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…

U.S. Issues ‘last warning’ To North Korea

The U.S. has  issued what seemed to be its “last warning” to North Korea over its continued launch of ballistic missiles that threaten the country and its allies-Japan and South Korea. The U.S. Secretary of State, Rex Tillerson, in a statement on Tuesday, said the U.S. had spoken enough about North Korea and would speak…

Trump signs repeal of US broadband privacy rules

US President Donald Trump signed a repeal of Obama-era broadband privacy rules, the White House said, a victory for internet service providers and a blow to privacy advocates, media reports on Tuesday. Republicans in Congress last week narrowly passed the repeal of the privacy rules with no Democratic support and over the strong objections of……

Probe: Trump says former adviser Flynn should seek immunity

U.S. President Donald Trump on Friday supported the decision of his former national security adviser to seek immunity from prosecution in exchange for his testimony in congressional probes of possible ties between the Trump campaign and Russia. According to his lawyer, Robert Kelner, retired Gen. Michael Flynn wants protection against “unfair prosecution” if he testifies……

Trump seeks to ‘reboot’ US relationship with Egypt in Monday talks

President Donald Trump will seek to rebuild the US’ relationship with Egypt at a Monday meeting with Egypt’s President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi focused on security issues and military aid, a senior White House official said on Friday. “He wants to use President Sisi’s visit to reboot the bilateral relationship and build on the strong connection……

News Summary 30-03-2017: Nigeria Applauded for Degrading Boko Haram

Nigeria Applauded for Degrading Boko Haram Nigeria has been commended for degrading Boko Haram through the multi-national joint task force of the Lake Chad Basin. United States Secretary of State, Rex Tillerson gave the commendation at the just concluded summit on global coalition working to defeat ISIS, held in Washington DC. Nigerian Students Attacked In…

Trump’s daughter, Ivanka, appointed Presidential Special Assistant

U.S. President Donald Trump’s eldest daughter, Ivanka Trump, has announced that she would take up an appointment in her father’s administration. Ivanka, in a statement on Wednesday, said she will be a Special Assistant to the President but will not take a salary. This came as her unofficial role has grown in recent weeks, and……

Trump to attend G20 summit in July in Hamburg

U.S. President Donald Trump will attend a Group of 20 summit in Hamburg, Germany, on July 7 and 8, the White House on Tuesday said after Trump spoke by phone with German Chancellor, Angela Merkel. A statement said that Trump spoke to Merkel to congratulate her on the outcome of a closely watched German election……

Why Nigerians Are Denied Entry At US Airports – Envoy

The Chargé d’affaires of the Embassy of Nigeria in Washington, Amb. Hakeem Balogun, says different reasons are responsible for the extreme vetting Nigerians face during entry into the US. Balogun, in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria in Washington, added that the President Donald Trump’s travel ban did not affect Nigerians, Saharareporters reports. He said,……

U.S., African Defence Chiefs to discuss pressure on extremist organizations

U.S. Africa Command (Africom) will sponsor the first-ever conference for all Chiefs of Defence on the African continent, to further put pressure on extremist organisations. Africom Commander, Gen. Thomas Waldhauser, said the conference would hold from April 18 to 20 in Stuttgart, Germany, according to a statement by the U.S. Department of Defense. Waldhauser said……

U.S. orders embassies to identify population groups for tougher visa screening

Secretary of State Rex Tillerson has directed U.S. diplomatic missions to identify “populations warranting increased scrutiny” and toughen screening for visa applicants in those groups, according to memos issues by his office. He has also ordered a “mandatory social media check” for all applicants who have ever been present in territory controlled by the Islamic……

Man travels from Baltimore to New York to kill blacks

The war against racism is far from being won as a white man took a bus from Baltimore to New York City, the “media capital of the world,” randomly picked out a 66-year-old black man who was collecting bottles and then fatally wounded him with a sword, police said Wednesday. James Harris Jackson, 28, turned……