Syrian Opposition Lauds US Strike On Airfield

The Syrian opposition on Friday welcomed U.S. strikes against a Syrian government airbase and called for more after two American warships fired dozens of missiles at the airfield in a sharp escalation of the U.S. military role in Syria. The Syrian opposition has long been critical of U.S. policy towards the Syrian conflict, saying former…

Adamawa attack: UN Security Council condemns death of 3 Nigerians, UN contractor

The United Nations (UN)’s Security Council has condemned the attack on a UN monitoring team in Adamawa state where one UN independent contractor, three Nigerians and one Cameroonian were killed and others injured. “The members of the Security Council condemned in the strongest terms the attack against a United Nations monitoring team, near the Nigeria-Cameroon…

Jammeh is no longer The Gambia’s President – UN Security Council

Yahya Jammeh, no longer recognized as president The UN Security Council on Thursday affirmed that Adama Barrow is now the legitimate President of The Gambia, declaring that “former President Yahya Jammeh is out”. The President of the Security Council, Olof Skoog (Sweden), told the UN Correspondents after the adoption of the Resolution 2337 (2017) by…

Gambia; UN Urges President Yahya Jammeh to handover

The UN Security Council says, the Gambia’s President Yahya Jammeh must respect the results of the Dec.1 presidential election. The UN says Jammeh must carry out a peaceful and orderly transition process and transfer power to President-elect, Adama Barrow by Jan. 19, 2017, in accordance with the Gambia’s Constitution. In a Presidential Statement S/PRST/2016/19 after a…