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  • Gunmen kill at least 49 in Kenya attack

    June 16, 2014 11:24 AM 5

    MOMBASA: At least 49 people were killed when suspected Shebab militants from Somalia stormed into a Kenyan coastal town and launched a major assault on a police station, hotels and government offices, officials said Monday. Around 50 heavily-armed gunmen drove into the town of Mpeketoni, near the coastal island and popular tourist resort of Lamu, late on Sunday

  • ​Afghanistan Launches Probe Into Abdullah's Election-Fraud Claims

    June 16, 2014 11:12 AM 1

    Afghan officials have begun an investigation into claims of fraud in the runoff presidential election made by candidate Abdullah Abdullah. Abdullah demanded on June 15 the firing of Zia-ul-Haq Amarkhail, head of the Independent Election Commission (IEC), after alleging that Amarkhail tried to take unused ballots from IEC headquarters on election day on June 14. The Interior

  • Kenya : Mudavadi, Kenneth call for quick action to restore security

    June 16, 2014 11:08 AM 2

    Nairobi, Kenya: Former Deputy Prime Minister Musalia Mudavadi has challenged the government to set up commission of inquiry on security apparatus. The request comes few hours after gunmen attacked Mpeketoni town in Lamu County killing over 40 people and destroying properties. “After Westgate murder and a proliferation of sporadic IED deaths, Kenyans

  • Fraud allegations spark Afghan election dispute

    June 16, 2014 10:28 AM 5

    KABUL: Afghan election authorities on Sunday strongly denied top officials were guilty of fraud after front-running presidential candidate Abdullah Abdullah unleashed allegations that could threaten a smooth transition of power. Abdullah demanded the sacking of Zia-ul-Haq Amarkhail, head of the Independent Election Commission (IEC) secretariat, over Amarkhail's

  • Osun 2014: Gov. Aregbesola’s Unprecedented Campaign Train – The Story So Far!

    June 16, 2014 8:16 AM 7

    The Journey to the Source, Ile Ife The return of the mythical Oranmiyan to Ile Ife, considered as the source of all Yoruba could not have been a strange thing given the well-known Yoruba mythology. Perhaps, this was what made the flag off of the re-election campaigns of Governor Rauf Aregbesola, popularly seen as symbol of the Oranmiyan phenomenon to be seen as somewhat

  • Spain raids jihadist cell recruiting fighters for ISIL, arrests 8

    June 16, 2014 8:00 AM 3

    MADRID (AFP) - Spanish police arrested eight people in pre-dawn raids in Madrid on Monday against a jihadist recruitment network led by a former Guantanamo Bay inmate, the government said. The cell found and dispatched recruits for Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) militants based in Syria and Iraq, Spain's interior ministry said in a statement

  • Blair must be careful with what he says, he could stoke the political flames over Iraq

    June 16, 2014 7:36 AM 7

    Whether you agreed with Tony Blair's politics or not, there is no denying that he was a consummate politician. But since striding the world's stage as a special envoy to the Middle East, Mr Blair appears to have taken on a new arrogance which has shown itself in a 2,300 word diatribe he has written following the latest violent insurgency in Iraq. All politicians

  • Tony Blair 'Mad' In Arguing 2003 Iraq Invasion Not Responsible For ISIS Advance, Boris Johnson Says

    June 16, 2014 7:36 AM 9

    Tony Blair has "finally gone mad" in his "unhinged" attempt to claim the 2003 invasion of Iraq is not the reason for the chaos in the country now, London Mayor Boris Johnson has said in an in an extraordinary personal attack on the former prime minister. The former prime minister has been attacked since the Sunni militants of ISIS began tearing through

  • Palestinian speaker arrested as Israel hunts three missing teens

    June 16, 2014 7:21 AM 7

    JERUSALEM (AFP) - Israeli troops arrested Palestinian parliament speaker and Hamas member Aziz Dweik overnight during a wave of arrests linked to a massive manhunt for three kidnapped teenagers, the military said on Monday. In a statement, the army said it had arrested more than 40 suspects in the West Bank, "including Hamas leadership and operatives"

  • Russia cuts off natural gas supplies to Ukraine

    June 16, 2014 7:18 AM 11

    Russia state-owned gas firm Gazprom has cut off supplies to Ukraine after negotiators failed to resolve a payment dispute before a key deadline expired. Representatives from Ukraine, Russia and the European Union held meetings over the weekend in an effort to avert the crisis, but no agreement was reached. Gazprom said Monday that Ukraine's total debt is $4.5 billion