Wednesday, 28th February 2024


18 Feb
The Jordanian army said on Sunday that its border guards had killed five drug traffickers and wounded four others attempting to smuggle narcotics into Jordan from Syria. "The eastern military zone, in coordination with military security agencies and the drug control administration, foiled at dawn on Sunday ... an attempt to infiltrate and smuggle large…
9 Jan
An Islamic State group attack killed at least 14 soldiers aboard a military bus in the Syrian desert Tuesday, a war monitor said, in the second such attack this year. "At least 14 members of the regime forces were killed" and several others wounded "in a bloody IS attack on a military bus" in the…
2 Jan
Islamic State group jihadists killed nine Syrian government troops and militiamen in an attack on military posts in the eastern desert, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said Tuesday. "IS cells carried out a surprise attack, targeting positions of the regime army and National Defence Forces in the western countryside of Deir-Ezzor, killing nine of…
19 Dec
A 27-year-old Syrian Islamist was sentenced to life for murder and attempted murder in Germany on Tuesday over two stabbing attacks earlier this year in the western city of Duisburg. The defendant, named only as Maan D., was a supporter of the Islamic State group and admitted his crimes, the court in Duesseldorf said in…
2 Dec
Israeli air strikes killed two Syrian pro-Hezbollah fighters when they hit sites belonging to the Iran-backed group near Damascus early on Saturday, a war monitor told AFP.
5 Oct
Syrian army shelling killed an elderly woman and four of her children in the war-torn country's northwest, rescue workers and a monitor said on Thursday.
26 Sep
Fighters loyal to the Syrian government have clashed with Kurdish-led forces in a mainly Arab district of eastern Syria, leaving 25 people dead in two days, a war monitor said Tuesday.
21 Sep
Syrian President Bashar Al-Assad on Thursday began his first official trip to China in almost two decades, state media reported, where he will ask a longtime ally for financial support to help rebuild his devastated country.
25 Aug 2023
Seven jihadist fighters were killed Friday in bombardments by government forces in northern Syria, a war monitor said, amid escalating violence in the country's last main opposition bastion.
11 Aug 2023
23 soldiers have been killed in war-torn Syria's east, a monitor said on Friday, the deadliest in a new wave of attacks blamed on Islamic State group jihadists.
8 Aug 2023
Syria has extended by another three months border crossings from Turkey into rebel-held areas that had been reopened following a devastating February earthquake, the United Nations said Tuesday
8 Aug 2023
Islamic State group militants killed 10 Syrian troops and pro-government fighters in the former jihadist stronghold of Raqa province, a war monitor said Tuesday, displaying their ability to keep mounting deadly attacks.


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Famine is "imminent" in northern Gaza, where no humanitarian group has been able to provide aid since January 23, the World Food Programme warned Tuesday, as Israel wages war on Palestinian militant group Hamas.
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South Korea's birth rate fell to a record low last year, the government said Wednesday, despite having poured billions of dollars into efforts to encourage women to have more children and maintain population stability.
37 mins ago
Apple has abandoned its ambitions to produce an electric car, US media reported Tuesday, ending a struggling decade-long project.
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Police operatives in a heightened effort against banditry in FCT and its environs, on February 24, 2024, acting on credible intelligence, stormed Sardauna Forest, Toto, Nasarawa State and arrested one Samaila Wakili Fafa A.K.A Habu Ibrahim, a kidnap kingpin who has been on the wanted list of the Command for a long time with a bounty placed on his head by the Minister of FCT.
2 hours ago
Prince Harry will find out on Wednesday whether he has won his case against the UK government after his taxpayer-funded protection was removed when he quit royal duties.
2 hours ago
The Federal Government, in collaboration with the International Organisation for Migration (IOM), successfully repatriated another batch of 147 irregular Nigerian migrants stranded in Libya on Tuesday.
3 hours ago
Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky is due to meet with leaders from southeast Europe in Albania on Wednesday, seeking to keep support and weapons flowing to Kyiv as Russia makes gains on the battlefield two years after invading its neighbour.
3 hours ago
Super Eagles and PAOK defender William Troost-Ekong has undergone a successful surgery after suffering a ruptured biceps femoris in his right leg. The surgery took place in Finland on Tuesday, 27 February, 2024. He is now a huge doubt when the qualifiers for the 2026 FIFA World Cup resume in June. Troost-Ekong suffered the injury…
3 hours ago
Counterfeiting is the illegal production and distribution of fake or unauthentic goods, ranging from luxury items to medicines, and electronics. This illicit activity has significant economic and social impacts, posing risks to businesses, consumers, and public safety. Counterfeiting is a global issue that is not peculiar to our Nigerian context alone, and it comes with damaging economic and social consequences.
4 hours ago
The Committee for the Defence of Human Rights (CDHR), yesterday, lamented that two years after the brutal murder of 22-year-old fashion designer, Bamise Ayanwola, authorities have remained uncommitted to giving justice to the deceased.