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Khalifa Haftar threatens to target Turkish forces in Libya

Libya’s strongman Khalifa Haftar has threatened to target Turkish forces, who have been deployed to Libya to support the UN-recognized government in the face of foreign actors like France, Saudi Arabia and Egypt.  Mr. Haftar described Turkey as “the colonizing enemy” who has to “leave peacefully or to be driven out by force.” The Turkish parliament recently ratified a motion to extend troop...

Maduro slams ‘terrorist attack’ on Venezuelan oil company’s pipeline

Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro has condemned a “terrorist attack” on a major gas pipeline at a time when the Latin American country is already reeling from fuel shortages due to illegal U.S. sanctions against Caracas. The incident took place on Jan. 23 and led to a major fire at the facilities in the northeastern state of Anzoategui. Media reports said the fire...

India summons UK envoy over MP’s ‘unwarranted’ comments on farmers’ protests, slams ‘gross interference’ in its politics

The foreign secretary of India has summoned the UK’s ambassador to New Delhi in response to British MPs highlighting alleged human rights abuses during mass farmer protests against Indian agricultural reforms. Harsh Vardhan Shringla expressed his opposition to the “unwarranted and tendentious comments” from British politicians, India’s Ministry of External Affairs said, in a statement March 9 announcing the summons. British...

Defrocked U.S. priest revered in East Timor accused of abuse

It was the same every night. A list of names was posted on the Rev. Richard Daschbach’s bedroom door. The child at the top of the roster knew it was her turn to share the lower bunk with the elderly priest and another elementary school-aged girl. Daschbach was idolized in the remote enclave of East Timor where he lived, largely...

Mali junta leader sworn in as president after 2nd coup

BAMAKO, Mali—Mali coup leader Col. Assimi Goita was sworn in June 7 as president of a transitional government, solidifying his grip on power in the West African nation after carrying out his second coup in nine months. The inauguration ceremony in the capital, Bamako, came as Mali faces increasing isolation from the international community over the junta’s power grab. Already...

Black People In Guyana Protest COVID-19 Vaccinations

Nation of Islam’s Strong Presence Pivotal In Exposing Danger of Vaccines It is home to the largest, unspoiled rainforest in South America, yet this nation of just under one million is one of its poorest countries. Guyana, a former British colony which gained independence in 1966, is more than 30% Black with a heavy African and Caribbean influence. On September 6...

Bowing to protests, India’s prime minister agrees to repeal farm laws

NEW DELHI—In a major reversal, Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi has announced that he would repeal the controversial agriculture laws that sparked yearlong protests from tens of thousands of farmers and posed a significant challenge to his administration. Farmers, who form one of India’s most influential voting blocs, have camped out on the outskirts of the capital since November of...

600,000 Britons demand removal of Blair’s knighthood because of his role in war crimes

More than 600,000 people have signed a petition calling for former British Prime Minister Tony Blair to have his knighthood removed days after Queen Elizabeth awarded him with the title despite his infamous involvement in war crimes during the U.S.-led invasion of Iraq. Blair, a former Labor leader who was in power from 1997 to 2007, was awarded with the...

Number of internally displaced in Myanmar doubles to 800,000

The number of internally displaced people (IDPs) in Myanmar has doubled since February of last year, now crossing the 800,000 mark, the UN refugee agency (UNHCR) announced recently. Speaking to journalists in Geneva, UNHCR spokesperson Matthew Saltmarsh said the agency was stepping up aid for the displaced as conflict intensifies. “Security is deteriorating rapidly across the country as fighting and armed...

Rockets fired near base housing Turkish troops in Iraq’s northern Nineveh province

A number of rockets have rocked a military base in Iraq’s northern province of Nineveh, which houses Turkish military forces engaged in ongoing operations against purported positions of the Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) militant group in the semi-autonomous Kurdistan region. The Iraqi Arabic-language al-Sumaria television network, citing an unnamed security source, reported that three rockets landed near Zilkan base in northern Iraq’s Bashiqa region early on March 30. There were...