Nigerian police kill 6 protesters demanding release of Sheikh Zakzaky

Nigerian security forces have killed at least six protesters who were demanding the immediate release of the senior Muslim figure Sheikh Ibrahim al-Zakzaky, who has been locked up in a government jail since 2015. The deadly clashes were occurred in capital Abuja on Monday when security forces attacked a group of pro-Zakzaky peaceful protesters and opened fire on them using live…

Iran Crisis: Jeremy Hunt unveils European-led Gulf “mission” to protect oil tankers

Britain will seek to put together a European-led maritime mission to protect ships in the Strait of Hormuz, Foreign Secretary Jeremy Hunt has announced. A further Royal navy warship will also be dispatched to the region following the seizure of a British-flagged tanker last week which was denounced by Mr Hunt as an act of “state piracy”. And he warned the Iranian regime it must get used to “larger western military presence” on its coastline after Theresa May and her senior minister met yesterday to discuss the UK’s response to the crisis. Read more: UK Government accused of ‘major failure’ over Iran oil tanker seizure It came as pictures of the international crew on board the Steno Imperio…

Iran Crisis: Jeremy Hunt unveils European-led Gulf “mission” to protect oil tankers

Britain will seek to put together a European-led maritime mission to protect ships in the Strait of Hormuz, Foreign Secretary Jeremy Hunt has announced. A further Royal navy warship will also be dispatched to the region following the seizure of a British-flagged tanker last week which was denounced by Mr Hunt as an act of “state piracy”. And he warned the Iranian regime it must get used to “larger western military presence” on its coastline after Theresa May and her senior minister met yesterday to discuss the UK’s response to the crisis. Read more: UK Government accused of ‘major failure’ over Iran oil tanker seizure It came as pictures of the international crew on board the Steno Imperio…

DHS Planning To Expand Expedited Immigrant Removal Authority To Speed Up Deportations

The Trump administration is planning an expansion of expedited deportations, which would include undocumented immigrants anywhere in the United States who can’t prove they lived in the country continuously for two years or more, according to Politico. The Department of Homeland Security will publish a notice in the Federal Register on Tuesday which will give the department full statutory authority to employ the expedited deportations for a wider range of undocumented immigrants, not just those near the border. The process is known as “expedited removal” allows immigration authorities the power to remove an individual from the U.S. without a hearing before an immigration judge. The expansion…

DHS Planning To Expand Expedited Immigrant Removal Authority To Speed Up Deportations

The Trump administration is planning an expansion of expedited deportations, which would include undocumented immigrants anywhere in the United States who can’t prove they lived in the country continuously for two years or more, according to Politico. The Department of Homeland Security will publish a notice in the Federal Register on Tuesday which will give the department full statutory authority to employ the expedited deportations for a wider range of undocumented immigrants, not just those near the border. The process is known as “expedited removal” allows immigration authorities the power to remove an individual from the U.S. without a hearing before an immigration judge. The expansion…

DRC’s Health Minister Resigns Over Government Mishandling Of Ongoing Ebola Outbreak

The Democratic Republic of Congo’s health minister Oly Ilunga resigned in protest on Monday after the president said last week it was stripping his team of control over coordinating the response to what has become the second-deadliest Ebola outbreak in history, according to Reuters. Even though Ilunga has overseen the response to the 11-month outbreak across the country, President Felix Tshisekedi’s office said on Saturday it was reassigning responsibility for the response to a multi-disciplinary team that would report directly to the president. Ilunga’s resignation letter spoke against the “interference in the management of the response” while criticizing the external pressure to use a…

DRC’s Health Minister Resigns Over Government Mishandling Of Ongoing Ebola Outbreak

The Democratic Republic of Congo’s health minister Oly Ilunga resigned in protest on Monday after the president said last week it was stripping his team of control over coordinating the response to what has become the second-deadliest Ebola outbreak in history, according to Reuters. Even though Ilunga has overseen the response to the 11-month outbreak across the country, President Felix Tshisekedi’s office said on Saturday it was reassigning responsibility for the response to a multi-disciplinary team that would report directly to the president. Ilunga’s resignation letter spoke against the “interference in the management of the response” while criticizing the external pressure to use a…