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Elite Guinea Army Unit Says It Has Toppled President Alpha Conde

Reuters SPECIAL forces soldiers appeared on Sunday to have ousted Guinea’s long-serving president, telling the nation they had dissolved its government and constitution and closed its land and air borders. As the United Nations condemned any takeover by force and the West African region’s economic bloc threatened reprisals, the elite army unit’s head, Mamady Doumbouya,

US Forces Disabled Aircraft, Armoury Left Behind At Kaboul Airport

BBC The US army made sure to disable their aircraft and armed vehicles left behind at Kabul Airport before they flew out on Monday night, officials say. Mission commander General Kenneth McKenzie said troops “demilitarized” 73 aircraft, 70 armoured tactical vehicles and 27 Humvees so they wouldn’t be used by the Taliban. “Those aircraft will

US Military Kills IS Kingpin In Drone Strike

BBC News THE US military says it believes it has killed a planner for a branch of the Islamic State (IS) group in a drone strike in eastern Afghanistan. The suspected member of the IS-K group was targeted in Nangahar Province. IS-K said it had carried out an attack outside Kabul airport on Thursday that

Taliban Set To Announce New Gvt

The Indian Express THE Taliban are likely to unveil a new governing framework for Afghanistan within the next few weeks, a spokesperson said on Saturday. “Legal, religious and foreign policy experts in the Taliban aim to present the new governing framework in the next few weeks,” the official told Reuters. Since returning to power in

UK Ambassador Personally Processing visas in Kabul

BBC THE UK’s Ambassador in Afghanistan, Sir Laurie Bristow, has remained in Kabul to help the evacuation of remaining Britons and has also been personally processing visa applications at the airport. He has been praised for putting his own evacuation plans on hold, with people including the leader of the UK’s Labour party, Sir Keir

Taliban Beating Afghan Fleeing Kabul

The Guardian TALIBAN promises of “safe passage” to the Kabul airport for Afghans trying to flee the country have been undermined by reports of women and children being beaten and whipped as they try to pass through checkpoints set up by the militants. With the Taliban in control of Afghanistan’s land border, Kabul airport is

Hundreds Killed In Haiti Earthquake

BBC OFFICIALS in Haiti have confirmed at least 1,297 people are dead after a powerful 7.2-magnitude earthquake hit the Caribbean nation on Saturday. Rescuers are picking through rubble in a desperate search for any survivors. Homes, churches and schools were among buildings flattened in the quake. Some hospitals were left overwhelmed and in need of

Those Children Could Be My relatives: Canada’s First Indigenous Forensic Pathologist On Unmarked graves

The Guardian Recently installed solar lights mark burial sites on Cowessess First Nation, where a search had found 751 unmarked graves from the former Marieval Indian residential school near Grayson, Saskatchewan. Photograph: Shannon Vanraes/Reuters In her job as a forensic pathologist, Kona Williams investigates hundreds of deaths a year. But when she heard that unmarked graves

Private Israeli Spyware Used Against Activists and Journalists

BBC Rights activists, journalists and lawyers around the world have been targeted with phone malware sold to authoritarian governments by an Israeli surveillance firm, media reports say. They are on a list of up to 50,000 phone numbers of people believed to be of interest to clients of the company, NSO, leaked to major news

Jovenel Moïse

Haiti President Killed In Home Attack

BBC HAITI’S President Jovenel Moïse has been killed in an attack on his home in the nation’s capital, according to the country’s interim prime minister. Claude Joseph said the president’s home in Port-au-Prince was stormed by unidentified armed men at 01:00 local time (05:00 GMT). First Lady Martine Moïse was also injured in the attack.

Philippines Plane Crashes With 92 On Board, 40 Survive

BBC A MILITARY transport aircraft carrying 92 people, mostly troops, has crashed in the southern Philippines. Seventeen bodies were found at the crash site on Jolo island, but 40 people survived and were taken to a nearby military hospital. The plane, a C130 Hercules, was trying to land at Jolo airport when it overshot the

George Floyd Murder Cop Jailed 22 Years

BBC The US white ex-police officer convicted of murdering African-American man George Floyd in Minneapolis in May 2020 has been sentenced to 22 years and six months in jail. The judge said Derek Chauvin’s sentence was based “on your abuse of a position of trust and authority, and also the particular cruelty shown” to Mr

Benjamin Netanyahu

Israel Prime Minister Ousted By Parliament

BBC Benjamin Netanyahu has lost his 12-year hold on power in Israel after the country’s parliament voted in a new coalition government. A new “government of change” will be led by right-wing nationalist Naftali Bennett of the Yamina party. He will lead an unprecedented coalition of parties which was approved with a razor-thin majority of