Nigerian envoy asks enslaved African descendants to reconnect with Africa

Nigerian’s Permanent Representative to the United Nations, Prof. Tijjani Bande, has challenged people of African descent to reconnect with their African roots. Bande, who is Chair, African Group at the UN, made the call while delivering a statement at the UN headquarters in New York as part of activities in Remembrance of the Victims of Slavery and the Transatlantic Slave Trade. The Nigerian envoy said … Continue reading Nigerian envoy asks enslaved African descendants to reconnect with Africa

How will markets respond to US midterm elections?

By LCG Research Team, US midterm elections take place this Tuesday, November 6th and the results should be known by Wednesday. Midterms are not typically a major market event but under President Trump- this time could be different! In this special report we cover who is up for election, what history suggests will happen, what the polls say and how different asset classes might respond to a Republican or … Continue reading How will markets respond to US midterm elections?

Saudi Arabia tells U.N. rights body that it will prosecute Khashoggi killers

Saudi Arabia told the United Nations Human Rights Council on Monday that it was investigating the murder of journalist Jamal Khashoggi. Bandar Al Aiban, president of the Human Rights Commission of Saudi Arabia, stated this in Geneva at a regular review of the record of the UN human rights body. Mr Khashoggi was the Washington Post columnist who was killed at its Istanbul consulate last … Continue reading Saudi Arabia tells U.N. rights body that it will prosecute Khashoggi killers

Pakistani cleric who was called the ‘father of the Taliban’ is killed at his home

A Pakistani cleric known as the “father of the Taliban” was stabbed and shot to death in his home outside Islamabad on Friday, his family and aides said. The killing of Maulana Sami ul-Haq, 82, by unknown assailants came amid a spate of violent nationwide protests by Muslim groups angered at a ruling by Pakistan’s Supreme Court on Wednesday that acquitted a Christian woman on … Continue reading Pakistani cleric who was called the ‘father of the Taliban’ is killed at his home

US Reimposes All Iran Sanctions Lifted Under Nuclear Deal

The Trump administration has announced the reimposition of all US sanctions on Iran that had been lifted under the 2015 nuclear deal. The sanctions will take effect Monday (local time) and cover Iran’s shipping, financial and energy sectors. It’s the second batch of penalties that the administration has reimposed since US President Donald Trump withdrew from the landmark deal in May. With limited exceptions, the … Continue reading US Reimposes All Iran Sanctions Lifted Under Nuclear Deal

Erdogan Adviser Says, Jamal Khashoggi Body ‘Dissolved In Acid’ By Saudi Agents

A top adviser to Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has alleged that Saudi agents used acid to dispose of the body of murdered journalist Jamal Khashoggi. Yasin Aktay told the Hurriyet Daily newspaper that Khashoggi was dismembered and his remains were dissolved to cover up the murder, which was committed inside the Saudi Consulate in Istanbul on October 2. The reason they dismembered Khashoggi’s body … Continue reading Erdogan Adviser Says, Jamal Khashoggi Body ‘Dissolved In Acid’ By Saudi Agents

Pittsburgh Begins Burying Its Dead as Trump Faces Protesters

Pittsburgh’s Jewish community began burying its dead Tuesday after the synagogue massacre, holding funerals for a beloved family doctor, a pillar of the congregation, and two 50-something brothers known as the Rosenthal “boys.”

President Donald Trump, meanwhile, arrived in Pittsburgh to pay his respects and encountered hundreds of shouting, chanting protesters with signs such as “It’s your fault” and “Words matter,” a reference to allegations his bellicose language has emboldened bigots. Pennsylvania’s governor and the mayor of Pittsburgh declined to join him during the visit.

Earlier in the day, thousands of mourners jammed a synagogue, a Jewish community center and a third, undisclosed site for the first in a weeklong series of funerals for victims of the deadliest anti-Semitic attack in U.S. history.

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Michael Avenatti ‘Targeted’ by Mail Bomber

Attorney Michael Avenatti revealed Tuesday he was “targeted” by the man accused of sending mail bombs to several high-profile Democrats last week.

Avenatti — who gained notoriety for serving as the lawyer for porn star Stormy Daniels, who said she had a brief affair with President Donald Trump years ago — posted this on Twitter Tuesday evening: Continue reading “Michael Avenatti ‘Targeted’ by Mail Bomber”

Khashoggi BOMBSHELL: Britain ‘KNEW of kidnap plot and BEGGED Saudi Arabia to abort plans’

MURDERED journalist Jamal Khashoggi was about to disclose details of Saudi Arabia’s use of chemical weapons in Yemen, sources close to him said last night. The revelations come as separate intelligence sources disclosed that Britain had first been made aware of a plot a full three weeks before he walked into the Saudi consulate in Istanbul. Intercepts by GCHQ of internal communications by the kingdom’s … Continue reading Khashoggi BOMBSHELL: Britain ‘KNEW of kidnap plot and BEGGED Saudi Arabia to abort plans’

Merkel QUITS: German leader says she WON’T stand for re-election after Hesse disaster

 ANGELA Merkel will not stand for re-election as the CDU party leader or German Chancellor, signalling the end of her 13 career at the helm of Germany, following a battering at last night’s Hesse elections. The German leader said she “will not stand for re-election as head of CDU party” at the next party conference in December. A German government spokesman has also confirmed Mrs … Continue reading Merkel QUITS: German leader says she WON’T stand for re-election after Hesse disaster

Breaking: Helicopter of Leicester City Club Owner’s crashes near football stadium

The Leicester City owner’s helicopter has crashed in a car park outside the club’s ground shortly after taking off following a match. It is not known if Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha was in the helicopter at the time. Leicester City had been playing West Ham United in the Premier League at their King Power stadium. Pictures from the ground showed a large fire in the car park, … Continue reading Breaking: Helicopter of Leicester City Club Owner’s crashes near football stadium

Mass shooting: 11 Dead In Pittsburgh Synagogue Shooting

What you need to know Mass shooting: There was a mass shooting at the Tree of Life Synagogue in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania on Saturday morning. Multiple casualties: At least 12 people have been shot in the synagogue, according to a law enforcement official. Suspect in custody: The shooter, identified as Robert Bowers, is in custody, police said. He was yelling anti-Semitic comments during the shooting, a … Continue reading Mass shooting: 11 Dead In Pittsburgh Synagogue Shooting

SPORTFIFA: Nigeria’s latest ranking in world football [Full list]

Nigeria’s Super Eagles have moved up by four spots to the 44th position in the latest FIFA world ranking. The latest ranking was released on Thursday on the website of the world football governing body. Nigeria gathered 1431 points as against 1415 it had in September. The movement has now placed Nigeria as the third in Africa behind Tunisia and Senegal. Earlier this month, the … Continue reading SPORTFIFA: Nigeria’s latest ranking in world football [Full list]