not want. Hezbollah Deputy Secretary General Sheikh Naim Qassem made the remarks in an address on Saturday marking the anniversary of the 1979 Islamic Revolution in [&hellip

All Palestinians should leave Israel

All Palestinians should leave Israel

Israel’s firebrand minister for military affairs Avigdor Lieberman has said that all Palestinians should leave the entity and live in the territories administered by the Palestinian Authority. Speaking to Israel’s Channel 2 on Saturday, Lieberman said the Palestinians living in Israeli cities and towns should be made to go and live in the occupied West [&hellip

Iran allowing Russia to use its airspace, brilliant move: Analyst

Iran allowing Russia to use its airspace, brilliant move: Analyst

Secretary of Iran’s Supreme National Security Council (SNSC) Ali Shamkhani says Russian warplanes are using the Islamic Republic’s airspace for anti-terror operations in Syria. He added that Tehran would “have any cooperation with Moscow on Syria” noting that Iran would grant necessary permission to Russian planes to use its airspace. Iran and Russia are Syria’s [&hellip

Iran arrests 8 main terrorist elements

Iran arrests 8 main terrorist elements

Iranian Intelligence Minister Mahmoud Alavi says security forces have identified and arrested eight main elements of Takfiri terrorist groups planning to carry out attacks across the country. Speaking to reporters on Saturday, Alavi added that Iranian security forces had managed to foil an organized plot by Takfiri groups to disrupt celebrations marking the 38th anniversary [&hellip