U.N. Security Council Unanimously Removes Eritrea Sanctions

    The U. N. Security Council unanimously voted yesterday to lift a nearly decade-old arms embargo and targeted sanctions on Eritrea after a rapprochement with Ethiopia and thawing of relations with Djibouti. The resolution also urges Eritrea and Djibouti to work toward normalising ties and settling a border dispute. The UN asks Secretary-General Antonio […]

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Ecuador Grants Nationality To Wikileaks Founder, Assange

  Ecuador has granted citizenship to Australian WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange after more than five years of living in asylum at the nation’s embassy in London, officials announced Thursday. Foreign Minister Maria Fernanda Espinosa said officials accepted Assange’s request for naturalisation in December and they continue to look for a long-term resolution to a situation […]

George Weah Is President-Elect Of Liberia

  Ex-World Footballer George Weah has been elected President of Liberia The 51 –year-old and also former Ballon d’Or winner won 13 of 15 counties to emerge as President-elect, while his opponent and current Vice President Joseph Boakai won only two counties. With this development, Weah becomes the 25th President of Liberia. Before retiring, the […]

Christmas Returns To Northern Iraq

  Just one year ago Mosul was the seat of the Islamic State’s so-called caliphate in Iraq. With 1.8 million people under siege, December was a time when residents used old furniture and cut down trees to keep warm and to cook whatever paltry edibles could be scrounged up –including roadside weeds and stray cats. […]

The World’s New Oldest Person

  …Super-centenarian Violet Mosse-Brown, resident of Duanvale, Trelawny, was born March 10, 1900 …She inherited the title when Emma Morano passed away at home in Italy on Saturday, April 15, 2017 at 117 years and 137 days …Mosse-Brown credits her longevity to studying the Bible and she clearly has good genes as her son is […]

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UAE Participates In Fourth Int’l Humanitarian Pledge Conference For Syria

…Offers $137m In Aid The United Arab Emirates has announced the provision of AED 503 million about $ 137 million during the country’s participation in the fourth Syria donors’ conference. The Supporting Syria and the Region conference took place today in London, in the presence of heads of state and government, as well as heads […]

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Denmark Passes Controversial Immigrant Law

Denmark’s parliament has voted in favour of seizing the assets of asylum seekers to help pay for their stay while their claims are processed. The controversial law is part of a package of immigration reforms designed to make the country less appealing for migrants. The new measures, which also delay family reunions by increasing the […]

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UN Declares Guinea Ebola Free

The United Nations health agency has declared the end of Ebola virus transmission in Guinea, where the epidemic began two years ago before spreading to neighbouring Liberia and Sierra Leone and, ultimately by land and air travel to seven other countries, killing over 11,300 people. But experts called for continued vigilance against any new outbreak […]

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Over 100 Journalists Killed In 2015

…Says Syria ,Iraq Most Dangerous Countries For Journalists A total of 110 journalists have been killed around the world in 2015, with an increasing number being targeted by “non-state groups” such as the “Islamic State” according to findings by two independent reports. Reporters Without Borders (RSF) published a report saying that 67 journalists had died […]

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Faulty Aircraft Part, ‘Crew Action’ Caused Air Asia Plane Crash–Investigators

Indonesian investigators have said that a faulty part and subsequent “crew action” caused the Air Asia plane crash that killed 162 people. The Airbus A320 aircraft crashed into the Java Sea on December 28,2014, less than halfway into a two-hour flight from the Indonesia city of Surabaya to Singapore. According to investigators the system that […]