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US not to kill nuclear deal between Iran, P5+1: Analyst

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US not to kill nuclear deal between Iran, P5+1: Analyst

US President Donald Trump is expected to retreat from his campaign promise to rip up a nuclear deal signed by Iran and the P5+1 group of countries, including the US, the UK, France, Russia, and China plus Germany in 2015, says an analyst. “Despite President Trump’s campaign promises in which he called the Iran nuclear […]

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In this country, wife beating is a source of pride

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In this country, wife beating is a source of pride

Salimata was always told she should be proud to come from a family of wife beaters. “You’re the daughter of a woman whose husband broke her hands. Your grandmother’s legs were fractured by her husband. You must be loved,” Salimata said, citing her mother’s words. The 19-year-old woman from Mauritania’s Soninké ethnic group, married to […]

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Iran caps naval drill with brand-new torpedo launch

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Iran caps naval drill with brand-new torpedo launch

TEHRAN – The Iranian navy wrapped the last phase of a weeks-long naval drill on Tuesday, launching an advanced torpedo dubbed “Valfajr” following successful test-firing of a marine cruise missile the day before. Footage put out by the navy forces showed the torpedo, fired from a submarine, blowing up a relict ship in Iran’s territorial waters […]

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SOMALIA’S NEW LEADER DECLARES DROUGHT NATIONAL DISASTER

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SOMALIA’S NEW LEADER DECLARES DROUGHT NATIONAL DISASTER

  MOGADISHU, Somalia (AP) — Somalia’s new president declared a national disaster Tuesday for a drought that threatens millions of people and is creating fears of a full-blown famine. The statement from the office of President Mohamed Abdullahi Mohamed said he has appealed for help from the international community and Somalia’s diaspora of 2 million. […]

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Somalia: The Next Oil Superpower?

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Somalia: The Next Oil Superpower?

Last year Soma Oil and Gas, a London based energy company, searching for hydrocarbon deposits off the coast of Somalia, announced that it had completed a seismic survey to ascertain the potential for recoverable oil and gas deposits. Although further details have yet to be released, chief executive Rob Sheppard announced that the results were […]

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Berlin truck attacker’s mosque banned amid major police raid

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Berlin truck attacker’s mosque banned amid major police raid

Police outside the Fussilet mosque, now banned in Berlin. Photo: DPA. A Berlin mosque attended by the young Tunisian who attacked a Christmas market in December has shut its doors and been banned, as police on Tuesday launched a major raid against the capital’s Islamist scene. Berlin authorities have banned the Fussilet mosque, which Anis […]

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Army close to invading Tal Afar, more than 900 militants killed in western Mosul

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Army close to invading Tal Afar, more than 900 militants killed in western Mosul

E-mail Nineveh (IraqiNews.com) The number of Islamic State militants killed since the launch of Iraqi forces offensives to retake western Mosul has surpassed 900, the police service said as the army prepares to invade a strategic IS stronghold. Federal Police chief, Lt. Gen. Shaker Jawdat, said in statements Tuesday that 929 Islamic State members were […]

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Four American youths held for beating death of Somali man

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Four American youths held for beating death of Somali man

Four American men have now been arrested in the robbery and fatal beating of a Somali immigrant cab driver. Christen Glenn, 18, of Greensburg, and Daniel Russell, 19, of Youngstown, Ohio, were arrested Sunday in Youngstown, Pittsburgh police said. They remained jailed in Ohio on Monday awaiting extradition on robbery, conspiracy and attempted homicide charges. […]

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China warns US and SK over missiles

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China warns US and SK over missiles

CHINA yesterday warned against the deployment of a controversial advanced United States missile defense system in South Korea, saying China’s security interests should not be undermined. The South Korean government decided last year to deploy the US Terminal High Altitude Area Defense system in response to what it claims North Korean missile threat, on land […]

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Iran holds first major military exercise in Gulf as US concerns rise

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Iran holds first major military exercise in Gulf as US concerns rise

Iran’s Revolutionary Guard troops attack a naval vessel during a military drill in the Strait of Hormuz. Amid rising tension with the United States, Tehran has begun two-day military exercises in the strategic Strait of Hormuz, which has been the scene of confrontations between the rival countries Iran’s navy began an annual drill Sunday near […]

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