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Zalmay Khalilzad

Taliban hold talks with US envoy in Qatar

Taliban officials have held three days of talks with the United States' special representative for Afghanistan in Qatar, Zalmay Khalilzad, aimed at renewing the peace process in the war-torn country, an official of the armed group said.
EDITORS NOTE: Graphic content / Members of Islamic Movement of Nigeria (IMN) wave flags and chant slogans as they take part in a demonstration to protest against the imprisonnement of a Shiite, in Abuja, on October 29, 2018. - The army and police confronted members of the Islamic Movement of Nigeria (IMN), the group's spokesman Ibrahim Musa told AFP, amid reports of casualties. Rights groups have accused Nigeria's military of killing more than 300 IMN supporters and burying them in mass graves during the 2015 confrontation, a charge the military strongly denies. (Photo by Sodiq ADELAKUN / AFP)

Group petitions US to intervene over Shiites violent protests

A non governmental group – Save Humanity Advocacy Centre (SHAC) – has sought the intervention of the United States of America (USA) into the deadly clashes between members of Shiite group, Islamic Movement in Nigeria (IMN), and Nigerian security agencies.
Banksy posted an Instagram picture of shocked attendees watching the painting disintegrate, with the caption- Going, going, gone... [Banksy-Instagram]

Banksy painting self-destructs after $1.4 million sale

A painting by mysterious British artist Banksy shred itself into pieces at the moment it was sold for more than one million pounds at a London auction.

Inmates in Guantanamo Bay drop to 40

The inmates in Guantanamo Bay have dropped to 40 following the release of a Saudi inmate, Ahmed Haza al-Darbi, back to his country.

Russia expresses concern over US decision to keep Guantanamo prison open

Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov on Wednesday expressed concerns over the U.S. decision to keep the infamous detention centre at Guantanamo Bay, located in Cuba, open.

Trump order to keep Guantanamo open ‘sheer stupidity’

Donald Trump confirmed this week that he would keep the Guantanamo Bay detention facility open, a move experts say is unsurprising yet will likely mean that several dozen remaining detainees will not be able to leave the infamous prison.

State of the Union: Donald Trump vows to keep Guantanamo Bay prison open

US President Donald Trump announced Tuesday he would keep Guantanamo Bay open, breaking from his predecessor Barack Obama’s lengthy and ultimately failed efforts to shutter the maligned detention facility.

Key points from Donald Trump’s maiden State of the Union

President Donald Trump delivered his maiden State of the Union address on Tuesday, calling for national unity, strong borders and a powerful US military to repel threats to America.

State of the Union: Donald Trump urges unity, insists on border wall

U.S. President Donald Trump urged lawmakers on Tuesday to work toward bipartisan compromises, but pushed a hard line on immigration, insisting on a border wall and other concessions from Democrats as part of any deal to protect the children of illegal immigrants.

Ghana to keep ex-Gitmo detainees as 2016 deal with U.S. expires

Ghana will have to work at integrating two Yemeni nationals it received from the United States government in 2016, a Minister has told lawmakers.

Prisoners sue Donald Trump, allege anti-Muslim bias

Eleven detainees at the US military’s Guantanamo Bay prison sued President Donald Trump Thursday saying they were being illegally held on the basis of being Muslims.

Former Taliban hostage Joshua Boyle arrested for 15 charges including assault

A Canadian man who was held captive by a faction of the Afghan Taliban for five years has been arrested on 15 charges including sexual assault, illegal confinement and issuing death threats, according to reports on Tuesday.

New York suspect Sayfullo Saipov says IS inspired attack, killings ‘felt good’

The Uzbek immigrant behind New York's worst attack in 16 years confessed to acting in the name of the Islamic State group and "felt good" about the killings, having planned an assault for a year, investigators said Wednesday.

New York attacker should be put to death – Donald Trump

US President Donald Trump called Wednesday for the man charged with carrying out a New York City truck rampage that killed eight people to be put to death.

Family freed from Taliban captivity arrive in Canada

Joshua Boyle, his American wife and three children arrived in Toronto Friday after being freed from captivity in Pakistan, the Canadian government announced.

Freed Canadian hostage Joshua Boyle says Taliban murdered his baby, raped wife

Freed Canadian hostage Joshua Boyle accused his kidnappers of murdering his baby daughter and raping his wife during his family’s years-long captivity by the Haqqani network, a Taliban-affiliated group operating in Afghanistan and Pakistan.

Trial opens for suspected mastermind of Benghazi attacks

The alleged mastermind of the 2012 attacks on a US outpost in Benghazi, Libya, despises America and when his hatred "boiled over," he organised the strike that killed four Americans, including ambassador Chris Stevens, a government prosecutor told the jury on Monday.

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ICAN president tasks internal auditors on skills, competence

The President, Institute of Chartered Accountants of Nigeria (ICAN), Alhaji Razak Jaiyeola, has said skills and competence of Nigerian Internal Auditors must change for them to gain relevance.
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Group tasks North East states on repentant Boko Haram members

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The presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Atiku Abubakar, is to kick-start his campaign for the 2019 presidential election through an address to Nigerians on Facebook on Monday.

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