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Two dead as ‘terrifying’ tornados of flame burn California city, Redding

                  A wildfire that roared with little warning into a Northern California city claimed two lives as thousands of people scrambled to escape before the walls of flames descended from forested hills onto their neighborhoods, officials said Friday. Residents who gathered their belongings in haste described a […]

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California fire forces partial closure at Yosemite National Park

                      As smoke from a nearby wildfire pours into Yosemite Valley, Tom Lambert has had to tell tourists who booked his vacation home months in advance that they would have to defer their stays so firefighters could take protective measures against the growing blaze. The […]

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Threats to Revoke Security Clearances Raises Concern for CIA’s Future

                      “The president is exploring the mechanisms to remove security clearances because they’ve politicized, and in some cases monetized, their public service and security clearances,” White House Press Secretary Sarah Sanders said on Monday. Her statement should worry every American. Let’s ignore for the moment […]

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Voting for Pakistan’s general elections concludes, counting starts

                ISLAMABAD, July 25 (Xinhua) — The voting process in Pakistan’s parliamentary elections concluded Wednesday evening and counting of ballots has started, Secretary of the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) Baber Yaqoob said. The polling started at 8:00 a.m. local time Wednesday and continued uninterrupted up to 6:00 […]

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Nigeria’s First Bank to promote China-Nigeria ties with currency swap agreement

LAGOS, July 23 (Xinhua) — First Bank of Nigeria will make better use of the Nigeria-China currency swap agreement to promote the relationship of the two countries and increase business opportunities, an official said on Monday. In an interview with Xinhua in Lagos, Nigeria’s commercial hub, Andy Wang, First Bank’s Chief Representative Officer (CRO), said […]

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Intel officials may know what Trump, Putin discussed in meeting

            It’s possible that some intelligence officials at the CIA and NSA know what President Trump and Russian President Vladimir Putin discussed in their one-one-one meeting in Helsinki, thanks to the existence of a highly classified intelligence service that taps adversaries’ communications, reports Politico’s Josh Meyer. Why it matters: Sources […]

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The Ugly Destination Of Trump’s Iran Policy

            President Trump’s belligerent, all-caps tweet about Iran this past weekend is hardly a natural response to anything the Iranians have been saying or doing lately. Iranian President Hassan Rouhani did make a speech on Sunday in which he stated, “America should know that peace with Iran is the mother […]

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N Korea ‘begins dismantling’ rocket launch site

    Satellite images of the Sohae station seen by US-based monitoring group 38 North suggest Pyongyang is complying with a promise made to the US in June. President Donald Trump said North Korea’s leader Kim Jong-un had vowed to destroy an engine test site, but did specify which one. Pyongyang has maintained that Sohae […]

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Kano has over Three Million out of school Children – Ganduje

  Governor of Kano state Abdullahi Ganduje said three million children are out of school in his state alone, stressing the need to curb Africa’s population explosion. Speaking at Royal Institute of International Affairs, Chatham House, UK, Ganduje noted that, population explosion in Africa is a reality and education is not matching up with population […]