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Police Identify Las Vegas Mass Shooting Suspect

Photo: Stephen Paddock (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The suspect in the deadliest mass shooting in modern American history has been identified as Stephen Paddock, authorities said. Paddock, 64, is from Mesquite, Nev., about 80 miles northeast of Las Vegas and had been known to local law enforcement. The shooting is not believed to be connected to international […]

Top Trump’s Cabinet Member Resigns Over Expensive Chartered Flights Scandal

Photo: Tom Price (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The health and human services secretary Tom Price has resigned, after revelations that he spent more than $1m of taxpayers’ money on travel including chartered flights. Reports about such travel by Price and other cabinet members – including EPA administrator Scott Pruitt, interior secretary Ryan Zinkeand veterans affairs director […]

German Polls: Angela Merkel Wins 4th Term As far-right Makes Gain

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Chancellor Angela Merkel clinched a fourth term in Germany’s election on Sunday, but her victory was clouded by the hard-right AfD party winning its first seats in parliament. Merkel, who after 12 years in power held a double-digit lead for most of the campaign, scored around 32.9 percent of the vote with […]

Iran Dares UN, US; Tests New Missile

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Despite the UN ban, Iran claims it has successfully tested a new-medium range missile. The launch of the Khoramshahr missile, which has a range of 2,000 km (1242 miles), was shown on state TV. The time of the test was not clear. US President Mr. Donald Trump on Tuesday at the UN […]

North Korea Replies Trump; Describes His Attack As ‘Barking Of Dog’  

NEW YORK, US (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – North Korea has described verbal attack by the US President Donald Trump describing it and Iran as ”rogue nations” as ”the sound of a barking dog”. The North Korean Foreign Minister Mr. Ri Yong-ho’s made the reply in the first official response of the Asian country. Trump in his […]

UNGA 72: Trump Declares North Korea, Iran As ”Rogue Nations”

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – US President Donald Trump has declared North Korea and Iran as ”rogue Nations”, warning them against attempt to launch threat. Trump made the declaration Tuesday in his speech at the ongoing General Debate of the 72nd Session of the United Nation General Assembly in NewYork. President Muhammadu Buhari is also billed to […]

UN Orders Myanmar de facto Leader to End Ethnic Crisis

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The United Nations (UN) has declared that Myanmar’s de facto leader Aung San Suu Kyi has  been given  “a last chance” to halt an army offensive that has forced hundreds of thousands of the mainly Muslim Rohingya to flee abroad. Antonio Guterres told the BBC unless she acted now, “the tragedy will […]

Myanmar: De Facto Leader San Suu Kyi to miss UN Convention Over Poor Intervention

BALTIMORE, MD (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Myanmar’s de facto leader Aung San Suu Kyi is to miss a key UN debate next week, following mounting criticism of her poor handling of a crisis involving the Rohingya Muslim minority. No fewer than 379,000 Rohingyas have fled to Bangladesh since violence began late last month. Presently, the entire […]

Storm Surge Warnings Issued for South Florida as Hurricane Irma Approaches

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The first official hurricane warnings were issued for Florida by the National Hurricane Center late Thursday evening as the storm continues to draw closer to the U.S. South Florida and the Florida Keys were both issued hurricane warnings and storm surge warnings as the National Weather Service sent out its 11 p.m. […]

Death Toll in Barcelona Van Attack Hits 13

Reports say at least 13 people were killed and more than 100 injured after a van rammed through crowds in the heart of Barcelona on Thursday in what the Spanish Prime Minister described as a barbaric act of terror. Eyewitnesses reported scenes of panic and chaos as the van plowed down the renowned Las Ramblas […]

US Dismisses North Korea Missile Threat on Guam

BALTIMORE, MD (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Despite the North Korea threat to launch missile strikes, US has replied that it is yet to confirm any looming attack on her Pacific territory of Guam. The North’s official news agency Tuesday reported the plan which involved firing medium-to-long-range rockets at Guam, where US strategic bombers are based. The […]

Iran President Hassan Rouhani Appoints 3 VPs

BALTIMORE, MD (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – In line with his political campaign and persistent criticism of a lopsided cabinet, Iranian President Hassan Rouhani has appointed three women as Vice-Presidents. The new appointees were: Masumeh Ebtekar, (VP) for family and women’s affairs; Laya Joneydi, for legal affairs and Shahindokht Mowlaverdi, the President’s assistant for civil rights. Iran’s […]

Scaramucci Sacked as Trump Media Chief in Just 10 Days After Appointment

White House communications director Anthony Scaramucci has been fired after fewer than 10 days in the post. The former Wall Street financier had drawn criticism after calling a reporter to give a profanity-laced tirade against his colleagues. Mr Trump’s chief of staff Reince Priebus and spokesman Sean Spicer both left their posts with his appointment. […]

2 Killed, 3 Injured in Deadly Suicide Attack on Iraqi Embassy in Kabul

BALTIMORE, MD (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Two Afghan embassy employees were killed, while three people, including a police officer, were injured Monday, during a gun battle between the Afghan security forces and suspected terrorists in Kabul. During the attack, a bomber according to the Afghan Interior Ministry blew himself up at the Iraqi’s embassy’s gate, after, […]

Trump Bans Transgender People from Serving in US Military

BALTIMORE, MD (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – US President Mr. Donald Trump has declared that ”transgender” people will no more be engaged in “any capacity” in the Military. In a series of tweet, Mr. Trump said he had consulted with military experts and cited “tremendous medical costs and disruption”. “After consultation with my Generals and military experts, […]

Controversial White House Press Secretary, Sean Spicer Resigns

BALTIMORE, MD (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – After being embroiled in endless controversy, the White House Press Secretary Mr. Sean Spicer has at last resigned his appointment. Spicer reportedly resigned in protest against a shake-up within the President Donald Trump’s communications team. The shake-up came up as the White House faces inquiries into alleged Russian meddling in […]

US Senator Van Hollen Fights for Maryland in Energy, Water Development Appropriations Bill

Photo caption: U.S. Senator Chris Van Hollen, member of the Senate Appropriations Committee (AFRICAN EXAMINER) –  U.S. Senator Chris Van Hollen, member of the Senate Appropriations Committee on Thursday voted to support the Fiscal Year (FY) 2018 Energy and Water Development, and Related Agencies appropriations bill. It will fund U.S. Department of Energy programs and critical […]

Russia Demands Return of its 2 Closed Compounds in US

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Russia demanded Monday that the United States return two compounds that were ordered closed last year after the U.S. intelligence community concluded that Moscow had interfered in the 2016 U.S. presidential election. Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov called the U.S. closure of the properties in the eastern states of New York and Maryland […]

UAE Not Responsibility For Qatar’s News Agency Hacking –Minister

BALTIMORE, MD (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The United Arab Emirates (UAE) has denied it was responsible for the alleged hacking of Qatar’s state news agency in May. UAE Minister of State for Foreign Affairs Anwar Gargash said Monday that the media allegation was “untrue”. Gargash reiterated that the UAE and five other Arab nations had not […]

Trump’s Son Releases His own E-Mails Seeking Dirt on Hillary Clinton

Photo caption: son of the US President, Donald Trump, Jr  BALTIMORE, MD (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – US President Donald Trump’s son has released an email chain indicating he was keen to accept “sensitive” information on his father’s rival Mrs. Hillary Clinton from a Russian national. Donald Trump Jr was told by Rob Goldstone that there was […]

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