Algeria army chief demands Bouteflika be declared unfit to rule | News

Algeria army chief demands Bouteflika be declared unfit to rule | News

Algeria’s army chief Ahmed Gaid Salah has called for President Abdelaziz Bouteflika to be declared unfit to rule the country, following weeks of protests against the ailing head of state’s decision to seek a fifth term.  Although Bouteflika later reversed his decision, the 82-year-old postponed elections set for April and said he would remain in power […]

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Mongolia puts brakes on 'dangerous' winter horse racing | Mongolia

Mongolia puts brakes on ‘dangerous’ winter horse racing | Mongolia

Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia – The mere thought of stepping outside during a Mongolian winter is enough to chill one’s bones. For years, Mongolian children have braved the frigid winter for a taste of glory, risking life and limb to win prize money for their families. Thanks to the efforts of human rights advocates, they will no longer. […]

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Daesh militants kill 7 US-backed fighters in Syria: commanders

Daesh militants kill 7 US-backed fighters in Syria: commanders

BEIRUT: Daesh militants killed seven US-backed fighters in the northern Syrian city of Manbij, its military council said on Tuesday, days after the group’s “caliphate” was declared defeated. Daesh has claimed the Manbij attack. Manbij is a former Daesh stronghold that is now ruled by a military council affiliated with the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF), […]

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Dozens of Houthis killed as battles rage in Yemen

Dozens of Houthis killed as battles rage in Yemen

DUBAI: Dozens of Houthi militia have been killed in battles across Yemen, the Saudi Press Agency reported on Monday. The Yemeni army killed 45 militia and wounded 30 in Ibb province, while another 40 Houthi fighters were killed in clashes in Qaataba district. In Marib province, coalition raids killed a Houthi commander and his men. […]

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Yemen's war: Four years on, what Houthi rule looks like | News

Yemen’s war: Four years on, what Houthi rule looks like | News

Sanaa, Yemen – At a checkpoint on the outskirts of the capital Sanaa, Abu Ali and his colleagues are on duty, inspecting passengers and vehicles entering the capital city that has been under Houthi control since late 2014. The driver stops the bus, opens the door and hands over a list of the passengers on […]

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How to sell a massacre: NRA’s playbook revealed | Australia News

Sydney, Australia – How do you respond to a deadly mass shooting if you are a gun rights advocate? First, “Say nothing.” If media queries persist, go on the “offence, offence, offence”. Smear gun-control groups. “Shame them” with statements such as – “How dare you stand on the graves of those children to put forward […]

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Hamas announces Egyptian-brokered ceasefire with Israel | News

Hamas, the group that governs the Gaza Strip, says it has reached an Egyptian-brokered ceasefire with Israel after an exchange of fire on Monday. “Egyptian efforts succeeded with a ceasefire between the occupation and the resistance factions,” Hamas spokesman Fawzi Barhoum said. Israel has yet to comment. The reported truce comes shortly after multiple rockets […]

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Syria's Kurds hand three Russian orphans to Moscow

Author:  AFP article author:  AFP ID:  1553539051008362400 Mon, 2019-03-25 16:58 QAMISHLI: The Kurdish administration in northeast Syria said Monday it handed over three Russian orphans to a delegation from Moscow who will transfer them back home. Kurdish foreign affairs official Abdel Karim Omar said the children, aged five to seven, are being sent back at […]

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Flash floods in southern Iran kill at least 17, injure 74

TEHRAN: Flash floods in southern Iran have killed at least 17 people and injured 74, Iranian state TV reported on Monday.Heavy rains outside the city of Shiraz triggered the sudden flooding, according to the head of Iran’s emergency medical services, Pirhossein Koulivand.State TV earlier said most of the people killed had been trying to take […]

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Thailand parties manoeuvre for position amid election confusion | Thailand News

Bangkok, Thailand – Thailand’s main political parties were jostling for position on Monday amid confusion about the winner of a weekend poll that was fought under a complicated new voting system including elements of proportional representation. The Elections Commission delayed its announcement on the results from late on Sunday to Monday morning and then the […]

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