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04/12/2018

‘150,000 migrants arrive in Yemen in 2018’

GENEVA: A growing number of migrants are flocking to Yemen, even as its dire humanitarian crisis deepens, with nearly 150,000 expected to arrive in the war-ravaged country in 2018, the UN said Tuesday. Yemen remains a major stop on the route for migrants from Africa to wealthy Gulf states, and smugglers are taking advantage of the chaos of the war to evade security checks, the International Organization for Migration said. It forecast that migrant arrivals to Yemen would swell 50 percent this year compared to the some 100,000 people who arrived in the devastated country in 2017. “We are confident...


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16/08/2019

Now Donald Trump Wants US To Buy Greenland, Reports Wall Street Journal

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Hong Kong "Won't Be Repeat" Of Tiananmen Square Crackdown: Chinese Media

Beijing: Chinese state media vowed Friday there "won't be a repeat" of the Tiananmen Square crackdown if Beijing moves to quash Hong Kong's pro-democracy protests.In a rare reference to the bloody incident -- which is usually taboo in mainland China -- the Global Times newspaper insisted the country had more sophisticated methods than those it employed 30 years ago to crush protests in the capital."The incident in Hong Kong won't be a repeat of the June 4th political incident in 1989," it wrote in an editorial."China is much stronger and more mature, and its ability to manage complex situations has...
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Thousands protest in Britain for Kashmir outside Indian High Commission

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16/08/2019

Gibraltar denies Iranian tanker due for release

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Citing economy, Trump says that ‘you have no choice but to vote for me’

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Hong Kong response ‘won’t repeat’ Tiananmen: China media

BEIJING: Chinese state media vowed Friday there “won’t be a repeat” of the Tiananmen Square crackdown if Beijing moves to quash Hong Kong’s pro-democracy protests.In a rare reference to the bloody incident — which is usually taboo in mainland China — the Global Times newspaper insisted the country had more sophisticated methods than those it employed 30 years ago to crush protests in the capital.“The incident in Hong Kong won’t be a repeat of the June 4th political incident in 1989,” it wrote in an editorial.“China is much stronger and more mature, and its ability to manage complex situations has...