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Tweet By ANNE GEARAN, AP National Security Writers CHICAGO (AP) — In an unmistakable snub, President Barack Obama left Pakistan off a list of nations he thanked Monday for help getting war supplies into Afghanistan. The omission speaks to the prolonged slump in U.S. relations with Pakistan that clouded...

Tweet By Stephen Collinson (AFP) CHICAGO — US President Barack Obama said Monday the United States was very worried about the threat posed by an Al-Qaeda affiliate in Yemen after the group massacred almost 100 soldiers in a huge suicide blast. Obama pledged to work with the Yemeni government to crack down on Al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP) which has been blamed...

Tweet An agreement to create a bi-weekly English language educational radio show was signed between Abdulkader al-Tuhami, the general manager of the Libyan National Broadcasting Corporation, and Cherry Gough, the Director of the British Council in Libya on May 17th in Tripoli. The agreement followed the signing of a memorandum of understanding between the Ministry of...

Tweet John Apovan from Nasarawa State “I am from Nassarawa state and my brother who was a Mobile Police Corporal served in Bayelsa State. His name was Aliyu Clement and he died in November 2011.When he came to the village, he fell sick and died. We sent signal to Bayelsa but the signal was said to have stopped on the way.” – stated the arrested man under interrogation...

Tweet One can clearly observe several contradictions in the political scenario and attitude displayed by Kuwait. Kuwaitis can trace their roots and background either to Saudi Arabia or Iran. Some obtained citizenship after residing here for several years (like some well-known Palestinians families) or through marriage. A few may have been naturalized because of different...

Tweet By David LauterMay 21, 2012, 11:39 a.m. WASHINGTON — Almost two weeks after President Obama announced his support for same-sex marriage, polls provide some measure of the impact – zero. Gallup’s tracking poll average for May 1-7 – the period that ended with Vice President Joe Biden’s statement that he supported same-sex marriage — showed Mitt...

Tweet Secretary to the State Government, Bauchi State New trouble brews in the metropolitan city of Bauchi State following the State Governor of Bauchi State’s announcement that the Abukakar Tartari Ali Polytechnic located along Rand Road will be shut down to make way for a teaching hospital. Information available to 247ureports.com through sources within the Bauchi...

Tweet Jos, Plateau State Information available to 247ureports.com from sources within the security agents stationed in Kano State indicate that the Joint Task Force [JTF] headed by Commander Iweha shot and killed a 13 year old boy in Kano State on Thursday May 17, 2012. According to the information made available, the 13 year old boy was shot on Thursday afternoon...

Tweet Many of Obama’s supporters in the U.S. and abroad believe that, on the issue of marriage equality, he is on the “right side of history,” and I believe they are right, writes Tony Burman. So what is the world to make of Barack Obama’s historic endorsement of same-sex marriage? Beyond the borders of the United States and the vagaries of its presidential politics,...

Tweet Iranian government prepares for the second phase of the cut in subsidies which firstwas launched in November 2010, Iranian media reported Tuesday. The news agency ILNA reported that the parliament in its open session has approved the revenue of $53.8 bn to be achieved by the government through cut in subsidies paid on energy carriers. Based on the budget law...