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UN says 75,000 children in Nigeria risk dying in months

UN says 75,000 children in Nigeria risk dying in months

Fourteen million people in northeast Nigeria urgently need humanitarian assistance and 75,000 children risk dying in “a few months”, the United Nations warned Tuesday. Boko Haram jihadists have laid waste to the country’s northeast since taking up arms against the government in 2009, displacing millions. UN humanitarian coordinator Peter Lundberg said the crisis was unfolding […]

November 15, 2016 | By | Reply More
Raids on Syria’s rebel east Aleppo kill 19 civilians

Raids on Syria’s rebel east Aleppo kill 19 civilians

Aug 16, – The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said the strikes were carried out by either Russian or regime aircraft and that dozens of people were also wounded, some of them critically, in Tariq al-Bab and Al-Sakhur neighbourhoods. Air raids on two rebel-held districts of Syria’s battleground second city Aleppo on Tuesday killed 19 […]

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32 troops killed in Niger clash with Boko Haram

32 troops killed in Niger clash with Boko Haram

Jun 04, – In neighbouring Nigeria, the army meanwhile said it had killed 19 Boko Haram militants in separate fighting in northeast Borno state, while two soldiers suffered gunshot wounds. Thirty-two troops have been killed in a clash with Boko Haram fighters on Niger’s border with Nigeria, Niger’s defence ministry said on Saturday, one of […]

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More than ‘270,000 killed’ in Syria conflict

More than ‘270,000 killed’ in Syria conflict

Feb 23, – The Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said a total of 271,138 people have lost their lives in the war which broke out on March 2011. More than 270,000 people have been killed in Syria’s nearly five-year conflict, a monitor said Tuesday in a new toll released just a day after a […]

February 23, 2016 | By | Reply More
Suicide blasts kill three in NE Nigeria- vigilantes

Suicide blasts kill three in NE Nigeria- vigilantes

Dec 05, – Two bombers blew themselves up at a security checkpoint outside Sabon Gari village in Biu district, 180 kilometres (110 miles) south of state capital Maiduguri, killing two civilian vigilantes and injuring four people. At least three people were killed and six others injured Friday in suicide attacks in Nigeria’s northeast Borno state […]

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‘Hundreds’ found dead as fresh Boko Haram violence hits Nigeria

‘Hundreds’ found dead as fresh Boko Haram violence hits Nigeria

Apr 28, – Reports of decomposing bodies littering the streets of Damasak came as president Muhammadu Buhari denounced the Islamists as a bogus religious group and vowed a hard line against them when he comes to power at the end of next month. Hundreds of people have been found dead in the northeast Nigerian town […]

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Islamists call for dialogue in Egypt after coup

Islamists call for dialogue in Egypt after coup

Nov 16, – A Muslim Brotherhood-led alliance in Egypt said Saturday it is ready for a national dialogue to end the political standoff in the country, in an announcement that did not demand the return of the nation’s toppled president to power. The call is the first formal proposition by supporters of ousted Islamist President […]

November 16, 2013 | By | Reply More
Key events in Egypt’s uprising and unrest

Key events in Egypt’s uprising and unrest

Nov 04, – Egypt’s deposed Islamist President Mohammed Morsi was brought Monday from the secret location of his four-month detention to face trial on charges of incitement of violence and murder. In his first public appearance since his ouster in a coup on July 3, Morsi tells the judge that he is the country’s “legitimate” […]

November 4, 2013 | By | Reply More
Egypt bans Muslim Brotherhood group

Egypt bans Muslim Brotherhood group

An Egyptian court on Monday ordered the Muslim Brotherhood to be banned and its assets confiscated in a dramatic escalation of a crackdown by the military-backed government against supporters of the ousted Islamist president Mohammed Morsi. The ruling opens the door for a wider crackdown on the vast network of the Brotherhood, which includes social […]

September 23, 2013 | By | Reply More
Al-Qaida militants capture town in northern Syria

Al-Qaida militants capture town in northern Syria

Se p 19, – Al-Qaida militants seized a town near the Turkish border Thursday after expelling Western-backed rebels from the area, demonstrating the growing power of jihadis as they seek to expand their influence across opposition-held Syrian territory. The infighting — now engulfing many parts of northern Syria — threatened to further split opposition forces […]

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