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AFRICOM: Al-Shabab growing more emboldened in targeting US troops

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AFRICOM: Al-Shabab growing more emboldened in targeting US troops

M In this Feb. 17, 2011, file photo, hundreds of newly trained al-Shabab fighters perform military exercises in the Lafofe area some 18 km south of Mogadishu, in Somalia. (Farah Abdi Warsameh/AP Al-Shabab, an al-Qaida offshoot based in Somalia, is growing more emboldened in targeting U.S. troops, according to U.S. Africa Command’s director of intelligence Navy […]

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Trump crams policy moves — real and imagined — into final weeks The tactic is familiar for Trump: Throw out a bunch of Republican-friendly policy offerings before an election, hoping something will stick.

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Trump crams policy moves — real and imagined — into final weeks The tactic is familiar for Trump: Throw out a bunch of Republican-friendly policy offerings before an election, hoping something will stick.

President Donald Trump is cramming months of policy moves into the dwindling weeks before the fall election, with an eye toward boosting his faltering standing with critical voting blocs. In recent weeks, Trump has made pronouncements that ran the gamut from stoking the culture wars to pacifying a specific voting demographic. He banned federal agencies […]

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Dozens of migrants die after boat capsizes in Mediterranean Sea near Libya

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Dozens of migrants die after boat capsizes in Mediterranean Sea near Libya

Migrants from different nationalities rest on board the Spanish NGO Open Arms vessel off the Mediterranean Sea on Sept. 9, 2020. (AP Photo)  The U.N. migration agency said Tuesday that a boat carrying migrants bound for Europe capsized in the Mediterranean Sea off Libya, leaving at least two dozen people drowned or missing and presumed […]

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Trump Boosts Xenophobic Post Calling Omar A Somali Who Was ‘Radicalized In Minneapolis’

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Trump Boosts Xenophobic Post Calling Omar A Somali Who Was ‘Radicalized In Minneapolis’

President Donald Trump retweeted a xenophobic post about Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-MN) on Monday baselessly accusing the Muslim congresswoman, who was born in Somalia and became a U.S. citizen after arriving in the country as a refugee, of being “radicalized.” “One thing Somalia definitely doesn’t need is more Somalis radicalized in Minneapolis,” tweeted David Reaboi […]

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Nigeria:Energy pipelines damaged 9,420 times in five years

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Nigeria:Energy pipelines damaged 9,420 times in five years

Cost of pipeline repairs and management may soon hit N1 trillion. Photo; AA Nigeria’s cost of pipeline repairs and management may soon hit N1 trillion as facilities were damaged 9,420 times in five years, as vandals steal oil and gas. This sum and other recorded losses could build a refinery with the capacity to refine […]

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US wildfires: Donald Trump dismisses science and predicts cooler temperatures

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US wildfires: Donald Trump dismisses science and predicts cooler temperatures

President Donald Trump listens as California Gov. Gavin Newsom speaks during a briefing at Sacramento McClellan Airport, California, Sept. 14, 2020, on western wildfires.   –   Copyright  AP Photo/Andrew Harnik With the smell of California wildfires in the air, President Donald Trump on Monday ignored the scientific consensus that climate change is playing a central role in historic West […]

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Netanyahu lands in Washington to sign deals with UAE, Bahrain “We now have two historic peace agreements with two Arab countries within one month… It will be a warm peace,” Netanyahu said.

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Netanyahu lands in Washington to sign deals with UAE, Bahrain “We now have two historic peace agreements with two Arab countries within one month… It will be a warm peace,” Netanyahu said.

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and his wife Sarah take off for the signing ceremony of the peace agreement in Washington(photo credit: AVI OHAYON/GPO/FLASH90) Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu landed in Washington on Monday as Israel prepared to lock down to combat the spread of coronavirus. He left for the airport Sunday night immediately after a press […]

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Majority of doctors fear second peak of coronavirus likely to hit this winter

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Majority of doctors fear second peak of coronavirus likely to hit this winter

86% of doctors and medical student in England think a second wave is likely or very likely in the next six months (Picture: Reuters/Getty Images) A majority of doctors in England are expecting a second surge of coronavirus.  Amid warnings of the country being at a ‘critical crossroads’, a new survey shows that 86% of […]

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1 killed, another injured in attack against Turkish Red Crescent in northern Syria

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1 killed, another injured in attack against Turkish Red Crescent in northern Syria

Turkish Red Crescent has been providing aid in Syria since the country’s civil war has erupted back in 2011. (AA Photo)  ATurkish Red Crescent (Kızılay) personnel was killed and another injured in an attack against the organization’s vehicle in northern Syria on Monday. The Turkish Red Crescent vehicle with three personnel inside was caught in […]

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Lukashenko’s ‘unpredictability’ a problem for Moscow as Belarus strongman looks east

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Lukashenko’s ‘unpredictability’ a problem for Moscow as Belarus strongman looks east

German Ambassador to Russia Geza Andreas von Geyr enters the Russian Foreign Ministry in Moscow, Russia, Sept. 9, 2020, to discuss situation regarding Alexei Navalny.   –   Copyright  AP Photo   In Belarus, opposition activists are under increasing pressure as the country marks a month since the start of massive protests against President Alexander Lukashenko. Efforts to quell the […]

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