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Turkey targets Kurdish fighters in Iraq and Syria

Turkish military jets have carried out air strikes against Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) fighters in northern Iraq and northeast Syria, killing at least 70 people, according to a Turkish military statement. A statement released by Turkey’s air force said that it carried out the air strikes against PKK targets located in the Sinjar Mountains region in […]

Ivanka faces tough questions over Trump in Berlin

Ivanka Trump has faced tough questions over her father’s attitude towards women as well as scorn for his track record while making her first international outing as a White House adviser. Ivanka Trump, 35, pledged to push for “incremental, positive change” for women in the US economy on Tuesday and told a Berlin conference on […]

India Maoist attack survivor recalls ordeal

Raipur, India – “Grenades and bullets were raining down” on paramilitary soldiers in a Maoist attack that killed 25 Indian personnel from the Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF), a surviving security personnel told Al Jazeera. The soldiers were guarding road workers in the Sukma district, nearly 400km from Raipur, the capital of Chhattisgarh state, when they came under fire […]

Arkansas carries out first double execution since 2000

Arkansas has executed two death row inmates on the same gurney in a single day, marking the first double execution in the United States since 2000. On Monday, attempts by the inmates’ lawyers to halt their execution proved unsuccessful and both were put to death by lethal injection.  Marcel Williams was pronounced dead at 10:33pm […]

Ciudad del Este heist seen as ‘robbery of the century’

A gang of dozens of armed robbers have stolen several million dollars from a vault in Paraguay, in what local officials are dubbing the “robbery of the century”. Initial estimates placed the cash haul at around $40m, but a spokesman for Prosegur, the private security company targeted in the raid, denied these reports. Authorities did […]

How Israel denies rights to Palestinian prisoners

In a photograph widely shared on social media this month, Kifah Quzmar, a final-year business student at Birzeit University near Ramallah, wears a red-and-white keffiyeh and a somewhat defiant look. The difference between the 28-year-old and tens of other Palestinian students and youth arrested in recent weeks is perhaps that his story made it out to […]

Venezuela: What is happening today ?

Venezuela’s capital, Caracas, has seen almost daily demonstrations in recent weeks, some of which have turned violent. Critics are accusing President Nicolas Maduro of moving towards a dictatorship, and want him to resign. But Maduro says the opposition is conspiring with foreign entities, specifically the US, to destabilise the country. Clashes broke out on Wednesday in the […]

Parisians react to first round, mull Le Pen’s chances

Paris, France – French citizens have chosen centrist Emmanuel Macron and far-right Marine Le Pen to contest the final round of the presidential election, set to take place on May 7. FRENCH ELECTIONS 2017: Everything you need to know about the vote How does the French presidential election work? All you need to know about […]

US officials in Afghanistan suggest Russia arms Taliban

The United States must confront Russia for providing weapons to the Taliban for use against US-backed forces in Afghanistan, top US military officials say. According to the Associated Press news agency, a senior US military official speaking on condition of anonymity said in Kabul on Monday that Russia was giving machine guns and other medium-weight […]

China urges restraint in dealing with North Korea

China’s President Xi Jinping has called for restraint when dealing with North Korea during a telephone call with President Donald Trump, according to Chinese state media. The official broadcaster CCTV quoted Xi on Monday as telling Trump that China strongly opposed North Korea’s nuclear weapons programme, which are in violation of UN Council resolutions, and […]

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