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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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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BOLIVIA INTERIM LEADER THREATENS MORALES WITH CHARGES

Sat 16 November 2019: Bolivia’s interim leader Jeanine Anez said Friday that exiled ex-president Evo Morales would have to “answer to justice” if he returns, as five of his supporters were killed in fierce clashes with security forces. Morales resigned and fled to Mexico after losing the support of Bolivia’s security forces following weeks of […]

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DIGITAL AGE: IS PHOTOJOURNALISM KEY TO PROMOTING TOLERANCE?

Fri 15 November 2019: Every picture tells a story and with the rise of digital media the camera may be a journalist’s only tool to accurately convey information while playing a role in promoting tolerance among the masses. Sharing this view was a panel of journalists and media professionals speaking at the World Tolerance Summit […]

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IRAQIS CHANT SLOGANS IN BAGHDAD AGAINST IRAN AFTER FOOTBALL WIN

Fri 15 November 2019: People in Baghdad took to Tahrir (Liberation) Square in downtown Baghdad the epicentre of recent anti-regime protests Thursday evening when their football team beat the Iranian team 2-1 in the 2020 World Cup Qualifiers played in the Jordanian capital of Amman. #BREAKING In a World Cup qualifying match between #Iran & […]

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PALESTINIAN AUTHORITY OUTLAWS CHILD MARRIAGE

Fri 15 November 2019: Palestinian Authority Prime Minister Mohammad Shtayyeh’s government has passed a law setting the minimum age for matrimony at 18 for both genders in an effort to reduce rates of early marriage. “The new law is meant to protect Palestinian families and ensure the advancement of Palestinian women,” the government stated when […]

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KEEP PORN AWAY FROM KIDS, POPE FRANCIS LECTURES BIG TECH

Fri 15 November 2019: Pope Francis has called on the tech industry to do more to prevent children from viewing pornography and to help curb the spread of child pornography, which has plagued the church in recent years. The Pontiff made the remarks during a two-day Vatican-run “Promoting Digital Child Dignity” conference, which was attended by religious […]

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