Egyptian archaeologists uncover rare pre-Pharaonic tombs

Egyptian archaeologists working on the Nile Delta have uncovered dozens of rare predynastic tombs dating to the period before Egypt’s Pharaonic kingdoms first emerged more than 5,000 years ago. They also found tombs nearby from the later Hyksos period (1650 to 1500 B.C.), when Western Asian migrants took over the country, putting an end to… Read More Egyptian archaeologists uncover rare pre-Pharaonic tombs

U.S. to ease travel restrictions on international students from August 1

The Biden administration on Tuesday said it was easing travel restrictions on Chinese and other international students into the United States this fall, a change that could provide financial help to some colleges whose enrollments declined during the coronavirus pandemic. The U.S. State Department said in a statement it is expanding its national interest exemptions… Read More U.S. to ease travel restrictions on international students from August 1

Nigerian bandits execute two more student captives

Nigerian criminals have killed two more student captives abducted from a northern university last week, said a state official on Monday, bringing the total number of executed hostages to five. On Tuesday, armed men stormed Greenfield University in Kaduna state, killing one person and abducting an unknown number of students, the latest in a series… Read More Nigerian bandits execute two more student captives

Gunmen kill one, abduct university students in northwest Nigeria

Kidnappers killed one person and took an unknown number of students from a university in northwest Nigeria’s restive Kaduna state, police said on Wednesday, in the latest in a series of abductions at educational institutes. Armed groups have repeatedly struck northern Nigerian schools and universities since December, abducting more than 700 students for ransom. The… Read More Gunmen kill one, abduct university students in northwest Nigeria

Thailand to close schools and bars following surge in coronavirus cases

Thailand will close close schools, bars and massage parlours, as well as ban alcohol sales in restaurants, for at least two weeks starting from Sunday after a jump in COVID-19 cases, a senior official said. Activities involving more than 50 people will also be prohibited, Thailand’s coronavirus taskforce spokesman, Taweesin Wisanuyothin, said, adding that 18… Read More Thailand to close schools and bars following surge in coronavirus cases

Two dead, six injured as gunmen ambush university bus in northeastern Afghanistan

Gunmen ambushed a bus carrying university staff in northeastern Afghanistan on Tuesday killing the driver and a student, officials said, as attacks on civilians continued, while peace talks between the government and the Taliban remained stalled. Six university lecturers were also wounded during the attack in Baghlan province, said Sayed Hamid Rushan, a spokesman for… Read More Two dead, six injured as gunmen ambush university bus in northeastern Afghanistan

Gunmen abduct about thirty students from forestry college in northwest Nigeria

Gunmen in northwest Nigeria kidnapped around 30 students overnight from a forestry college near a military academy, three students said on Friday, in the fourth mass school abduction since December. The Federal College of Forestry Mechanization sits on the outskirts of Kaduna city, capital of Kaduna state, in a region roamed by armed gangs, who… Read More Gunmen abduct about thirty students from forestry college in northwest Nigeria