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Israeli strike on military facility kills 2 soldiers – Syrian army

An Israeli airstrike hit a military facility in the central province of Hama during the night, killing two soldiers, the Syrian army said on Thursday.

Turkey’s Erdogan compares coup defeat to mediaeval battle

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Saturday compared the defeat of last year's attempted coup against his rule to key events in the country's history, including a 1071 triumph by Turkic tribes over the Byzantines in Anatolia.

Iraq begins battle to retake Tal Afar, IS bastion near Mosul

Iraqi forces on Sunday launched an assault to retake the northern city of Tal Afar from the Islamic State group, after ousting the jihadists from Mosul last month.

Commandos kill 25 jihadists in central Syria

A commando operation backed by Russian warplanes and helicopters has killed 25 members of the Islamic State jihadist group in central Syria, a monitor said Sunday.

US-backed forces surround IS fighters in central Raqqa

U.S.-backed forces now have Islamic State fighters surrounded in central Raqqa, a Syrian Kurdish commander said, but he predicted that driving the militants out could take up to four months.

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Buhari praises UN for support against Boko Haram

President Muhammadu Buhari on Tuesday at the 72nd Session of the UN General Assembly in New York, urged the world to strive for peace and decent living for all people.

Third suspect arrested over London train attack

British police on Tuesday arrested a third suspect over the bombing of a packed London Underground train which injured 30 people last week.

Labour threatens to disgrace govs owing salaries

The Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) has threatened to name and shame state governors, who refused to pay complete salaries to workers in the country after receiving bailout funds.

Nigerian Air Force joins military operation in Southeast

Nigerian Air Force (NAF) has deployed some of its air assets, including the Alpha Jet, to its 115 Special Operations Group in Port Harcourt, to support the ongoing Nigerian Army’s Exercise EGWU EKE II (PYTHON DANCE II).

Oando Foundation supports ‘girl child’ education in Nigeria

The Foundation was selected as the first beneficiary from Africa to receive proceeds fromThe Dream: Fall 2017 Benefit Fashion Show and Silent Auction where it successfully raised N43,800,000  for the girl child education.

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Telecom masts don’t cause cancer, other diseases – NCC

The Nigerian Communications Commission has allayed fears that telecommunication masts cause cancer and other health problems.

Alhassan attends FEC meeting with Buhari

Minister of Women Affairs, Aisha Alhassan, was at Wednesday’s meeting of the Federal Executive Council (FEC).

Prices of food fall in Asaba

Prices of staple food, including garri, yam and potatoes, have decreased in Asaba and environs, a market survey by the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) has shown.

Bayelsa PDP storms Abuja on solidarity visit to Makarfi

The Bayelsa State Executive Committee of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has stormed the national secretariat of the PDP in Abuja for a solidarity visit to Senator Ahmed Makarfi led leadership.

Lionel Messi playing under new Barcelona contract – Bartomeu

Lionel Messi is already playing under a five-year contract signed on behalf of the player by his dad, according to Barcelona president Josep Maria Bartomeu.