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Sudan: 246 protesters killed since December 2018

Some 246 protesters have been killed in unrest hitting Sudan since April 2018, the country’s doctors’ body said in a press release on Friday, Anadolu Agency reports. The statement by the Central Committee of Sudanese Doctors said more than 1,300 protesters were injured during the same period. It said: “246 people were killed since the eruption of protests in December 2018, around 127 of whom were …

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US House condemns Trump’s racist tweets against Muslim Congresswomen

The US House of Representatives yesterday voted to condemn President Donald Trump’s racist attack on four Congress members – Rashida Tlaib, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Ayanna Pressley and Ilhan Omar, reports Al Jazeera. This symbolic vote was mainly split along party lines, passing by a vote of 240-187 with only four Republicans joining all Democrats and one Independent in favor. The resolution “strongly …

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Report: Residents exhume Saddam Hussein grave, removed his body to unknown location

Speculations over the fate of the body of Iraq’s former President, Saddam Hussein, have resurfaced again with new reports claiming that the residents of al-Awja village near the northern city of Tikrit, the birthplace and the burial site of the Iraqi strongman have exhumed his grave and moved his body to a secret location. The Al-Arabiya news site quoted an unnamed Iraqi …

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Qatar foreign investments rise by 6.6% in first quarter of 2019

Qatar’s inward foreign investments have grown by 6.6 percent in the first quarter of 2019, local media reported yesterday. Quoting a joint study by the Qatari planning ministry and the country’s central, the media pointed out that the total foreign investments in Qatar had amounted to 722.6 billion Qatari riyals ($199.7 billion) at the end of the first quarter of …

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Iran reduces commitment to 2015 nuclear deal

DUBAI  – Iran said on Sunday it would further scale back its commitment to the 2015 nuclear deal with world powers, raising its uranium enrichment level to what officials said earlier was 5% to produce fuel for power plants. In a news conference, senior Iranian officials also said Tehran would keep reducing its commitments every 60 days unless signatories of …

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Sudan protesters rally against military rule

Sudanese protesters staged mass rallies in the capital Khartoum and other states today to demand the ruling military council to hand over power to civilian authorities, as reported by Anadolu Agency.  Waving the national flag, demonstrators chanted slogans against the Transitional Military Council (TMC) and waved banners condemning violence against protesters. Protesters also chanted calls for an investigation into the dispersal …

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Dutch queen criticized over meeting with Saudi prince

A United Nations official on Saturday joined Dutch lawmakers in criticizing Queen Maxima over a meeting she held with Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman on the sidelines of the G-20 summit in Osaka this week, Reuters reports. UN rapporteur on extrajudicial executions Agnes Callamard told newspaper Algemeen Dagblad it was “more than disappointing” that the Dutch queen had apparently not raised …

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Reports: Dubai princess left Crown Prince husband, fled UAE

Dubai’s Princess Haya Bint Al-Hussein has left her husband Crown Prince Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al-Maktoum and fled the United Arab Emirates (UAE). Princess Haya reportedly left her husband Al-Maktoum and fled the country with her two children, seven-year-old Zayed and 11-year-old Al Jalila. She is reported to have initially fled to Germany with the help of a German diplomat. Germany is …

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Trump: S400-F35 tension Obama’s fault, not Turkey’s

US President Donald Trump on Saturday gave strong messages on a wide array of global issues in his closing speech at the G20 summit in Osaka, Japan, Anadolu reports. In the Q&A session of his speech, in response to a question about the S400-F35 tension between the US and Turkey, Trump said he puts America first in all matters but cannot turn …

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