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Former president of Yemen killed in attack

Veteran former president of Yemen, Ali Abdullah Saleh, was killed in a roadside attack after switching sides in Yemen’s civil war, abandoning his Iran-aligned Houthi allies in favour of a Saudi-led coalition, foes and supporters said. Analysts said Saleh’s death would be a huge moral boost for the Houthis and …

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More oil found in the Kurdish north of Iraq

Dec. 4 (UPI) — Though it’s too early to make any estimate on the reserve potential, British energy company Genel said it found more oil in the Kurdish region of Iraq. Genel has a 44 percent working interest in the Taq Taq field inside Kurdish territory in northern Iraq alongside …

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Huge Protests in Honduras as Contested Vote Crisis Escalates

As violence and looting overtook peaceful opposition protests at the end of last week, the government responded with a crackdown, declaring a 10-day curfew from 6 p.m. to 6 a.m., and sending soldiers into the residential streets to enforce it. Trapped in their homes, Hondurans protested Saturday by banging pots …

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Man arrested over gun seizure

A 37-year-old man has been arrested in connection with a gun seizure in Dublin. As part of ongoing investigations targeting serious criminal activity on the west side of the city a planned search was carried out at an address in Blanchardstown. During the course of this search a Semi-automatic sawn-off shotgun(subject …

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Scotland and London eye up 'regulatory alignment'

An agreement to keep Northern Ireland in “regulatory alignment” with the European Union after Brexit could be replicated in other parts of the UK, the head of Scotland’s devolved pro-independence government has said. It comes aftTher Irish Government sources said the British government had agreed to maintain such alignment for …

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Top court backs Trump 'Muslim travel ban'

The US Supreme Court has agreed to allow the full enforcement of Donald Trump’s travel ban on six Muslim-majority countries. Five of the court’s seven justices granted a request from the President’s administration to lift injunctions that had partially blocked the ban on travellers from Chad, Iran, Libya, Somalia, Syria …

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