Saturday, July 13, 2024

Syria conflict: Coalition strike ‘kills regime personnel’

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A suspected US-led coalition air strike has killed four Syrian military personnel, according to a monitoring group. The strike took place in Deir al-Zour province,...

Mid-term elections: Democrats win House in setback for Trump

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The Democrats have taken control of the US House of Representatives in the mid-term elections, dealing a blow to President Donald Trump. A Democratic majority...

South Africa MPs to vote in secret on Zuma no-confidence motion

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South African MPs will vote in secret on a motion of no-confidence in President Jacob Zuma on Tuesday, the parliament's speaker has announced. Baleka Mbete...

Egypt’s president pardons more than 330 people

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More than 330 people have been pardoned by Egypt's President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi. Many of those due to be released are youths who have demonstrated...

Niger ‘winning the war’ against Boko Haram – Army chief

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Niger is "in the process of winning the war" against Boko Haram jihadists who have staged attacks from neighbouring Nigeria since February last year,...

Zimbabwe’s Mugabe may name preferred successor

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Zimbabwe's President Robert Mugabe said on Saturday that he may name a preferred candidate to replace him as a bitter succession battle between his...

Tough Hungary migrant laws take effect

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Hungary has brought in tough new laws to stop the entry of illegal migrants. Police can now detain anyone who tries to breach a razor-wire...

Nigeria reinstates general implicated in mass murder – Report

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Amnesty International says Nigeria has reinstated a major general implicated in mass murder, underlining the government's "monumental failure" to stamp out impunity for war...

Islamic extremists attack peacekeepers’ base in Somalia

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Heavily armed fighters from the Islamic extremist group al-Shabab attacked a base for African Union peacekeepers in southwestern Somalia on Friday, blasting their way...

EL Salvador: Court frees woman jailed over childbirth

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A woman who was jailed for attempted murder under El Salvador's strict anti-abortion laws has been freed. Imelda Cortez, 20, says she became pregnant by...