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Defense Chief in Maiduguri Lauds Troops of Operation LAFIYA DOLE

SK Usman, Maiduguri: As part of his routine operational visit, the Chief of Defence Staff, General AG Olonisakin today, Saturday 29th December 2018, visited Military Command and Control Centre (MCCC), Maiduguri where he commended the gallant troops of Operation LAFIYA DOLE for holding unto our territory and maintaining her integrity. During the visit and having interacted with the officers, expressed […]


Strong festive period for Jamaican tourism

Jamaica minister of tourism, Edmund Bartlett, has revealed the Caribbean island saw record arrivals and earnings for the period December 21st-24th. Preliminary airport arrivals stood at 34,081, an increase of 12.8 per cent over the corresponding festive period in 2017. Estimated gross earnings stood at US$51 million, which represents a 17.1 per cent increase over last year. “This is excellent […]


Hainan Airlines launches Paris-Chongqing connection

A Boeing 787 operated by Hainan Airlines has left Chongqing Jiangbei International Airport and started its 12-hour flight to Paris. Carrying more than 100 passengers earlier, the flight was the first linking Charles de Gaulle Airport and Chongqing, one of south-west China’s megacities The route is the second direct international flight from Chongqing to Europe by Hainan Airlines, the first […]


Dusit signs for Tengchong property in China

Dusit International has signed a management agreement with Tengchong Zongheng Volcano Tourism Development Company to manage Dusit Devarana Hot Springs Resort Tengchong, Yunnan. Designed to appeal to discerning leisure travellers seeking a distinctive, tranquil retreat amongst nature, the luxury resort will comprise 150 elegantly furnished villas and guest rooms in a picturesque location only ten minutes by car from Tengchong […]


Seychellois artists raise awareness on environment sustainability

Seychellois visual artists are using artworks created mostly from recycled materials to raise awareness on the island nation’s fragile environment and the need for conservation. Art installations have been put on two of the three main islands as part of a national arts project – UP! Seychelles – implemented by the Seychelles Art Projects Foundation. George Camille, the chairperson of […]


Morocco backpacker murders 15 charged after sick video of beheadings

Louisa Vesterager Jespersen and Maren Ueland were brutally killed in the Atlas Mountains in an apparent Islamic State attack Fifteen people have been charged in connection with the brutal murders of two Scandinavian backpackers in Morocco. Preliminary terrorism charges have been filed against the men, including forming a gang to prepare and commit terrorist acts and premeditated murder. It follows […]

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woman killed by lion two weeks after joining animal centre

Alexandra Black, 22, from New Palestine, Indiana, had recently graduated from Indiana State University before joining the Conservator Center This is the first picture of the 22-year-old employee who was mauled to death by a lion which escaped its enclosure at a US nature reserve. Alexandra Black, 22, from New Palestine, Indiana, had only worked at the Conservators Center in […]


Maruti taps home channels to help clear inventory

Armed with record discounts, the initiative is aimed at offering additional incentives of about Rs 5,000 to Rs 20,000 to employees of over 800-1,000 companies associated with it. Mumbai: Faced with a record inventory and a sluggish demand climate, Maruti Suzuki, the country’s largest carmaker, has approached its stakeholders — dealers, vendors, parts distributors and marketing agencies – with a […]

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The US Withdrawal from Syria

However misconceived, President Trump’s decision to withdraw US forces from Syria might have a silver lining for Israel. It forces Jerusalem to reevaluate the basic assumptions of the “peace process” with the Palestinians that has been actively and coercively led in recent decades by successive US administrations. The Oslo process took place under unique global circumstances. The Soviet Union had […]