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Bolivia’s Morales fumes as protesters attack mayoral ally

Bolivia’s President Evo Morales condemned on Thursday an attack on a female mayor in which an opposition mob forcibly cut her hair, covered her in paint and marched her barefoot through the streets. Bolivia has been rocked by deadly post-election violence over opposition claims that Morales rigged his re-election last month. More: Bolivia’s Morales says ‘coup[…]

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Turkey’s fight with Hizmet movement intensifies

By Yazeed Kamaldien Muslim countries should cut ties with Turkey to halt its president Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s oppression of any opposition, believes one of his influential critics Fethullah Gülen. The frail Islamic cleric, Gülen, 81, recently offered an interview at his retreat in Pennsylvania, United States. He said the Turkish[…]

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US ‘pullout’ from Syria looking more like permanent occupation with 800 troops reportedly tasked to ‘protect’ oil

The long-awaited US pullout from Syria appears to have been postponed, with Pentagon sources claiming some 800 troops will stay behind to “guard” Syria’s oil, in a mission even pro-war US politicians are calling “reckless.” US troops will occupy a large, oil-rich area stretching 150km from Deir ez-Zor to al-Hasakah,[…]

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