STAMPEDE KILLS 56 AT FUNERAL FOR IRANIAN GENERAL SLAIN BY US

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7 JANUARY 2020 (SOURCE: AP) – A stampede broke out Tuesday at the funeral for a top Iranian general slain in a US airstrike, and at least 56 people were killed and more than 200 were injured as thousands thronged the procession, Iranian news reports said. The stampede took place in Kerman, the hometown of…

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SOLEIMANI ATTACK: WHAT DOES INTERNATIONAL LAW SAY?

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7 JANUARY 2020 (SOURCE: BBC) – US President Donald Trump ordered the drone strike that killed Iranian military commander Qasem Soleimani in Iraq but what are the legal grounds for this course of action? The US said: “This strike was aimed at deterring future Iranian attack plans.” So, what are the key issues when considering…

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ETHIOPIAN INFIGHTING THREATENS PRIME MINISTER’S REFORM PROCESS

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By Donnelly McCleland Ethiopia marked a national day of mourning on Monday [24 June] after four government officials [and a retired general], including the governor of the Amhara region and the chief of the army, were assassinated over the weekend in dual attacks in Addis Ababa and Amhara’s capital city, Bahir Dar. State forces shot…

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MALAYSIA ARRESTS 2ND SUSPECT OVER DEATH OF KIM’S BROTHER

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16 FEBRUARY 2017 — Malaysian police have arrested two women in the death of Kim Jong Nam, the half-brother of North Korea’s leader who was reportedly poisoned this week by a pair of female assassins as he waited for a flight in Malaysia, police said Thursday. The women were picked up separately Wednesday and early…

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