Archive for April, 2016

Friday, April 29th, 2016 at 12:38am

Dozens killed in wave of air strikes in Syria’s Aleppo

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Syrian government air strikes have killed at least 30 people in rebel-held areas of Aleppo, sources in the city told Al Jazeera. The attacks on Thursday came within hours of a strike on a hospital supported by Doctors Without Borders (MSF), which killed Dr Wasem Maaz, the last remaining pediatrician in the rebel-held part of […]

Friday, April 29th, 2016 at 12:38am

Biden: Iraq disunity threatens efforts against ISIL

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US Vice President Joe Biden has said that “serious” and “committed” progress is being made towards defeating the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) group in Iraq, but warned that the political crisis in the country threatened to undo those gains. On his first trip to Iraq since 2011 on Thursday, he met […]

Thursday, April 28th, 2016 at 12:32pm

Jordan changes constitution to give King more power

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Jordan’s parliament has passed several constitutional amendments giving King Abdullah more powers, including the right to appoint the head of a top court and members of the senate.  The King was also granted the power to appoint his own regent and crown prince. State-owned news agency Petra said the amendments were passed with 123 votes in favour out […]

Thursday, April 28th, 2016 at 12:32pm

Hospital hit in Syria as UN warns talks unravelling

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At least 20 people have been killed in a Syrian government air strike on a hospital in the city of Aleppo as the United Nations warned that a delicate ceasefire was crumbling.  The attack on the Al Quds hospital on Wednesday killed several medical staff and other civilians, including Dr Wasem Maaz, one of the […]

Thursday, April 28th, 2016 at 12:32pm

Egyptians and Libyan traffickers killed in dispute

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At least nine Egyptians and three Libyan people smugglers have been killed in a dispute over money in the LIbyan town of Bani Walid, a local official said. The official, who was unnamed, told the Reuters news agency on Wednesday that a group of Egyptians had killed the traffickers and tried to drive away with […]

Thursday, April 28th, 2016 at 12:02am

Deadly air strike hits hospital in Syria’s Aleppo

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At least 16 people have been killed in a Syrian government air strike on a hospital in the city of Aleppo, a source in the war-torn city told Al Jazeera. The attack on Al Quds hospital on Wednesday evening left a number of medical staff and other civilians dead, including Dr Wasem Maaz, one of […]

Thursday, April 28th, 2016 at 12:02am

Analysing Trump’s big foreign policy address

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There was nothing new in Donald Trump’s big foreign policy address. The speech was not an outline of a Trump doctrine. Instead, it was many of the things he has said on the campaign trail, pulled together in linear fashion and written down. That last part is important. The businessman tends to speak off the […]

Thursday, April 28th, 2016 at 12:02am

Austria adopts strict laws to keep out refugees

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Austria has adopted one of Europe’s toughest laws on refugees, days after a far-right politician surged to victory in the first round of a presidential election. Under the terms of the new law, which the parliament passed by 98 to 67 on Wednesday, the government can declare a “state of emergency” if refugee numbers suddenly […]

Wednesday, April 27th, 2016 at 11:55am

Venezuelan public workers to have a two-day week

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Venezuela’s government has ordered public workers to work a two-day week in an effort to save energy as a severe power shortage continued to cause havoc. President Nicolas Maduro had already given most of Venezuela’s 2.8 million state employees Fridays off during April and May to cut down on electricity consumption. On Monday, he introduced daily […]

Wednesday, April 27th, 2016 at 11:54am

Iraq war 13 years on: ‘I was lucky to stay alive’

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As Iraq marks 13 years since the US invasion and occupation, the costs of the war continue to accrue, generation after generation. While Iraqis continue to live with the legacies of the war, this is not the Iraq that so many of its people once knew. Here, Iraqis reflect on the indelible marks this conflict […]

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