Wednesday, January 22, 2020

Islamic State in Nigeria ‘beheads Christian hostages’

The Islamic State group has released a video claiming to show the killing of 11 Christians in Nigeria. IS said it was part of its recently declared campaign to "avenge" the death of its leader...

15 die as plane crashes in Kazahkstan

A passenger plane has crashed in Kazakhstan, killing at least 15 people. Officials say the aircraft from Bek Air - a Kazakh airline - went down shortly after taking off from Almaty airport on Friday...

Boko Haram is not holding any territory in the country – Nigerian Army

The Defence Headquarters has said that no territory in Nigeria is under the control of Boko Haram terrorists or the Islamic State of West Africa Province (ISWAP). Director of Defence Information, Brigadier-General Onyema Nwachukwu made...

Ari Behn: Norway princess’s ex-husband commits suicide

Ari Behn, the former son-in-law of Norway's king, has died aged 47, his spokesman has said. Behn, the author of several novels and plays, married Princess Martha Louise in 2002 but the couple divorced two...
Mr Xi said unification was inevitable for China's rejuvenation

China to rewrite the Bible

China will rewrite the Bible and Quran to 'reflect socialist values' amid crackdown on the country's religious groups, a report has revealed.  New editions must not contain any content that goes against the beliefs of...

Pope Francis: God still loves us all, even the worst of us

Pope Francis has ushered in Christmas by saying God loves everyone - "even the worst of us". He was speaking to thousands of people during Christmas Eve Mass in St Peter's Basilica at the Vatican. "You...

Boeing chief fired but 737 concerns persist

Boeing has fired its chief executive, Dennis Muilenburg, in a bid to restore confidence in the firm after two deadly crashes involving its 737 Max plane. More than 340 people died in the disasters, prompting...

Jamal Khashoggi: Saudis sentence five to death for journalist’s murder

A court in Saudi Arabia has sentenced five people to death for the murder of the journalist Jamal Khashoggi last year, the public prosecutor has said. Khashoggi, a prominent critic of the Saudi government, was...

Isis in Iraq: Militants ‘getting stronger again’

There are growing indications that the Islamic State (IS) group is re-organising in Iraq, two years after losing the last of its territory in the country. Kurdish and Western intelligence officials have told the BBC...

Somalis fight locust invasion by eating them

Somalia is facing its worst invasion of locusts in 25 years, but some people are turning the desert insects into delicious meals. Local media reports show residents of Adado town, in central Somalia, frying the...