Onize Ohikere

Onize is a reporter for WORLD Digital based in Abuja, Nigeria.

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American ISIS captives repatriated

by Onize Ohikere
Posted 6/06/19, 11:34 am

Kurdish authorities in northern Syria returned eight American women and children to the United States who were captured along with Islamic State (ISIS) fighters, officials confirmed Wednesday. Abdulkarim Omar, a senior official in the Kurdish region, said the group includes two women and six children. He said they were returned at the request of the U.S. government and based on their own desire “without any pressure or coercion.” Omar didn’t identify the women and children, and U.S. officials did not immediately confirm or comment on the transfer.

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Hong Kong court orders benefits for same-sex couples

by Onize Ohikere
Posted 6/06/19, 11:24 am

Hong Kong’s Court of Final Appeal on Thursday ruled the government must provide spousal and tax benefits to same-sex couples. The court found in favor of a senior Hong Kong immigration officer who entered into a same-sex marriage in New Zealand in 2014. He then sued for access to marriage benefits back in the semi-autonomous Chinese territory, which defines marriage as the union between one man and one woman.

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Sudan military calls for renewed talks after crackdown

by Onize Ohikere
Posted 6/05/19, 10:05 am

Sudanese protest leaders on Wednesday rejected calls from the ruling military council to resume negotiations after security officials targeted a sit-in on Monday. The Sudan Doctors’ Committee said that 40 bodies were retrieved from the Nile River in Khartoum on Tuesday, bringing the death toll to at least 100 since the crackdown. Lt. Gen.

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