Archive for March, 2017

Tuesday, March 21st, 2017 at 2:47pm

Laptops, tablets to be banned on Middle East-US flights

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The United States is barring passengers on flights originating in eight Muslim-majority countries from carrying any electronic device bigger than a mobile phone, the Department of Homeland Security said.  Senior US officials told reporters that nine airlines from countries in the Middle East and North Africa had been given 96 hours, beginning at 7:00 GMT […]

Tuesday, March 21st, 2017 at 2:47pm

East Libyan forces accused of Benghazi executions

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East Libyan forces say they will investigate abuses by its troops after images showing the public display of corpses and allegations of summary killings surfaced following the end of a siege in Benghazi last week. The self-styled Libyan National Army (LNA), led by renegade General Khalifa Haftar, said dozens of its opponents were killed as […]

Tuesday, March 21st, 2017 at 2:43am

US to curb electronic devices on Middle East flights

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The US is set to ban large electronic devices such as laptops and cameras in the cabin on flights from eight Middle Eastern countries, according to two airlines in the region and media reports. A tweet from Saudi Airlines and one – subsequently deleted – by Royal Jordanian airlines on Monday informed their customers of […]

Tuesday, March 21st, 2017 at 2:43am

Donald Trump meets Haider al-Abadi at White House

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Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi has said he received assurances during talks with President Donald Trump and his administration of increasing American support as he presses his country’s campaign against ISIL. “We have been given assurances that the [US] support will not only continue but will accelerate for Iraq to accomplish the task,” Abadi said […]

Tuesday, March 21st, 2017 at 2:43am

Macron and Le Pen clash in presidential debate

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The top candidates in France’s presidential election have clashed in a televised debate, with centrist Emmanuel Macron accusing far-right leader Marine Le Pen of lying and seeking to divide the French. The election is shaping up as the most unpredictable in decades, with Macron and National Front leader Le Pen tied in polls for the […]

Monday, March 20th, 2017 at 2:41pm

Syria: Air raids on east Damascus after rebel assault

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Syrian government jets bombarded opposition-held neighbourhoods of Damascus on Monday a day after opposition forces launched a surprise assault. Rebel groups allied with former al-Qaeda affiliate Jabhat Fateh al-Sham attacked government positions in the east of the capital early on Sunday morning in a complex and co-ordinated operation. But forces loyal to President Bashar al-Assad […]

Monday, March 20th, 2017 at 2:41pm

Pope apologises for church’s role in Rwanda genocide

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Pope Francis has plead for forgiveness for “the sins and failings of the Church and its members” implicated in the 1994 Rwanda genocide that killed about 800,000 people. The pontiff “conveyed his profound sadness, and that of the Holy See and of the Church, for the genocide against the Tutsi”, the Vatican said in a […]

Monday, March 20th, 2017 at 2:41pm

FBI to break silence on Russia ties and wiretap claims

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The directors of the FBI and NSA are set to break their public silence on potential ties between President Donald Trump and Russia, and on his explosive allegation that he was wiretapped by his predecessor Barack Obama. Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) Director James Comey and Mike Rogers of the National Security Agency (NSA) will […]

Monday, March 20th, 2017 at 2:33am

What did the UN apartheid report expose in reality?

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The most damning aspect of the new report by the UN’s Economic and Social Commission for Western Asia (ESCWA), which accuses Israel of being an apartheid state, is not the unearthing of allegedly long-discredited equations of Zionism with racism and apartheid. Rather, it’s that the authors have used the scalpel of international law and the […]

Monday, March 20th, 2017 at 2:33am

Israeli coalition crisis raises threat of snap polls

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Israel’s prime minister backed out of an agreement to establish a new broadcasting authority on Sunday, creating a coalition crisis with one of his key partners that could lead to early elections. The conflict centres on the fate of the struggling state-run Israel Broadcasting Authority. Netanyahu initially ordered it shut down and replaced with a […]

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