Bozhidar Lukarski, the Economy Minister of Bulgaria, while speaking to the press on August 18, rejected state’s involvement and blame for weapons reaching militants in the war zones of Syria and Iraq.
MOGADISHU, Somalia — The National Intelligence and Security Agency (NISA) should immediately release two Radio Shabelle journalists, Ali Ahmed Abdulle and Mohamed Adan Ibrahim, who were arrested this evening for their journalism work, the National Union of Somali Journalists (NUSOJ) said.
NISA raided Radio Shabelle, briefly shuts down the station that took five journalists to NISA …
KUNAR, Afghanistan — On August 18, an Afghan National Army officer and two children were killed, and 35 additional people were wounded in a rocket attack targeting the Afghanistan Independence Day gathering in the volatile Kunar province of Afghanistan; hospital sources confirmed the casualties.
Today, August 18th, the Romanian Foreign Ministry denied claims that the US has started transferring nuclear weapons from the Turkish military base in Incirlik to Romania.
PESHAWAR, Pakistan — The visa restrictions at the Torkham border have been causing health complications to patients coming for medical follow-ups from Afghanistan to private hospitals in Peshawar.
KISMAYO, Somalia — The Al Qaeda-affiliated Al Shabaab Islamic extremists have claimed to have killed at least five foreign soldiers, including an American, in an attack in southern Somalia on Wednesday, August 17, 2016.
ABUJA, Nigeria — On Tuesday, August 16, Justice Okon Abang, a Federal High Court judge in Abuja, ruled that the national convention of the Nigerian opposition party, the Peoples Democratic Party, must not happen. His judgement restricts the party’s convergence in the oil rich city of Port Harcourt, Rivers State, scheduled for the following day, …
BELGRADE, Serbia – On August 16, the US Vice President Joe Biden met with top Serbian officials in Belgrade. Downtown, demonstrators affiliated with the Serbian Radical Party welcomed Biden with banners that said, “We Don’t Want Biden, Trump is In Our Hearts!” and “Biden Get Out!”.
Today, August 17, during his visit to Kosovo’s capital Pristina, US Vice-President Joe Biden called for Kosovo to ratify the border deal with Montenegro, and to allow the creation of the Union of Serb Municipalities.
On August 16, a court in the Turkish city of Usak confirmed the indictment against 111 members of the Gulen Movement (called FETO/PDY by the Turkish govt.), including its founder, Fetullah Gulen, who is charged of infiltrating the state institutions in an attempt to change the constitutional order in Turkey.