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April 25, 2015
Arab army chiefs begin work on building regional force
Cairo (AFP) April 22, 2015
Army chiefs from Arab League nations on Wednesday began work on building a region-wide military force aimed at combatting jihadists including the Islamic State group. The regional bloc agreed in March to set up the force, with member states given four months to decide on its composition, precise rules of engagement and required budget. The meeting to discuss such details was overseen by the Egyptian Armed Forces' Chief of Staff Mahmud Hegazy at the League's Cairo headquarters. Egyptian Presi ... read more
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Norway speeds up plans for ship to help Mediterranean migrants
Norway on Wednesday offered to send a ship to the Mediterranean "as soon as possible" to take part in an EU-led patrol helping migrants in distress and guarding maritime borders. ... more

Genetic road map may bring about better cotton crops
A University of Texas at Austin scientist, working with an international research team, has developed the most precise sequence map yet of U.S. cotton and will soon create an even more detailed map ... more

Big butts aren't everything to male baboons
While the female baboon's big red bottom may be an eyesore to some, it has an aphrodisiac effect on her mates. Biologists have long thought that baboon males prefer females with bigger backsides as ... more
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Uganda not yet ready for oil prime time
A weakened crude oil market means investments might not materialize in time to finance Uganda's fledgling oil sector, the Bank of Uganda said. ... more


Male baboons care about more than just big behinds
The swollen red buttocks of female baboons are a turn-on for male baboons, and researchers have long assumed that the bigger the butt, the better. But new research by biologists at Duke University proves the sexual proclivities of male baboons are not quite that simple. ... more
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Niger says 2.5 million suffering food insecurity
More than 2.5 million people in Niger are suffering from food insecurity because of a shortfall in the cereal harvest due to bad weather and crop pests, the agriculture minister said Saturday. ... more

More combat ships on way from European shipyards
Italian shipbuilder Orizzonte Sistemi Navali and DCNS of France have announced the construction of combat vessels for the navies of Italy and Egypt. ... more
24/7 Energy News Coverage
'Holey' graphene for energy storage

World-first and new standard achieved in floating lidar as AXYS selects ZephIR 300

Campbell Church Expects Electricity Bill Offset with High Efficiency SunPower Carport

Spear Point Energy Solar Project Helps County Achieve Renewable Energy Goal

Printing silicon on paper, with lasers

Polysolar wins Cognicity Challenge

Quantum 'paparazzi' film photons in the act of pairing up


Billion dollar ivory and gold trade fuelling DR Congo war: UN
Smuggling of ivory, gold and timber worth over a billion dollars a year is fuelling war by funding dozens of rebel groups in Democratic Republic of Congo, a UN report warned Friday. ... more

Eni brags of oil production in Egypt
Italian energy company Eni said Monday its oil production in the Western Desert of Egypt has reached a record level, doubling its rate in just three years. ... more

Thai customs seize African elephant tusks worth $6 mn
Four tonnes of African elephant ivory worth $6 million has been seized at a Bangkok port in a container labelled as beans, Thai customs said Monday, in the kingdom's largest-ever haul of its kind. ... more
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First-ever photograph of Bouvier's red colobus monkey taken in Congo
The Bouvier's red colobus monkey is not extinct. Researchers can now say so for sure, thanks to the first-ever photograph of the rare Old World Monkey. ... more

"Isis" dropped from UN hurricane name list
The UN weather agency announced Friday it was dropping "Isis" - the name of an ancient Egyptian goddess that also happens to be the acronym for the Islamic State jihadist group - from its stocklist of Pacific hurricane names. ... more
Military Space News, Nuclear Weapons, Missile Defense
Iran, world powers seek to finalise nuclear deal

New safety system for unmanned aerial systems in U.S.

Malaysia urges Beijing's cooperation in South China Sea

X-47B unmanned aerial system demos in-flight refueling

Japan ministers go to Yasukuni hours after China talks

New deadly strikes in Yemen despite rebel demands

Northrop helps stabilize Raytheon optical targeting systems


Egypt joins China-based infrastructure bank, hopes for funds
Egypt has been approved as a founding member of the Beijing-backed Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank, opening the way for it to benefit from the bank's $50 billion in funds, the foreign ministry said Thursday. ... more

UN denounces Libya air strike as 'unacceptable'
A UN envoy trying to broker a unity government in war-torn Libya condemned as "unacceptable" an air strike Wednesday targeting militia near the capital. ... more

Meningitis epidemic kills 75 in Niger
A meningitis epidemic that broke out in January in Niger has killed 75 people so far, the health minister said on Thursday. ... more

OPEC increases oil production in March; U.S. shale dropping
The Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries will continue increasing output of oil, despite an oversupply, projecting an increased demand 80,000 barrels per day higher for this year than anticipated. ... more

Third Generation Solar Home System introduced to East Africa
Rex Solar, a Dar es Salaam, Tanzania based solar contracting company along with its Partner, Solaric, a US-Bangladesh joint Solar innovations company has introduced a new generation of Solar Home Sy ... more
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Egypt, Saudi mull exercises as pressure builds on Yemen rebels
Saudi Arabia and Egypt are considering holding "large-scale" military manoeuvres after launching air strikes on Yemeni rebels who have been slapped with a UN arms embargo and sanctions. ... more

Nigeria army aims to destroy last Boko Haram camp by handover
Nigerian troops will storm what it said was the last remaining Boko Haram stronghold before the handover of power to incoming president Muhammadu Buhari, national security advisor Sambo Dasuki said Tuesday. ... more
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First exoplanet visible light spectrum

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Can sound help us detect 'earthquakes' on Venus

Ariane 5 reaches the launch zone for next heavy-lift mission

Ariane 5 approved for launch with THOR 7 and SICRAL 2

Sentinel-2A arrives for Ariane Vega mission

NASA 3-D Prints First Full-Scale Copper Rocket Engine Part


Egypt, Saudi mull drills as pressure builds on Yemen rebels


Two military cadets killed in Egypt bombing


Holdout Mali rebels refuse to initial peace accord


Hellfire missiles approved for Egypt


Aid agencies ready for Yemeni refugee influx in Horn of Africa


Meningitis epidemic kills 45 in Niger


Sea Shepherd in dramatic rescue of Antarctic 'poaching' ship crew


Pamela Anderson urges Zimbabwe to stop export of baby elephants


Libya expects more oil production soon, report


Kenya rejects university massacre 'slow response' criticism

'Little Foot' 3.67 million years old

China evacuates foreigners from Yemen in first such operation

Malawi postpones ivory torching

More than 30 jihadist groups support IS, monitoring centre says

Obama unblocks delivery of F-16s to Egypt

UN Security Council holds Libya arms embargo in place

Rescuers pull six bodies from landslides in flood-hit Indian Kashmir

Tsunami threat passes after 7.5 quake in Papua New Guinea

Statoil finds more gas offshore Tanzania

Nigerian president quits voting station after tech glitch

Pygmies demand end to discrimination in DR Congo

Tsunami warning after Papua New Guinea hit by 7.5 quake

African Petroleum generates new cash

Have Researchers Discovered the Sound of the Stars

Regional troops retake Nigerian town from Boko Haram

Shell takes further steps away from Nigeria

U.S.: Schlumberger 'willfully' violated sanctions

Botswana conference heightens alarm over illegal wildlife trade

Nigerian army chief vows crackdown on election unrest

Botswana talks to end illegal wildlife trade

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