Devastating effect on Turkey as US thwarts Iran oil sales

Devastating effect on Turkey as US thwarts Iran oil sales

Ankara, Turkey - Washington's unilateral decision to impose sanctions on Iran is set to hit Turkey next week, when an exemption on buying Iranian oil expires for the energy-hungry nation. When US President Donald Trump reimposed sanctions on Iran last November - after backing out of an internationally brokered deal to curb Tehran's nuclear programme…
Brazil: Native groups protest against ‘anti-indigenous’ Bolsonaro

Brazil: Native groups protest against ‘anti-indigenous’ Bolsonaro

Brasilia, Brazil - Thousands of indigenous people from across Brazil are gathering in the capital of Brasilia this week for the biggest indigenous protest in the country, the Free Land Camp. More than 4,000 indigenous people from hundreds of tribes across the country are expected to camp out in front of government buildings for three…
In India’s democracy, Muslims feel increasingly marginalised

In India’s democracy, Muslims feel increasingly marginalised

New Delhi, India - As India conducts the biggest democratic exercise in the world, its Muslim minority has little to cheer amid their increasing electoral marginalisation. In the lower house of the outgoing parliament known as Lok Sabha, there were only 22 Muslims of 543 politicians. The South Asian nation's largest minority forms some 14…
Sudan’s women protesters leading the pro-democracy movement

Sudan’s women protesters leading the pro-democracy movement

Khartoum, Sudan - It was the image that came to symbolise Sudan's uprising against longtime former President Omar al-Bashir; engineering and architecture student, Alaa Salah, 22, clad in white and standing on top of a car earlier this month, leading demonstrators in protest chants against al-Bashir's near-30-year reign. Salah also represents the fact that, for months,…
Armed men crossing from Libya alleged to be French spies

Armed men crossing from Libya alleged to be French spies

A group of armed French nationals intercepted along the Tunisia-Libya border last week are members of France's intelligence services, according to an unnamed source in Tunisia's presidency who was quoted by Radio France International (RFI). Tunisia's government denied the story, which came amid reports suggesting French citizens may have assisted renegade military commander Khalifa Haftar…
How will clashes in Libya affect refugees hoping to reach Europe?

How will clashes in Libya affect refugees hoping to reach Europe?

Names marked with an asterisk* have been changed to protect interviewees' identities. It's been three months since Abdi* went to Bani Walid, a town known to Libya's refugees and migrants as the "ghost city" due to the prevalence of smugglers known for torturing their human charges. The teenager was released from a Tripoli detention centre…
Libya: GNA forces repel Haftar’s offensive, retake Tripoli suburb

Libya: GNA forces repel Haftar’s offensive, retake Tripoli suburb

Troops loyal to Libya's internationally recognised government have retaken control of territory along the capital's southern districts from renegade military commander Khalifa Haftar's eastern-based forces. Forces aligned with the UN-recognised Government of National Accord (GNA) on Tuesday repelled Haftar's self-styled National Liberation Army (LNA) from the town of Aziziya, pushing the latter's troops to more…
Algeria: Billionaire brothers placed in temporary custody

Algeria: Billionaire brothers placed in temporary custody

Four brothers arrested on Monday as part of anti-corruption graft have been placed in temporary custody by a judge in Algiers, the private Ennahar TV channel report.  The decision on Wednesday to extend the pre-trial detention of the Kouninef brothers - business tycoons close to Algeria's former President Abdelaziz Bouteflika - comes as army chief…
Zarif slams US silence on Saudi Arabia mass executions

Zarif slams US silence on Saudi Arabia mass executions

Iran's Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif has criticised the administration of US President Donald Trump for not condemning a mass execution of prisoners in Saudi Arabia. On Tuesday, Saudi Arabia beheaded 37 of its citizens for what it said were "terrorism" related crimes, publicly pinning two of the bodies to a pole as a warning…
Rosia Montana: Seeds of utopia in town almost lost to gold mining

Rosia Montana: Seeds of utopia in town almost lost to gold mining

Transylvania, Romania - In 2013, Rosia Montana was almost destroyed to make way for a gold mine - plans that continue to haunt the village which sits in the Apuseni Mountains of western Transylvania. Six years ago, Gabriel Resources, a Canadian company, came close to destroying "red mountain" to build Europe's largest gold mine. Tens of thousands of people protested weekly for months…

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