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Morsi’s death sentence annulled by Egypt’s highest court

  • 15 November 2016 - 14:32
Morsi’s death sentence annulled by Egypt’s highest court

BBC - Egypt's highest court has overturned a death sentence against ousted Islamist President Mohammed Morsi. Morsi had been condemned to death for his part in a mass prison break during the 2011 revolution. He was elected president in 2012, but removed by the military a year later after...

Russian MiG-29 warplane crashed into the Mediterranean

  • 15 November 2016 - 10:55
Russian MiG-29 warplane crashed into the Mediterranean

A Russian MiG-29 fighter jet has crashed into the Mediterranean Sea as it tried to land on the Admiral Kuznetsov aircraft carrier, the country's defence ministry has said, BBC said. The pilot ejected safely from the plane, the ministry said. The Admiral Kuznetsov is part of a group of...

Syrian government tells east Aleppo residents to evacuate via text messages

  • 14 November 2016 - 11:35
Syrian government tells east Aleppo residents to evacuate via text messages

CNN - Residents in war-ravaged eastern Aleppo received a dire warning early Sunday: Prepare for your city to be bombed and evacuate in the next 24 hours. The warning came via text message, urging the sick and wounded to flee before a "strategically planned assault using high precision...

Iraq: IS suicide bomber kills 6, other IS bombers caught

  • 14 November 2016 - 11:33
Iraq: IS suicide bomber kills 6, other IS bombers caught

A suicide bomber killed six people in the Iraqi town of Ain Al-Tamur, but authorities killed another five would-be attackers and prevented them from detonating their devices, reported the CNN. ISIS' media wing, Amaq, claimed responsibility for the attack, it added. Amaq said the attackers...

Donald Trump to deport 3 million illegal migrants from US

  • 13 November 2016 - 20:33
Donald Trump to deport 3 million illegal migrants from US

BBC - US President-elect Donald Trump has said he will deport or jail up to three million illegal migrants initially. Those targeted would be migrants with criminal records, such as gang members and drug dealers, he told US broadcaster CBS in an interview. He also confirmed that another...

Iraqi forces retake ancient city of Nimrud from IS militants

  • 13 November 2016 - 17:36
Iraqi forces retake ancient city of Nimrud from IS militants

Iraqi government forces say they have captured Nimrud, the site of an ancient Assyrian city overrun by Islamic State (IS) group militants two years ago, according to a report by the BBC. In March 2015, officials and historians condemned IS for the destruction of the archaeological site, which...

IS-dug mass grave found on the outskirts of Mosul

  • 12 November 2016 - 16:40
IS-dug mass grave found on the outskirts of Mosul

IS militnats have reportedly shot and killed scores of civilians in Mosul in recent days, according to the UN. The UN also confirmed the discovery of a mass grave in the nearby town of Hammam al-Alil in which more than 100 bodies were found, ALJazeera reported according to Reuters. In a brief...

Anti-Trump protester shot in Portland, US police reported

  • 12 November 2016 - 12:03
Anti-Trump protester shot in Portland, US police reported

One protester has been shot and injured during a protest against President-elect Donald Trump in Portland, Oregon, US police said in a statement, the New Arab wrote. The protester was taking part in a demonstration against the recently-elected president when he was shot by a man on a bridge in...

Riot police crack down Egyptians protesting austerity across country

  • 11 November 2016 - 16:59
Riot police crack down Egyptians protesting austerity across country

Egyptian police quashed a number of small protests across the country on Friday and arrested dozens of protesters as calls for an uprising against the rising prices largely went unheeded. Police rounded up at least 130 protesters across the country, a security official said, according to The New...

Obama welcomed Trump in the White House

  • 10 November 2016 - 19:38
Obama welcomed Trump in the White House

BBC - President Barack Obama is hosting his successor Donald Trump at the White House for what could prove to be awkward transition talks. The Republican president-elect has questioned Mr Obama's US citizenship and vowed to dismantle his legacy. During the campaign, Mr Obama called Mr Trump...

