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‘Two Turkish policemen slain in PKK militant attacks’

ANKARA: (Web Desk)-Two Turkish police officers have been killed by militants from the Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) in two separate attacks in Turkey’s southeast, officials say. A security source, speaking on condition of anonymity, said PKK militants detonated a roadside bomb by remote control late on Monday as a military …

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Turkey has formally arrested over 16,000 over failed coup: Minister

ANKARA: Turkey says it has formally placed upwards of 16,000 people under arrest on the suspicion that they played a role in the failed coup in the country last month. Turkish Justice Minister Bekir Bozdag announced the figure in an interview with state-run Anadolu Agency, which was broadcast live on …

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Kenya Angers Taiwan by Deporting More Fraud Suspects to China

HONG KONG:(Web Desk)-Taiwan protested on Monday after five of its people were deported from Kenya to China, where they are wanted on suspicion of telecommunications fraud. Taiwan’s Mainland Affairs Council, which handles relations with China, said the deportations “show contempt for human rights” and “hurt the feelings of the Taiwanese …

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At least 33 killed in anti-government protests in Ethiopia

At least 33 people have lost their lives and dozens more injured across Ethiopia over the weekend during clashes between police and anti-government protesters. According to Ethiopian opposition party officials speaking on Monday, the fatalities occurred in the wake of violence which erupted during the weekend when police fired tear …

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Armed groups kill 14 in DR Congo’s troubled east

Armed groups in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) have killed at least 14 people during overnight attacks in the country’s troubled east, the army and local officials say. Captain Guillaume Ndjike, the DRC’s army spokesman, said on Monday that the fatalities occurred during multiple attacks which were carried …

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Syrian Army Advances in Northern Aleppo Amid Intensifying Battle

DAMASCUS: (Web Desk)- Syrian government troops and militants besieged in Aleppo are bracing for a final battle to gain control of the city, says a UK-based monitoring group. “Both sides are amassing their fighters in preparation for the great battle of Aleppo,” said the head of the Syrian Observatory for …

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