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Syrian government, allies advance before UN council votes

BEIRUT: Syrian government forces recaptured territory from insurgents in several western areas on Saturday as the U.N. Security Council prepares to vote on rival French and Russian draft resolutions urging an immediate ceasefire. President Bashar al-Assad’s forces, backed by Russian air power and Iranian, Lebanese and Iraqi fighters on the ground, hold the upper hand… Read More »

Nigerian traditional rulers want prisoners freed before Delta talks

ABUJA: Traditional leaders in Nigeria’s oil-producing Niger Delta have demanded that authorities release youths arrested by the army before they will mediate in talks with militants who have been blowing up pipelines, a government official said. On Thursday, Oil Minister Emmanuel Ibe Kachikwu met traditional leaders from the southern region where a wave of pipeline… Read More »

Croatia's politicians promise tax cuts, woo upstarts before vote

ZAGREB: Croatia’s two biggest parties are promising tax cuts and toning down talk of tough reforms as well as building alliances with smaller, mostly upstart parties to try to convince voters they can produce a stable government in September’s snap election. Last November’s election produced a fragile government embroiled in disputes over sensitive political appointments,… Read More »

South African broadcaster in censorship storm before local vote

JOHANNESBURG: When the acting boss of South Africa’s public broadcaster stepped down this month, he said he had deliberately limited reporting on one of the main opposition parties. Jimi Matthews’ comments added to concerns among opposition politicians, activists and the public that the South African Broadcasting Corporation (SABC) was being used as a state propaganda… Read More »

Hodgson denies reports of disharmony before Iceland blow

CHANTILLY, France: Outgoing England manager Roy Hodgson on Tuesday denied reports that his players questioned his selection decisions before the embarrassing 2-1 defeat by Iceland which sent the team out of Euro 2016. At a news conference less than 24 hours after quitting, Hodgson was asked about reports of disharmony in the camp and claims… Read More »