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Gulf tensions: Iraq worried about impact on its economy

Iraq exports around 3.5 million barrels of oil a day. Heightened regional tensions between the US and Iran and recent attacks on oil tankers in the Gulf have heightened security fears. The government of Iraq is worried about the threat to its oil exports – and how its economy could …

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Trump nominates Mark Esper as Pentagon chief

US President Donald Trump has nominated Mark Esper to be the Secretary of Defense, the White House has said. Esper replaces Patrick Shanahan, who led the military in an acting capacity but this week withdrew his name from consideration for a permanent role after allegations of domestic violence. It has …

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Boris Johnson denies claims of domestic row

Police say they will take no further action, after being called to the home of Boris Johnson – the leading candidate to take over Britain’s Conservative Party. A neighbour claimed to have heard a loud domestic altercation. At a campaign event in Birmingham, Johnson downplayed the incident. Al Jazeera’s Laura …

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India drought: Delayed monsoon cripples villages

Large parts of India are suffering their worst drought in decades, affecting its farming sector. The failure of crops is forcing many to leave their villages and move to the cities, only to find life is not any better there. Al Jazeera’s Elizabeth Puranam reports from one of India’s hardest …

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Ethiopian army chief shot dead in failed coup bid, says PM

Ethiopia’s army chief of staff has been shot along with several other officials, Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed said on Sunday. The government said it had thwarted an attempted coup in the autonomous Amhara region. Al Jazeera reports. – Subscribe to our channel: – Follow us on Twitter: – Find us …

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US cops facing scrutiny for social media behaviour

More than 70 police officers have been taken off the streets in the US city of Philadelphia for violent or racist social media posts. The Plain View Project reviewed the posts made by a sample of police officers in eight cities. Similar behaviour was found in every city sampled, raising …

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African Cup of Nations: Algeria to face Kenya in group C

Algeria will kick off their campaign at the Africa Cup of Nations on Sunday against Kenya. Sana Hamouche reports with the North African team at their pre-tournament training camp in Doha. – Subscribe to our channel: – Follow us on Twitter: – Find us on Facebook: – Check our website: …

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Qatar and Pakistan hold talks in Islamabad

The emir of Qatar, Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani, is in the Pakistani capital to hold talks with Prime Minister Imran Khan. Sheikh Tamim is the latest Gulf leader to visit and promise much needed financial investment in Pakistan’s faltering economy. Having strained relations with its neighbours, Pakistan has …

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ASEAN Bangkok Summit: Declining Democracy?

Thailand is hosting the latest summit of Southeast Asian countries – known as ASEAN. Foreign ministers of the 10 nations that make up the bloc are in Bangkok before leaders arrive on Sunday. The nations may not be separated by great distances, but they have diverse cultures and different political …

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Spain's 'Wolfpack': Five get 15-year jail terms for teen's rape

The Supreme Court of Spain has convicted five men – notorious as the Wolfpack – for the rape of an 18-year-old at Pamplona’s bull-running festival, overturning their lesser conviction of sexual abuse that had sparked large-scale protests across the country. While four of the culprits have had their sentences increased …

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