Sunday, April 20, 2014

Moscow wants NATO to explain military build-up in Europe

“We have noticed that the U.S. warships lately extended their stay several times,’’ Interfax news agency quoted Lavrov as saying.... read more

Death toll in suspected Ebola cases hits 84 in Guinea

The government has set up medical isolation centres in the affected regions. The Guinea health authorities on Thursday said four... read more

Ousted Ukraine leader, Yanukovych, says he was ‘wrong’ inviting Russia into Crimea

The ousted president says he made a mistake The deposed President of Ukraine, Viktor Yanukovych, said Wednesday he made a... read more

Lufthansa pilots’ strike disrupts air travel across Germany

The dispute centered on the airline’s plan to cut early retirement plans of workers.…... read more

Saudi Arabia stops issuing hajj visa to Guinea, Liberia citizens

WHO reported that 112 Ebola cases were registered in Guinea…... read more

544 Nigerians `voluntarily’ return from Switzerland in 2013 – Swiss government

Nigeria is the third main country of origin for asylum seekers in Switzerland in 2013 with 1,764 asylum applications. The... read more

30 Nigerians convicted for drug offences in Pakistan, says High Commissioner

None of the convicts is on death row. Nigeria’s High Commissioner to Pakistan, Dauda Danladi, said on Tuesday that 30... read more

Switzerland investigates Barclays, JP Morgan, other banks for possible manipulation of currency rates

“There is evidence that anti-competitive agreements were made between these banks to manipulate exchange rates in the currency market”.…... read more

Africa loses $60 billion annually through illicit financial flows – Mbeki

Monies for infrastructure and social amenities for the poor African population are being transferred to other countries via illicit financial... read more

Nigeria backs UN General Assembly resolution declaring Russian annexation of Crimea illegal

The resolution, in the 193-member UN General Assembly, was supported by 100 countries; 11 countries voted against with 58 abstentions.... read more

Nigerian students in Crimea to get consular services from Russia – Official

Vladamir Putin, Photo: Russia has declared Crimea part of its territory.…... read more

Malaysia says missing jet crashed into Indian Ocean

New data shows the plane “ended” in southern Indian Ocean…... read more

Egypt court sentences 529 Muslim Brotherhood members to death

Egypt Protest [Photo:] Many of the convicts were sentenced in absentia.…... read more

Four worshippers killed in ‘terrorist’ attack on Kenya church

Many believe the attack was carried out by Al Shabaab.…... read more

Missing Malaysia jet: French satellite detects ‘debris’ in Indian Ocean

The transport ministry did not give details about what the “potential objects” might be…... read more

Saudi Arabia sentences 13 for backing militants in Syria, Afghanistan, others

Nine of the convicts were Saudi nationals.…... read more

Russian forces seize 2 Ukrainian bases in Crimea

Crimeans voted overwhelmingly to join Russia.…... read more

Crimea: Russia will respond in kind to U.S. sanctions — Official

The U.S. has imposed sanctions on some Russian officials.…... read more

Sacked worker runs amok, kills 7

Officials said that the attack was not politically motivated. Six persons were shot dead in Turkey on Wednesday after a... read more

Pro- Russian forces storm Ukrainian navy headquarters in Crimea

Vladamir Putin, Photo: The activists took down the Ukrainian flag and replaced it with Russia’s. Pro-Russian activists on Wednesday... read more

IMF Managing Director, Lagarde, questioned in French corruption probe

The payout of 400 million euros was made to controversial businessman, Bernard Tapie, in 2008 when she was finance minister.…... read more

Israel bombs Syrian posts over attack on its troops

Israel blamed the Assad regime for a roadside bomb,…... read more

Putin signs treaty annexing Crimea to Russia

Vladamir Putin, Photo: Mr. Putin said the West he needed to act firm to check the West’s “hypocrisy”…... read more

Nigeria, Cuba pledge to expand economic cooperation

Nigeria commemorate its 40th year of diplomatic ties with Cuba in July. The Minister of State for Foreign Affairs 1,... read more

Nigerian Navy arrests 22 Chinese, 4 ships for ‘illegal’ entry into territorial waters

Suspects allegedly breached maritime laws by fishing in Nigeria’s territorial waters without permit.…... read more