Palestinians protest in anger over Trump’s Jerusalem announcement

Palestinians have protested in fury after Donald Trump shattered decades of unwavering US neutrality on Jerusalem. In Ramallah they took to the streets of the West bank city denouncing the United States as being biased in favour of what they called the “oppressor” . “Right now what we are asking for, we are asking the Palestinian… Continue reading “Palestinians protest in anger over Trump’s Jerusalem announcement”

Putin ‘deeply concerned’ at US Jerusalem move

Russian president Vladimir Putin is “deeply concerned” by Donald Trump’s decision to recognise Jerusalem as the Israeli capital, the Kremlin said in a statement Thursday. In a telephone conversation with Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, Putin called for the Palestinians and Israel to “hold back” and renew negotiations. “This kind of measure can block possible paths… Continue reading “Putin ‘deeply concerned’ at US Jerusalem move”

Iran: Muslims Must Defend Jerusalem, Challenge Israel

Iran has called on countries around the world to stand up against Israel’s claim to Jerusalem after President Donald Trump declared the disputed city to be the capital of the majority-Jewish state, a move met with widespread protests and violence in the region. The Iranian military’s chief of staff, Major General Mohammad Bagheri, said Thursday that… Continue reading “Iran: Muslims Must Defend Jerusalem, Challenge Israel”

Mark Jansen Lost 100 Pounds Prior To ‘Big Brother’ Stint

Mark Jansen is an inspiration for everyone trying to shed extra pounds. According to E! News, Mark has gone through a massive transformation before he appeared on CBS’ reality show “Big Brother.” The personal trainer was overweight, and in his own words, he was a “big boy.” Reddit shared a before-and-after photo of Mark and its’s… Continue reading “Mark Jansen Lost 100 Pounds Prior To ‘Big Brother’ Stint”

Originally posted 2017-08-10 22:50:05.

Huge fire at Abidjan paint factory leaves two in hospital

A huge fire ripped through a paint factory in the Ivorian capital of Abidjan on Wednesday, causing multiple explosions, destroying nearby businesses and leaving two people in hospital. A factory employee suffered severe burns and a firefighter was poisoned by gas fumes in the blaze, which sent a thick column of smoke high above the city’s… Continue reading “Huge fire at Abidjan paint factory leaves two in hospital”

Ukraine peacekeepers are top US priority: Tillerson

Washington’s first priority in dealing with the war in Ukraine is to reach agreement on a UN peacekeeping force, US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said Wednesday. Speaking a day ahead of planned talks with Russia’s Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov, Tillerson said he hoped to convince Moscow to allow a blue helmet force with a robust… Continue reading “Ukraine peacekeepers are top US priority: Tillerson”

PDP – Is This the End of Impunity? [analysis]

Though the word democratic stands at the middle of its name, many critics and adherents of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP readily confess that the party has for most of the past 18 years been anything but democratic in its actions. Remarkably, it was a party founded by some of Nigeria’s greatest exponents of democracy in… Continue reading “PDP – Is This the End of Impunity? [analysis]”

Hit and Missile

Somewhere in the mountains of northern Yemen, the missile lifted off in a dense cloud of fire and smoke and began its arc over Saudi Arabia. After roaring north for some 600 miles, the Iranian-made Qiam-1 reached its target, the international airport just outside of Riyadh. The Saudis claim they blew the missile out of the… Continue reading “Hit and Missile”

UN chief: Two-state solution a must, ‘no Plan B’

United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres said that there is no alternative to the two-state solution on Wednesday after US President Donald Trump recognized Jerusalem as Israel’s capital. Trump has instructed the Department of State to move the US embassy there from Tel Aviv. “In this moment of great anxiety, I want to make it clear: there… Continue reading “UN chief: Two-state solution a must, ‘no Plan B’”

Reps Probe U.S.$195 Waterways Contract to Israeli Firm

The House of Representatives Public Petitions Committee will quiz the Ministers of Transport Rotimi Amaechi and Defence Mansur Dan-Ali over a concession contract for Nigerian waterways reportedly to an Israeli company. The committee, chaired by Uzoma Nkem-Abonta (PDP, Abia) also called on the Federal Government and all other parties involved in the planned concession contract, to… Continue reading “Reps Probe U.S.$195 Waterways Contract to Israeli Firm”