DAESH URGES SUPPORTERS TO ATTACK SAUDI ARABIA OVER NORMALISATION WITH ISRAEL

Mon 19 October 2020: Daesh has urged its followers to target Saudi Arabia’s oil pipelines and factories in a statement denouncing the normalisation of relations between the UAE and Bahrain, and Israel. The terror group said that the so-called Abraham Accords formalised last month in Washington are a betrayal of Islam and accuse Riyadh of being complicit […]

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IRAN: DEATH TOLL SKYROCKET AS AUTHORITIES START TO IMPOSE MORE RESTRICTIONS

Mon 19 October 2020: Iran’s single-day death toll from the coronavirus smashed a record set less than a week ago, with 337 dead confirmed Monday as a resurgence of infections is overwhelming hospitals. Fatalities have soared in recent weeks, as authorities struggle to contain the virus’s spread months into the pandemic. Health officials say the capital, Tehran, […]

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FRANCE RETURNS 25,000 STOLEN MOROCCAN ART SEIZED FROM TRAFFICKERS

Mon 19 October 2020: France on Thursday officially handed over to the Moroccan authorities nearly 25,000 archaeological objects, which had been seized in France during three customs controls and which illustrate the “scourge” of looting of cultural property, according to officials. The artefacts were handed over in a ceremony held at the Museum of Civilizations […]

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IRAQ LAWMAKERS DEMAND REMOVAL OF PARTY MILITANTS AFTER MILITIA ACCUSED OF WAR CRIMES

Mon 19 October 2020: Iraqi Center for Documentation of War Crimes accused Asa’ib Ahl Al-Haq faction of killing 12 civilians in Salah Al-Din Members of the Iraqi parliament from the Salah Al-Din governorate on Sunday demanded the removal of all forces associated with political parties and armed groups from the province. This comes hours after […]

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40,000 SCHOOLS FORCED TO CLOSE, 12M CHILDREN OUT OF SCHOOL IN SAHEL REGION OF AFRICA

Mon 19 October 2020: A staggering 12 million children missed up to four months of school across Burkina Faso, Mali and Niger due to Covid-19 restrictions. Meanwhile, 776,000 children were prevented from attending school the entire year due to insecurity, new figures by the Norwegian Refugee Council have revealed. “Children are in the midst of […]

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SOUTH AFRICA’S HEALTH MINISTER ZWELI MKHIZE AND HIS WIFE TEST POSITIVE FOR COVID-19

Mon 19 October 2020: South Africa’s health minister and his wife tested positive for the novel coronavirus as cases continued to surge in the country. “I wish to inform the public that this afternoon my wife Dr. May Mkhize and I have tested positive for COVID-19,” Zweli Mkhize tweeted late Sunday. The top health official […]

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TEN PERCENT WORLDWIDE: APPLE IPHONE MANUFACTURER FOXCONN TARGETS ELECTRIC CARS MARKET

Mon 19 October 2020: The platform will be modular and flexible to cover all the needs of automakers, allowing it to design large parts of the electric car that Foxconn will produce Foxconn aims to provide components or services for 10 percent of the world’s electric vehicles (EVs) by between 2025 and 2027, and has […]

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DONALD TRUMP’S DEBT AMOUNTS TO AT LEAST $1 BILLION, US MEDIA CLAIMS

Mon 19 October 2020: Forbes also valued Trump’s assets at $3.66 billion, which it argued is “enough to make his net worth an estimated $2.5 billion”. Last year, The New York Times reported that Deutsche Bank had been lending Donald Trump millions of dollars for years since the late 1990s, and that POTUS could be […]

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AZERBAIJAN RAISES FLAG ON HISTORIC BRIDGE, PRESIDENT ALIYEV SAYS

Mon 19 October 2020: Azerbaijan’s President Ilham Aliyev on Sunday announced that the nation’s flag was raised on a historic bridge connecting the country with Iran, as its conflict with Armenia continues. “Azerbaijani Armed Forces have raised Azerbaijan’s flag over the ancient Khudaferin Bridge. Long live the people of Azerbaijan! Karabakh is Azerbaijan!” Aliyev said […]

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