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Trump: US now Recognises Jerusalem as Israel’s Capital

BALTIMORE, MD (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – US President Donald Trump has announced that his country has now recognized Jerusalem as the Israel’s capital. Trump Wednesday’s declaration automatically upturned decades of official US policy. Mr. Trump described the move as “a long overdue step” to advance the Middle East peace process. He indicated that the US would […]

Death Toll in Iraq Quake Rises to 348

BALTIMORE, MD (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – No fewer than 348 people have been killed, while almost 6,000 injured in a 7.3-magnitude earthquake which shook the northern border region between Iran and Iraq. The majority of those who died were said to be in Iran’s western Kermanshah province. Specifically, seven people died in Iraq, where people fled […]

After Years of Research, New Great Ape Species Identified In Indonesia

BALTIMORE, MD (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Scientists who have been wondering for years over the genetic “peculiarity” of a tiny population of orangutans in Sumatra have finally concluded that they are a new species to science. The apes were only reported to exist after an expedition into the remote mountain forests in 1997. Since then, a […]

Again, Suicide Bombers Kill 40 in Afghan’s Shia Mosque

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Again, not less than 40 people Friday were killed in two separate attacks on Shia Muslim mosques in Afghanistan According to the officials, a gunman entered the Imam Zaman mosque in the capital Kabul before opened fire and detonated an explosive, killing more over 30 worshippers. The second attack which occurred in […]

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 […]

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, […]

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 […]

US Launches Missiles at Syria After Chemical Attack

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The United States launched dozens of cruise missiles Thursday night at a Syrian airfield in response to what it believes was Syria’s use of banned chemical weapons that killed at least 100 people, U.S. military officials told NBC News. Two U.S. warships in the Mediterranean Sea fired 59 Tomahawk missiles intended for […]

58 Killed, Many Wounded in Syria Chemical Attack

BALTIMORE, MD (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – No fewer than 58 people including young and old have been killed while dozens wounded in a suspected chemical attack on a rebel-held town in north-western Syria. The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights (SOHR) reported that strikes on Khan Sheikhoun by Syrian government or Russian jets had caused many people […]

LafargeHolcim Alleges Rival Factory Funds Armed Group in Syria

BALTIMORE, MD (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Cement maker – LafargeHolcim has announced it has uncovered facts about a rival Lafarge factory in Syria which provides funding to local armed groups. LafargeHolcim said those in charge of the Jalabiya plant had taken “unacceptable” measures in order to keep the plant open and protect employees. It alleged that […]

Syria: Troops Commence Evacuation Of Civilians In Rebel-held Parts Of Aleppo

BALTIMORE, MD (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The troops in Syria have commenced evacuations of last rebel enclaves in eastern Aleppo areas under siege in the northern part of the country, with civilian in some rebel-held zones now being allowed to leave. According to seven-year-old Bana Alabed, who tweeted about conditions in the city, said a linked […]

Pakistan Flight PK-661 with 48 on Board Crashes

BALTIMORE, MD (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – A Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) flight with 48 people, including a renowned Islamic preacher, Junaid Jamshed and wife has crashed in the north of the country. The Flight PK-661 was reported to have “lost contact with the control tower on its way from Chitral to Islamabad”, according to the airline. […]

Syria: Troops Take Over Aleppo as Rebels Call For Truce

BALTIMORE, MD (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Syrian forces have taken control of about 75 per cent of eastern Aleppo, held by the rebels in the last four years. Consequently, rebels have left the last areas they occupied in the city and reportedly calling for a five-day truce to allow the evacuation of civilians. Confirming the development, […]

Syria: Government Declines UN Peace Pact On Aleppo City

BALTIMORE, MD (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The Syrian Government has rejected a UN proposal to end heavy fighting in the city of Aleppo. The rejected plan provided that the rebel-held eastern Aleppo would remain under opposition control, provided the rebel fighters withdrew. Syrian Foreign Minister Mr. Walid al-Muallem, who met the UN envoy to Syria on […]

30 Killed, Several Wounded In Pakistan’s Terrorists’ Attack

BALTIMORE, MD (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – No fewer than 30 people have been killed, while over 70 wounded, including women and children, in an explosion which hit Sufi Muslim shrine in Balochistan, Pakistan. Worshippers at the Shah Noorani shrine were performing dhamal – a trance-like dance – when the eruption occurred Saturday. Sufism, has large followers […]

Turkey Coup: Government Purges 13,000 Police With Links To Suspected Mastermind

BALTIMORE, MD (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The Turkish authority has suspended about 13,000 police officers who allegedly have links with the Turkish US-based Muslim cleric, Sheikh Fethullah Gulen. Gulen is suspected to be the mastermind of Friday, July 15, 2016 Turkish failed coup attempt. The accused has however denied any wrongdoing; neither did he instigate his […]

India Court Sentences Man to Death Over Fatal Acid Attack

BALTIMORE, MD (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – An Indian special court in the city of Mumbai has sentenced a young man to death over a fatal acid attack on a woman at a busy railway station three years ago. The victim Preeti Rathi, who was 23 at the time of the attack, was murdered, on arrival from […]

40 Killed In Series Bomb Attack Around Syrian President’s Territory

BALTIMORE, MD (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – No fewer than 40 people have been killed in four bombings in government-controlled areas of Syria and in a city dominated by Kurdish forces. Media reports confirmed that the attacks took place between 08:00 and 09:00 (05:00-06:00 GMT) around Damascus, Homs, Tartous as well as Hassakeh. It is not clear […]

Russia Confirms Offensives On Targets In Syria From Iran

BALTIMORE, MD (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Russia’s defence Ministry Tuesday confirmed that it used a base in western Iran to carry out air strikes in Syria. In a statement, Russia indicated that Tupolev-22M3 long-range bombers and Sukhoi-34 strike fighters took off from Hamedan on Tuesday. It confirmed the targets were hit in Aleppo, Idlib and Deir […]

Aleppo Syrian City Witnesses Another Bloody Clashes

BALTIMORE, MD (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Despite the peace truce reached recently, clashes have again erupted in and around the northern Syrian city of Aleppo, resulting in impeding military action to bring in aids. In the truce, Russian forces giving support to the National troops had announced a daily three-hour suspension of military action. Still, the […]

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