Asean Press Releases

Triller Introduces the Metaverz: Your All-Access Pass to Global Entertainment

Triller partners with Epik and the entertainment industry’s biggest artists to create the world’s first integrated virtual music, gaming, sports and live events platform   Link to a video preview of the Metaverz here. LOS ANGELES, Oct. 17, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Triller, the leading AI-powered creator platform, is taking its creator-first approach to the metaverse. Today, […]

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US Seeks to Sap Al-Shabab Finances

The United States is expanding its fight against al-Qaida’s affiliate in Somalia, adding a new, expansive round of sanctions to drone strikes and military advice from U.S. forces on the ground. The Treasury Department Monday unveiled sanctions targeting four senior al-Shabab leaders as well as five operatives, all said to be key players in a […]

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Nigerian Authorities Defend Decision to Burn Vessel Carrying Allegedly Stolen Oil

Nigeria’s defense chief defended the destruction of a seized ship that was smuggling stolen oil, saying no investigation was needed. Critics say the military’s burning of the ship last week destroyed vital evidence and accused the military of a cover-up. Nigeria’s chief of defense staff, General Lucky Irabor, spoke after last Friday’s national security meeting […]

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Gunmen Attack Nigerian Church During Service, Killing 2

Gunmen attacked a church in north central Nigeria during a service, killing a woman and her young daughter, a government official said Monday as the hunt for the suspects intensified. The motorcycle-riding assailants arrived at the Celestial Church on Sunday and fatally shot the two victims, according to Jerry Omodara, Kogi state’s top security official. […]

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Regional Governor in Somalia Puts Bounty on al-Shabab Chiefs

A governor in central Somalia has announced rewards of up to $25,000 for anyone who kills an Islamist militant with the al-Shabab terrorist group. The governor of Hiiraan region also directed military and clan militias to kill the wives and mothers of al-Shabab members. Rights groups and security experts expressed alarm at the call for […]