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Trump backs off threat to bomb Iran’s cultural sites

Washington, United States | AFP | US President Donald Trump on Tuesday backed away from his earlier insistence that he has the right to order the bombing of Iran’s cultural treasures during a war. Facing strong criticism that such attacks would be a war crime, Trump said he was “OK” with …

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Libya planning to extradite Manchester bomber’s brother: PM

London, United Kingdom | AFP | Libya is planning to extradite the brother of Manchester Arena bomber Salman Abedi to Britain by the end of the year, Libya’s UN-backed Prime Minister Fayez al-Sarraj told the BBC in an interview on Wednesday. Britain last year submitted a request to extradite Hashem …

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Five questions about the Somalia bomb

Paris, France | AFP | A massive truck bomb in the Somali capital of Mogadishu on Saturday killed at least 276 people and left 300 injured. Following are five questions about the attack, the bloodiest in the country’s long history of violence and instability. – What was the target? – The …

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Turkey offers medical help as others condemn Somalia bombing

Paris, France | AFP | Britain, Turkey and the African Union on Sunday strongly condemned the weekend suicide bombing in Somalia, the worst attack to date with at least 137 deaths. Saturday’s blast occurred at a junction in Hodan, a bustling commercial district of the capital Mogadishu which has many …

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Somalia’s deadliest bombing ever

Mogadishu, Somalia | AFP |  At least 276 people have been killed and 300 injured by a massive truck bomb that tore through a busy shopping district of Mogadishu, the government said Monday, making it the deadliest attack ever to hit conflict torn Somalia. Desperate residents of the capital searched …

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Mogadishu reels as truck bomb toll hits 137

Mogadishu, Somalia | AFP |  The death toll from a massive weekend truck bomb in a busy shopping district of Mogadishu surged to at least 137, police said Sunday, warning it could rise further after one of the worst-ever attacks to hit war-torn Somalia. The figure was a huge jump …

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