#George #Weah - ex footballer - wins #Liberia presidential run-off

Former football star George Weah has defeated Vice President Joseph Boakai to win Liberia's presidential election run-off with 61.5 percent of the vote, based on 98.1 percent of ballots cast, the election commission said on Thursday. [source]

#MEP's #Facebook posts with the most #emoji reactions in 2017?

More and more members of the European Parliament are using social media to engage with constituents and increase their following. Using data* from the social monitoring tool Crowdtangle, Euronews takes a look at which MEPs studied got the most reaction to their social posts in 2017. [source]

#Syrian Kurds hear calls for extradition of wanted #French #jihadist

There have been calls for one of the most wanted French jihadists to be extradited to France following reports that he is being held by Kurdish forces in Syria.
Thomas Barnouin, 36, is said to have been among a group of French nationals who were detained on December 17 by the Syrian Kurdish YPG militia. He is believed to be a key member of a militant network to have developed in the southwestern Toulouse region. [source]


#Bomb attack that killed dozens at #Kabul cultural centre claimed by #ISIS

People had gathered for discussions to mark the 38th anniversary of the Soviet invasion of Sunni-majority Afghanistan, with most of those attending students. The attack was carried out by one bomber wearing a suicide vest and was followed three other blasts in the same area. [source]

Weapons made in #Romania and #Bulgaria find their way into #ISIL’s arms

Nearly a quarter of arms recovered from ISIL in Iraq and Syria were made in Romania, Bulgaria and Hungary, according to a new report. The trio sold weapons to the United States and Saudi Arabia, who then passed them onto groups opposing the so-called Islamic State, claims a new report by Conflict Armament Research (CAR).
The weapons then found their way into ISIL’s hands, said the UK-based organisation, which looked at arms recovered from the group over the last four years.[source]