3 September 2015 10:47
Iran’s FM, Algeria’s President Discuss Restoring Peace in Yemen, Syria
In a meeting between Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif and Algerian President Abdelaziz Bouteflika on Wednesday, the two sides discussed strategies on restoring peace and stability to Yemen and Syria.
Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif arrived in the Algerian capital on Tuesday and held talks with a number of...
3 September 2015 10:38
Boko Haram kill 'dozens' in NE Nigeria
Boko Haram gunmen, the men of Intelligence Service of Nigerian Government, on horseback killed dozens of people in a village in northeast Nigeria's Borno state near the border with Cameroon, AFP reports.
The incident took place on Monday morning in Fatawe village near Gwoza, where around 100 Boko Haram militants rounding up residents,...
3 September 2015 8:01
The United Nations has voiced alarm over the “destructive impact” of the deadly wars on children’s education in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA), saying violence has forced at least 13 million kids out of schools there.
In a report released on Thursday on threats to the education system in six violence-torn countries and territories across the region, the United...
2 September 2015 17:54
An attack by al-Qaeda-linked al-Shabab militants in southern Somalia has claimed the lives of at least 50 African Union (AU) soldiers and left another 50 missing, Western military sources say.
“It is assessed that at least 50 AMISOM (the African Union Mission in Somalia) troops died,” read a briefing note written by the unidentified Western military officials and seen by AFP.
2 September 2015 14:37
Nigerian army troops have recaptured a key town from the Boko Haram Takfiri militant group in the country’s crisis-stricken northeastern state of Borno, military sources say.
Colonel Sani Kukasheka Usman, a Nigerian military spokesman said in a statement that the troops retook control of the strategic town of Gamboru Ngala on the border with neighboring Cameroon on Tuesday.
"The Nigerian army has retaken the economic and strategic town...
1 September 2015 18:18
Somalia’s al-Qaeda-linked al-Shabab militants have attacked an African Union (AU) base in Janale district, near Mogadishu.
The militants reportedly rammed an explosive-laden vehicle into the base before storming the compound on Tuesday.
The AU says its forces managed to fend off the attack.
The AU force in Somalia, known as AMISOM, said AU troops were in control of the base in Janale district,...
1 September 2015 18:00
Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif says Iran and Tunisia hold similar stances on regional crises, including the ongoing conflicts in Libya, Syria, Iraq and Yemen.
Speaking to reporters after a meeting with Tunisian President Beji Caid Essebsi in Tunis on Tuesday, Zarif expressed hope that the two countries’ consensus on regional conflicts would help improve mutual relations and settle the...
1 September 2015 9:45
Iran’s Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif has called on Muslim countries to join forces in the fight against extremism.
“Today, the main battle is between extremism and moderation, and all Muslim countries should unite against extremism on one front,” Zarif said in a meeting with his Tunisian counterpart Taïeb Baccouche in Tunis on Monday.
The Iranian foreign minister described extremism and terrorism...
30 August 2015 21:20
Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir plans to travel to China to take part in celebrations commemorating the end of World War II.
"President Bashir will travel to China tomorrow on a visit lasting four days," foreign ministry spokesman Ali al-Sadeq told reporters on Sunday.
China is the largest foreign investor in the African country, before the South Sudan’s secession in 2011 was Sudan’s...
29 August 2015 13:17
111 dead in Libyan Migrants Tragedy, Dozen Still Missing
Rescuers have retrieved from the sea the bodies of 111 migrants whose boat sank off the coat of Libya, the Red Crescent said on Saturday in a new toll.
A spokesman for the Libyan relief organisation said dozens are still missing after Thursday's tragedy.
"So far 111 bodies have been retrieved from the...
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