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Jihadist rebel groups clash in northwest Syria

Syrian jihadists seen as close to Islamic State battled a rival hardline Islamist faction on Monday in northwestern Syria, a war monitor and an official with another insurgent group said, in an escalating power struggle. Jund al-Aqsa and Tahrir al-Sham clashed around Kafr Zeita in the countryside north of Hama, …

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Louvre knife attack: Soldier shoots assailant near Paris museum

A soldier on duty near the Louvre museum in the French capital, Paris, opened fire on a man who attempted to attack him with a machete on Friday. The man had rushed towards a group of soldiers and guards in the Carrousel du Louvre, the underground plaza near the museum, …

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Benin anti-voodoo disciples suffocate to death while waiting for end of the world


In the town of Adjarra in northeast of the Benin capital, Porto Novo, five disciples of an anti-voodoo sect suffocated to death in prayer rooms filled with burning incense and charcoal. Several others were hospitalized with respiratory complications after the incident. One of them disclosed that they were told to …

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Ghanaian pastor predicts President Buhari’s death this year

A popular man of God in Ghana, Rev. (Dr.) Prophet Isaac Owusu Bempah, has come under fire by predicting that Nigeria’s president, Muhammadu Buhari, will die this year. Prophet Bempah, the General Overseer of Glorious Word Chapel International, had declared, among other prophecies, that Buhari would not see the end …

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Three arrests made in Mali over attack that killed 77 people


Forces from France’s Operation Barkhane have arrested three people in connection with a suicide bombing in northern Mali that killed at least 77 people, Mali’s Security Minister Salif Traore said on Thursday. Al Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb said five of its fighters conducted the attack on Jan. 18 on …

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Pope Francis congratulates President Trump on his inauguration


Pope Francis despite his reservations about Donald Trump has congratulated the new President on his inauguration in a letter. The Pope extended the new President good wishes and hoped that his decisions would be guided by the values that have helped shape the country. Read the letter after the cut… …

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