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US warns Assad over planned attack of South Syria

US warns Assad over planned attack of South Syria

The U.S. government has warned the Syrian government not to execute its planned attack of rebels in the Southern part of the country following a “de-escalation zone” agreement signed by three countries. It would be recalled that the U.S., Russia, and Jordan agreed last year on a “de-escalation zone” in southwestern Syria to freeze the

Cholera Outbreak: UN allocates $2 million for North-East

The United Nations, through the Nigerian Humanitarian Fund, has allocated US$2 million to support the response to a deadly cholera outbreak in North-East Nigeria, that could affect thousands of people.   Since the beginning of the outbreak, which was officially declared in four local government areas on 28 March, a total of 404 cases and

Court grants PDP chairman, governorship candidate bail

Justice P. I Adjokwu of a Federal High Court in Benin on Thursday granted the Edo chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party, Dan Orbih, and Osagie Ize-Iyamu, the 2016 governorship candidate, N10 million bail each for alleged N700 million fraud. But he also ordered them remanded in prison until they perfected their bail conditions Also

France Arrests Two Spies For Passing Secrets To China

Two former French spies have been arrested and face treason charges after being accused of passing sensitive information to China, France’s defence minister and security sources said Friday. The two suspected double-agents were charged last December, but the incident only came to light late on Thursday following French media reports and a statement from Defence

Samsung to pay Apple $533m for design theft

A US federal court jury has ordered Samsung to pay Apple $533 million for copying iPhone design features in a patent case dating back seven years. Jurors tacked on an additional $5 million in damages for a pair of patented functions. The award appeared to be a bit of a victory for Apple, which had

North Korea to Trump: We are ready for talks at any time

North Korea said Friday it is willing to talk to the United States “at any time” after President Donald Trump abruptly cancelled a summit. Trump blamed “open hostility” from the North Korean regime for his decision to call off the planned talks with Kim Jong Un, and warned Pyongyang against committing any “foolish or reckless

Donald Trump barred from blocking Twitter users, judge rules

The US President was told that blocking access to his Twitter account would be a violation of the right to free speech, district judge Naomi Reice said. Mr Trump’s @RealDonaldTrump platform has become an integral and controversial part of his presidency that he uses to announce policy and verbally attack critics. It was rule that comments on

Activist Groups Launch Campaign To Break Up Facebook

A coalition of activist groups on Monday announced a campaign to break up Facebook, arguing that the huge social network “has too much power over our lives and democracy.”   The groups created a website, and a Facebook page, to garner support for a petition to the US Federal Trade Commission to require the social