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Nigeria delays presidential election one week

by Onize Ohikere
Posted 2/16/19, 10:27 am

ABUJA, Nigeria—Nigeria’s electoral commission announced early on Saturday morning it had delayed the presidential election for a week, just hours before polls were scheduled to open. The Independent National Electoral Commission said the vote will now take place on Feb. 23 to allow it to address “identified challenges.”

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ISIS brides who are truly trapped

International | Plus, an update on Asia Bibi, a deep-sea dive, and more
by Mindy Belz
Posted 2/15/19, 02:00 pm

SYRIA: U.K. and U.S. media are obsessing over ISIS brides who voluntarily joined the jihadists and now say they want to come home.

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Maduro says U.S. envoy met with Venezuelan official

by Onize Ohikere
Posted 2/15/19, 01:04 pm

Embattled Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro said on Friday that his foreign minister held secret meetings with a U.S. official on Jan. 26 and Feb. 11 in New York. In an interview, Maduro said his administration could succeed if U.S. President Donald Trump would remove his “infected hand” from the country. The United States has not denied the talks—allegedly between Venezuelan Foreign Minister Jorge Arreaza and U.S. special envoy Elliot Abrams—but Secretary of State Mike Pompeo pushed back Friday on Maduro’s insinuation that he could remain in power.

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