Deadly cattle raids in Zamfara: Nigeria’s ‘ignored’ crisis
Zamfara state, Nigeria - Besides Boko Haram attacks in northeastern Nigeria and the pastoralist crisis across the central region's lush vegetation belt, a lesser-known conflict is brewing in the northwest, and casualties are rising. Cattle thieves are carrying out daily killings and kidnappings in Zamfara state.  Hundreds have died this year alone. In early August,…
ISIL claims attacks on security forces in Russia’s Chechnya
A series of coordinated attacks against security forces hit Russia's volatile autonomous republic of Chechnya on Monday with authorities claiming to have killed at least five assailants - all of them children. Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) claimed responsibility for the spate of violence, the SITE monitoring group reported, citing the group's Amaq website. "Fighters…
Heron Gate mass eviction: ‘We never expected this in Canada’
Ottawa, Canada - Binto Mohamed hasn't had a good night's sleep since May. That's when she received a letter telling her that her family of 10 had 120 days to find a new home. "There's a piece of me missing, because of the stress," she says, standing in the middle of her dimly-lit kitchen, the…
French energy giant Total quits lucrative Iran gas project
French energy giant Total confirmed it is withdrawing from a multibillion-dollar gas project in Iran after it failed to obtain a waiver from US sanctions. Total signed a deal worth $4.8bn in July 2017 to develop a field off Iran's southern coast as the lead partner alongside the China National Petroleum Corporation (CNPC) and Iran's Petropars.…
Sophie Turner and Joe Jonas Just Welcomed Priyanka Chopra To The Fam In The Best Way
There's nothing quite like the feeling of being welcomed into bae's family, and Joe Jonas and Sophie Turner have let Priyanka Chopra know that they couldn't be more buzzing that she and Nick Jonas are getting hitched. The Game of Thrones star and the DNCE frontwoman both took to social media separately to let the Bollywood babe…