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Turkish forces are stepping up air strikes and a ground offensive, as their incursion into Kurdish-held areas of northern Syria enters a second day. Turkey's military said it has seized designated targets. There are also reports of heavy fighting in the central area of the border region. Tens of thousands of people are reported to […]

Burundi has said that a first group of its refugees in Tanzania would return home on Thursday, as a mass repatriation planned by the two governments begins. The Burundi government’s general manager for repatriation, Nestor Bimenyimana, said that about 1,000 refugees are in the first group. He added that the process is “voluntary”. Burundi and […]

A Hong Kong pro-democracy protester has been shot in the chest after a police officer opened fire during clashes on Tuesday, as China celebrated the 70th anniversary of the communist-led government in Beijing. The incident was the first time a protester has been shot, in an escalation of the months-long unrest that has rocked the city. Report said […]

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson suffered yet another setback today after Members of Parliament, MPs rejected his call to briefly suspend their business for his party’s conference, highlighting the hostility he faces in parliament just weeks before Brexit. In his seventh successive defeat in parliament, MPs voted to reject his call for three days off […]

Senior White House officials tried to “lock down” all details of a phone call between Donald Trump and the Ukrainian president, according to a whistleblower complaint against President Trump. In the call, Mr Trump pushed Volodymyr Zelensky to investigate his leading domestic political rival, Joe Biden. The newly released complaint says the call transcript was not stored […]

US lawmakers are preparing to question President Trump’s top intelligence official over a whistleblower complaint that sparked an impeachment inquiry. Acting national intelligence director Joseph Maguire initially refused to share the complaint with Congress. It refers to a controversial phone call between Mr Trump and the Ukrainian president, US media report. In the call, Mr […]

The World Health Organization (WHO) has rebuked Tanzania for failing to provide information about possible Ebola virus infections. The WHO said it had learned of one suspected fatal case in Dar es Salaam and two others but, despite repeated requests, was given no information. Tanzania has said it has no suspected or confirmed cases.   […]

Iran’s president has warned that foreign forces are threatening the security of the Gulf, after the US said it was deploying troops to the region. Hassan Rouhani said foreign forces had always brought “pain and misery” and should not be used in an “arms race”. The US is sending more troops to Saudi Arabia after […]

The US forces in Afghanistan have admitted that a drone attack that killed at least thirty pine nut farmers in Nangarhar province on Thursday was conducted by them. At least forty others were injured in the attack in Wazir Tangi area of Khogyani district that was previously attributed to the West-backed Afghan government. A spokesman for US forces in Afghanistan, Colonel Sonny […]

German Chancellor Angela Merkel’s coalition government has agreed to set a price on carbon emissions in a bid to meet a 2030 climate target of cutting greenhouse gases by fifty-five percent on 1990 levels. The package, estimated to cost fifty-four billion Euros by 2023, was settled as Hundreds of thousands of protesters, many of them […]


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