Several Kurdish militants killed as Turkish security forces, PKK clash

Turkish security forces killed 29 Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK) militants in an operation in a mountainous area of eastern Turkey’s Agri and Van provinces, the Agri governor’s office said on Friday. Turkey’s army said on Thursday three Turkish soldiers and a member of the state-sponsored village guard militia had been killed in the operation, launched… Read More Several Kurdish militants killed as Turkish security forces, PKK clash

Dozens of civilians killed as U.S. airstrikes hit east Syria

An air strike on Thursday evening killed at least 35 civilians, including family members of Islamic State fighters, in al-Mayadin, a town held by the jihadists near Deir al-Zor in eastern Syria, a war monitor reported. A spokesman for the U.S.-led coalition fighting Islamic State said that its forces had conducted strikes near al-Mayadin on… Read More Dozens of civilians killed as U.S. airstrikes hit east Syria

Naira appreciates against Dollar as external reserve slides to $30.5billion

The nation’s external reserves continued its downward slide as it fell to $30.52 billion on Thursday. Naira However, the Naira on Wednesday appreciated by N3 against the dollar to N376 per dollar in the parallel market. Data posted by the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) on its website showed that the external reserve fell to… Read More Naira appreciates against Dollar as external reserve slides to $30.5billion

Justice Mandisa Maya becomes first woman to be appointed as President of South Africa’s Court of Appeal

South Africa’s President Jacob Zuma has appointed Justice Mandisa Maya as the President of the Supreme Court of Appeal, the president’s office said on Friday, making her the first woman to occupy the position. “Her appointment to the position elevates her to the third highest position in the Judicial Branch, after the Chief Justice and… Read More Justice Mandisa Maya becomes first woman to be appointed as President of South Africa’s Court of Appeal

Nigerian Senate passes the Petroleum Industry Bill (PIB) into law

The Senate, on Thursday, broke the 17 years jinx by passing into law the age long Petroleum Industry Governance Bill. Senate President Bukola Saraki while commenting on the bill said, “This is a bill #PIGB that has been here for many years, we made a commitment and it’s being fulfilled.” Continuing, Saraki said, “This bill… Read More Nigerian Senate passes the Petroleum Industry Bill (PIB) into law

Prominent Bahrain journalist Nazeeha Saeed fined for reporting without license

A Bahrain court fined a prominent journalist 1,000 dinars (an equivalent of $2,650) on Thursday for reporting in the kingdom without official permission, her lawyer said, after a trial seen by rights groups as an example of diminishing press freedom. Nazeeha Saeed, an award-winning Bahrain correspondent for France 24 and the Arabic-language Monte Carlo Doualiya… Read More Prominent Bahrain journalist Nazeeha Saeed fined for reporting without license

Former Greece PM injured as booby-trapped package explodes in his car

Greece’s former prime minister Lucas Papademos was injured when a booby-trapped package exploded in his car in central Athens on Thursday, police said, in the most dramatic act of political violence in the crisis-hit country for several years. Police said Papademos’s injuries were not life-threatening, and an Athens hospital source said he was being treated… Read More Former Greece PM injured as booby-trapped package explodes in his car

Microsoft to buy cyber security firm Hexadite in $100million deal

Microsoft has agreed to acquire cyber security firm Hexadite for $100 million, Israeli financial news website Calcalist reported on Wednesday. Hexadite, headquartered in Boston with its research and development center in Israel, provides technology to automate responses to cyber attacks that it says increases productivity and reduces costs for businesses. Microsoft officials declined to comment.… Read More Microsoft to buy cyber security firm Hexadite in $100million deal