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Russia Accuses U.S. of Funding Afghan Taliban

Russia Accuses U.S. of Funding Afghan Taliban

Moscow, Jul 12 (Prensa Latina) At the insistence of US politicians on Russia”s alleged cooperation with the Taliban movement, Russia denounced today the US funding of this organization. Our contacts with the Taliban seek to ensure the safety of Russian citizens in the Asian country and support the national conciliation …

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U.N. chief concerned about intensifying Nicaragua violence

U.N. chief concerned about intensifying Nicaragua violence

United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres is deeply concerned about intensifying violence in Nicaragua and deplores the loss of life in protests against Nicaraguan President Daniel Ortega, his spokesman said in a statement on Wednesday. “He urges all parties to respect the role of the mediators, to refrain from the use …

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Over 30 Daesh-linked suspects arrested in Istanbul

Over 30 Daesh-linked suspects arrested in Istanbul

A total of 33 Daesh-linked suspects, including 28 foreign nationals, have been arrested in anti-terror operations across Istanbul, a security source said on Thursday. Turkish security forces carried out simultaneous raids at 11 addresses in 5 districts of Istanbul, said the source who asked not to be named due to …

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France dismisses Iran’s denials over bomb plot

France dismisses Iran's denials over bomb plot

France rejected an Iranian protest over allegations of a state-directed plot to bomb an opposition rally near Paris last week, saying it would proceed with the extradition of a suspect to Belgium, where the attack was masterminded. Germany also plans to extradite an Iranian diplomat who was dramatically arrested on …

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Myanmar’s Military Orchestrated Rohingya Attacks

Myanmar's Military Orchestrated Rohingya Attacks

Facing stigma and discrimination in Iran; US “travel ban” upheld; alternative to migrant detention in the US scrapped; US court orders separated migrant families to be reunited; Europe divided over migration policy; holding those using chemical weapons in Syria and elsewhere to account; China & Russia seeking to gut UN …

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Police in World Cup host city say 16 venues evacuated as part of a drill

Police in World Cup host city say 16 venues evacuated as part of a drill

Police in the World Cup host city of Rostov-on-Don said on Wednesday they had evacuated 16 venues, including hotels and restaurants, as part of a drill. One of the venues, the Topos Congress-Hotel, was evacuated due to a suspected bomb threat, police earlier told Reuters.   Read More: https://www.reuters.com/article/us-soccer-worldcup-rostov-threat-drill/police-in-world-cup-host-city-say-16-venues-evacuated-as-part-of-a-drill-idUSKBN1JM35N

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18 Daesh-linked suspects arrested in Istanbul, Izmir

18 Daesh-linked suspects arrested in Istanbul, Izmir

Turkish security forces arrested 18 people in Istanbul and the Aegean province of Izmir for alleged links to the Daesh terror group, a police source said on Thursday. In Istanbul, counter-terrorism squads carried out simultaneous raids at 14 addresses in nine districts to apprehend 11 wanted suspects who were allegedly …

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Lebanon to Iran: Hezbollah to stay in Syria until it is ‘free’

Lebanon to Iran: Hezbollah to stay in Syria until it is 'free'

Lebanese Parliament Speaker Nabih Berri said Iranian and Hezbollah forces will not withdraw from Syria until the country is “liberated” and its “territorial integrity is restored.” Iran-backed forces such as Lebanon’s Hezbollah, a close political ally of Berri, have been key allies alongside Russia in supporting Syrian President Bashar al-Assad’s …

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At least 18 killed & a dozen wounded in Baghdad Blasts

At least 18 killed & a dozen wounded in Baghdad Blasts

At least 18 people were killed and over 90 wounded in an explosion in Baghdad’s Sadr City district on Wednesday, an Iraqi police source said. Photos from the scene showed a destroyed car and building as well as weeping relatives of victims.   Read More: https://www.trtworld.com/mea/at-least-18-killed-and-dozens-wounded-in-baghdad-blasts-18039

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Two Somali lawmakers killed in al-Shabaab

Two Somali lawmakers killed in al-Shabaab

Two lawmakers from Somalia’s semi-autonomous Hirshabelle state were killed on Tuesday along with several of their bodyguards in an ambush near the Somali capital Mogadishu claimed by militant Islamist group al Shabaab. Major Abdullahi Abdirahman, a Somali army officer, said the lawmakers had been riding in a small car escorted …

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Police Threaten Activists Reporting Abuse: Kenya

Police Threaten Activists Reporting Abuse: Kenya

Between August 2017 and March 2018, police and other officials targeted at least 15 activists and victims in Nairobi, the capital, and in the western county of Kisumu for intimidation, Human Rights Watch found. The intimidation included threats of arrest and other unspecified consequences, warnings not to post information about …

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Fifteen killed in Nicaragua protests

Fifteen killed in Nicaragua protests

At least fifteen people were killed and more than 200 injured on Wednesday in one of the worst days of violence since protests against Nicaraguan President Daniel Ortega began more than a month ago, police said on Thursday. The bloodshed was condemned by the Central American country’s Episcopal Conference of …

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ICC seeks UN help in arresting 3 Libyan fugitives

ICC seeks UN help in arresting 3 Libyan fugitives

The International Criminal Court’s chief prosecutor requested help from the United Nations Security Council on Wednesday to arrest three fugitives in Libya, including a military commander serving under strongman Khalifa Haftar and a son of the late leader Muammar Gaddafi. During a UN Security Council meeting, Fatou Bensouda noted that …

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