South African law enforcement has arrested 198 illegal immigrants in a raid in Johannesburg, following weeks of violent attacks on known foreigners and foreigner-owned small businesses by South African natives for unspecified “criminal activity.” The number of those arrested in one night is about 100 less than the total of those arrested for participating in riots and attacks that have taken the lives of seven and caused an international firestorm against the South African government.
A group of North Korean diplomats nearly prevented the conclusion of a United Nations panel on human rights in the rogue nation Thursday, as one man refused to stop talking over dissidents giving witness to the horrors of the Kim Jong-Un regime until security was called to remove him.
The Nigerian war against jihadist terror group Boko Haram now has two clear fronts: the Sambisa forest, a northeastern enclave said to be the last stronghold of the group; and Lake Chad, whose islands are becoming increasingly easy targets for Boko Haram to hit.
The parents of more than 200 girls who remain missing from the Nigerian town of Chibok expressed outrage at the federal government following the announcement that hundreds of female captives had been liberated from Boko Haram terrorists, but none were the famed missing girls of Chibok. “To us, the government no longer has credibility,” said one parent.
Days after being pulled back from leading the Greek diplomatic team in talks with the European Union regarding the nation’s astronomical debt, Greek Finance Minister Yanis Varoufakis and his wife, Danae Stratou, were the victims of an anarchist mob attack while dining out.
Former Assistant Secretary of State for Western Hemisphere Affairs under George W. Bush, Roger Noriega, asserted in multiple interviews this week that the United States has ample evidence that high-ranking government Venezuelan officials are involved in cocaine trafficking, and that Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro has used drug money to run his campaign.
Five of the six former Guantánamo Bay detainees being hosted by Uruguay are refusing to sign an accord with the local United Nations body that would pay for their rent and utilities for one year, demanding that the United States subsist their lives and claiming they were promised three years of free living in the Latin American nation.
The Venezuelan government will begin rationing electrical supplies this week in response to high demand triggered by heat. Public employees will only have to work six hours a day until further notice, and police units will be sent to inspect private businesses to ensure they only use their allotted amounts. Venezuelan Vice President Jorge Arreaza blamed the measures on climate change.
A video has surfaced on Facebook of a group of about 12 Cuban refugees halfway through their voyage to Miami on a tiny motorboat, displaying their rudimentary navigation technology and hoping to make it ashore in America “with luck.”
The tiny village of Damasak in northeast Nigeria is arguably the most terror-ravaged in the region, save those completely razed to the ground. After months of fighting terrorist group Boko Haram and finally being able to survey the damage of their occupation, Nigerian authorities discovered “hundreds” of decaying bodies lining the streets, homes, and businesses of what is now a ghost town.
South African President Jacob Zuma has angered the heads of neighboring countries by suggesting that they have “contributed” to an eruption of violence in which South Africans have killed seven foreign nations and destroyed dozens of businesses after the Zulu King compared foreigners to “head lice.”
Cuba’s Catholic churches have become battlegrounds against pro-democratic movements, as the Ladies in White, a dissident group composed of mothers, wives, sisters, and daughters of political prisoners, insist on practicing their religion publicly. This has resulted in a larger number of arrests every week for the transgression.
The United States has announced a program to help the Colombian government rebuild areas of the country ravaged by the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC), a Marxist terror group whose half-century of violence in the nation’s rural areas has significantly hindered the nation’s progress.
Before Australian physician Tareq Kamleh became the star of the latest Islamic State propaganda video, encouraging other professionals in the West to join the jihad in Iraq and Syria, he was a womanizing “creep” whom former colleagues claimed struggled with balancing his religion and rampant promiscuity.
The Turkish government announced it had captured 350 migrants attempting to cross the Mediterranean Sea from the port region of Mersin to Italy or the greater EU.
Months after accepting a pledge of allegiance from Boko Haram leader Abubakar Shekau, the Islamic State has released propaganda through its social media outlets in which the Nigerian group refers to itself as “Islamic State West Africa Province” (ISWAP), suggesting their merger is finally complete.
Saudi Prince Al-Waleed bin Talal has come under fire after a tweet appeared on his official account in which he promised to gift a Bentley vehicle to every Saudi pilot conducting airstrikes against Shiite Houthi targets in Yemen. The tweet was swiftly deleted, and Saudi media claimed it was the product of a “hack.”
A Venezuelan woman has been identified as the culprit of an attack on Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro this week, in which he was pelted in the head with a mango while driving a truck through a socialist rally. The video of the attack has gone viral, inspiring the hashtag #manguicidio or #mangocide.
The Nigerian Senate is contemplating bringing Zulu King Goodwill Zwelithini to the International Criminal Court for remarks in which he called immigrants to South Africa “ants” and “head lice,” remarks believed to have triggered a growing wave of xenophobic violence in that country.
The Chadian military has rescued 43 children from the Nigerian town of Damasak who had been abducted and prepared to serve as child soldiers for the jihadist Boko Haram terror group. The Nigerian military is currently embroiled in a struggle in the Sambisa forest, the last known stronghold of the terror group in the nation.
A Wall Street Journal report claims that Chinese government officials have warned the United States that the rogue regime of Kim Jong-un in North Korea may already be armed with as many as 20 nuclear warheads, and has uranium enriching capacities far more efficient than previously thought.
On the eve of the commemoration of the 1915 Armenian genocide by the Ottoman Empire, a Turkish professor is suggesting that Turkish forces had nothing to do with the slaughter of an estimated 1.5 million Armenians, and that the Armenians disguised themselves as Turks to kill their own people.
The Kenyan government has arrested Hassan Mahat Omar, an Islamic cleric accused for years of supporting and recruiting for the terrorist group Al-Shabaab, for his role in helping fundraise to orchestrate the attack on Garissa University that left 148 Christian students dead earlier this month.
The banning of private gun ownership in Venezuela has made firearms such a valuable commodity that 57% of police killed in the nation’s capital this year were targeted for their weapons, according to Venezuela’s largest newspaper.
Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro met the leader of Hezbollah, Hassan Nasrallah, in Damascus in 2007 to discuss “drug trafficking, money laundering, the distribution of arms and issuing of passports… to terrorists,” according to a new book citing witnesses and Venezuelan diplomatic cables.