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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 […]

63 Killed, 120 Injured In Suicide Bomb Attack In Pakistan


BALTIMORE, MD (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – A total of 63 people have been killed while 120 were injured in a suicide bomb attack at a hospital in Quetta South-West Pakistan. The attack according to officials occurred at the entrance of an emergency department where the body of a prominent lawyer Bilal Anwar Kasi shot dead early […]

Suspected Militants Attack Foreign Tourists In Afghanistan


BALTIMORE, MD (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Suspected militants have attacked a convoy of 12 foreign tourists in Western – Herat, Afghanistan. In the melee, six other victims and a local driver were injured. Giving the breakdown, Herat’s Governor Spokesman Jailani Farhad, confirmed that the tourists included eight Britons, three Americans and one German. Officials said the […]

Death Toll In Iraq Deadliest Bomb Attack Rises To 165

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BALTIMORE, MD (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Death toll in Sunday’s suicide bomb attack in Baghdad, the Iraqi’s capital has risen to 165. This was confirmed by the officials of the Interior Ministry. Following the sad event, government has declared three days of mourning as a mark of respect to the victims and families of the heavy […]

Afghan Taliban Annonces Mawlawi Hibatullah Akhundzada As Its New Leader

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BALTIMORE, MD (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The Afghan Taliban has announced its former Deputy Head, Mawlawi Hibatullah Akhundzada as its new Leader. The announcement followed the killing last weekend, of its immediate past Leader, Mullah Akhtar Mansour who was killed in a US drone strike. Mansour was killed in a strike on his car in Pakistan’s […]

Three Bomb Attacks Killed 82, Injured Many In Iraq


BAGHDAD, IRAQ (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – No fewer than 82 people were killed in a new three car bomb attacks in Baghdad, the Iraqi capital. Police and Medics officials who confirmed the attacks indicated that the deadliest of the attacks, struck a market in the Shia dominated district of Sadr City during the morning rush hour. […]

Etihad Flight Turbulence: More than 30 Passengers Injured


More than 30 people were injured when an Etihad Airways flight hit “severe and unexpected turbulence” flying into Indonesia, the airline said. The flight from Abu Dhabi was about 45 minutes away from Jakarta on Wednesday when the turbulence hit. The plane, an Airbus A330-200, landed safely after the incident, but nine people were taken […]

Ten Die, 60 Injured As Flyover Collapses In India

A general view of the collapsed flyover in Kolkata, India, March 31, 2016. REUTERS/Rupak De Chowdhuri

Ten persons have been killed, while several others injured, as a flyover under construction, in the eastern Indian city of Kolkata (Calcutta) collapsed. Images of the sad incident which occurred Thursday show residents using their bare hands to help those still held under the damaged flyover, which fell on a busy road. The accident took […]

Iraqi Forces Push to Regain Ramadi from IS


Iraqi military commanders say they have gained control of the main government compound in the contested city of Ramadi, and that engineers were still clearing the site of explosive devices left behind by fleeing Islamic State fighters. By late Sunday, Iraqi forces were still hours or more away from declaring total victory, with the head […]

Saudi Stampede: Nigerian, Indian, Other Officials Put Death Toll At Over 1000


BALTIMORE, MD (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The death toll of last Thursday stampede near Mecca, during the year’s annual Hajj pilgrimage has been put at over 1000 by the officials from different countries. Nigerian, Indian, Pakistani and Indonesian officials have confirmed that over 1000 bodies have been deposited to the morgues. A Nigerian Hajj official from […]

Death Toll Rises To 717 In Hajj Stampede Near Mecca


BALTIMORE, MD (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – At least 717 people taking part in the Hajj pilgrimage have been killed in a stampede near the Islamic holy city of Mecca, officials in Saudi Arabia say. Another 863 people were injured in the incident at Mina, which occurred as two million pilgrims were taking part in the Hajj’s […]

Bangkok Bomb: Attack Aimed To Kill Foreigners As Death Toll Hits 21


Thailand’s defence minister has said those who planted a bomb at a Bangkok shrine deliberately targeted foreigners to harm tourism and the economy. Prawit Wongsuwan vowed to hunt down the perpetrators of the attack in the capital, which killed at least 21 people and injured more than 120. The Erawan Shrine is a major tourist […]

Iran Agrees To Nuclear Deal, Action May Transform Middle East


Iran and six major world powers reached a nuclear deal on Tuesday, capping more than a decade of on-off negotiations with an agreement that could potentially transform the Middle East. Under the deal, sanctions imposed by the United States, European Union and United Nations would be lifted in return for Iran agreeing long-term curbs on […]

After Two Days Of Supportive Breathing, Saudi King’s Health Stable


The health of indisposed King of Saudi Arabia Kingdom, Abdullah bin Abdulaziz who has been on supportive breathing process, due to pneumonia is gradually getting stable. In a statement by the Royal court Saturday, King Abdulaziz arrived and was admitted at the King Abdulaziz Medical City in Riyadh two days ago, for a medical test […]

Court Lifts Travel Ban on Former Pakistani’s Leader, Musharraf


June 12, 2014 A court in Pakistan’s southern city of Karachi on today ordered government to lift a travel ban on the country’s former Military ruler, Pervez Musharraf in 15 days’ time. AFP indicated quoted the former ruler Counsel a Farogh Naseem.as saying “The court has allowed our appeal and ordered to strike down Musharraf’s […]

Journalists Destroy Desk In TV Row Over Syria

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A Jordanian television discussion on the crisis on Syria has descended into chaos, with the participants destroying part of the set. Journalists Shaker al-Johari and Mohammad al-Jayousi were debating the conflict on Jordan’s Seven Stars programme on Thursday. Al-Jayousi accused al-Johari of supporting the revolution in Syria, and was in turn accused of backing President […]

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