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Taiwan military says it has right to counter attack amid China threats

A Taiwanese AH-1 Cobra helicopter fires during the live-fire, anti-landing Han Kuang military exercise, which simulates an enemy invasion, in Taichung, Taiwan July 16, 2020. REUTERS/Ann Wang TAIPEI (Reuters) – Taiwan said on Monday its armed forces have the right to self-defence and counter attack amid “harassment and threats”, in an apparent warning to China,

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Rights groups: UAE hired 450 mercenaries to carry out assassinations in Yemen

UAE mercenaries in Yemen [Twitter] The United Arab Emirates (UAE) has hired thousands of mercenaries and deployed 450 of them in Yemen to carry out high-profile assassinations, the International Institute for Rights and Development, and the Rights Radar Foundation revealed on Thursday. These remarks came in a statement that the International Institute for Rights and

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US Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg dead at 87

FILE – In this Feb. 6, 2017 file photo, Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg speaks at Stanford University in Stanford, Calif. The Supreme Court says Ginsburg has died of metastatic pancreatic cancer at age 87. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez, File) Chief Justice John Roberts hails her as ‘a jurist of historic stature’ as her

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Amina Mohamed qualifies for next round in race to head WTO

Kenyan Cabinet Secretary Amina Mohamed. The Kenyan candidate in the race for World Trade Organisation (WTO) Director-General post, qualified on Friday for the next round of tests after convincing member states of her capabilities. WTO General Council Chair David Walker announced that Ms Amina Mohamed and four other candidates will stay in the race after

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Taiwan scrambles jets as 18 Chinese planes buzz island

Taiwanese domestically built Indigenous Defense Fighters (IDF) take part in the live-fire, anti-landing Han Kuang military exercise, which simulates an enemy invasion, in Taichung, Taiwan July 16, 2020. REUTERS/Ann Wang TAIPEI/BEIJING (Reuters) – Taiwan scrambled fighter jets on Friday as 18 Chinese aircraft buzzed the island, including crossing the sensitive mid-line of the Taiwan Strait,

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EU Parliament urges arms embargo on Saudi Arabia

EU lawmakers push for ending arms export to Saudi Arabia over killing of journalist Khashoggi, Yemen war The European Parliament on Thursday urged the EU member states to impose arms embargo on Saudi Arabia over the killing of journalist Jamal Khashoggi and Yemen war. In the EU arms export report adopted on Thursday, EU lawmakers

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Exclusive: Suspected arms dealers moved millions in Somali money transfers, report says

Photo: Credit Pinterest Somali money transfer companies moved more than $3.7 million (£2.8 million) in cash between suspected weapons traffickers in recent years, including to a Yemeni under U.S. sanctions for alleged militant links, according to a report seen by Reuters. The findings by a Geneva-based research group, the Global Initiative Against Transnational Organized Crime,

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Fartuun Adan and Ilwad Elman from Somalia named 2020 Aurora Prize Laureates

The Aurora Humanitarian Initiative awarded the fifth annual Aurora Prize for Awakening Humanity to Fartuun Adan and Ilwad Elman, the mother and daughter team who lead the Elman Peace and Human Rights Centre in Somalia. As Aurora Prize Laureates, they will receive a US $1,000,000 award and a unique opportunity to continue the cycle of

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Washington lobbyists continue to cash in on dispute between Qatar and UAE

US President Donald Trump and Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad al-Thani, emir of Qatar, talk before a dinner at the Treasury Department in Washington on 8 July 2019 (AFP/File photo) By Julian Pecquet US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo opened the US-Qatar Strategic Dialogue on Monday by declaring it was “past time” for the Arab Gulf

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French experts slam Macron’s hostile, biased stance in East Med crisis between Turkey, Greece

French President Emmanuel Macron gestures as he delivers a speech to French tech startups at the closing ceremony of the National Council of French Tech Capitals and Communities (CNCC), at the Elysee Palace in Paris, Sept. 14, 2020. (AP Photo) French experts have criticized President Emanuel Macron for stoking tensions between Turkey and Greece in

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