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Indian citizenship law ‘discriminatory’ against Muslims: UN

The United Nations human rights office voiced concern on Friday that India’s new citizenship law is “fundamentally discriminatory in nature” by excluding Muslims and called for it to be reviewed. Violent clashes erupted in Delhi between police and thousands of university students on Friday protesting the enactment of the contentious new law. Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s Hindu nationalist government has ... Read More »

Patients die as Manila traffic jams block ambulances

Gridlock in Manila is costing lives as ambulances stuck in traffic face severe delays in the race against the clock to reach the city’s hospitals, medics warn. Special lanes for emergency vehicles are not enforced, the infrastructure is outdated, and local drivers are often unwilling or unable to make way — a situation experts say is causing patients to die ... Read More »

Iraqi forces launch push to drive IS from Mosul

Khazer — Iraqi government and Kurdish forces, backed by US-led coalition air and ground support, launched coordinated military operations early on Monday as the long-awaited fight to wrest the northern city of Mosul from Islamic State fighters got underway. Convoys of Iraqi, Kurdish and US forces could be seen moving east of Mosul into the early hours of the day. ... Read More »

US strike on Syrian army not an honest mistake: Churkin

The US’ sudden attempt to “help” the Syrian army fighting ISIS in the eastern city of Deir ez-Zor, which resulted in a strike that killed and injured dozens of soldiers, does not look like an honest mistake, Russia’s UN envoy told journalists at the UNSC meeting. “It is highly suspicious that the United States chose to conduct this particular air ... Read More »

Bolivia, Venezuela, Ecuador recall ambassadors over Rousseff impeachment

Following Brazilian senators’ vote to strip Dilma Rousseff of her presidency, Bolivia, Venezuela and Ecuador announced that they are recalling their ambassadors in protest against what they said was a “coup against democracy.” On Wednesday senators voted to impeach Rousseff, who had been temporarily suspended in May on corruption allegations and illegal manipulations of the national budget. Following the vote ... Read More »

Guterres tops 3rd poll for UN chief: UN diplomat

United Nations — Portugal’s former prime minister Antonio Guterres topped the third successive poll of candidates seeking to succeed Ban Ki-moon as the next U.N. secretary-general, making him the clear front-runner for the job as the world’s top diplomat, U.N. diplomats said Monday. Slovakia’s Foreign Minister Miroslav Lajcak was the big surprise of the informal vote — jumping to second ... Read More »

Car bomb attack in Turkey kills 8 police; 45 hurt

Ankara —Turkey’s state-run news agency says at least eight police officers have been killed in a car-bomb attack targeting a checkpoint in southeast Turkey. Anadolu Agency says 45 people were wounded Friday in the attack that was carried out with a truck laden with explosives near the town of Cizre, in Sirnak province. Read More »

Russia could use Incirlik airbase ‘if necessary’: Turkish PM

Ankara wouldn’t mind it if Russia used the Incirlik airbase for its anti-terror missions against Islamic State terrorists in Syria, Turkey’s Prime Minister Binali Yildirim hinted on Saturday, but acknowledged that no such requests have been made., RT reported today. “Turkey opened Incirlik airbase to fight Daesh [Islamic State, formerly ISIS/ISIL] terrorists. It is being used by the US and ... Read More »

Naked Trump statues pop up in cities across US

New York — It’s Donald Trump like you’ve never seen him before. Life-size naked statues of the Republican presidential nominee greeted passers-by in New York, San Francisco, Los Angeles, Seattle and Cleveland on Thursday. They are the brainchild of an activist collective called INDECLINE, which has spoken out against Trump before. In a statement, the collective said the hope is ... Read More »

White suicide bomber suspect killed near Toronto

Canadian police reportedly killed a lone suspect in a major anti-terrorist takedown operation on Wednesday. The suspect was linked to Islamic State and believed to be behind a suicide bomb plot on a major Canadian city. The suspect was identified as Aaron Driver, 24, according to Canadian media. Read More »

Putin meets Erdogan since downing of Russian jet

Turkish president Recep Tayip Ergodan is meeting with “his friend” Vladimir Putin in hopes of turning a fresh page in the two countries’ relations. It is their first meeting since Turkey downed a Russian bomber over Syria last November. Ankara appears to expect much from the meeting, which is taking place in Saint Petersburg, Russia. Read More »

US heavy weapons found in terrorist-held Aleppo district

Footage has emerged online allegedly showing mortars, anti-tank missiles and grenades being uncovered along with a quantity of western (mostly US)-made weapons and ammunition in territories abandoned by terrorists in Syrian Aleppo. The video appeared online on Thursday and purported to show the discovery of a large cache of western arms and ammunition in a house in Aleppo’s eastern Bani ... Read More »

Trump under fire for saying Crimea people want to be with Russia

Senior current and former officials in Ukraine were outraged with US presidential candidate Donald Trump, who called their country “a mess” and said the people of Crimea would rather be with Russia than with Ukraine. In an interview broadcast Sunday on ABC’s ‘This Week’, Trump said he would look into how Crimea broke away from Ukraine after a 2013 armed ... Read More »