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Tal Afar: Between America and Daesh

The organization ISIS and its leaders have began using Alheilodot aircraft, and military logistics and field preparations of all parties that will participate in the operation of the district of Tal Afar’s Nineveh province started to liberate it from the clutches of Daesh fighters, and the Iraqi security and military forces initiated its preparations to besiege all outskirts of the ... Read More »

Inside a day of violence, terror in Charlottesville

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) — It started with threats, taunting and racial slurs, and escalated to total pandemonium — hand-to-hand combat in the streets of Charlottesville. White nationalists and counter-demonstrators threw punches, screamed, set off smoke bombs. They hurled water bottles, balloons of paint, containers full of urine. They unleashed chemical sprays. Some waved Confederate flags. Others burned them. I watched, ... Read More »

Burials for Sierra Leone mudslide victims

Nearly half of the 400 people known to have died in a mudslide and flooding on the outskirts of the Sierra Leone capital Freetown have already been buried, health officials say. The government had said mass burials would be postponed until Thursday to allow relatives to identify victims. But the chief pathologist of Freetown told the BBC that some interments ... Read More »

Trump adviser Steve Bannon dubs white nationalists ‘clowns’

The chief White House strategist Steve Bannon has attacked white nationalists as “clowns” as the fallout from violent protests in Charlottesville continues. Mr Bannon once headed the far-right Breitbart News, seen as both a major channel for nationalism and key in helping Donald Trump win election. But he told The American Prospect: “Ethno-nationalism – it’s losers”. Questions surround Mr Bannon’s ... Read More »

Alleged driver of car that plowed into Charlottesville crowd was a Nazi sympathizer, former teacher says

CHARLOTTESVILLE — A man accused of plowing a car into a crowd of activists here — killing one person and injuring 19 — long sympathized with Nazi views and had stood with a group of white supremacists hours before Saturday’s bloody crash. The alleged driver, James Alex Fields Jr., a 20-year-old who traveled to Virginia from Ohio, had espoused extremist ... Read More »

Charlottesville: White House defends Trump response

The White House has defended President Donald Trump’s reaction to deadly violence over a white supremacist rally in Virginia, amid criticism he did not explicitly condemn far-right groups. But a spokesman said his condemnation included white supremacists. A woman was killed on Saturday when a car rammed into a crowd protesting against the rally in Charlottesville. Separately, a rally organiser ... Read More »

Burkina Faso restaurant attack ‘kills 17’

Seventeen people have been killed and eight wounded in a “terrorist attack” in the centre of the capital of Burkina Faso, Ouagadougou, the government says. Three gunmen opened fire on customers seated outside a restaurant, witnesses were quoted as saying. Security forces killed two attackers, the authorities said, but some people are still reported to be trapped in the building. ... Read More »

Abadi’s vision for Iraq after ISIS

After he succeeded in reorganizing the Iraqi army in record time after its defeat and sudden repercussions in Mosul and Nineveh province three years ago, the Iraqi Prime Minister Dr. Haider al-Abadi managed , who was brought to the rescue and reform , to achieve the first big major goal, the liberation of Mosul and the majority of areas of ... Read More »

Philip Hammond and Liam Fox in post-Brexit deal call

The UK will need a transition period to help businesses adjust after Brexit, the chancellor and the international trade secretary have said. In a joint Sunday Telegraph article, Philip Hammond and Liam Fox stressed any deal would not be indefinite or a “back door” to staying in the EU. Their comments are being seen as an attempt to show unity ... Read More »

A reckoning in Charlottesville

In the middle of Emancipation Park in Charlottesville on Saturday, two young women, one white and one black, took each other’s hands and held them tightly, and with their other hands they gripped the steel barrier in front of them. A few feet away, a young white man with a buzzed haircut and sunglasses leaned towards them over a facing ... Read More »