Home Topics Afghanistan

Afghanistan

Mike Pompeo said on CNN- ‘We have to prepare, we have to be ready, and we took a bad guy off the battlefield.’ Saul Loeb-AFP via Getty Images

Mike Pompeo: US, Taliban to sign peace agreement at end of month

The United States and the Taliban will sign an agreement on Feb. 29 at the end of a week-long period of violence reduction in Afghanistan, U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and the Taliban said on Friday.
US President Donald Trump waves at the Trump International Golf Club as he arrives for a Super Bowl viewing party in West Palm Beach on February 2, 2020. (Photo by NICHOLAS KAMM - AFP)

Donald Trump blackmails WikiLeaks founder, promises pardon

US President Donald Trump promised to pardon WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange if he denied Russia leaked emails of his 2016 election rival’s campaign, a London court was told on Wednesday.
WikiLeaks’ founder Julian Assange leaves Westminster magistrates court in London after a previous hearing last month. Simon Dawson-Reuters

Donald Trump offered pardon to Julian Assange if he denied Russia leak – lawyer

US President Donald Trump promised to pardon WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange if he denied Russia leaked emails of his 2016 election rival’s campaign, a London court was told on Wednesday.

Nigeria rated 174 out of 180 countries in global child well-being survey

According to experts, these revelations indicate that the health and future of children worldwide is under immediate threat from ecological degradation, climate change and exploitative marketing as well as violence emanating from insurgency.
[FILE PHOTO] US Secretary of State John Kerry - AFP PHOTO - dpa - Bodo Marks - Germany OUT

John Kerry: Donald Trump’s handling of global challenges ‘unacceptable’

Former United States (US) Secretary of State John Kerry has condemned the methodology employed by the American president, Donald Trump in handling global challenges.

Read full address of Bishop Kukah at funeral of slain seminarian

Homily of His Lordship Bishop Matthew Hassan Kukah at the Funeral Mass of Seminarian Michael Nnadi at Good Shepherd Seminary Kaduna (11th February 2020)

Bishop Kukah: President Buhari’s government most nepotistic, narcissistic in Nigeria’s history

The Catholic Bishop of Sokoto archdiocese, Mathew Kukah, has described the government of President Muhammadu Buhari as the most nepotistic and narcissistic government in Nigeria’s history.

Suicide bombing kills six near military academy in Kabul

Afghanistan Interior Ministry on Tuesday said six people were killed and 12 others wounded in an explosion near a military academy in the capital Kabul.
A suicide attack targeting a military academy killed at least five people in the Afghan capital Kabul early Tuesday, in what was the first major assault in the city in months.

At least five dead in suicide attack on military academy in Kabul

A suicide attack targeting a military academy killed at least five people in the Afghan capital Kabul early Tuesday, in what was the first major assault in the city in months.

13 migrants frozen to death in Turkey

No fewer than 13 migrants died in a snowstorm in eastern Turkey night after crossing the border from Iran, a human rights organisation of Van province in Turkey said late Saturday.

White House confirms US killed leader of al-Qaeda in Yemen

The White House on Thursday confirmed that the United States had killed Qasim al-Rimi, the leader of al-Qaeda’s affiliate in Yemen.
The White House has confirmed that the United States is responsible for the killing of Qasim al-Rimi, the leader of al-Qaeda’s affiliate in Yemen

White House: Al-Qaeda leader killed at Donald Trump’s direction

The White House has confirmed that the United States is responsible for the killing of Qasim al-Rimi, the leader of al-Qaeda’s affiliate in Yemen.
Kola Ologbondiyan

US visa ban: PDP blames President Buhari, APC

The Peoples Democratic Party on Saturday said Nigerians should hold President Muhammadu Buhari and the All Progressives Congress responsible for the negative impacts of the travel sanctions imposed on Nigeria by the United States.
The University of Azad Jammu and Kashmir’s administration declined to comment on the decision, while rights activists, civil society groups and social media users referred to the move as oppressive.

Pakistan school bans female students from using lipstick on campus

A university in Pakistan-administered Kashmir, on Monday, cried out on social media for banning female students from wearing lipstick on campus.
Kola Ologbondiyan

Terrorism: PDP urges National Assembly to summon President Buhari

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has called on the National Assembly to upon resumption on Tuesday urgently use its legislative instruments to intervene in the deteriorating security situation in the country.
Nigeria has slipped on Transparency International’s Corruption Perception Index 2019, scoring 26 per cent.

Nigeria now fourth most corrupt country in West Africa

Nigeria has slipped on Transparency International’s Corruption Perception Index 2019, scoring 26 per cent.
Ukrainian experts have gained access to the black box flight recorders of the Ukrainian plane that crashed in Iran, Foreign Minister Vadym Prystaiko said on Friday.

Iran seeks help reading downed plane’s black boxes in new standoff

Iran said it had asked the U.S. and French authorities for equipment to download information from black boxes on a downed Ukrainian airliner, potentially angering countriescwhich want the recorders analysed abroad.
Iran's Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei is set to deliver a Friday sermon in Tehran for the first time in almost eight years, as the Islamic Republic grapples with the fallout from the targeted killing of its top general in a US air strike and popular anger after it accidentally downed a Ukrainian passenger jet.

Iran’s Ali Khamenei delivers Friday prayer sermon amid crisis

Iran's Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei is set to deliver a Friday sermon in Tehran for the first time in almost eight years, as the Islamic Republic grapples with the fallout from the targeted killing of its top general in a US air strike and popular anger after it accidentally downed a Ukrainian passenger jet.

Recent Stories

Cyriel Dessers says he’s hoping to involved in Nigeria’s 2021 African Cup of Nation qualifying match against Sierra Leone.

Cyriel Dessers looking forward to Super Eagles’ Call up

Cyriel Dessers says he’s hoping to involved in Nigeria’s 2021 African Cup of Nation qualifying match against Sierra Leone.
DEONTAY WILDER was rushed to hospital after losing to Tyson Fury in their heavyweight title rematch amid concerns of a burst eardrum.

Defeated Deontay Wilder rushed to the hospital over ‘burst eardrum’ — video

The Bronze Bomber did not show up for his press conference after being taken to a local facility to be checked over.
Nigerian forward Asisat Oshoala is delighted with her exploits for Barcelona Feminine after bagging a hat-trick on Saturday.

Asisat Oshoala celebrates another Barcelona hat-trick

Nigerian forward Asisat Oshoala is delighted with her exploits for Barcelona Feminine after bagging a hat-trick on Saturday.
Thich Quang Do, a dissident Buddhist monk who has effectively been under house arrest since 2003 and was nominated multiple times for the Nobel Peace Prize, has died aged 93.

Nobel Prize nominee dies at 93

Thich Quang Do, a dissident Buddhist monk who has effectively been under house arrest since 2003 and was nominated multiple times for the Nobel Peace Prize, has died aged 93.
Tyson Fury knocks down Deontay Wilder in the fifth. Al Bello-Getty Images

Tyson Fury: The king has returned to the top of the throne

After knocking out WBC heavyweight champion, Deontay Wilder to claim his belt, new WBC heavyweight champion, Tyson Fury said the ‘King has returned.”