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  • Tanzania arrests 104 suspected militants

    October 21, 2018 12:00 AM

    DAR ES SALAAM: Tanzanian police have arrested 104 suspected militants planning to establish bases in neighbouring Mozambique, where scores of people have been killed in Islamist attacks over the last year, a senior official said on Saturday. Forty attacks have been carried out since October 2017 in Mozambique´s Cabo Delgado province, an area near the Tanzanian

  • Peru’s new interior minister sworn in amid judge scandal

    October 21, 2018 12:00 AM

    LIMA: President Martin Vizcarra swore in a retired police general as Peru’s new interior minister Friday to replace Mauro Medina, who resigned after a fugitive supreme court judge fled to Spain. Carlos Moran took the oath of office in a brief ceremony at the government headquarters as Vizcarra sought to cap a difficult week for his fledgling government

  • Turkey will ‘reveal whatever happened’ in Khashoggi death

    October 21, 2018 12:00 AM

    STANBUL: Turkey vowed Saturday to reveal all details of the death of journalist Jamal Khashoggi after Saudi Arabia admitted he was killed at its Istanbul consulate, state media reported. “Turkey will reveal whatever had happened. Nobody should ever doubt about it,” said Omer Celik, spokesman for the ruling Justice and Development Party (AKP), the Anadolu

  • Comoros says rebels must withdraw

    October 21, 2018 12:00 AM

    MUTSAMUDU: The Comoros government said Saturday that rebels on the island of Anjouan had to disarm by Monday and allow the city centre of Mutsamudu to return to normal after a week of clashes. Security forces and rebels opposed to President Azali Assoumani have fought in the narrow streets of the medina quarter in Mutsamudu, with at least three people

  • IS frees six Syria Druze women, children after three-month ordeal

    October 21, 2018 12:00 AM

    BEIRUT: The Islamic State group has released two women and four children among 27 surviving Druze hostages it seized during a deadly July attack on the minority community’s heartland in southern Syria. State television broadcast footage of the six arriving in the city of Sweida on Saturday, joyful at being reunited with their families but haggard after

  • Canada to resettle group of Syrian White Helmets

    October 21, 2018 12:00 AM

    OTTAWA: Canada is preparing to welcome a group of Syrian White Helmets rescuers, officials said on Friday, without specifying when they will be resettled. “Together with a core group of international allies, Canada is working to resettle a group of White Helmets and their families after they had to flee Syria as a result of being specifically targeted

  • IS frees six Syria: Druze women, children after 3-month ordeal

    October 21, 2018 12:00 AM

    BEIRUT: The Islamic State group has released two women and four children among 27 surviving Druze hostages it seized during a deadly July attack on the minority community´s heartland in southern Syria. State television broadcast footage of the six arriving in the city of Sweida on Saturday, joyful at being reunited with their families but haggard after

  • China’s ex-internet tsar pleads guilty

    October 20, 2018 12:00 AM

    BEIJING: The former head of internet censorship in China, Lu Wei, pleaded guilty to accepting at least 32 million yuan in bribes at a trial on Friday. Lu, who oversaw a tightening of online censorship during his tenure at the Cyberspace Administration of China, was a fierce defender of China’s policy of internet control. In 2016, he stepped down from his post, and officials

  • Russia to send mly trainers to CAR

    October 20, 2018 12:00 AM

    MOSCOW: Russia said on Friday it planned to send additional military equipment to Central African Republic (CAR) and deploy 60 more instructors to train the country’s armed forces, escalating its most significant military foray in Africa in decades. Russia donated hundreds of weapons and sent 175 trainers to CAR earlier this year to bolster the government’s

  • Giant galaxy supercluster found lurking in early Universe

    October 20, 2018 12:00 AM

    PARIS: Scientists have discovered a primitive "supercluster" of galaxies forming in the early Universe, just 2.3 billion years after the Big Bang. The structure, nicknamed Hyperion, is the largest and most massive to be found so early in the formation of the Universe, which sprang into existence around 13.7 billion years ago. Its titanic mass is one million