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Key events since Catalonia's independence vote

Added: 22.10.2017 16:42 | 0 views | 0 comments

As Catalonia's independence crisis deepens, here are the key events that have rocked the region since this month's referendum on splitting from Spain. Hundreds of thousands of Catalans vote in an independence referendum that goes ahead despite a court ban deeming it unconstitutional. The Catalan government says 90 percent of those who voted backed independence, but turnout was only 43 percent as many who oppose a split boycotted the referendum.


Who Killed 4 U.S. Soldiers in Niger?

Added: 22.10.2017 16:42 | 0 views | 0 comments

The group, known as ISIS in the Greater Sahara, has been active in Niger for roughly two years.


Donald Trump says 'end of Isis caliphate is in sight' after de-facto capital of Raqqa recaptured

Added: 22.10.2017 16:42 | 0 views | 0 comments

Donald Trump has said “the end of the Isis caliphate is in sight” following the recapturing of the Syrian city of Raqqa from the terrorist group – but Isis continues to hold significant territory in Iraq and Syria. Terror attacks in the UK and other Western countries are also likely to increase despite Isis being driven out of its de-facto capital, analysts have warned. “I am pleased to announce that the Syrian Democratic Forces, our partners in the fight against Isis in Syria, have successfully recaptured Raqqa – the terrorist group’s self-proclaimed capital city,” Mr Trump said in a statement.


Russia accuses U.S.-led coalition of decimating civilians in former ISIS stronghold Raqqa

Added: 22.10.2017 16:26 | 0 views | 0 comments

Russia accused the U.S.-led coalition in Syria of wiping Raqqa "off the face of the earth."

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Meth seizures shoot up in Myanmar's crisis-hit Rakhine

Added: 22.10.2017 15:43 | 0 views | 0 comments

Myanmar police have seized more than $5 million worth of methamphetamine pills in the north of violence-racked Rakhine state this month, an officer said Sunday. Millions of the caffeine-laced meth tablets were intercepted in Maungdaw district, the centre of an army-led crackdown that has driven more than half a million Rohingya Muslims to flee across the border into Bangladesh in just two months. Myanmar troops poured into the area in late August to launch a counter-offensive against Rohingya militants who attacked police posts.


No dialogue yet between rivals in Gulf crisis: Tillerson

Added: 22.10.2017 15:39 | 0 views | 0 comments

October 23, 2017 3:39 AM
DOHA (AFP) - US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson on Sunday (Oct 22) said talks between feuding Gulf states remained unlikely, as a Saudi-led boycott of Qatar nears its sixth month.

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WATCH: Drone soars over Raqqa, shows flattened, crumbling buildings

Added: 22.10.2017 14:42 | 0 views | 0 comments

Raqqa, Syria, has suffered massive destruction since ISIS took over in 2014.

Tags: Syria, ISIS

Tillerson visits Qatar in new push to end Gulf crisis

Added: 22.10.2017 13:34 | 0 views | 0 comments

Top US diplomat arrives in Doha after visit in Saudi Arabia as part of renewed efforts to resolve GCC diplomatic rift.


Spain Takes Control of Catalonia, Pushing a Crisis Into Higher Gear

Added: 22.10.2017 12:42 | 0 views | 0 comments

Spain has acted upon Article 155


The Latest: King: Catalonia is "an essential part" of Spain

Added: 22.10.2017 11:27 | 0 views | 0 comments

BARCELONA, Spain (AP) — The Latest on the Spain-Catalonia political crisis (all times local):


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