World News

17-Jan-2018

Christian convert from Iran converting Muslims in Sweden
From escaping Iran through the mountains as a Muslim refugee, to surviving domestic abuse and months in Turkey’s terrifying Agri prison, to carving out a life in Europe, Annahita Parsan’s life story is the stuff of a [read more]

Macedonia president to veto Albanian language bill
Macedonia's president says he will veto a law making Albanian the country's second official language, describing the legislation as unnecessary and unconstitutional.read more]

Suicide attack at market in Nigeria's Maiduguri kills 12
Residents and an emergency official say a double suicide bombing at a market in Nigeria's northern city of Maiduguri has killed at least 12 people and wounded 48 others.read more]

Scrap of flag from Nelson's HMS Victory sells for $408,000
Sotheby's auction house says a fragment of the red, white and blue "Victory Jack" flag that flew from Adm. Horatio Nelson's flagship during the Battle of Trafalgar has sold for 297,000 pounds (around $408,000).read more]

Belgium counters US with $23 million for UN Palestinian fund
Belgium has stepped in to help out the U.N. Agency assisting Palestinian refugees with an immediate disbursement of $23 million after the Trump administration suspended $65 million in aid for the international organization.read more]

Challenge in Uganda against removing presidential age limit
Uganda's government says it is preparing a response to the court challenge filed by a lawyers' association against a new law removing a presidential age limit from the constitution.read more]

American, Canadian kidnapped by gunmen in central Nigeria
A Nigerian police spokesman says an American and a Canadian have been kidnapped in Kaduna state in the central part of the country.read more]

Italian lawmakers pass anti-terror military mission to Niger
Italian lawmakers have approved sending a military mission to Niger to combat human trafficking and terrorism. [read more]

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