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African leaders to tackle militancy

African leaders to tackle militancy

West African leaders are mulling to create a multinational force in order to fight the growing militancy across the troubled region. Ghanaian President John Mahama said on Friday that the leaders would seek authority next week from the African Union (AU) to create such a strong force to confront Boko Haram and other Takfiri militants [&hellip

Obama, Cameron vow war on extremists

Obama, Cameron vow war on extremists

US President and British Prime Minister David Cameron have pledged a joint fight against the threat posed by what they have labeled as “Islamist extremists” as well as their “distorted ideology.” In a joint opinion article that appeared in Thursday’s Times of London newspaper and released on Wednesday night in Washington, Obama and Cameron outlined the [&hellip

4 killed in Niger Charlie Hebdo protests

4 killed in Niger Charlie Hebdo protests

At least four people have been killed during violent demonstrations in the West African country of Niger over sacrilegious cartoons of the Prophet Mohammad published by the French satirical magazine, Charlie Hebdo. The violence broke out on Friday as protesters set fire to the French cultural center in Niger’s second largest city, Zinder, officials say. A [&hellip

Sunderland sign Defoe

Sunderland sign Defoe

Sunderland have signed Jermain Defoe on a three-and-a-half year contract from Toronto FC and he could face former club Tottenham on Saturday. Defoe returns to the Barclays Premier League, where he has scored over 120 goals during spells with West Ham United, Portsmouth and Tottenham Hotspur. As part of the deal, striker Jozy Altidore moves [&hellip

Beagle-2 Mars lander ‘found’

Beagle-2 Mars lander ‘found’

The European Space Agency (ESA) says it has found the Beagle-2 Mars lander, which has been missing on the planet for more than ten years. Mars probe Beagle-2, missing since 2003, was finally located on Mars, the ESA said Friday. NASA’s Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter had sent photos showing that the Beagle-2 deployment had failed only [&hellip

ICC opens probe into Israel war crimes

ICC opens probe into Israel war crimes

The International Criminal Court (ICC) has launched a preliminary investigation into Israel’s war crimes against the Palestinian people in the besieged Gaza Strip. In a statement on Friday, the ICC prosecutor, Fatou Bensouda, said she will conduct the examination in “full independence and impartiality.” Herman von Herbel, who serves as ICC registrar, confirmed on January [&hellip

UN-brokered Libya talks result in agenda

UN-brokered Libya talks result in agenda

UN-brokered talks among belligerent Libyan factions have produced an agenda on the formation of a unity government. The agreement was announced on Friday following two days of negotiation in the Swiss city of Geneva. “The participants agreed after extensive deliberation on an agenda that includes reaching a political agreement to form a consensual national unity [&hellip

Qur’anic Reflections, Āyat 2:195

Qur’anic Reflections, Āyat 2:195

Do they not reflect upon the Qur’an, or are there locks on the hearts? (Q 47:24) For past Qur’anic Reflections click hereBismillāh, January 16, 2015/Rabī‘ul Awwal 25, 1436 Qur’anic Reflections, Āyat 2:195 – The Doers of Good وَأَحْسِنُوا ۛ إِنَّ اللَّهَ يُحِبُّ الْمُحْسِنِينَ Wa-aHsinū, innallāha yuHibbul muHsinīn And do good; surely Allah loves the doers of good (Sūratul [&hellip

400 US troops to train Syrian militants

400 US troops to train Syrian militants

The US military has planned to deploy hundreds of troops to help train Syrian militants fighting the ISIL terrorist group in the region. The training mission that is expected to begin in spring will include more than 400 troops along with hundreds of US support personnel who are expected to operate at sites outside Syria, [&hellip

UN to talk with Syria over Aleppo truce

UN to talk with Syria over Aleppo truce

The UN says it will resume talks with the Syrian government next week to achieve a ceasefire agreement in the northern Syrian city of Aleppo. Staffan de Mistura, the Swedish-Italian diplomat appointed as the UN peace envoy on Syria in July, said on Thursday that Aleppo was a “symbolic microcosm of all of Syria” because it [&hellip