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Greece-Turkey quake: Nearly 360 injured in Turkey, report says

July 21, 2017 A policeman looks at a damaged mosque on the island of Kos on July 21, 2017, following a 6.5-magnitude earthquake which struck the region.PHOTO: AFP   ANKARA (AFP) – Almost 360 people were hurt in the Turkish resort of Bodrum after a magnitude 6.7 earthquake shook Greece and Turkey’s Aegean coast, the Turkish health minister said Friday ...

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Bahrain arrests suspects with terror links

Saudi Gazette Report | Thursday July 20, 2017   Manama — Bahrain has launched an investigation into an illegal organization formed with the aim of stalling the law, preventing the state from exercising its responsibilities, assaulting personal freedom and harming national unity, Chief of Terror Crime Prosecution Advocate General Ahmed Al Hammadi was quoted as saying by Bahrain News Agency ...

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Clashes between herdsmen, farmers kill 33 in Nigeria

By AFP | 20 July 2017 At least 33 people were killed in clashes between cattle herders and farmers in Nigeria’s northern Kaduna state, a police chief said   At least 33 people were killed in clashes between cattle herders and farmers in Nigeria’s northern Kaduna state, a police chief told AFP Thursday. Two days of violence between herders and ...

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State of emergency declared in parts of South Sudan

July 18, 2017   By Ismail Akwei with DENG MACHOL – AFRICANEWS CORRESPONDENT IN SOUTH SUDAN South Sudanese President Salva Kiir has declared a three-month state emergency in the northwestern part of the country after intensified inter-ethnic clashes. The president invoked the state of emergency in a decree read on the state-run SSBC TV evening news on Monday, July 17, ...

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Egypt’s Sisi stresses to Kuwait FM the necessity of confronting ‘policies that support terrorism’

Ahram Online | Monday 17 July 2017 Egypt’s President Abdel-Fattah El-Sisi speaks to Kuwait’s FM Shiekh Sabah Al-Khalid with the attendance of Egypt’s FM Sameh Shoukri in Cairo, July 17 (Photo: Al-Ahram)   Egypt’s President Abdel-Fattah El-Sisi received on Monday in Cairo Kuwaiti FM Sheikh Sabah Al-Khalid Al-Sabah, where El-Sisi stressed the necessity of confronting “policies that support terrorism” in ...

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Venezuela: woman shot dead as thousands vote in unofficial referendum

  President Nicolas Maduro denounces vote as illegal as activists say gunmen fired on crowd of protesters Opposition supporters wait near a polling station for results of an unofficial vote against President Nicolas Maduro’s government in Caracas, Venezuela, on Sunday. Photograph: Marco Bello/Reuters   Reuters Monday 17 July 2017 Gunmen in Venezuela shot into a crowd of voters on Sunday, ...

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Qatar is ‘undermining’ GCC allies, says UAE minister

Monday July 17, 2017 Minister of State for Foreign Affairs for the United Arab Emirates, Anwar Gargash, speaks at an event at Chatham House in London, Britain, on July 17, 2017. PHOTO: REUTERS   LONDON (AFP) – The United Arab Emirates warned Qatar on Monday (July 17) it could not belong to the Gulf Cooperation Council if it undermined regional ...

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Senegal suspends sports events after football deaths

AFP | Sunday 16 July 2017 People look at the scene after a wall collapsed at Demba Diop stadium July 15, 2017 in Dakar after a football game between local teams Ouakam and Stade de Mbour. Eight people were killed during Senegal’s football league final in Dakar on Saturday in a stampede that broke out following clashes at the end ...

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