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Drone attack kills 30 ‘Qaeda’ suspects in Yemen

A typical US drone

A drone strike in south Yemen killed at least 30 suspected Al-Qaeda militants on Sunday, the latest in an intensified aerial campaign in the impoverished country, a tribal chief said. The reported attack comes less than a week after Al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP) chief Nasser al-Wuhayshi pledged in a rare video appearance to […]

11 soldiers killed, 14 wounded in Algeria attack

Eleven Algerian soldiers were killed and 14 wounded when they fell into an ambush in the restive Kabylie region east of Algiers, a security sources said Sunday. One Islamist militant was also killed in the attack, which took place overnight at Iboudrarene as the troops were returning from a mission in the area, the sources […]

Forget scandal, Zuma poised for landslide victory

Zuma, right and Gwede Mantashe, ANC secretary :toasting to ANC's victory

South Africa’s general election is still several weeks away, but President Jacob Zuma may begin to pop the champagne with pollsters already projecting another landslide victory for his party, the African National Congress (ANC). The latest poll published published by South Africa’s Sunday Times newspaper, said the ANC is likely to win 65.5 percent of […]

Nigerian students in Malaysia cry for justice

4 Nigerian students being marched to prison in Malaysia

Nigerian Students in Malaysia said they are fed up with the constant intimidation, harassment and illegal arrests carried out on them by Malaysian authorities while staffers of the Nigerian High Commission are indifferent in complete disregard of their diplomatic responsibilities of protecting them. In an open letter to President Goodluck Jonathan, the Nigerian students under […]

Over 100 killed in South Sudan cattle raid

South Sudan president Salva Kiir

Over 100 people have been killed in a cattle raid in South Sudan’s Warrap state, a local information minister told United Nations radio, in the latest atrocity in the war-torn nation. “We lost about 28 civilians” in a remote cattle herders’ camp in the remote northern state, Bol Dhel told the UN-backed Miraya FM radio, […]

Four French journalists held captive in Syria freed – Hollande

Fran├žois Hollande

Four French journalists held captive in Syria for almost a year were freed today and are “in good health” President Francois Hollande has confirmed, saying they would arrive in France within hours. The president said he had “learned with great relief this morning of the liberation of the four French journalists”. Hollande said the four, […]

South Korea ferry disaster captain ‘arrested’

South Korea: captain of the South Korean ferry arrested

The captain of a South Korean ferry that capsized three days ago, leaving 28 people confirmed dead and 268 missing, was arrested early Saturday, Yonhap news agency reported. Lee Joon-Seok faces five charges, including negligence of duty and violation of maritime law, the agency said. A joint investigation team of police and prosecutors on Friday […]

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