Nigeria’s police chief Mohammed Adamu orders immediate mobilisation to tackle unrest from recent protests

Nigeria’s police chief ordered the immediate mobilisation of all force resources on Saturday to control the worst street violence in two decades stemming from protests against police brutality. The unrest, unprecedented since the 1999 return to civilian rule, is the most serious political crisis confronting President Muhammadu Buhari, a former military ruler elected in 2015.… Read More Nigeria’s police chief Mohammed Adamu orders immediate mobilisation to tackle unrest from recent protests

Archbishop Pierbattista Pizzaballa appointed as Patriarch of Jerusalem

Archbishop Pierbattista Pizzaballa, the Vatican’s apostolic administrator in the Holy Land, has been named as the new Patriarch of Jerusalem by Pope Francis. Pizzaballa, 55, a Franciscan friar, has served as the acting Patriarch for four years and has steered the diocese through a financial crisis and the coronavirus pandemic, when the churches at the… Read More Archbishop Pierbattista Pizzaballa appointed as Patriarch of Jerusalem

Afghan security forces kill senior al-Qaeda leader Abu Muhsin al-Masri

Afghan security forces have killed Abu Muhsin al-Masri, a senior al Qaeda leader who was on the Federal Bureau of Investigation’s Most Wanted Terrorists list, Afghanistan’s National Directorate of Security (NDS) said in a tweet late on Saturday. Al-Masri has been charged in the United States with having provided material support and resources to a… Read More Afghan security forces kill senior al-Qaeda leader Abu Muhsin al-Masri