Five persons dead as tour boat capsizes in Lagos

​The Lagos State Emergency Management Agency (LASEMA) has confirmed five persons died, following the capsizing of a boat at Ebute Terminal in Lagos. The General Manager of LASEMA, Mr Adesina Tiamiyu said that the agency received a distress call at about 5.57pm on Wednesday. Tiamiyu said that on arrival at the incident scene, it was… Read More Five persons dead as tour boat capsizes in Lagos

Facebook acquires Israeli messaging company Redkix in $100million deal

Israel’s Redkix, whose product combines email and team messaging, said on Thursday it has agreed to be acquired by Facebook, where it will join the Workplace team to help companies collaborate. Facebook launched Workplace, its subscription-based social platform for businesses, in 2016. Redkix did not disclose financial details but Israel’s Calcalist news website, citing a… Read More Facebook acquires Israeli messaging company Redkix in $100million deal

Israeli tank fire kills Palestinian militants following attack on soldiers at Israel-Gaza border

​Israeli tank shells killed three Palestinian militants as violence flared on the Israel-Gaza border on Wednesday, four days after a truce that had been largely holding. An Israeli officer was also wounded by a Gaza sniper, the Israeli military said. Hamas, the armed Islamist group that controls the Gaza Strip, confirmed that the three Palestinians… Read More Israeli tank fire kills Palestinian militants following attack on soldiers at Israel-Gaza border

Hundreds killed as ISIS militants launch coordinated attacks in southwestern Syria

​Islamic State militants killed more than 200 people in a coordinated assault on a government-held area of southwestern Syria on Wednesday, local officials and a war monitor said, in the group’s deadliest attack in the country for years. Jihadist fighters stormed several villages and staged suicide blasts in the provincial capital Sweida, near one of… Read More Hundreds killed as ISIS militants launch coordinated attacks in southwestern Syria