Onize Ohikere

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

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North Korea launches short-range missiles

by Onize Ohikere
Posted 7/25/19, 11:34 am

North Korea fired two short-range missiles into the sea early Thursday, marking the first missile test since the country agreed to resume talks with the United States. The two missiles were fired near the coastal city of Wonsan and flew about 267 miles and 428 miles, respectively, before landing in the East Sea, also known as the Sea of Japan, South Korea’s Joint Chiefs of Staff said in a statement. “Our military is closely monitoring the situation in case of additional launches and maintaining a readiness posture,” the statement said.

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U.S. Embassy & Consulate in Nigeria

U.S. honors religious freedom fighters

International | The State Department recognizes awardees at its recent religious freedom conference
by Onize Ohikere
Posted 7/23/19, 02:54 pm

The United States last week honored six advocates fighting against religious violence and discrimination with the first-ever International Religious Freedom awards.

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Associated Press/Joint Staff, Ministry of Defense

South Korea shoots at Russian planes

by Onize Ohikere
Posted 7/23/19, 12:09 pm

South Korean air force jets fired 360 rounds of warning shots on Tuesday after a Russian aircraft entered the airspace of a disputed island off the coast of South Korea and Japan, officials said in a statement. South Korea said it was the first time a foreign military plane had violated its airspace since the end of the Korean War in the 1950s. The Japanese Ministry of Defense supported the report, saying it scrambled fighters to intercept the planes. Japan protested to Russia for violating the airspace but also said South Korea firing warning shots was “absolutely unacceptable.”

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