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UK opposition demands end to support for Saudis after special forces casualties in Yemen

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A UK opposition coalition has demanded an end to arms sales to the Saudi-led coalition waging war in Yemen after five British special forces men were reportedly wounded in combat in which they weren’t officially participating. “It is morally reprehensible that the UK government is not only not considering changing its policy, but is actively Read More

UK urged to suspend arms sales to Saudi over Yemen war

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By Deborah Haynes, foreign affairs editor The leaders of Britain’s five main opposition parties have demanded the UK government halts arms sales to Saudi Arabia for use in the war in Yemen, stops all British military operations in the kingdom and condemns Riyadh’s conduct in the conflict. The message was due to be delivered to Read More

Pro-military party's surprise lead in Thai election

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By Siobhan Robbins, South East Asia correspondent Thailand’s pro-military party has taken an unexpected lead in the first general election since a coup in 2014. With 92% of votes counted, the Phalang Pracharat party was first with 7.5 million votes, according to the country’s Election Commission. “We are pleased with the results so far,” said Read More

Free speech debate in New Zealand after mosque slayer’s manifesto banned

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New Zealand’s chief censor has banned mosque shooter Brenton Tarrant’s white supremacist manifesto, as well as videos of his violent rampage. The bans have ignited a debate over free speech in the grieving country. Chief censor David Shanks declared the killer’s 80-page manifesto – entitled ‘The Great Replacement’ – “objectionable” on Saturday, and ordered anyone Read More

US airstrikes kill a dozen Afghan civilians, as battle with Taliban heats up – report

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American airstrikes have killed around a dozen Afghan civilians in the northern province of Kunduz, local officials have said. The strikes came as US-backed Afghan forces and Taliban militants vie for control of the area. One provincial councillor put the death toll at twelve, while another estimated that 13 civilians died, including children, in Saturday’s Read More

Pro-military party edging ahead in Thai election

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By Siobhan Robbins, South East Asia correspondent Thailand’s pro-military party is edging ahead in the first general election since a coup in 2014. Partial voting results released on Sunday evening showed with 89% of votes counted, the Palang Pracharat party has 7 million votes and Pheu Thai, which was the governing party ousted by the Read More

Polls close in Thailand's first election since military coup

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By Siobhan Robbins, South East Asia correspondent Voting has ended in Thailand’s first election since its military ousted an elected government in a 2014 coup. Around 50 million people voted in the poll which ultimately pitches the military and its supporters against the former ruling Shinawatra family in what some define as a battle between Read More

‘Total elimination’ of ISIS in Syria? US-backed forces confirm, Damascus calls it a bluff

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The Kurdish-led and US-back Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) said that they crushed the last remaining pocket of jihadist resistance in Syria. Damascus earlier dismissed the celebratory news as a “bluff.” Islamic State (IS, formerly ISIS) suffered “total elimination” and “a 100 percent territorial defeat,” SDF spokesperson Mustafa Bali announced on Saturday. The news came after Read More

Islamic State eliminated in 'apocalyptic wasteland'

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US-backed Syrian Democratic Forces say they have “totally eliminated” Islamic State in Syria. The SDF made the announcement as it declared the battle against the insurgents in the final IS stronghold of Baghouz in the east of the country was over. Image: IS has now lost control of its final territory in Baghouz It has Read More

The Fidesz party was NOT suspended, ‘we suspended ourselves’– Hungarian FM to RT

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Hungarian FM Peter Szijjarto says the European People’s Party (EPP) did not suspend Fidesz from the European Parliament. They’ve suspended themselves, rather, until experts decide if the populist party is a good fit for the bloc. In a conversation with RT’s Sophie Shevardnadze, Szijjarto discussed this week’s bomb-shell revelation that the Hungarian party, headed by Read More