Wow Air failure strands thousands of passengers

Iceland’s Wow Air has stopped flights, stranding thousands of passengers. Its website says Wow Air has ceased operations and cancelled all flights. Wow says passengers needing to travel should book with other airlines. The carrier, which had been in funding talks with investors, flew from London Stansted and Gatwick in the UK. It said some airlines […]

Bangladesh fire: Deadly blaze hits Banani building in Dhaka

At least seven people have been killed in a huge blaze in a high-rise building in an upmarket commercial area of the Bangladeshi capital, Dhaka. More than 20 others have been injured. Dozens of people are feared trapped inside the 19-storey office block in Banani. People were seen shouting for help from windows and local […]

Ex-spy linked to Congo assassination plot found dead

A former French intelligence officer linked to a plot to kill an opponent of the Congo-Brazzaville’s president has been found shot dead. Daniel Forestier’s body was found with five bullet wounds to the head and heart in a remote car park on the shores of Lake Geneva. He had worked in the General Directorate of […]

Yemen's Houthi rebels hold rallies against Arab coalition

Iran-backed rebels are preparing for a renewed battle in Hodeidah despite truce, residents say By Ali Mahmood Yemen’s Houthi rebels attended rallies across the country on Tuesday, marking the fourth anniversary of the Arab Coalition’s intervention in the country. Saudi Arabia, the UAE and other allies have been embroiled in a four-year conflict after the […]

Security At Nigerian Ports Improves Tremendously — NIMASA DG

By Sunday Bassey Uyo, – The Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA) said on Tuesday that it had improved security tremendously within the country’s maritime space . The Director General of the agency, Mr Dakuku Peterside, who made this known in an interactive session with newsmen in Uyo, noted that the security of vessels […]

Lithuania finds ex-Soviet defense minister guilty of war crimes

Andrius Sytas VILNIUS (Reuters) – A Lithuanian court found former Soviet defense minister Dmitry Yazov guilty of war crimes and crimes against humanity on Wednesday for his role in a 1991 crackdown against the Baltic state’s pro-independence movement. The Vilnius court sentenced Yazov, 94, in absentia to 10 years in prison. He was the highest-ranking […]

French Roma attacked over false 'man in van' kidnap rumours

A series of unprovoked vigilante attacks on France’s Roma community have erupted after false reports spread online about child abductions. But police say the warnings of a “man in a white van” kidnapping children off the streets are “totally unfounded”. Some 20 people were arrested on Monday night after attacking the Roma community with makeshift […]

Algeria's oil production unaffected by unrest

Algeria’s oil, gas production unaffected by unrest: IEA OSLO (Reuters) – Algeria’s oil and gas production appears to be unaffected so far by the political unrest gripping the country, an International Energy Agency (IEA) official said on Tuesday. A major oil and gas producer and OPEC member, Algeria has seen a wave of mass protests […]

Niger Delta military exercise unnecessary

A military exercise in Nigeria’s restive southern Niger Delta oil production hub is unnecessary and government should focus on economic development, an organisation representing the region’s largest ethnic group said. The Nigerian army will carry out a training exercise from October 7 to 28 in the region, where attacks on oil installations last year cut […]

Libya Faces Renewed Calls to Join OPEC Cut

By  Salma El Wardany Libya’s oil output is rising again after disruptions ended at its biggest field, with production reaching about 950,000 barrels a day even as OPEC and allied suppliers step up efforts to contain a global glut. Output at the North African nation’s Sharara field has recovered to 230,000 barrels a day, according to […]