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Paris Attacks: Away Fans Banned From Football Matches In France Til Mid-December


Away fans have been banned from all football matches in France until mid-December following the Paris attacks. On 13 November, 130 people died in attacks across Paris , with three suicide bombs outside the Stade de France where France took on Germany. French league games went ahead the following weekend without away ... Read More »

Palestinians Shot Dead In West Bank Clashes


Two Palestinians were shot and killed during clashes with Israeli forces in the occupied West Bank on Thursday as deadly violence over the past two months continues. “Yahya Taha, 21, from the village of Qattaneh … died after he was shot and wounded in the head during clashes,” a Palestinian health ministry ... Read More »

Pakistan Taliban Commander Allegedly Killed By US Drones


A senior commander of Tehreek-i-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) has been killed in US drone strikes in Afghanistan’s Khost province, Pakistani intelligence officials told Al Jazeera. Khalid Mehsud – alias Khan Said Sajna – was killed with 12 fighters on Wednesday when four US drones carried out strikes in the Damma area of ... Read More »

Germany To Send 650 Troops To Mali After Hotel Attack


Germany plans to send about 650 troops to Mali to help with the peacekeeping mission in the restive West African state, the defence minister said. “We will shortly ask parliament to approve a mandate of up to 650 soldiers,” Ursula von der Leyen said on Wednesday. The move comes after gunmen stormed ... Read More »

Cameron Rallies Support For Britain To Join Syria Air Strikes


Britain should join air strikes against the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) in Syria, Prime Minister David Cameron has said. Cameron attempted to persuade politicians on Thursday to back action in parliament, arguing the Paris attacks have given new urgency to the fight against ISIL. He told the ... Read More »

Tunisia Closes Border With Libya After Bus Bombing


Tunisia has announced it is closing its land border with war-torn Libya for 15 days after a deadly bus bombing killed at least 13 people on a presidential guard bus in Tunis The National Security Council, headed by President Beji Caid Essebsi, decided to close the frontier from midnight on Wednesday with “reinforced ... Read More »

Gambia’s Yahya Jammeh Bans Female private part Mutilation


The Gambia’s President Yahya Jammeh has banned female private part mutilation (FGM) saying it is not required in Islam. The announcement at a rally was met with a huge applause, AFP reports. Three-quarters of women in the mostly Muslim country have had the procedure,according to Unicef. In the procedure’s most severe form, ... Read More »

2015 To Be Hottest Year In History – WMO

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Aljazeera – This year is likely to be the hottest on record, the UN’s weather agency has warned ahead of a global climate summit starting in Paris next week. Global average surface temperature in 2015 is expected “to reach the symbolic and significant milestone of 1C” above the pre-industrial 1880-1899 era, ... Read More »

Pope Francis Kicks Off Africa Tour With Peace Message


Pope Francis has called for ethnic and religious reconciliation after arriving in the Kenyan capital, Nairobi, at the start of his landmark three-nation Africa trip. In what is his first official trip to the continent, the pope called all Kenyans on Wednesday to work for peace and forgiveness and warned of the need ... Read More »

Russia: No War With Turkey Over ‘Planned Provocation’


Russia’s Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov has described the downing of a Russian warplane by Turkey as a “planned provocation” but said the two countries would not go to war over the incident. “We have serious doubts about this being an unpremeditated act, it really looks like a planned provocation,” Lavrov said ... Read More »

Explosion Rocks Presidential Guards: 12 Killed, 20 Wounded


A bus carrying presidential guards in Tunisia was rocked by an explosion on Tuesday, November 24, killing 12 people and leaving 20 others injured. Officials say there was no immediate claim of responsibility for the attack against the presidential guard. Walid Louguini, spokesman for the Tunisian interior ministry, told the ... Read More »

Bangkok Bomb: Thai Court Charges Two Over Erawan Blast


Two men have been charged by a military court in Thailand in connection with the bombing of a shrine in the capital Bangkok. Twenty people were killed in the attack on the Erawan Shrine in August. Authorities say Bilal Mohammed, also known as Adem Karadag, and Yusuf Mieraili have both confessed to ... Read More »

Pakistani Female Fighter Pilot Dies In Air Crash


A female Pakistani fighter pilot has been killed after her trainer jet crashed near the central town of Mianwali, according to the Pakistan military. It was the first such loss for the country’s tiny community of women pilots. Marium Mukhtiar succumbed to her injuries and died on Tuesday after what the Pakistani ... Read More »

Algeria Military Court To Try Intelligence Official


Algeria’s former head of counterterrorism will appear in a military court in the country’s first trial of a high-ranking officer in the secret services, according to his lawyer. Abdelkader Ait-Ouarabi – better known as General Hassan – is accused of “destroying documents and disobeying military instructions”, Mokrane Ait-Larbi, the lawyer, told ... Read More »

US Coalition Strikes In Syria ‘Killed 250 Civilians’ – Monitoring Group


Not less than 3,952 people have been killed in the US-led coalition’s campaign against the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) group in Syria, according to a monitoring group. The UK-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights (SOHR) said on Monday the death toll included a total of 250 civilians. The ... Read More »

Downing Of Russian Jet By Turkey A ‘Stab In The Back’ – Putin


President Vladimir Putin has said Turkey’s downing of a Russian warplane near the Syrian border is a “stab in the back” committed by “accomplices of terrorists”. The Russian warplane was shot down on the Syrian border for violating Turkish airspace on Tuesday, Turkish officials said. Turkish officials told Al Jazeera it ... Read More »

Mali Hotel Attack: Three Days Of National Mourning Begin


Mali has begun three days of national mourning following Friday’s militant Islamist attack on a hotel in the capital, Bamako, in which 19 people were killed. Malian and international troops stormed the Radisson Blu hotel to free guests and staff being held hostage. Two gunmen were killed. Two separate Islamist groups ... Read More »

Belgium Arrests 16 In Late-night Security Raids


Belgian security forces have carried out multiple raids across the country, arresting 16 suspects believed to have ties to the deadly attacks in Paris. Police targeted 19 locations overnight in the capital Brussels and in the city of Charleroi, 75km to the south, the federal prosecutor’s office said on Sunday. Aljazeera ... Read More »

At least 16 Injured In New Orleans Park Shooting


At least 16 people have been injured in a gunfight between two groups at a park in New Orleans in the US state of Louisiana, where a crowd of more than 300 had gathered for the making of a music video, local police say. The shooting took place around 7pm local time ... Read More »

Pope Set For Africa Visit Amid High Expectations


All signs are that Pope Francis will receive a rock-star welcome as he prepares for his first visit to Africa. Millions of people across Central and East Africa are already talking about the “historic visit” to the continent, and hundreds of thousands more are expected to turn out to catch a ... Read More »