Monday , October 22 2018


Ukraine soldier killed in clashes in rebel east

Kiev / AFP One Ukrainian soldier was killed in clashes between pro-Russian rebels and government forces in the war-torn east, Ukraine’s military said Sunday. Ukrainian military spokesman Oleksandr Motuzyanyk said the situation along the frontline was “insecure”, accusing the rebels of violating a shaky truce agreement over the past 24 ...

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Uganda re-elects Museveni amid concern over vote credibility

Bloomberg Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni was re- elected for a fifth term, extending his 30-year rule over the East African nation in polls marked by opposition arrests and international concern over the vote’s credibility. The former guerrilla commander won 60.75 percent of Thursday’s vote, renewing his mandate to govern the ...

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Erdogan: Strikes on Syrian Kurds ‘legitimate defence’

Ankara / AFP Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has defended his country’s fight against Kurdish fighters in Syria as “legitimate defence”, after international powers urged Ankara to rein in its cross-border bombardments. Turkey has been shelling targets in northern Syria for the past week in a bid to stem the ...

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