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  • Arab states issue ultimatum to Qatar

    June 24, 2017 3:40 AM 5

    A Qatari government spokesman said Doha was reviewing the list of demands and that a formal response would be made by the foreign ministry. DUBAI/DOHA – Four Arab states that imposed a boycott on Qatar have issued an ultimatum to Doha to close Al Jazeera television, curb ties with Iran, shut a Turkish base and pay reparations, demands so far reaching

  • London Evacuates More Than 800 Households Due to Safety Concerns

    June 24, 2017 3:09 AM 2

    The evacuations follow a deadly fire at the Grenfell Tower, where flammable cladding likely contributed to the deaths of at least 79 residents. Upon receiving the evacuation announcement, some Camden residents were upset about being forced to leave their homes on such short notice. “I just think it’s a complete overreaction,” Edward Strange, an evacuated

  • Brexit one year on: how Brussels sees it

    June 24, 2017 12:00 AM 5

    It’s simply business as usual for a strangely unobsessed European Commission The message from Brussels to London after Theresa May’s election drubbing was simple: “We are ready to talk as soon as you are.” The talks duly opened on June 19th. They were more about procedure and timing than substance, and there was little commentary, publicly anyway, beyond

  • Uganda: Donors pledge $352 million for refugees

    June 23, 2017 6:36 PM

    In just the past year, the overall refugee population in Uganda has more than doubled, largely due to an influx of desperate people fleeing violence and instability in South Sudan - from 500,000 to more than 1.25 million - making the East African country host to the world's fastest growing refugee emergency. "Malnutrition rates among refugees are alarming

  • Pakistan day of violence: Scores killed and injured

    June 23, 2017 6:11 PM 5

    Scores of people have been killed and many injured in bombings, protest marches and shootings in the north and south of Pakistan, officials say. At least 25 people were killed in two explosions at a market in the north-western town of Parachinar. The local MP told the BBC four more people died later when security forces confronted an angry crowd protesting

  • Ideas on the table for citizens' rights

    June 23, 2017 4:10 PM 4

    There was relief that the UK is at last putting its ideas on the table but concerns over the British plans for EU citizens reflect Theresa May's fundamental bind. She faces a united opposing front here in Brussels, at least for now. There are clashing expectations from the public at home - who want different things from departure. And of course varying

  • Will Qatar agree to Arab countries' new list of demands? Unlikely

    June 23, 2017 2:10 PM 5

    1) Scale back diplomatic ties with Iran; close Iranian diplomatic missions in Qatar; expel members of Iran's Revolutionary Guard; cut military and intelligence cooperation with Iran. Trade and commerce with Iran must meet U.S. and international sanctions and not jeopardize security of the Gulf Cooperation Council. 2) Immediately shut down the Turkish

  • Slippage in the DR Congo: Where are the UN and South Africa?

    June 23, 2017 1:52 PM 6

    In 2016, one of the defining terms when it came to the Democratic Republic of Congo’s (DRC) political situation was “le glissement”. Meaning “slippage”, this word was popularly used to refer to President Joseph Kabila’s efforts to stay in office by repeatedly delaying elections. The strategy worked. Kabila’s mandate officially ended in December 2016, yet he is still

  • London mosque driver charged with ‘terrorism-related murder’

    June 23, 2017 1:44 PM 6

    By AGENCE FRANCE PRESSE, LONDON, United Kingdom, Jun 23 – The British van driver who mowed down Muslim worshippers near a London mosque this week was charged Friday with terrorism-related murder and attempted murder, officials said. Darren Osborne, 47, will appear before magistrates in central London later Friday in relation to the charges, police and prosecutors

  • Five family members die in Voi crash

    June 23, 2017 12:39 PM 1

    Voi OCPD Joshua Chesire said the accident involved a matatu which was ferrying the body from Mombasa to Wundanyi and a lorry which was heading to Voi. Four people died on the spot while the other died on arrival at the County referral hospital in Voi. Eight other passengers were admitted at Ikanga hospital with injuries. The husband to the deceased also died. Close