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America’s top general, Joseph Dunford, has promised a full investigation into the deaths of four soldiers in Niger earlier this month, saying their families deserved an explanation of what happened.   General Dunford said they had been attacked by suspected Islamist extremists while on a reconnaissance patrol, and had waited about an hour to request […]

Around 2,000 Kenyans marched towards the election board offices in the city of Kisumu on Tuesday, witnesses said, responding to a call from opposition leader Raila Odinga for protests against an imminent election. Odinga is boycotting Thursday’s repeat presidential ballot.   He says the contest, against incumbent President Uhuru Kenyatta, will not be free and […]

US forces have been accused of killing twenty-two Somali troops in what is said to be a misdirected airstrike in the country’s northern regions. On Wednesday, Galmudug states’ Security Minister Osman Issa announced that his soldiers were killed in the airstrike, adding that the attack was launched on a request of from the rival neighboring […]

Congress has voted to override President Barack Obama’s veto of a bill that would allow families of 9/11 victims to sue Saudi Arabian officials. In the first veto override of his presidency, the Senate voted ninety-seven to one and the House of Representatives three hundred and thirty-eight to seventy-four, meaning the bill becomes law. The […]

The Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries has agreed to cut production by seven hundred and fifty thousand barrels a day, reducing its oil production to thirty-two-point-five million barrels per day from November. The agreement, which is the first in eight years, was reached in an informal meeting of the Organization in Algeria. The meeting in […]

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 […]


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