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Trump: US to send 1,500 extra troops to Middle East - Dotemirates
24/05/2019

Trump: US to send 1,500 extra troops to Middle East

The US is to send 1,500 additional troops to the Middle East for "mostly protective" reasons, President Donald Trump has announced."We want to have protection in the Middle East," he told reporters on Friday. He described the latest deployment as "relatively small".Congress has been notified about the plans, US media report.Tensions between the US and Iran rose this month, with America sending an aircraft carrier to the region.The US has also deployed more planes to the Gulf in recent days, with officials saying there was a threat from Iran-backed forces in Iraq. But only on Thursday, President Donald Trump said...


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15/06/2019

Sudan's Bashir to appear in court next week on graft charge

Ousted Sudanese leader Omar Al Bashir will appear in court next week to face charges of corruption and possessing foreign currency, the country's acting prosecutor general told reporters on Saturday. The announcement came more than two months after the military overthrew Bashir on April 11 following months of nationwide protests against his 30-year iron-fisted rule. Bashir "will appear in court next week following charges of corruption and possessing foreign currency," Al Waleed Sayyed Ahmed said, without specifying the day.He added that the investigation launched against Bashir for the charges had been completed. On Thursday, an unnamed Sudanese official was quoted...
15/06/2019

UAE participates in Fifth Summit of Conference on Interaction and Confidence-Building Measures in Asia

DUSHANBE, 15th June, 2019 (WAM) -- The United Arab Emirates, since its establishment, has been an anchor for peace and stability in a volatile region that is now in a dire need of immediate solutions to counter extremism and terrorism and promote tolerance and mutual understanding, said a top official of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation. Khalifa Shaheen Al-Marar, Assistant Foreign Minister for Political Affairs, made the remarks during his address before the Fifth Summit of the Conference on Interaction and Confidence-Building Measures in Asia (CICA), which concluded here today. "The UAE has always been proving its...
15/06/2019

Diplomats: Europeans weigh sanctions on Venezuela's Maduro

Major European nations are considering imposing sanctions on Venezuela's Nicolás Maduro and several top officials for their recent crackdown on political opponents, although divisions remain over the timing of any action for fear of derailing a negotiated exit to the country's crisis, The Associated Press has learned. The financial and travel restrictions are being mulled by a core group of five nations — U.K., France, Germany, Spain and the Netherlands — before being proposed to the European Council, said diplomats and members of the Venezuelan opposition with knowledge of the plan. A total of five sources spoke on the condition...

15/06/2019

Peru starts demanding passports, visas from Venezuelans

Dozens of riot police stood guard at Peru's northern border on Saturday, hours after new entry measures requiring Venezuelan migrants to hold a passport and humanitarian visa took effect. More than 9,000 Venezuelans entered the country with just their national ID cards on Friday, the highest number ever recorded by Peruvian immigration authorities. Peru's Foreign Minister Néstor Popolizio told the radio station RPP on Saturday that the mandatory humanitarian visa for migrants was a "beneficial" measure that would help Venezuelans obtain permission to work legally for 183 days. He said that some exceptions would still be allowed for "minors who...
15/06/2019

Mexico vows to help Central American migrants amid crackdown

Mexican President Andrés Manuel López Obrador says his country must help Central Americans fleeing poverty and violence. López Obrador said in the northern state of Chihuahua Saturday that the refusal to help foreigners in need is "anti-Christian," adding that "we can't turn our backs on them." Mexico plans to deploy National Guard troops on Tuesday to its southern border with Guatemala as part of this month's agreement to slow the arrival of migrants to the U.S. Mexico has offered asylum to migrants with credible fears as thousands remain in the country while they await court dates for asylum petitions in...
15/06/2019

Meet the ocean cleanup company that's removed 4.7 million pounds of trash

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announced plans this week to eliminate single-use plastics nationwide as early as 2021, the latest move in a global effort to curb plastic pollution. While lawmakers are taking action on land, two surfers from Florida are fighting the battle on the water: Andrew Cooper and Alex Schulze, who founded the ocean cleanup company 4ocean. Every year, more than 8 million tons of plastic enter our oceans — but 4ocean has removed 4.7 million pounds of trash from the water since 2017, and created more than 300 jobs in the process. The idea for 4ocean came...