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Nigeria defence chief says bad intel hinders fight on kidnappings

Lagos, Nigeria Reuters Nigeria’s Defence Chief General Chris Musa said on Monday the military was being fed bad intelligence by informants, hampering the fight against armed kidnapping gangs who continue to abduct students and residents in the north of the country. The military announced on Sunday that it had rescued 137 students abducted by gunmen […]

Iran says there were no school poisonings, blames foreign “enemies”

A young woman lies in hospital after reports of poisoning at an unspecified location in Iran in this still image from video from on 2nd March, 2023.

Reuters Iran’s intelligence ministry on Friday accused foreign “enemies” and dissidents of fomenting fears over suspected poisonings of schoolgirls, saying its investigation found no actual poisoning.  The wave of suspected attacks has affected thousands of schoolgirls and provoked public anger, after months of protests against Iran’s clerical rulers following the death of a young woman […]

Sri Lankans urged to avoid mosques, churches amid fears of more attacks

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Updated: 4pmColombo, Sri LankaReuters Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena said on Friday police are looking for 140 people believed to have links with the Islamic State group, which has claimed responsibility for the Easter Sunday suicide bombings of churches and hotels. Muslims in Sri Lanka were urged to pray at home on Friday and not […]