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Israel moves to legalise rogue settlement

The Israeli government is due on Sunday to discuss giving retroactive approval to a wildcat settlement in the occupied West Bank, where an Israeli rabbi was shot dead last month.

Five dead after two army helicopters collide in France

Five people were killed Friday after two army training helicopters crashed into each other near a lake in southern France, police said.

US ready to work with Qatar to ‘deter’ external threats – officials

Senior US officials have said Washington was ready to 'deter and confront' external threats to Qatar's territorial integrity at a meeting between leading representatives from the two countries.

Benue killings: Groups demand President Buhari’s investigation, impeachment

They were miffed that the Defence Minister “in his comments attributed the unprovoked barbaric murder of innocent and defencelss children, pregnant women and the aged in Benue State to the enactment of the Anti-Open Grazing Law by the Government of Benue State.”

UK to launch new radar against Russian threat

Britain’s defence minister Gavin Williamson said a new radar off Scotland’s Shetland Islands would help tackle the “severe and real” threat from Moscow.

Minister Mansur Dan-Ali a ‘disgrace to democracy’ – Benue APC

Benue State Chapter of the All Progressives Congress, APC, on Saturday described the Minister of Defence, Mansur Dan-Ali, as a “disgrace to democracy.”

President Buhari orders security clamp down on illegal arms bearers

Security agents now have a presidential order to “arrest and prosecute anyone found with illegal arms.”

One dead as volcano erupts near Japan ski resort

A Japanese soldier was killed Tuesday and several other people injured after a volcano erupted near a popular ski resort, sparking an avalanche and leaving scores stranded -- including tourists from Britain and Taiwan.

India testfires Agni-V ballistic missile

India, on Thursday, test-fired an intercontinental ballistic missile Agni-V, having a strike range of over 5,000 km, from off the Odisha coast in eastern India

Israel vows to destroy all tunnels in Gaza Strip in 2018

Israeli Defence Minister Avigdor Liberman vowed to destroy all tunnels in the Gaza Strip within a year and proposed to the Palestinians a deal envisaging assistance in reconstruction in exchange for disarmament.

Israel destroys tunnel from Gaza it says intended for attacks

Israel said Sunday it used a combination of air strikes and other means to destroy a tunnel stretching from the Gaza Strip into the country and continuing into Egypt.

Israel approves 1,222 new homes in West Bank

Israel has approved the construction of 1,122 new homes in occupied Palestinian territory in the West Bank, a rights organisation said.

Majority of Germans see Angela Merkel gone by 2021 elections

A majority of the German population believes that Chancellor Angela Merkel will not see out the current parliamentary term that ends in 2021, in spite of ongoing talks to breathe new life into the grand coalition that has ruled for the past four years.

Soldiers loot arms, burn military base in Côte d’Ivoire’s second city

Soldiers in Côte d’Ivoire’s second largest city looted weapons from the base of an elite military unit overnight before setting it on fire, leaders of the faction said on Wednesday.

Pakistan cuts military, intelligence tie with US

Pakistan has suspended military and intelligence cooperation with the U.S. amid the diplomatic tensions between Islamabad and Washington, Pakistani Defence Minister Khurram Khan said.

British premier Theresa May set to reshuffle her cabinet Monday

British Prime Minister Theresa May is set to reshuffle her cabinet on Monday, with several senior ministers expected to be axed, according to media reports on Sunday.

Turkish army to hire over 40,000 personnel – state media

The Turkish army will hire nearly 43,000 new personnel in 2018, according to state media, after thousands of staff were dismissed in purges following the July 2016 failed coup attempt.

India says more than 660 missing one month after deadly cyclone

More than 660 fisherman remain missing one month after a deadly cyclone battered India's south coast and parts of neighbouring Sri Lanka, Indian authorities said Wednesday.

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Zamfara schools to resume August 9

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NSE: Trading sustains positive trend, up by 0.31 per cent

Activities on the Nigerian Stock Exchange (NSE) extended a positive trend on Tuesday with key market indices appreciating further by 0.31 per cent.

NUC: 32 universities involved in research to tackle impacts of coronavirus

The Executive Secretary, National Universities Commission (NUC), Prof. Abubakar Rasheed, says 32 federal, state and private universities across all geopolitical zones are involved in different stages of research toward tackling direct and collateral impacts of COVID-19.