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August 9, 2017 10:38 AM Car rams into soldiers in Paris suburb in suspected terrorist attack

PARIS (Reuters) - A car rammed into a group of soldiers in a Parisian suburb on Wednesday, injuring six before speeding off in what officials identified as a suspected terrorist attack. The vehicle, a BMW, was parked in an alley before it accelerated into the soldiers as they left their barracks to go on patrol, said Patrick Balkany, mayor of Levallois-Perret 7

August 8, 2017 2:06 PM Shiite Militia Blames U.S. for Attack That Killed Dozens on the Syria-Iraq Border

The U.S.-led coalition in Iraq and Syria has denied killing dozens of Shiite militia fighters in an artillery attack near the al-Tanf border. The Iran-backed Sayyid al-Shuhada Brigade operating along the border between Iraq and Syria had earlier accused the U.S. of the killings. The Associated Press reported that more than 40 of the fighters were killed 22

August 7, 2017 7:23 PM Hopeful about ‘de-escalation’ in Syria? Think again

Hopes raised by the setting up of “de-escalation zones” in Syria may well be dashed by developments on the ground in the last few days that bode very ill for civilians in various parts of the country. Firstly, the zones themselves are being tested. On Friday, the one north of Homs in western Syria saw fighting between opposition fighters and the regime 67

August 5, 2017 3:45 PM ‘This is a kidnapping’: Government forces surround office of chief critic of Venezuelan president

BREAKING NEWS, 11:43 a.m.: Venezuela’s chief prosecutor, a vocal critic of the president, has been removed from office in a crackdown on dissent. A new governing body, called “the puppet congress” of President Nicolás Maduro, stripped Luisa Ortega of her title and replaced her with a government loyalist. CARACAS — Government forces surrounded the offices 25

August 1, 2017 4:38 PM Turkey coup trial: Almost 500 in court amid protests

Almost 500 people arrested after last year’s failed coup in Turkey have appeared in court accused of taking part in the plot. Some of the handcuffed defendants were jeered as they were individually escorted into court by police and armed guards in front of TV cameras. The trial focuses on events at the Akinci airbase which it is alleged was the plotters’ 15

August 1, 2017 6:31 AM Anti-galamsey task force won’t ‘beat’ Ghanaians – Amewu

The anti-galamsey task force deployed to enforce the country’s laws against illegal mining will not attack Ghanaians, Minister of Lands and Natural Resources, Peter Amewu has assured. The joint team is expected to clamp down on the illegal activity in the Ashanti, Eastern and Western Regions. “This is a directive with about seven ministerial committees 54

July 31, 2017 11:43 PM ISIS claims responsibility for attack on Iraqi embassy in Kabul

KABUL: Militant group Islamic State on Monday claimed responsibility for an attack on the Iraqi embassy in Kabul that began with a suicide bomber blowing himself up at the main gate, allowing gunmen to enter the building and battle security forces. The assault comes a week after 35 people were killed in a Taliban attack on government workers in the Afghan 14

July 31, 2017 8:26 PM Police re-assure citizenry of full protection

Tamale, July 31, GNA - Mr Akuribah Yaagy, the Director General of the National Patrols Department has re-assured Ghanaians of the commitment of the police service to curb criminal attacks on citizens as well as personnel of the security. Mr Yaagy gave the assurance in Tamale at the weekend during a meeting with some police personnel in the Northern Region 14

July 30, 2017 12:27 PM Nigerian military ordered to boost response to Boko Haram

Nigeria's military has been ordered to strengthen its response to Boko Haram after 69 people were killed in an ambush earlier this week, the government said on Sunday. Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo held emergency talks with top brass to discuss Tuesday's attack, which targeted an oil exploration team in the northeastern state of Borno. The attack was the worst 10

July 30, 2017 7:02 AM Boko Haram ambush death toll hits 69

Kano- At least 69 people are known to have died in a Boko Haram ambush of an oil exploration team in northeast Nigeria, as three men kidnapped by the jihadists made a video appeal. Experts said the attack - Boko Haram's bloodiest this year - underscored the persistent threat it poses, despite government claims the group is a spent force. "So far the death 76