Al Qaeda and Islamic State (IS) affiliated organizations — Jamaat Nusrat al-Islam wal-Muslimin (JNIM) and Islamic State in Greater Sahara (ISGS), respectively, are the predominant terrorist organizations operating in the triangle of the three countries. Terrorism travelled downwards to this region from North African region when AQ affiliated terrorists infiltrated in the region in the 2000s and constituted an outfit - Al Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb (AQIM). A faction on the AQIM later aligned with the Islamic State and constituted the ISIG. The remnants reconstituted themselves to form the JNIM. … [Read more...] about Africa at par with Pakistan, Afghanistan in terrorism, here’s how terrorism grew in the Dark Continent
India keeps 2021 T20 World Cup; 2022 edition in AustraliaThe International Cricket Council (ICC) has retained India as the host of the 2021 T20 World Cup and reassigned the deferred 2020 edition to Australia in 2022. While finalising these decisions on Friday, the ICC Board also postponed the Women’s ODI World Cup from early 2021 to 2022. … [Read more...] about Morning Digest: 20 killed as AI flight skids off Calicut airport runway; India registers highest daily COVID-19 cases in the world, and more
A travel blogger by profession, 32-year-old Nivedith was following an unhealthy lifestyle and with time, it got the worse of him. Determined to get healthier, Nivedith used the lockdown time to work on his body. In a span of six months, he shed off all the extra weight and now looks fitter than ever. All this without going to the gym or following a fad diet! To know his inspiring story, read the details below: Name: Nivedith G a.k.a #MacroTraveller Occupation: Travel blogger & Content creator Age: 32 years Height: 5 feet 6 inches City: Bengaluru Highest weight recorded: 126.6 kilos Weight loss: 41.2 kilos The duration it took me to lose weight: 5 months The turning point: I have been working as a full-time travel content creator for the past 12 years now. I led a pretty unhealthy lifestyle which made me pile on weight. I weighed 126.6 kilos in January this year, which was the highest ever. That was when I decided to bring in a little bit of discipline and get in … [Read more...] about Lockdown weight loss: This guy lost 41 kilos in 5 months without going to the gym!
Hook’s surprise departure comes at a critical time when Washington has been intensely lobbying at the United Nations to extend an arms embargo on Iran and as the U.N. Security Council prepares to hold a vote on the U.S. resolution next week. Pompeo did not give a reason for the change but wrote in a tweet that Hook was moving on to the private sector. … [Read more...] about Iran says US envoys all the same ‘they bite off more than they can chew’
Carlos Ghosn always said he was set up.Now there’s some evidence to support his claim. According to people familiar with what happened and previously unreported internal correspondence, the campaign by top Nissan Motor Co. executives to dethrone one of the most celebrated leaders in the automotive industry started almost a year before Ghosn’s arrest in late 2018 for alleged financial misconduct.The effort was motivated in part by opposition to the former chairman’s push for greater integration between the Japanese carmaker and long-time alliance partner Renault SA, the new information reveals.While Nissan has long maintained that the decision to oust Ghosn turned on allegations of under-reporting his income and other financial transgressions leveled by Tokyo prosecutors, the documents and recollections of people familiar with what transpired show that a powerful group of insiders viewed his detention and prosecution as an opportunity to revamp the global … [Read more...] about Nissan email trail casts new light on takedown of Carlos Ghosn