Category Archives: Education

Reeling in Syria, Iraq, Islamic State Tries to Surge Online

While Islamic State fighters in Syria and Iraq have largely been forced underground, the terror group’s other fighters along with its media operatives appear intent on surging, combining an increase in attacks with ramped-up output on social media.

The strategy …

Burkina Faso Seeks Broad Sahel Anti-Terror Coalition

UNITED NATIONS The foreign minister of Burkina Faso called Thursday on the international community to consider creating a counterterrorism coalition, like the ones for Iraq and Afghanistan, to better combat terrorism in Africa’s Sahel region.

The region currently has the …

Trump: ‘Spying’ Investigation by Barr Not Requested by Me

President Donald Trump says he did not order Attorney General William Barr to launch another investigation into the origin of the Mueller probe, but says he is glad Barr did.

“No, I didn’t ask him to do that. I didn’t …

India’s cyclone Fani recovery offers the world lessons in disaster preparedness

Fani, a rare summer cyclone in the Bay of Bengal, hit eastern India on May 3. It is one of the strongest cyclones to have hit India in the last 20 years, according to the Indian government’s meteorological department. Storm …

New Talks on Sudan Civilian Rule Expected Monday

KHARTOUM Sudan’s army rulers and protesters are to hold fresh talks over handing power to a civilian administration on Monday, spokesmen for the generals and the protest movement said.

On Saturday, the Alliance for Freedom and Change – an umbrella …

Update: Almost 60% of votes counted in South Africa

PRETORIA, South Africa’s Electoral Commission (IEC) had finalised results from 13,731 of the 22,924 voting stations (59.89%), totaling 8.9 million votes at 6.30pm on Thursday.

Results from a further 2,577 voting stations had been captured and were awaiting audit and …