Iraqi forces torture and kill residents of villages near Mosul

  • 10 November 2016 - 15:36
Iraqi forces torture and kill residents of villages near Mosul

BBC - Men dressed in Iraqi federal police uniforms are reported to have tortured and killed residents of villages south of Mosul, Amnesty International says. Evidence gathered by the group suggests up to six people from the Shura and Qayyarah sub-districts were shot dead after being detained on...

Thousands go on protests across the US against Donald Trump election

  • 10 November 2016 - 12:37
Thousands go on protests across the US against Donald Trump election

BBC - Thousands of demonstrators have taken to the streets of several US cities to protest against the election of Donald Trump. Many shouted the slogan "Not my president". Others burned orange-haired effigies of the businessman. Mr Trump will become the 45th US president after securing a...

IS recruiter arrested in Germany with four other militants

  • 9 November 2016 - 19:27
IS recruiter arrested in Germany with four other militants

Five people linked to the so-called Islamic State (IS) group have been arrested in co-ordinated raids in Germany, including a senior Islamist figure, reports say. Flats were raided in northern and western Germany and a mosque was searched near Hanover. Among those arrested was an...

US-led coalition warplanes kill 20 civilians in raids near Syria’s Raqqa

  • 9 November 2016 - 17:45
US-led coalition warplanes kill 20 civilians in raids near Syria’s Raqqa

A US-led coalition air strike killed at least 20 civilians in a village north of so-called Islamic State's Syrian stronghold of Raqqa, activists say, the BBC reported. According to the BBC, the UK-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights reported that six women and a child were among those who...

Donald Trump wins the White House as 45th US President

  • 9 November 2016 - 09:04
Donald Trump wins the White House as 45th US President

Donald Trump will become the 45th US president after a stunning victory over Democrat Hillary Clinton. BBC - The Republican nominee's projected victory came down to a handful of key swing states, despite months of polling that favoured Mrs Clinton. The battlegrounds of Florida, Ohio and...

Iraqi experts discover IS mass grave near Mosul

  • 8 November 2016 - 14:57
Iraqi experts discover IS mass grave near Mosul

According to the BBC, Iraqi forensic experts are investigating a mass grave that was discovered by troops advancing towards the Islamic State-held city of Mosul. The Iraqi military has said the grave, in the grounds of an agricultural college in the town of Hamam al-Alil, contains about 100...

Russia rains down parachute bombs on Aleppo killing a t least a dozen of civilians

  • 8 November 2016 - 13:31
Russia rains down parachute bombs on Aleppo killing a t least a dozen of civilians

Russian bombers have killed 11 civilians and injured dozens more in Aleppo after a night of heavy aerial bombardment in the war-torn Syrian city, the News reported. Using parachute bombs, Russian jets struck civilian areas less than 24 hours after a ceasefire by Russian and Syrian government...

Clinton and Trump await voting announcement

  • 8 November 2016 - 09:40
Clinton and Trump await voting announcement

It’s less than two hours until polls open, and Hillary Clinton is in a much stronger electoral position than Donald Trump, according to CNN’s latest map. In the current snapshot, Clinton would only need to win one of the remaining battleground states to get to 270 electoral college votes...

Trump and Clinton are hours away from the White House

  • 7 November 2016 - 20:34
Trump and Clinton are hours away from the White House

Donald Trump's campaign team has sought to allay negative views expressed overseas towards its candidate, a day before the US goes to the polls. BBC wrote on Monday. Campaign manager Kellyanne Conway told the BBC such antipathy "doesn't reflect why Donald Trump is running and who he would be on...

US reluctant to verify Kurds-led offensive on IS Raqqa stronghold in Syria

  • 7 November 2016 - 12:57
US reluctant to verify Kurds-led offensive on IS Raqqa stronghold in Syria

Reuters - Although a U.S.-backed alliance of Syrian armed groups announced the kickoff of the offensive on Sunday, U.S. officials caution the fighters will first try to seal off and isolate the Islamic State stronghold, a process that could take two months or longer. As a result, the victor of...