Onize Ohikere

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

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Northern Syria under assault

by Onize Ohikere
Posted 12/03/19, 11:03 am

Syrian forces on Monday struck a market in the rebel-controlled town of Maaret al-Noumaan, killing at least 13 people. In a separate attack, Turkish artillery shells landed near a school in the Kurdish-held town of Tal Rifaat, killing nine people, including eight children. The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights reported additional strikes in the nearby town of Saraqeb and another Russian attack in the city of Idlib.

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Iran admits to killing protesters

by Onize Ohikere
Posted 12/03/19, 10:46 am

Security forces opened fire and killed rioters,” Iranian state television said on Tuesday, in the first admission of violence since protests began last month. The fatalities included people who targeted military locations and took some areas hostage, along with bystanders, security forces, and peaceful protesters.

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Associated Press/Photo by Matt Dunham

London attacker turned on those who helped him

by Onize Ohikere
Posted 12/02/19, 11:32 am

The man behind Friday’s stabbing on London Bridge was part of an educational program for violent offenders at Cambridge University. Usman Khan went on the stabbing rampage while attending an anniversary celebration for the program in London. Authorities convicted Khan of plotting two insurgent attacks in London back in 2012 and released him in December 2018. He killed Jack Merritt, the coordinator of the Learning Together program, and Cambridge graduate Saskia Jones.

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