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Explosion kills eight, injures 14 others in Somalia

An explosion at a military base in the Somali capital Mogadishu has killed at least eight people and injured 14 others, a military official says. It was not yet clear what caused the blast but witnesses told local media a car loaded with explosives attacked the compound near a stadium. Radio Dalsan said the explosion…

Anti-government protests rocks Beirut after blast

Security forces in Beirut have used tear gas against anti-government protesters in clashes following Tuesday night’s explosion in which more than 130 people died. Many in Lebanon blame government negligence for the blast which levelled entire districts of the capital. More than 2,700 tonnes of the chemical ammonium nitrate, which was being stored at a…

Beirut Death Toll Rises After Enormous Explosion

Beirut is reeling and Lebanon is in grief after a powerful explosion tore through the capital’s port area on Tuesday. The enormous blast, which officials said was driven by thousands of tons of ammonium nitrate, killed at least 137 people and injured thousands more. Emergency crews are still working to find all the victims. “No…

Indian Kashmir Under Curfew Ahead Of ‘Black Day’ Anniversary

Thousands of Indian troops imposed a curfew in Kashmir on Tuesday, with razor wire and steel barricades blocking main roads a day ahead of the one-year anniversary of the restive region being stripped of its autonomy. Prime Minister Narendra Modi imposed direct rule last August 5, promising peace and prosperity after three decades of violence…

Nigerian-born politician, Okoye, blazes trail in U.S. politics

A Nigerian, Mr Gabe Okoye, is on the ballot in a forthcoming Democratic Party’s senatorial primary runoff election in the U.S. Okoye, who hails from Enugwu-Aguleri, in Anambra, is seeking the main opposition party’s ticket for the Nov. 3 general election into the Georgia State Senate to represent District 9. Okoye, who is a chieftain…

U.S expands metal sanctions on Iran

The United States has expanded the scope of its metal sanctions on Iran with the addition of 22 specific materials “connected to its nuclear, military or ballistic missile programmes.” Announcing this in a statement on Thursday evening, Secretary of State Michael Pompeo warned against the transfer of the identified metals to and from  Iran. He…

Car Bomb Kills At Least 17 In Afghanistan Ahead Of Ceasefire

At least 17 people were killed in a car bomb explosion in an Afghan city south of Kabul on Thursday, officials and a medic said, just hours before the scheduled start of a ceasefire. “Seventeen bodies and 21 wounded people were brought to our hospital,” Sediqullah, a senior doctor at a hospital in the city…

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