Wednesday, June 26, 2019

As Haftar meets Sisi, GNA forces shoot down LNA fighter jet

Troops loyal to Libya's internationally recognised government have shot down a fighter jet belonging to the eastern forces under the command of General Khalifa Haftar, on the same day the renegade military leader held talks with Egypt's president in Cairo. Military sources within the United Nations-backed Government of National Accord (GNA) said the jet operated by the self-styled Libyan National…

Mueller ends Trump-Russia probe: All the latest updates

US Special Counsel Robert Mueller has concluded his nearly two-year investigation into Russia's role in the 2016 presidential election, any possible collusion between the Trump campaign and Moscow and whether President Donald Trump unlawfully sought to obstruct the probe.  On Friday, Mueller handed over his report to Attorney General William Barr, who has said he will…

Sudan army says protest site a threat, closes Al Jazeera office

Sudan's military rulers have said a protest camp in the capital has become a threat to the country's national security, while also ordering the office of the Al Jazeera Media Network in Khartoum to be shut down, without giving any reason. In a televised statement, a spokesman of the transitional military council said on Thursday…

US House Speaker Pelosi says Trump is engaged in a ‘cover up’

Democrats in the United States's House of Representatives believe President Donald Trump is engaged in a "cover up”, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said on Wednesday. Pelosi spoke to reporters following a meeting of House Democrats as politicians contend with how to handle multiple investigations into Trump, a Republican, and his administration, including whether to launch…

Iran floods: Mass evacuations amid fresh flood warnings

Tehran, Iran - Dozens of villages and towns have been evacuated in southern Iran as authorities issued warnings for a fresh round of flooding in the regions bordering Iraq, home to a number of rivers and dams. Continuous floods that started in March have so far claimed 70 lives, destroyed infrastructures and displaced thousands of people…

‘Out with system’: Algeria protesters reject interim president

Police in Algeria's capital have fired tear gas and water cannon at thousands of students protesting against the appointment of a new interim president who is a part of the ruling order they have been seeking to remove.  The demonstration in central Algiers on Tuesday took place as parliament officially confirmed upper house Speaker Abdelkader…

US envoy says Israel has ‘right’ to annex West Bank land

The US ambassador has said Israel has the right to annex at least "some" of the occupied West Bank, in comments likely to deepen Palestinian opposition to a long-awaited US peace plan. The Palestinians have rejected the peace plan before it has even been unveiled, citing a string of moves by US President Donald Trump that they…

South Africa elections: What are the main issues?

Johannesburg, South Africa - In the chronically under-served township of Alexandra, 64-year-old Elizabeth Sebile sits on the couch in a three-bedroom, state-subsidised house that she shares with her seven grandchildren, the walls around her cracked and blackened by damp. Sebile is disabled and unable to work. She was, therefore, eligible to cast a so-called special…

China to impose tariffs on $60bn worth of US goods

Deepening a trade battle and sending financial markets into a tailspin, China announced Monday it was raising tariffs on $60bn of US goods after the latest increase in American tariffs on its exports. The move comes after the United States escalated the bitter trade war with a tariff hike on $200bn of Chinese products on…

UN calls for ‘prompt and transparent’ probe into Morsi’s death

The UN has called for a "thorough and transparent investigation" into the death of Mohamed Morsi in court, as thousands of people across the Middle East paid their respects to Egypt's former president. The UN human rights office on Tuesday said the investigation should encompass all aspects of his treatment during nearly six years of…
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US House approves resolution to end US role in Yemen war

Washington, DC - The US House of Representatives on Thursday approved a bill to end US support for the Saudi-UAE war in Yemen, sending US President Donald Trump another rebuke over his support for the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. The measure, passed in a 247-175 vote, now goes to Trump, but the White House has signalled…

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