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  • We didn’t plant story, claims United Arab Emirates


    THE UNITED ARAB EMIRATES (UAE) denied yesterday that it was behind May’s alleged planting of a false story on Qatar’s state media that precipitated the ongoing diplomatic row between Qatar and several of its Gulf rivals.

    On Sunday the Washington Post newspaper reported that...

    Tuesday 18th Jul 2017

    posted by Morning Star in World

  • Worshippers urged to pray on the street


    OFFICIALS at Jerusalem’s Al-Aqsa mosque called on worshippers to boycott the site yesterday after Israel imposed new security measures, including metal detectors.

    The Jordanian-administered Waqf authority called on Muslims “to reject and boycott all the Israeli aggression...

    Tuesday 18th Jul 2017

    posted by Morning Star in World

  • Afghanistan: 1,662 civilians killed this year, says UN


    A RECORD 1,662 Afghan civilians had been killed in the first six months of this year, UN high commissioner for human rights Zeid Ra’ad al-Hussein said yesterday.

    The report from his office blamed 1,141 of those deaths on guerilla bombing attacks. But Taliban spokesman Zabihullah...

    Tuesday 18th Jul 2017

    posted by Morning Star in World

  • Syria: Army’s advances slowly edge out fanatics


    THE Syrian army pushed south of the Euphrates river along a 30-mile-wide front yesterday in a bid to outflank Isis.

    Troops retook the Dayla oilfield, south-west of Raqqa, further cutting off the terrorists’ income stream.

    On Sunday evening soldiers crossed the desert...

    Tuesday 18th Jul 2017

    posted by Morning Star in World

  • South Africa: Communists widen split from ANC


    SACP brings 14th national congress to a close

    Monday 17th Jul 2017

    posted by John Haylett in World

  • Venezuela: Voters flock to polls for assembly vote rehearsal


    PRESIDENT Nicolas Maduro assured Venezuelans at the weekend that, despite the violent agenda promoted by sections of the opposition, peace would prevail for the constituent assembly election dry-run.

    “There are people here who want death and war. However, we did not allow that...

    Monday 17th Jul 2017

    posted by Morning Star in World

  • Israel reopens holy site but with new metal detectors


    ISRAELI occupation authorities reopened the Haram al-Sharif site in east Jerusalem yesterday after shutting it following an attack on Israeli police by three Arab citizens of Israel on Friday.

    Police announced also that security forces shot dead a 34-year-old Palestinian yesterday...

    Monday 17th Jul 2017

    posted by Morning Star in World

  • Turkey: Opposition accuses Erdogan of blocking probe into coup


    TURKEY’S main opposition party accused President Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s government yesterday of blocking a full investigation into last summer’s failed coup attempt and using a state of emergency to hide the truth.

    Republican People’s Party (CHP) spokesman...

    Monday 17th Jul 2017

    posted by Morning Star in World

  • Colombia: New decree to release Farc detainees confirmed


    COLOMBIAN Justice Minister Enrique Botero confirmed at the weekend that he will issue a new decree on releasing Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (Farc) detainees today.

    “It will be a decree that overcomes obstacles to materialisation of freedoms and to securing fulfilment...

    Monday 17th Jul 2017

    posted by Morning Star in World

  • SACP awards ‘London recruits’ hero


    BRITISH communist Ken Keable was delighted to receive an award on behalf of the “London recruits” from SACP general secretary Blade Nzimande.

    The recruits were internationalist volunteers approached in London by liberation movement armed wing leader Ronnie Kasrils to fulfil...

    Monday 17th Jul 2017

    posted by Morning Star in World


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