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he Syrian military has announced a new offensive in rebel-held eastern Aleppo, where a quarter of a million people are living under siege. State media reports that Army officials have warned civilians to avoid areas where “terrorists” are operating.   It comes after jets pounded rebel positions in the city on Wednesday night as a […]

A third night of protests has rocked the city of Charlotte, North Carolina, in the United States, after a black man was shot dead by a black police officer on Tuesday. Thursday’s protest was largely peaceful after violence a day earlier during which one person was fatally shot and later died.   Keith Lamont Scott’s […]

World leaders are set to take part in the general debate of the seventy-first Session of the United Nations General Assembly in New York, with the toughest global challenges, including terrorism and the refugee crisis, high on their agenda.   The meetings will begin later today, and will continue until the twenty-sixth of September, with […]

The United Nations (UN) has suspended all aid convoys in Syria after its lorries were attacked by warplanes near Aleppo on Monday.A UN spokesman said the convoy has received proper permits, and all warring parties, including Russia and the US, has been notified.   Eighteen of the thirty one Lorries, containing wheat, winter clothes and […]

Thousands of people have taken to the streets in Mexico City on the eve of the county’s Independence Day to demand the resignation of President Enrique Pena Nieto.   Protesters waved blackened flags of the country while rallying in the Mexican capital late on Thursday evening.The protesters criticized the president’s handling of drug violence and […]

German Chancellor Angela Merkelhas warned that the European Union faces a critical situation, as she arrived in Bratislava for a summit to chart a post-Brexit future.   Merkel said the bloc has to improve in the domain of security, internal and external security, the fight against terrorism, the cooperation in the field of defence.She added […]

Zimbabwean opposition parties will on Saturday hold protests throughout the country with or without police clearance to press the election agency for free elections in 2018. This is coming weeks after another planned demonstration turned violent.   Eighteen opposition parties under the National Election Reform Agenda (NERA) say the Zimbabwe Electoral Commission is biased in […]

East African leaders under the banner of the Intergovernmental Authority on Development (IGAD) are meeting today in Somalia for the twenty-eighth extra ordinary summit of heads of state and government.   The one-day meeting takes place in the capital Mogadishu. This is the first meeting to be held in Somalia since the grouping was founded […]

US Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton says she is “feeling great” hours after her early exit from a nine-eleven ceremony raised health fears. Her campaign said earlier she had left the event in New York because she had “felt overheated” and had gone to her daughter’s apartment.   Clinton’s Republican opponents have queried her physical […]

Some eight hundred thousand people have turned out in Barcelona and other towns in Catalonia on a day of rallies by nationalists wishing to break with Spain. Police say five hundred and forty thousand people rallied in Barcelona, the capital of the region in north-east Spain, while the rest gathered in four other Catalan towns. […]

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