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WAR IN AFGHANISTAN, STILL THE DEADLIEST CONFLICT IN THE WORLD

18th Sep 2019 . by Andrew Richards

18 SEPTEMBER 2019 (SOURCE: THE NEW ARAB) -An average of 74 people were killed every day in Afghanistan last month, a BBC investigation has revealed. It reported 611 security incidents killing 2,307 people. Most of the people killed were combatants, including US and Afghan security and military forces, as well as Taliban fighters. An additional 1,908 people were injured. The highest…

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ISRAELI ELECTIONS: NETANYAHU GOES FOR RECORD FIFTH TERM

17th Sep 2019 . by Andrew Richards

17 SEPTEMBER 2019 (SOURCE: REUTERS) –Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu faces a battle for political survival in a closely fought election on Tuesday that could end his 10-year domination of national politics. Opinion polls put former armed forces chief Benny Gantz’s centrist Blue and White party neck-and-neck with Netanyahu’s right-wing Likud, and suggest the far-right…

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ATTACK ON SAUDI ARABIA’S OIL FACILITIES COULD SEE CONFRONTATION WITH IRAN

16th Sep 2019 . by Andrew Richards

16 SEPTEMBER 2019 (SOURCE: REUTERS) –U.S. President Donald Trump said on Sunday the United States was “locked and loaded” for a potential response to the attack on Saudi Arabia’s oil facilities, after a senior U.S. administration official said Iran was to blame. Trump also authorized the use of the U.S. emergency oil stockpile to ensure…

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WORLD’S FIRST MALARIA VACCINE RELEASED IN KENYA

13th Sep 2019 . by Andrew Richards

13 SEPTEMBER 2019 (SOURCE: BBC) -The world’s first malaria vaccine is being rolled out in Kenya from Friday. It is the third African country to take part in the scheme after Ghana and Malawi. Across the three countries, more than 300,000 children under the age of two are expected to be given the vaccine each…

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NETANYAHU’S WEST BANK PLEDGE ALARMS MIDDLE EASTERN STATES

12th Sep 2019 . by Andrew Richards

12 SEPTEMBER 2019 (SOURCE: REUTERS) – Middle Eastern nations have expressed alarm at a plan by Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to annex parts of the occupied West Bank if he wins a closely contested election less than a week away. Netanyahu said on Tuesday he would annex the Jordan Valley, a large swathe of…

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TRUMP FIRES BOLTON RAISING HOPES FOR NEW TALKS WITH NORTH KOREA AND IRAN

11th Sep 2019 . by Andrew Richards

11 SEPTEMBER 2019 (SOURCE: CNN) – President Donald Trump abruptly announced in a tweet Tuesday that he has asked national security adviser John Bolton to resign, noting that he “strongly disagreed with many” of Bolton’s suggestions “as did others in the administration.” “I thank John very much for his service. I will be naming a new…

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NIGERIA TO EVACUATE 640 CITIZENS FROM SOUTH AFRICA AFTER XENOPHOBIC ATTACKS

10th Sep 2019 . by Andrew Richards

10 SEPTEMBER 2019 (SOURCE: CNN) -Nigeria will evacuate hundreds of its citizens from South Africa following a string of xenophobic attacks, a government official told CNN on Monday. Flights carrying the returnees will start leaving Johannesburg by Wednesday, said Abike Dabiri-Erewa, chairwoman of the Nigerians in the Diaspora Commission. “We have 640 Nigerians that want…

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TRUMP ENDS TALIBAN PEACE TALKS

9th Sep 2019 . by Andrew Richards

09 SEPTEMBER 2019 (SOURCE: REUTERS) – President Donald Trump’s decision to cancel Afghan peace talks will cost more American lives, the Taliban said on Sunday while the United States promised to keep up military pressure on the militants, in a stunning reversal of efforts to forge a deal ending nearly 20 years of war in…

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UK LAWMAKERS VOTE TO BLOCK ‘NO-DEAL’ BREXIT

5th Sep 2019 . by Andrew Richards

5 SEPTEMBER 2019 (SOURCE: REUTERS) –The British parliament voted on Wednesday to prevent Prime Minister Boris Johnson taking Britain out of the European Union without a deal on 31 October, but rejected his first bid to call a snap election two weeks before the scheduled exit. After wresting control of the day’s parliamentary agenda from…

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NEW US-LED PATROLS IN PERSIAN GULF RAISE STAKES WITH IRAN

4th Sep 2019 . by Andrew Richards

04 SEPTEMBER 2019 (SOURCE: AP) -As the U.S. tries a new way to protect shipping across the Persian Gulf amid tensions with Iran, it finds itself sailing into uncertain waters. For decades, the U.S. has considered the waters of the Persian Gulf as critical to its national security. Through the gulf’s narrow mouth, the Strait…

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