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Watch: 2 woman pilots fly Emirates A380 for International Women’s Day

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Watch: 2 woman pilots fly Emirates A380 for International Women’s Day

Women makeup close to 44 per cent of Emirates’ workforce. As we ring in the International Women’s Day this week, Dubai-based carrier Emirates gave wings to two female pilots to fly the iconic Emirates Airbus A380. On board to fly from Dubai to Veinna were Captain Nevin Darwish from Egypt and First Officer Alia Al Muhairi […]

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AMISOM partners with Somali government to mark International Women’s Day

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AMISOM partners with Somali government to mark International Women’s Day

Mogadishu, 6 March 2017 – Somalia has made significant progress in enhancing the status of women, Lydia Wanyoto, the deputy AU Special Representative for Somalia said today. Wanyoto commended the Federal Government of Somalia for supporting the women’s cause and ensuring greater political participation for women in the recently concluded elections. She was addressing journalists […]

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Soldier Reportedly Killed in Syria Is Laid to Rest in Nizhny Novgorod

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Soldier Reportedly Killed in Syria Is Laid to Rest in Nizhny Novgorod

Artem Gorbunov / Vkontakte This Monday, the city of Nizhny Novgorod buried Artem Gorbunov, the 24-year-old Russian soldier killed on March 2 during the storming of Palmyra, according to the newspaper Kommersant. Gorbunov’s widow told Kommersant that her husband’s unit was ambushed. Russia’s Defense Ministry and Gorbunov’s unit, however, have refused to confirm or deny […]

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Israeli PM Netanyahu to press Putin on Iranian influence in Syria

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Israeli PM Netanyahu to press Putin on Iranian influence in Syria

Russian President Vladimir Putin and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. Amid concerns over whether Syria’s civil war will result in Iran having increased power in the Middle East, Israeli PM Netanyahu will meet Russian President Putin this week in Moscow to press for a limit to Iran’s influence in Syria Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu […]

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Iraqi forces claim capture of Mosul bridge

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Iraqi forces claim capture of Mosul bridge

Announcement, which some dispute, comes as forces continue offensive against ISIL from western side of the Tigris River. More than 200,000 people have been displaced as a result of the Mosul offensive [Zohra Bensemra/Reuters] The Iraqi army said its US-backed forces have captured a bridge that leads to the ISIL-held city centre from the south, […]

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America Can’t Turn a Blind Eye to Somalia’s Counterterror Needs

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America Can’t Turn a Blind Eye to Somalia’s Counterterror Needs

  Ugandan troops serving with the African Union Mission in Somalia. Flickr/Creative Commons/AMISOM Public Information Somalia is synonymous in the American lexicon with death, destruction, anarchy and humanitarian calamity. The “Black Hawk down” disaster that resulted in the slaying of eighteen elite U.S. soldiers may have occurred over twenty-three years ago, but the image of […]

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Trump Expected to Sign New Travel Ban Order, Iraq Excluded

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Trump Expected to Sign New Travel Ban Order, Iraq Excluded

TEHRAN (FNA)- A revised executive order temporarily barring the entry of people from certain Muslim-majority countries and halting the nation’s refugee program is set to go to President Donald Trump on Monday. A White House official said plans to roll out the order are on track for Monday. The official insisted on anonymity in order […]

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Somalia’s displaced seek aid, security at camps

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Somalia’s displaced seek aid, security at camps

Baidoa, southern Somalia – Somalia’s prime minister announced that 110 people had died from hunger in the past 48 hours in his country as a result of the ongoing drought in the Bay region. Besides looking for food and water, internally displaced people at camps are also seeking protection from al-Shabab fighters. Reported by Fahmida Miller […]

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White House calls for Congress to investigate Obama wiretapping allegation

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White House calls for Congress to investigate Obama wiretapping allegation

FILE – In this Feb. 27, 2017 file photo, President Donald Trump speaks in the Roosevelt Room of the White House in Washington. Trump is accusing former President Barack Obama of having Trump’s telephones “wire tapped’’ during last year’s election, … more > The White House on Sunday called on Congress to investigate the Obama […]

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Did you know that donkey meat has been legalised and certified for human consumption in Kenya?

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Did you know that donkey meat has been legalised and certified for human consumption in Kenya?

Activities at Goldox Kenya Ltd, a donkey slaughterhouse in Mogotio, Baringo County. The meat is exported to China. PHOTO | FILE | NATION MEDIA GROUP Did you know that donkey meat has been legalised and certified for human consumption in Kenya? Well, the Meat Control (amendment) Act 2012 documented donkey alongside horse as a food […]

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