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Mali’s interim president Goïta ‘safe and sound’ after assassination attempt at Bamako mosque

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Mali’s interim president Goïta ‘safe and sound’ after assassination attempt at Bamako mosque

In this file photo, Mali’s interim president Assimi Goïta attends the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) consultative meeting in Accra, Ghana on September 15, 2020. © Francis Kokoroko, Reuters Mali’s interim president Colonel Assimi Goita was “safe and sound”, his office said, after an assassination attempt by two men, one wielding a knife, during […]

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After devastating floods sweep Europe, a continent mourns its dead 

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After devastating floods sweep Europe, a continent mourns its dead 

Rubbish cleaned by town residents lays in the streets of Bad Neuenahr-Ahrweiler, Germany, Monday July 19, 2021.   –   Copyright  AP Photo/Bram Janssen  Europe is on Tuesday to pay tribute to the 196 lives lost in devastating floods. Belgium honoured its 31 dead with a minute of silence at midday as part of its day of “national mourning”. All […]

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Ethiopia’s Tigray forces enter neighbouring Afar region Ethiopia’s eight-month-old conflict expands as Tigrayan fighters cross into neighbouring Afar region.

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Ethiopia’s Tigray forces enter neighbouring Afar region Ethiopia’s eight-month-old conflict expands as Tigrayan fighters cross into neighbouring Afar region.

Forces from Ethiopia’s northern Tigray region have mounted attacks in neighbouring Afar region, marking an expansion of an eight-month-old conflict into a previously untouched area. Tigrayan fighters crossed into Afar on Saturday and Afar forces and allied militias were still fighting them on Monday, Afar spokesman Ahmed Koloyta said. KEEP READING Ethiopia says second filling […]

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Ayatollah Khamenei contextualizes resistance against the West

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Ayatollah Khamenei contextualizes resistance against the West

TEHRAN – In a message to the 2021 Hajj, Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyed Ali Khamenei has put the need to resist Western domination in the region in a much broader context than present-day power projection. He said over the last 150 years Muslim nations have mostly been subject to aggressive Western countries’ […]

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Azerbaijan ended war on its own, implemented UNSC decisions: Aliyev

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Azerbaijan ended war on its own, implemented UNSC decisions: Aliyev

Azerbaijan’s Ilham Aliyev (R) is seen together with EU Council head Charles Michel in the capital Baku, July 18, 2021 (AA Photo)  Azerbaijan has on its own implemented the United Nations Security Council decision demanding that Armenia withdraw from Baku’s territories and has ended the war, Azerbaijan’s President Ilham Aliyev stated on Sunday. In a […]

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Hajj begins in Saudi Arabia under strict COVID-19 rules for second consecutive year

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Hajj begins in Saudi Arabia under strict COVID-19 rules for second consecutive year

  Hajj began in Saudi Arabia on Saturday under strict COVID-19 precautionary measures, the second year in a row the annual Islamic ritual has been held during extenuating circumstances. For more coronavirus news, visit our dedicated page. Pilgrims began to flock to Mecca early on Saturday morning in preparation for the start of the ritual, which is […]

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Danish Mohammed cartoonist Kurt Westergaard dies aged 86

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Danish Mohammed cartoonist Kurt Westergaard dies aged 86

Kurt Westergaard in 2015. Photo: Henning Bagger/BAG/Ritzau Scanpix Danish artist Kurt Westergaard, famed for drawing a caricature the Prophet Mohammed which sparked outrage around the Muslim world, has died at the age of 86, his family told Danish media on Sunday. Westergaard passed away in his sleep after a long period of ill health, his family told […]

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NATO’s mission in Afghanistan ends after 2 decades: sources

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NATO’s mission in Afghanistan ends after 2 decades: sources

American soldiers wait on the tarmac in Logar province, Afghanistan, Nov. 30, 2017. (AP File Photo)  NATO’s military mission in Afghanistan has ended after almost 20 years, according to diplomatic and military sources. Foreign troops still in the country – such as those from the United States and Turkey – after the departure of most NATO-country soldiers […]

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UN deputy chief warns of ‘hurricane of humanitarian crises’

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UN deputy chief warns of ‘hurricane of humanitarian crises’

UN Photo/Marco Dormino Security and humanitarian challenges plague Mali, considered the UN’s most dangerous peacekeeping mission. There is a “bloody surge” impacting humanitarian crises around the world, with civilians in conflict zones paying the highest price, the UN deputy chief told the Security Council on Friday. Briefing on behalf of the UN chief, Deputy Secretary-General Amina Mohammed, painted a grim picture of civilian executions, arbitrary arrests, detentions, forced displacement and sexual […]

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Facebook says Biden is ‘looking for a scapegoat’ for missed vaccine goal after president accuses it of ‘killing people’

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Facebook says Biden is ‘looking for a scapegoat’ for missed vaccine goal after president accuses it of ‘killing people’

FACEBOOK slammed the White House on Friday for using it as a “scapegoat” after President Joe Biden said the platform was “killing people” with Covid misinformation. A Facebook spokesperson said the president is overlooking the number of people who use the site’s vaccine finder tool and is looking for an excuse as to why he missed his July 4 […]

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