Plastic Debris Chokes Last Mangrove Forests In Manila Bay In The Philippines

When Diovanie de Jesus, a biologist and bird lover, visited one of the last mangrove forests in Manila Bay in the Philippines, he found it covered in plastic and other bits of garbage, from plastic bags to surgical masks to bottles. Images shared online, showing the mangrove forest covered in plastic, demonstrate how bad the […]

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Ethiopian Army Launches Ground Offensive Against Tigray Forces, Rebel Group Says

Ethiopia’s national army launched a ground offensive against forces in the rebellious northern Tigray region on Monday, said the region’s ruling party, the Tigray People’s Liberation Front (TPLF). TPLF spokesman Getachew Reda told Reuters by telephone that the army, along with forces from the northern Amhara region, had launched the offensive on Monday morning. Reuters […]

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New Austrian Chancellor Sworn In As Corruption Scandal Shakes Ruling Party

Austria’s top diplomat Alexander Schallenberg took over as chancellor on Monday as the ruling party tries to emerge from a corruption scandal that cost one of Europe’s youngest leaders his job. Sebastian Kurz, a 35-year-old man who was once celebrated as a “child prodigy,” said Saturday night that he was resigning from the top job […]

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Iraq Says It Has Captured Islamic State Group Finance Chief

Iraq has captured Sami Jasim, a high-ranking member of the Islamic State (IS) group, Prime Minister Mustafa Al-Kadhimi said on Monday. Jasim, who allegedly served as a deputy for former IS group leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, was arrested by intelligence services “outside the borders” of Iraq, Kadhemi said on Twitter. “While our [Iraqi security forces] […]

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Members of the Federal Electoral Commission hold meetings in Beledweyne

Hiraan Governor Ali Jeyte Osman hosted a dinner at the State House for members of the Federal and State Electoral Commission in Beledweyne. The event was attended by Beledweyne District Administration officials and community members. Officials who spoke at the event jointly welcomed the Federal and State Electoral Commissions and promised to work with them […]

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Puntland holds emergency meeting on electoral security

The Minister of Security of the Puntland State of Somalia, Abdirahman Gallanaya, chaired a meeting on the upcoming local government elections in Eyl, Ufeyn and Qardho districts. The meeting was attended by the Chairman of the Transitional Electoral Commission (TPEC) and the Puntland Minister of Interior. The meeting was also attended by senior security officials […]

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The Taliban Will Be Judged For Their Actions, Not Just Their Words, Says US After Doha Talks

The United States said on Sunday that the first face-to-face meeting between senior US officials and the Taliban since the hardline group regained power in Afghanistan was “sincere and professional” and that the US side reiterated that the Taliban would be tried for their actions. . not just his words. State Department spokesman Ned Price […]

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