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President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said on Saturday that Turkey would “clear terrorists” on its border in northern Syria if Syrian Kurdish militia did not withdraw by the end of a deadline agreed with Russia.
A Turkish soldier was killed and another wounded in an attack by Syrian Kurdish forces on Sunday despite a ceasefire deal brokered by the United States, the defense ministry said.
One Turkish soldier was killed and another was wounded Sunday after an attack by the Syrian Kurdish YPG militia in northeast Syria’s Tel Abyad, the defense ministry said, despite a deal to pause military operations as militants withdraw from the area.
Turkey remained defiant against mounting international pressure to curb its military offensive against Kurdish militants in Syria, raising tensions with Washington as Vice President Mike Pence headed for Ankara on Wednesday to demand a ceasefire.
At least 75 Turkish soldiers were killed in attacks launched by Kurdish-led Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) in Ras al-Ain, Kurdish media reported on Sunday. At least 19 more have suffered injuries in the attacks, reported Sputnik.
US Defence Secretary Mark Esper has said Washington is not abandoning its Syrian Kurdish allies in the face of a Turkish military offensive.
The Turkish public and political elite have largely thrown their support behind the country's forces fighting in northern Syria, standing in defiance against voices in the international community condemning Ankara's operation in the region.
Turkish and U.S. troops conducted their first joint ground patrol in northeastern Syria Sunday as part of a planned so-called "safe zone" that Ankara has been pressing for in the volatile region.
The Central Bank of Nigeria has pegged bank deposit placement through its Standing Deposit Facility (SDF) at N2billion, saying that any amount in excess of that will not attract interest payment.
An Iraqi court on Monday gave verdicts of death to two more Frenchmen over charges of joining the Islamic State (IS) militant group, a judicial source said.
Veiled women carrying babies and wounded men on crutches hobbled out of the last jihadist village in eastern Syria on Wednesday after US-backed forces pummelled the besieged enclave.
Thousands of people, including armed fighters, have left the last area held by ISIL in Syria, a spokesperson for the US-backed Syrian forces said.
A Nigerian court on Monday adjourned the trial of a suspected serial killer accused of strangling 10 women to death in ritual-style murders after drugging them at hotels.
The Kogi State chairman of the All Progressives Congress, Abdulahi Bello, has called on the opposition especially the Peoples Democratic Party, to join hands with the party and Governor Yahaya Bello to move the state to the next level.
At least eight persons were confirmed dead in a ghastly accident that occurred in the early hours of Monday in Lokoja, Kogi State.
President of the Senate, Ahmad Lawan, has congratulated the All Progressives Congress (APC) and its candidates on their victory in the governorship elections in Kogi and Bayelsa States.
The Acting Permanent Secretary, State Ministry of Energy, Science and Technology, Mr Seker Akaa, his pregnant wife and two kids were burnt to death in a fire incident in Makurdi early hours of Monday.
Egypt’s central bank will likely make a third consecutive cut to its key interest rates on Thursday, a Reuters poll showed, as inflation fell to its lowest in nearly 14 years in October.
The First Lady, Aisha Buhari, has challenged parents to take charge of their families by ensuring good moral upbringing of children so as to minimise crime in the society.
An Ikeja Chief Magistrates’ Court on Tuesday ordered that a 45- year-old labourer, Chigozie Akwudiba, who allegedly defiled his neighbour’s daughter, be remanded in a Nigerian Correctional Service in Kirikiri, pending legal advice.
The Lagos State Commissioner for Local Governments and Community Affairs, Mrs. Yetunde Arobieke, has admonished public officials working in the 57 Local Governments/Local Council Development Areas of the State to rise above the traditional constraints and old ways of doing things and begin to think globally, but act locally to facilitate the achievement of the developmental agenda and blueprint of the State Government in all sectors of the State’s economy.
President Muhammadu Buhari, on Wednesday in London, met with management of Pearson Educational Group in London.