TRUMP GRANTS PARDONS TO US SOLDIERS ACCUSED OF WAR CRIME

Sat 16 November 2019: US President Donald Trump on Friday pardoned a former soldier convicted of murder and a Green Beret charged with killing a suspected Taliban bomb-maker, the latest in a series of controversial pardons that critics have decried as an abuse of power. Trump dismissed a second degree murder conviction against Army First Lieutenant Clint Lorance, who […]

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TENSION MOUNTS IN MIDDLE EAST AS IRAN CLOSES BORDER WITH IRAQ (VIDEOS)

Sat 16 November 2019: Relations between Iran and Iraq are deteriorating each day that dawns and as a result of their disagreements Iran has closed her border to Iraq, after being requested to do so by Tehran. Moreover, this news comes amid protests over rising fuel prices in Iranian cities and month-long demonstrations in Iraq. […]

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2.4M PEOPLE FOOD INSECURE IN AFRICA’S SAHEL REGION: UN

Sat 16 November 2019: Some 2.4 million people are food secure in Africa’s Central Sahel region, the UN said in a report on Friday. The region which includes the three states of Burkina Faso, Mali and Niger also has 20 million people living in armed conflict, it added. “Conflict is moving forward and moving fast,” […]

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UN EXPERT HAILS COURT RULING ON ISRAEL PRODUCT LABELS

Sat 16 November 2019: A UN expert has applauded a ruling by the European Court of Justice which said the labels for food produced in Palestine should not say “product of Israel”. “This judgment is principled, and an important first step to building a legal culture of accountability when it comes to Israel’s settlements,” said […]

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US CONGRESSIONAL HEARING ON KASHMIR CALL TO END LOCKDOWN (WATCH)

Sat 16 November 2019: Lawyers and human rights advocates have testified at a United States congressional hearing on Kashmir, demanding the release of detainees, giving foreign journalists and legal observers access to the majority-Muslim region, and calling for an end to the communication blackout that has been in place since August 5. Kashmiri Americans, legal observers, scholars […]

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YELLOW VEST PROTESTS IN FRANCE MARK 1ST ANNIVERSARY

Sat 16 November 2019: The Yellow Vest protests in France are marking their first anniversary on Sunday with participation far below the demonstrations’ height. The protests started on Nov. 17, 2018 in reaction to rising fuel costs and economic injustice, but later spiraled into deadly anti-government riots. The protesters decided to use yellow vests, part […]

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GUNMAN ATTACK MUSLIM VOTERS AS SRI LANKA ELECTS PRESIDENT

Sat 16 November 2019: Gunmen in Sri Lanka have fired on buses transporting Muslims to cast their ballots in the presidential election, fuelling fears that minorities are being targeted to stop them voting. Police officials confirmed that the buses, which were carrying hundreds of Muslim residents from the northwest town of Puttalam, were hit on Saturday morning […]

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PETROL RATIONING AND PRICE HIKES TAKE IRANIANS BY SURPRISE

Sat 16 November 2019: The government in Iran had announced that – effective immediately – petrol would be rationed and prices would triple. In the early hours of Friday morning, Iranian state television broadcasted a statement by the National Iranian Oil Products Distribution Company saying petrol will now be rationed across the country using smart fuel cards. […]

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LIBYA: US WARNS AGAINST RUSSIA ROLE AND CALLS ON HAFTAR TO END TRIPOLI PUSH

Sat 16 November 2019: The United States has called on Libyan renegade General Khalifa Haftar to stop a months-long offensive on Tripoli and said it would back the country’s internationally recognised government against “Russia’s attempts to exploit the conflict”. The statement was the most explicit call by Washington against the self-styled Libyan National Army of Haftar, who was earlier […]

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