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US Secretary of Defense James Mattis hosts an enhanced honor cordon welcoming German Minister of Defence Ursula von der Leyen at the Pentagon on June 20, 2018 in Washington,DC. | AFP PHOTO | Nicholas Kamm

US cutting counterterror forces in Africa

The Pentagon is reducing its counterterrorism forces in Africa and studying whether to make similar moves elsewhere in the world as part of a broad effort to shift American military focus toward what it calls threats from Russia and China.

Boris Johnson defends strikes on ‘barbaric’ Bashar al Assad

The Foreign Secretary has defended the case for the UK's action in Syria, saying Britain had a duty to show Syria had not "got away" with using chemical weapons.

Russia to expel UK diplomats as crisis over nerve toxin attack deepens

Russia is set to expel British diplomats in retaliation for Prime Minister Theresa May’s decision to kick out 23 Russians as relations with London crashed to a post-Cold War low over an attack involving a military-grade nerve agent on English soil.

US donates drones to Philippines to fight terrorism

The United States gave the Philippine Air Force, on Tuesday, its first surveillance drone system, as the two nations step up cooperation in the battle against jihadist militants.

‘Beatles’ hostage’s daughter demands justice

The daughter of a British hostage murdered by the notorious Islamic State group kidnapping cell nicknamed "The Beatles" called Friday for the last two members, now captured, to face justice.

Britain’s two-week-old warship that carries 40 aircraft on deck leaks water

Britain’s future flagship vessel HMS Queen Elizabeth, its biggest-ever warship, has sprung a leak, defence officials admitted Tuesday, only two weeks after it was commissioned into the Royal Navy.

Iraq troops in armed standoff with Kurd forces

Thousands of Iraqi troops were locked in an armed standoff with Kurdish forces in the disputed oil province of Kirkuk on Saturday as Washington scrambled to avert fighting between the key allies in the war against the Islamic State group.

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Udinese defender William Troost-Ekong says he is enjoying the competition in the Super Eagles camp, ahead of other challenges in his club.

Police recruitment: Court adjourns for PSC to respond to AGF’s application

The Federal High Court, Abuja, on Wednesday, adjourned till November 20 for the Police Service Commission to respond to the Attorney-General of the Federation’s counter-affidavit in a suit to stop the recruitment of 10, 000 police officers.
Russia's Embassy to Washington says it has lodged a formal diplomatic protest after Israel extradited a Russian national to the United States, where he is suspected of stealing more than $20 million from U.S. consumers through credit card fraud.

Moscow accuses US of ‘hunting’ Russians after Israel extradites suspect

Russia's Embassy to Washington says it has lodged a formal diplomatic protest after Israel extradited a Russian national to the United States, where he is suspected of stealing more than $20 million from U.S. consumers through credit card fraud.
Evo Morales, who resigned as Bolivia’s president Sunday after losing the support of the army and police, has said there is now a warrant for his arrest.

Evo Morales’s topsy-turvy flight into exile

Bolivian ex-president Evo Morales jetted off to exile in Mexico Tuesday in a bizarre flight full of detours that traced the shifting political map of a Latin America racked by crises.
The Federal High Court, Abuja, on Thursday, held that the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) was wrong to have excluded candidate of the Social Democratic Party (SDP), Mrs Natasha Akpoti, in the Nov. 16 governorship election in Kogi.

Kogi guber: APC accuses SDP candidate of faking attack on her

The All Progressives Congress (APC) in Kogi State has accused the governorship candidate of the Social Democratic Party (SDP), Natasha Akpoti, of faking the reported attack on her on Tuesday in Lokoja.