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Flooding Kills At Least 24 In Afghanistan

May 25, 2019           |                                       

Heavy rains in many parts of Afghanistan have triggered flooding, killing at least 24 people and injuring 11 others in the past 48 hours, officials said on May 25. According to the Ministry for Disaster Management and Humanitarian Affairs, the flooding has affected six of Afghanistan’s 34 provinces, including the capital, Kabul. In central Bamyan […]

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Serbia Introduces Life Sentences Without Parole, Despite Council Of Europe's Concerns

May 21, 2019           |                                       

BELGRADE — Serbian lawmakers have voted to introduce life imprisonment without parole for some serious crimes, despite concerns voiced by the Council of Europe’s top human rights official. Parliament on May 21 approved amendments to the Balkan country’s Criminal Code, which resulted from a petition launched by the father of a teenage girl who was […]

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Yemen’s Houthis Say They Launched Drone Strike On Saudi Airport

May 21, 2019           |                                       

The Houthis’ news channel said early Tuesday morning they targeted the airport in Najran, Saudi Arabia, striking an arms depot there with a Qasf-2k drone. Najran is a city in the southwest of Saudi Arabia close to the border of Yemen. Col Turki al-Maliki, the spokesman for the Saudi-led coalition, said the Houthis “tried to […]

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Trump May Pardon US Troops Accused or Convicted of War Crimes

May 19, 2019           |                                       

While the Pentagon rarely goes to the lengths of pursuing war crimes charges against American troops, the sheer number of US wars at any given time mean there will inevitably be some. Officials say President Trump is preparing to pardon some of them. President Trump has made expedited requests for the paperwork to pardon troops, […]

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Sri Lanka: Candidate for a New NATO Base?

May 2, 2019           |                                       

Sri Lanka, Easter Sunday, 21 April 2019: More than half a dozen bomb blasts shook the country killing from 250 to more than 350 people. Depending on who counts, the death toll varies. The devastation took place in several catholic churches and luxury hotels. Other explosions, including from – what they say – are suicide […]

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Pakistani Prime Minister Begins First Official Visit To Iran

April 21, 2019           |                                       

Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan has begun his first official visit to neighboring Iran for talks set to focus on strengthening bilateral ties, “fighting terrorism, and safeguarding borders,” Iranian state media reported. The two-day trip started on April 21 with a stopover in the holy city of Mashhad, where Khan was expected to visit the […]

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Pakistan Says Iran-Based Group Behind Deadly Attack

April 20, 2019           |                                       

Pakistan has urged Iran to take action against terrorist groups believed to be behind the killing of 14 soldiers earlier this week. “We hope that Iran will take visible action,” Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi said during an April 20 press conference. Qureshi said 15 gunmen wearing military uniforms ambushed a bus in southwestern Balochistan […]

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The Trump Administration Has Thrown Out Protections for Migratory Birds

April 14, 2019           |                                       

Ocasio-Cortez Is Winning the Battle Against GOP Sexists A Progressive US Policy Must Extend Beyond Open Borders Trump’s New Proposal Cheats 8 Million Working People of Overtime Pay Insurance Industry Whistleblower Exposes Effort to Crush Medicare for All Strikes Are the Only Way Out of Our Current Crisis “Medicare-X” Wouldn’t Expand Access to Reproductive Health […]

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At 9:30 in the morning of March 26, the start of the fifth year of the Saudi-led coalition war against Yemen, the entrance to a rural hospital in the northwest part of the country was teeming as patients waited to be seen and employees arrived at work. Suddenly, missiles from an airstrike hit the hospital, […]

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Thirteen Killed In Crash Of Military Helicopter In Kazakhstan

March 27, 2019           |                                       

A Kazakh military helicopter has crashed on a training flight, killing all 13 people on board, the Defense Ministry said. The ministry said the helicopter went down on March 27 in the Zhalagash region in southern Kazakhstan, east of the Aral Sea. The Mi-8 helicopter was part of a group of aircraft flying from Aktau […]

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Report: Saudi Airstrikes Kill at Least 50 Houthis in Yemen’s Maarib Province

March 25, 2019           |                                       

According to the Saudi-backed Yemeni government, a series of Saudi-led airstrikes targeted the Maarib Province on Monday, killing at least 50 members of the Shi’ite Houthi movement. The attacks centered on Serwah District, the last district in oil-rich Maarib that is under the control of the Houthis. It’s unclear who the targeted Houthis were, and […]

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