Colonel killed as Boko Haram insurgents ambush soldiers in Borno

A Nigerian Army colonel has been killed in a Boko Haram ambush. The Nigerian Army disclosed the identity of the officer as Colonel D.C. Bako. The colonel was also a brigade commander of an army brigade in Damboa, Borno State, where the military is battling the Boko Haram insurgents. The colonel and some soldiers were… Read More Colonel killed as Boko Haram insurgents ambush soldiers in Borno

U.S. imposes sanctions on Venezuelan president, Iranian defense ministry

The United States on Monday slapped new sanctions on the Iranian defense ministry and others involved in Iran’s nuclear and weapons program to support its assertion that all U.N. sanctions against Tehran are now restored, a move disputed by key European allies as well as U.S. adversaries such as Russia and China. Secretary of State… Read More U.S. imposes sanctions on Venezuelan president, Iranian defense ministry

Bulgarian court sentences two men to life imprisonment over 2012 bus bombing

A Bulgarian court sentenced two men of Lebanese origin to life in prison on Monday over a 2012 bus bombing that killed five Israeli tourists and a Bulgarian driver, which Bulgarian authorities have blamed on Lebanon’s Shi’ite Muslim group Hezbollah. The two men were tried in absentia over the July 18, 2012 attack at Burgas… Read More Bulgarian court sentences two men to life imprisonment over 2012 bus bombing

Pakistani opposition parties denounce military meddling in politics

Half a dozen major Pakistani opposition parties have joined forces to denounce the military which they accuse of meddling in politics and rigging the 2018 elections to bring Prime Minister Imran Khan to power. The six parties and some smaller groups signed a statement late on Sunday announcing the creation of the Pakistan Democratic Movement… Read More Pakistani opposition parties denounce military meddling in politics

Microsoft acquires ZeniMax in $7.5billion deal

Microsoft Corp said on Monday it would acquire ZeniMax Media for $7.5 billion in cash, strengthening its Xbox video game offering with the studio behind titles such as Fallout and the Doom reboot. ZeniMax is the parent company of Bethesda Softworks, which has also developed hits including The Elder Scrolls, Wolfenstein, and Dishonored. The deal… Read More Microsoft acquires ZeniMax in $7.5billion deal

ByteDance seeks $60billion in TikTok’s U.S. valuation

China’s ByteDance Ltd is seeking a valuation of $60 billion for TikTok as Oracle Corp and Walmart Inc take stakes in the short-video app’s business to address U.S. security concerns, Bloomberg News reported on Sunday, citing an unnamed person familiar with the matter. Oracle will take a 12.5% stake in TikTok Global and store all… Read More ByteDance seeks $60billion in TikTok’s U.S. valuation