Shaped by war and brandy, Serbia coach tackles World Cup
Mladen Krstajic's footballing career was shaped by wars in the Balkans. In retirement, he has switched focus from making brandy to coaching Serbia at the World Cup. The 44-year-old knows he has another challenge on his hands in leading the sport-mad nation's inexperienced team in Russia. Yugoslavia was a footballing power before its violent breakup…
Iran says only way to end Syria war is to support government
Iran's President Hassan Rouhani said Monday that the only way to end the conflict in Syria was to support its government. "There is no other way to resolve the Syrian crisis other than reinforcing the central government in Damascus," said Rouhani following a meeting with French Foreign Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian, according to the presidency's…
Air Force spends N30b on anti-terror war in 11 months
To maintain the fleet of aircraft used in the fight against the Boko Haram insurgency in the North East, the Nigerian Air Force (NAF) spent more than N30 billion in just 11 months. The Federal Government justifying the controversial $1 billion Excess Crude Account (ECA) fund approved by the National Executive Council (NEC) for anti-terror…
War, in whose interest?
The devastated and buried buildings will become homes for bombs, mortar shell, grenades, masonry explosives and rocket launchers. Exotic and highly priced cars will be smashed in seconds.
Syria's Assad says war's 'worst is behind us'
In recent months, Assad's troops and allied fighters have retaken territory across the country, including recapturing all of Aleppo city in December after years of fighting.
The battle and the war
The NLC has only lost the battle, not the war. It still remains, even in its splintered shape, the major tool that Nigerians can use when the occasion calls for it.
Fleeing Yemen war, refugees arrive in Horn of Africa
Refugees from war-torn Yemen describe the terror of intense airstrikes as they arrive in the Horn of Africa, where aid agencies are fearing an influx of people.