Wednesday, May 18, 2022

Europe/America



Indian, French navies to carry out maritime drill Varuna 2021

The drill is scheduled to be conducted in the Arabian Sea from April 25, 2021 to April  27, 2021. Varuna-21 highlights growing bonhomie and showcases increased levels of synergy, coordination and inter-operability between the two friendly navies




Three held in Spain for terror financing to Al-Qaeda militants

The suspects are believed to have used a non-governmental organisation to finance the activities of Al-Qaeda affiliated militants. They diverted funds raised in good faith by religious associations, under the cover of using them as humanitarian aid for Syrian orphans



A beginner’s guide to the Salmond inquiry

For some months now it has been apparent that the greatest threat to Nicola Sturgeon’s position as the uncontested queen of Scottish politics lay within her own movement. Opposition parties could — and did — criticise the Scottish government’s record in government but their efforts were as useful as attempting to sack Edinburgh Castle armed […]


A Small Town in Alabama Tries to Regroup After Losing Two Leaders to Covid-19

CLANTON, Ala.—Mayor Billy Joe Driver oversaw every major development in town during his 36 years in office, and solved countless minor problems. If a pothole appeared or the garbage wasn’t picked up, residents would say, “I’m going to call Billy Joe.” He died of Covid-19 at age 84 last July. His successor, Jeff Mims, 63, […]


More Than 300 Girls Kidnapped in Latest Nigerian School Abduction

Gunmen kidnapped 317 girls from a boarding school in northwest Nigeria, police said in a statement Friday, the latest in a rising tide of high-school abductions across Africa’s most populous nation, where kidnapping for ransom has become a lucrative industry. Armed militants broke into the Government Girls Secondary School, Jangebe in Zamfara state at around 1 a.m. […]