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EU assures Nigeria, others of support in fight against Book Haram

The EU commended President Buhari for visiting other countries affected by Boko Haram

ISIS militants kill 120, capture 350 people in Iraq

The victims, some of whom had been held hostage by the IS for months, were executed by gunshots to the head.

Iran President, Hassan Rowhani

Nuclear deal a great defeat for Israel — Iran

Iran agreed to a deal with six world powers to curb sensitive nuclear activities in return for lifting of sanctions.

Greece to receive 7.16 bn euros bridging loan on Monday

The EU says it would probably take a `few weeks’ to finalise a third bailout programme for Greece.

Egypt: 6 killed as Muslim Brotherhood members, Cairo residents clash

Three people were wounded in the clashes.

El Chapo jailbreak: Mexico intelligence police chief fired

The head of the prison where El Chapo escaped from was also fired.

After Iran nuclear deal, U.S. says ready to negotiate with North Korea

Iran and six world powers, including the U.S., reached an agreement limiting Iran’s nuclear capability while lifting economic sanctions on the Middle Eastern country.

Obama, Iranian president react to nuclear deal

Iran says its will honour the agreement if other parties do same.

Iran, U.S, Germany, others reach historic nuclear deal

Iran’s foreign minister hailed the deal as “a historic moment” but acknowledged it was not perfect.

​​Indonesia monitoring pilots over alleged ISIS links

The two pilots contacted ISIS

Gunman kills 2 in Germany

The suspect has been arrested by police

Greece accuses lenders of terrorism

The country, which is rapidly running out of money, missed a 1.7 billion dollar loan payment

Iceland’s parliament legalises blasphemy

The proposal to legalise blasphemy was introduced after the Charlie Hebdo attack in France.

Official confirms 142 body bags at Indonesian plane crash site

Some of the identified bodies of victims would be transferred to airports where they initially boarded the ill-fated flight.

Military training plane crashes into sea in Bangladesh

The pilot of the aircraft is missing

Al-Jazeera journalist detained while headed to Qatar

“Egypt has launched a politically motivated campaign against Al-Jazeera and is now abusing the international system.”

5,000 Russians are fighting for IS, says Russian agency

Novikov warned that the IS might have obtained nuclear material capable of making a bomb that would cause “worldwide panic”.

World leaders line up offers of presidential state visits for Buhari at their capitals

Diplomats and observers say the offers represent a significant reflection of the global goodwill that Nigeria currently enjoys with the successful transfer of power.

U.S. confirms death of al-Qaeda leader in Yemen

al-Wuhayshi was responsible for the deaths of innocent Yemenis and Westerners, including Americans.

Germanwings co-pilot checked online for suicide options—prosecutor

The German pilot crashed the flight and killed several others, including school children, along with himself.

Death toll from Chinese cruise ship mishap hits 396

The boat was hoisted and drained before rescuers continued the search for bodies inside.

U.S. removes Cuba from terror list

President Obama and Cuban President, Raúl Castro, announced in December that the two countries would end their diplomatic crisis

India lands jet fighter on highway as part of trials

Landing jet fighters on roads are common manoeuvres in many countries, especially, when airbases come under attack.

Jonathan congratulates Cameron, Conservatives on British election victory

The Nigerian President urges his British counterpart to continue to serve his people and the world to the best of his abilities. 

Four Nigerians elected into British parliament as Conservative party triumphs

With 11,334,920 votes, David Cameron’s Conservative party won 40 per cent of the entire votes cast, giving it an overwhelming majority.