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Tweet Whoever thought a baseball bat would cause a diplomatic flap? Lawmakers in Turkey are criticizing President Obama over a recent White House photo showing him on the phone with Turkish Prime Minister Recip Tayyip Erdogan while holding a baseball bat. “The photo reveals from whom our prime minister...

Tweet A Syrian man walks past damaged buildings in the town of Atareb, east of the battleground city of Aleppo BEIRUT — Iran‘stop security official on Tuesday reaffirmed Tehran‘ssupport for Syrian President Bashar Assad as the United States warned of a potential proxy war in Syria and an influx of terrorists to the strife-torn nation. Iran’s security...

Tweet An Israeli strike against Iran to thwart its suspected efforts to build nuclear weapons, could be months, or possibly even weeks, away, Israel’s former military intelligence chief has warned. But reserve Major-General Aharon Zeevi Farkash admitted to Israel’s Channel 2 Television he did not know for certain whether an attack would take place and said...

Tweet United Nations Secretary-GeneralBan Ki-moon today welcomed a deal reached by the Governments of Sudan and South Sudan on oil and financial arrangements, according to Mr. Ban’s spokesperson.“It is an important milestone for building good neighbourly relations between the two states,” the spokesperson added in a statement. “The Secretary-General is encouraged...

Tweet HARARE, Zimbabwe (AP) – A credible referendum on Zimbabwe’s new constitution will be “an important milestone” toward the suspension of sanctions targeting many leaders and businesses linked to long-time ruler Robert Mugabe, the European Union said. EU ambassador to Zimbabwe Aldo Dell Ariccia said in Harare the 27-nation bloc was encouraged by reforms...

Tweet The spate of violence in Kogi state has continued to pose a greater a challenge as 247ureports gathered that anxiety continues to rise in Kogi state as barely 24 hours after 17 worshippers at a Deeper Life Bible Church were killed by run rioting gunmen in Okene, two soldiers have been shot dead by attackers this evening. According to the police the  state who...

Tweet   R eports reaching 247ureports indicates that just as the dust of the last night bombast and massacre in Kogi State is yet to settle, another bomb blast has happened in Lokoja the Kogi State Capital. As gathered, the bomb blast which was reported on Tuesday morning happened at the Harmony Nursey and Primary School at Genaja Junction in Lokoja, the state capital. As...

Tweet The new spate of violence which is currently sweeping across the Nation along a bloody trail that appears emboldened with each corrective measure undertaken by the President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, Dr. Goodluck Ebelemi Jonathan, may have triggered other more latent squabbles within the security operatives of Executive cabinet of the President. Information...

Tweet Barely a month after a bomb explosion in Maiduguri Central Mosque that targeted the Shehu of Borno,  another Monarch, the Emir of Fika and Chairman of Yobe state Council of Chief, Mohammed Abali Ibn Idrissa was this afternoon narrowly escaped death as he escaped being killed a Suicide bomber at the Potiskum Cental Mosque in Yobe State. However according to eyewitness...

Tweet Frustrated by the seemingly intractable Syrian conflict, Kofi Annan announced his resignation on Thursday as the special peace envoy of the United Nations and the Arab League, throwing new doubts on whether a diplomatic solution is possible. In an announcement tinged with bitterness and regret, Mr. Annan said he could no longer do the job, blaming his decision...