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Philippines tests first ever missile system

Philippines tests first ever missile system

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The Philippine Navy on Thursday successfully tested its first ever missile system, acquired from an Israeli weapons manufacturer, Officials said. The Spike Extended Range ...

French parliament approves ban on phones in schools

French parliament approves ban on phones in schools

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The French parliament has approved a far-reaching ban on mobile phones in schools, radio broadcaster Franceinfo reported on Monday following the result of the vote in the National ...

‘Time for posturing is over’ – U.S. warns Congo’s Kabila

‘Time for posturing is over’ – U.S. warns Congo’s Kabila

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The U.S. has warned President Joseph Kabila of the Democratic Republic of Congo that “the time for posturing is over”, over his failure to publicly state that he will not run for ...

Saudi Arabia will develop nuclear bomb if Iran does – Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman

Saudi Arabia will develop nuclear bomb if Iran does – Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman

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Saudi Arabia will develop a nuclear bomb if Iran does so, the kingdom’s 32-year-old crown prince said in a preview of a television interview released on Thursday. “Saudi Arabia ...

Iran’s missile production has increased 3-fold – Guards commander

Iran’s missile production has increased 3-fold – Guards commander

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Iran has increased its missile production three-fold, a senior Revolutionary Guards commander said Wednesday, according to the Fars news service. The commander did not explain ...

44 illegal migrants rescued off Turkey’s Aegean coast

44 illegal migrants rescued off Turkey’s Aegean coast

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The Turkish coast guard on Tuesday rescued 44 illegal foreign migrants from an inflatable boat off Turkey’s Aegean coast, the third time for the force to repeat the feat in the ...

French prisoners to get phones in their cells

French prisoners to get phones in their cells

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French prisoners are to get landline phones in their cells, the ministry of justice confirmed on Tuesday. The move is aimed at combating widespread smuggling of mobile phones ...

World’s third fastest supercomputer to be built in Germany

World’s third fastest supercomputer to be built in Germany

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The Bavarian Academy of Sciences has signed a contract in Munich on Thursday for delivery of what could be the world’s third fastest supercomputer. The “SuperMUC-NG’’ computer ...

Africa loses $50 billion annually through illicit financial flows – AU official

Africa loses $50 billion annually through illicit financial flows – AU official

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The Deputy Chairperson of the African Union Commission, Thomas Quartey, on Thursday said African countries were losing an average of 50 billion dollars annually through Illicit ...

AfDB to promote remittances into Africa

AfDB to promote remittances into Africa

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Africa Development Bank (AfDB) would promote remittances into Africa from its Diaspora community to boost the region’s economic growth, Gabriel Negatu, the bank’s Director General ...

No Nigerian Was Killed in Ghana over Riot – FG

No Nigerian Was Killed in Ghana over Riot – FG

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The attention of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs has been drawn to the media reports on the killings of five Nigerians in Sowutoun Area of Ga Municipality of Greater Accra Region, ...

Counter-Terrorism: MNJTF Welcomes New Radio Station in Chad

Counter-Terrorism: MNJTF Welcomes New Radio Station in Chad

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The official commissioning ceremony of Dandal Kura Radio took place recently in the Headquarters Multinational Joint Task Force (HQ MNJTF) complex, Ndjamena Republic of Chad. ...

France Hails MNJTF in Combating Insecurity

France Hails MNJTF in Combating Insecurity

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The Headquarters Multinational Joint Task Force (HQ MNJTF) Ndjamena Chad on Monday 31 July 2017 hosted a powerful delegation of French Senior Defence Personnel. The delegation ...

Netanyahu demands closure of Al-Jazeera’s Jerusalem office

Netanyahu demands closure of Al-Jazeera’s Jerusalem office

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Israeli Prime Minister, Benjamin Netanyahu, demanded that the Jerusalem office of Qatari news agency Al-Jazeera be closed, accusing it of inciting recent violence over a Jerusalem ...

Iraq, allies violated international law in Mosul battle — Amnesty International

Iraq, allies violated international law in Mosul battle — Amnesty International

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Amnesty International on Tuesday said tactics used by Iraqi forces and their U.S.-led coalition allies in the battle for Mosul violated international humanitarian law and might ...

Turkey says Gulf Arab rift damages Muslim world as minsters visit Qatar

Turkey says Gulf Arab rift damages Muslim world as minsters visit Qatar

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Turkey said on Wednesday that Qatar’s rift with fellow Gulf Arab states and Egypt was damaging the Islamic world and it would do all it could by diplomatic channels to prevent any ...

University disowns Trump on climate research cited by U.S. president

University disowns Trump on climate research cited by U.S. president

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Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) officials said U.S. President Donald Trump badly misunderstood their research when he cited it on Thursday to justify withdrawing the ...

Nigeria lags behind ECOWAS countries on arms marking – PRESCOM

Nigeria lags behind ECOWAS countries on arms marking – PRESCOM

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The Presidential Committee on Small Arms and Light Weapons (PRESCOM) has said that Nigeria is lagging behind other ECOWAS countries the tracing, marking, security and safe-keeping ...

DSS Foils attack on UK, US Embassies

DSS Foils attack on UK, US Embassies

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The Department of State Services (DSS) wishes to inform the public about its continued effort in ensuring that the activities of Boko Haram insurgents, kidnappers and other ...

Abike Dabiri calls for calm in India attacks

Abike Dabiri calls for calm in India attacks

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Following multiple distress calls by Nigerian students in India on concerns on their safety as a result of renewed attacks on them, Hon. Abike Dabiri-Erewa, Senior Special ...