Trump drops non-nuclear ‘mother of all bombs’ on Afghanistan

The United States on Thursday dropped a non nuclear bomb containing 11 tons of explosives on Afghanistan. The explosive was dropped on an ISIS cave complex in Afghanistan’s Nangarhar province on the border with Pakistan. A Pentagon spokesman told CBS News’ David Martin, that the bomb is officially called a GBU-43 or Massive Ordnance Air…

Some North-West states as backward as Afghanistan – El-Rufai

Governor of Kaduna State, Nasir El-Rufai, on Thursday said some states in the country’s North West region, were as backward as Afghanistan. He stated this at the Kaduna Economic and Investment Summit. El-Rufai explained that those states were backward in terms of education, healthcare and opportunities. The Governor noted that if the challenges were not…

The North-West is as backward as Afghanistan – El-Rufai

The Kaduna state governor, Nasir el-Rufai has likened some states in Nigeria’s north-west region were as backward as Afghanistan. Speaking at the Kaduna Economic and Investment Summit, he said such states were backward in terms of education, health care and opportunities. El-Rufai said the northern region had major challenges which its leaders have to tackle.……

Bombing: Injured UAE ambassador to Afghanistan dies from wounds

Juma Al Kaabi, the ambassador of the United Arab Emirates (UAE) to Afghanistan who was injured during a bombing in Southern Kandahar, has died, Presidential Affairs of the Ministry announced on Wednesday. “It is with great sadness and sorrow that we mourn the martyr of the nation,’’ Wam, a UAE news agency said, citing a……

Afghani policeman opens fire on 8 sleeping colleagues, kills them

A trigger-happy Afghani cop did the unthinkable when he opened fire on eight of his colleagues (all members of the same family) who were all sleeping when he decided to attack. Reports say the cops were killed in northern Afghanistan on Friday after a colleague working with the Taliban drugged and shot them at a…

UN Plans $22bn Humanitarian Aid in 2017

The UN on Monday launched a record 22.2-billion-dollar humanitarian appeal for 2017 to help almost 93 million people hit by conflicts and natural disasters around the world. More than half of the money will be used to address the needs of people caught up in crises in Syria, Yemen, Iraq and South Sudan, the UN…

Russia joins growing list, quits ICC

Hard stance Russian President Vladmir Putin has announced his country’s exit from the International Criminal Court (ICC) based in The Hague, Netherlands. Putin’s decree, published on the Kremlin’s website, comes a day after the U.N. General Assembly’s human rights committee approved a resolution condemning Russia’s “temporary occupation of Crimea”. Read also: Anarchists storm streets of…

ICC says US forces may have committed war crimes in Afghanistan

There are preliminary grounds according to prosecutors at the International Criminal Court in The Hague to believe that U.S. forces committed war crimes in Afghanistan and at secret detention facilities elsewhere in 2003 and 2004. According to the report by prosecutors, there was a “reasonable basis to believe” that U.S. forces had tortured prisoners in…

15th Anniversary of 9/11 (September 9, 2016)

This Sunday, September 11, marks the 15th anniversary of one of the most tragic days in the history of the United States. On that fateful day, terrorists staged attacks on the World Trade Center and the Pentagon and were only prevented from completing another attack by the heroism of the passengers on United Flight 93….