Al-Qaeda seizes key Yemeni towns

Al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP) fighters have consolidated their grip on territory in southern Yemen after capturing the towns of Zinjibar and Ja’ar from pro-government forces. The AQAP fighters launched an offensive on the towns at dawn on Wednesday, local officials said. Al-Khader Haidan, a leader within the popular[…]

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EFF wants 40 Western Cape towns renamed

As part of the EFF’s bid to rid the country of colonial and apartheid era statues, the party wants 40 towns in the Western Cape to be renamed. Netwerk24 reported that in addition to the 40 name changes, the Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) will also endeavour to change the country’s[…]

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Iraqi forces reclaim two key towns from ISIL

Iraqi forces have mounted their biggest operation since June, reclaiming two towns in the eastern province of Diyala from Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) fighters. In the province’s south on Sunday, Iraqi troops and Shia militias retook the town of Sa’adiya and were moving towards nearby villages.[…]

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