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Gunmen kill over 25 Iranians, soldiers in military parade attack

•Over 20 others injured   At least 25 people including eight troops, were killed on Saturday in an attack on a military parade in the southwestern province of  Khuzestan, the province’s deputy governor Ali-Hossein Hosseinzadeh said. “Eight to nine military personnel were martyred and more than 20 wounded,” the semi-official ISNA news agency quoted  Hosseinzadeh

A Hidden Scourge: Security threats are no longer just about military confrontion…—IMF

Mely Cabellero-Anthony   Security threats are no longer just about military confrontation, territorial disputes, and nuclear proliferation. They also arise from non-military dangers such as climate change, natural disasters, infectious diseases, and transnational crimes. Among these nontraditional security threats, human trafficking looms large, especially in Southeast Asia, where natural disasters and military

Does the world even need the UN?

•Angela Merkel, Xi Jinping,  Justin Trudeau absent at 2019 UNGA  Annalisa Merelli  (Quartz Editorial) The world’s biggest diplomatic festival, the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA), is about to kick off in earnest. But with high-profile absentees that include Angela Merkel, Xi Jinping, and Justin Trudeau, and governments raising doubts about the UN’s

Terrorism: UN, AU advise Nigeria, Sahel region on unified security strategy

Jude Johnson The United Nations Office for West Africa and the Sahel (UNOWAS), the African Union (AU) and the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS)  have advised Nigeria and other countries of the Sahel region on the need for a unified approach in the counter-terrorism, counter-insurgency and counter-radicalisation  efforts. This was

Russia trains over 1,000 central African military personnel

Central African Republic President Faustin Archange Touadera presided over a ceremony to mark the completion of training of the fourth group of Central African Armed Forces (FACa) personnel by Russian instructors on Monday, September 17. According to a report by the Network of Journalists for Human Rights in Central African Republic (RJDH), 154 FACa personnel

Ghana to deport 72 Nigerian women, a Togolese

•Brands them 'prostitutes"   About 72 Nigerians and a Togolese, all women, are to be deported by the Enforcement Unit of the Ghana Immigration Service (GIS) for being in the country illegally. Some of the deportees were also said to have engaged in prostitution in Ghana, apart from lacking the requisite resident permits. They

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