Six Nigerian soldiers killed in militant ambush Jul 19, 2019 0 625 12345 Kano: Six soldiers have been killed in an ambush by militant in northeast Nigeria’s Borno state, two military sources said Thursday. Heavily-armed fighters from the Islamic State West Africa Province (ISWAP) group opened fire on a patrol vehicle Wednesday near Jakana, 30 kilometres from the state capital Maiduguri, killing all the soldiers on board. “We lost all six soldiers in the ambush, including a colonel,” said a military source. (AFP) Pages 12 POST A COMMENT RELATED ARTICLES Iran seizes foreign tanker as US vows to protect vital waterway Jul 19, 2019 0 1574 Turkey brands US move to bar Ankara from F-35 programme ‘unfair’ Jul 19, 2019 0 268 Israeli demolition order stokes Palestinian fears Jul 19, 2019 0 223 US Congress blocks Saudi arms sales in rebuke to President Trump AFP Washington The US House voted Wednesday to block $8.1 billion in arms sales to Saudi Arabia and other allies, a rebuke of Donald Trump that will likely lead to a veto by the president. Lawmakers, many of whom are outraged .. Syrian rebels say Moscow deploys ground forces in Idlib AMMAN: Russia has sent special forces in recent days to fight alongside Syrian army troops in northwestern Syria where they have been struggling for more than two months to seize the last opposition bastion, senior rebel .. Two killed in suicide bombing, four beheaded in North Sinai Reuters CAIRO A suicide bombing killed at least two people in Egypt’s North Sinai region on Thursday, a day after four headless bodies were found there, security and medical sources said. The victims of the bombing were a .. 12 young Israelis held in Cyprus over alleged rape of British tourist ATHENS: A court in Cyprus on Thursday remanded 12 Israeli youths in custody on suspicion of an alleged rape of a 19-year-old British tourist at a holiday resort on the island. The youths, aged between 16 and 18, are alleged .. Protesters take to streets to declare new Ethiopia region HAWASSA: A political party representing some of Ethiopia’s ethnic Sidama people said on Thursday it would postpone plans to set up a new region in defiance of the federal government and would accept the offer of a .. Mike Pence calls on Saudi Arabia to release blogger Reuters WASHINGTON US Vice President Mike Pence on Thursday called out ally Saudi Arabia for the suppression of religious liberties and urged it to release Raif Badawi, a blogger imprisoned for insulting Islam. .. Putin and Macron call for efforts to save Iran deal: Kremlin Moscow: Russian President Vladimir Putin and French leader Emmanuel Macron agreed Thursday on the need to “consolidate efforts” to save the Iran nuclear deal following months of soaring tensions, the Kremlin said. In a ..