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Turkey begins joint patrols with Russia in N Syria

Turkey begins joint patrols with Russia in N Syria

Turkey started joint patrols with Russia in northern Syria yesterday to verify whether Kurdish forces have withdrawn from a key border zone in compliance…
Foreign actors must not ‘impose will’ on protests: Iraq cleric

Foreign actors must not ‘impose will’ on protests: Iraq cleric

Iraq’s top Shiite cleric Grand Ayatollah Ali al-Sistani warned foreign actors yesterday against interfering in anti-government protests that erupted…

IS names new leader

The Islamic State jihadist group confirmed the death of its leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi in a statement Thursday and named his replacement as Abu Ibrahim al-Hashimi al-Quraishi. “We mourn you... commander of the faithful,” said Abu Hamza al-Quraishi—presented as the jihadist group’s…
UK defends Brexit deal after Trump trade warning

UK defends Brexit deal after Trump trade warning

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s office has defended his Brexit deal with the EU, after US President Donald Trump warned it would make it…

Trump claim to Syrian oil raises many questions

By claiming a right to Syria’s oil, President Donald Trump has added more complexity — as well as additional US forces and time — to an American military mission he has twice declared he was ending so the troops could come home. Extending the mission to secure eastern Syria’s…

Outrage in Spain over verdict in gang sex attack on teen

Women’s groups and legal experts demanded yesterday that Spain’s laws be changed after five men accused of gang-raping an unconscious 14-year-old girl were convicted on a lesser charge of sexual abuse. A Barcelona court on Thursday ruled out the more serious charge of sexual assault—the…
More fires, evacuations in weary California

More fires, evacuations in weary California

Californian firefighters tackled fresh and fast-moving wildfires overnight Thursday, making headway against a number of major blazes that have forced…

Russia orders closure of rights group

Russia’s Supreme Court yesterday issued a ruling to wind up the operations of a respected rights group that has operated for more than two decades, its executive director said. For Human Rights vowed to appeal the ruling, which comes after the government in February added it to a register of “foreign…

Funerals begin as town mourns victims of Pakistan train fire

Distraught relatives gathered yesterday for the first funerals of some of the 74 people killed when fire ripped through a crowded train in Pakistan, with many of the victims residents of a single town. Sobbing family members crowded a government building in Mirpurkhas overnight as the first bodies covered…
Assad says he does not want Turkey as an ‘enemy’

Assad says he does not want Turkey as an ‘enemy’

Syrian President Bashar al-Assad Thursday said he did not want to make an “enemy” of neighbouring Turkey despite the stand-off between their…
Democrats push candidates to fully commit to 2020 nominee

Democrats push candidates to fully commit to 2020 nominee

The Democratic National Committee is increasing pressure on its presidential candidates to commit to campaign actively for the party’s nominee in…
Man who helped set strict laws flogged for adultery

Man who helped set strict laws flogged for adultery

An Indonesian man working for an organisation which helped draft strict religious laws ordering adulterers to be flogged was himself publically whipped…

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Four killed in Halloween shooting in California AFP, Los Angeles At least four people were killed and several wounded in a shooting at a Halloween party near San Francisco, local authorities and media reported. The shooting took place at a rented Airbnb home around Thursday night in Orinda, around 17…
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