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CAIRO (Reuters) - Islamic State claimed responsibility on Sunday for attacking the Siniya oil refinery in northern Iraq, according to a statement posted on the group’s official channel. The statement said two Katyusha rockets were used in the attack. It gave no further details on any casualties.
Organizations: Islamic State Locations: CAIRO, Islamic, Iraq
TIKRIT, Iraq (Reuters) - A rocket hit a small oil refinery in northern Iraq on Sunday, causing a fire at a fuel storage tank and forcing a complete shutdown of operations after the blaze spread to a nearby pipeline network, two refinery officials said. Islamic State claimed responsibility for attacking the Siniya refinery, in a statement posted on the group’s official channel. A spokesman for the state-run Northern Refineries Co, which manages a number of Iraqi refineries, earlier told Iraq’s state news agency that two rockets had hit the Siniya refinery, causing a fire that it said had been controlled. Officials said halting operations at the Siniya refinery, which has refining capacity of 30,000 barrels per day, was a safety measure to prevent further damage. There were no reports of casualties at the facility, which is near Iraq’s largest oil refinery of Baiji in the Northern Salahuddin province.
Persons: , Hamid Younis Organizations: Reuters, Islamic State, Co, Officials, Islamic Locations: TIKRIT, Iraq, U.S, Iraq’s, Baiji, Northern Salahuddin
But just because Trump is about to be kicked out of the White House doesn't mean he can't cause problems on the way out. Brett Bruen was the director of global engagement in the Obama White House and a career American diplomat. Withdrawing would be challenging, while the political and security consequences of staying the course would be high. The political, economic, and security consequences would be considerable. Using the White House and official acts like a citizenship ceremony for his party's national convention were obscene and obviously a violation of the rules.
Persons: Trump, Brett Bruen, Obama, Donald Trump's, Joe Biden, begrudgingly, Biden Organizations: White, Obama White House, Global, Trump, Biden, Treasury Department, Islamic State, Republican Locations: American, COVID, Iraq, Afghanistan, Tehran . China, Beijing, Venezuela, Cuba, United States
Uzbekistan to repatriate more citizens from crowded Syrian camps, source says
  + stars: | 2020-11-27 | by ( Reuters Staff | ) www.reuters.com sentiment -0.98   time to read: +1 min
FILE PHOTO: Women walk through al-Hol displacement camp in Hasaka governorate, Syria April 1, 2019. REUTERS/Ali HashishoTASHKENT (Reuters) - Uzbekistan plans to repatriate another group of its citizens, mostly women and children, from Syria where they are staying at crowded camps with other families of Islamic State fighters, an Uzbek government source told Reuters on Friday. Al-Hol camp alone houses nearly 65,000 people, including about 28,000 Syrians, 30,000 Iraqis and some 10,000 other foreigners of many nationalities, according to U.N. estimates. Thousands of people from the predominantly Muslim region of Central Asia, where Uzbekistan is the most populous nation, are believed to have joined Islamic State, with men often bringing their families along. Uzbekistan repatriated 220 women and children from Syria last year who then enrolled in a programme aimed at their rehabilitation, the government has said.
Persons: Ali Hashisho, Hol Organizations: REUTERS, Reuters, Islamic State, UNICEF, Islamic Locations: Hol, Hasaka governorate, Syria, Ali Hashisho TASHKENT, Uzbekistan, Tashkent, Kurdish, Islamic State, Al, al, Central Asia
Field of candidates widens in heated race for top ICC prosecutor job
  + stars: | 2020-11-26 | by ( Reuters Staff | ) www.reuters.com sentiment -0.99   time to read: +2 min
A process to fill the most important post in the field of international criminal justice has been deadlocked for several months. Some countries had complained that the original four, chosen through a process that emphasised consensus, did not include enough figures with the international profile required for the job. The Trump administration rejects the court and denounced Bensouda for looking into actions of American troops in Afghanistan. The new candidates include Britian’s Karim Khan, who now heads a United Nations team investigating Islamic State crimes in Iraq, and Robert Petit, a former prosecutor at the Khmer Rouge tribunal in Cambodia. Widening the pool of candidates could delay the elections because ICC member states may want more than the two remaining weeks before the New York meeting to make a choice.
Persons: Gambia’s Fatou Bensouda, Donald Trump, Trump, Bensouda, Joe Biden, Britian’s Karim Khan, Robert Petit, Belgian Serge Brammertz Organizations: HAGUE, Reuters, Islamic, Criminal, U.S, United Nations, Khmer, ICC Locations: British, Islamic State, Canadian, New York, Afghanistan, Washington, Iraq, Khmer Rouge, Cambodia, Yugoslavia, Rwanda, Belgian, York
However both U.S. major Exxon and France’s Total are now renegotiating that contract with each other, the sources said. The FID on Total’s $20 billion Mozambique LNG project was made in June 2019. In 2017 Eni sold a stake in the Rovuma venture to Exxon, which is now the project operator, while Anadarko sold Mozambique LNG to Total last year. Mozambique LNG expects to produce the first LNG in 2024, delivering 12.88 MTPA of LNG in its first phase. Reuters was not able to establish what Total wanted to change its straddling gas and LNG production figures to.
Persons: Jim Young, unitisation, Eni, , Exxon’s FID, Organizations: ExxonMobil, Exxon, REUTERS, France’s, LNG, Mozambique LNG, Eni, Anadarko, National Petroleum Institute, Tcf, Reuters, Energy, Islamic Locations: JOHANNESBURG, MILAN, Mozambique, Chicago, Norridge , Illinois, U.S, Mozambican, Anadarko, , LNG, Oslo, Islamic State
Swiss police identify assailant in knife attack as jihadist
  + stars: | 2020-11-25 | by ( Reuters Staff | ) www.reuters.com sentiment -0.99   time to read: +2 min
ZURICH (Reuters) - Swiss police have identified a Swiss woman who knifed a victim in the neck and grabbed another by the throat in a Lugano department store on Tuesday as a known jihadist. Federal prosecutors have called the incident in the Italian-speaking southern canton of Ticino a suspected terrorist attack and taken charge of the investigation. “The assailant is know to Fedpol from police investigations in 2017 with a jihadist background,” the Federal Office of Police tweeted. Swiss media cited witnesses as saying she called out that she belonged to jihadist group Islamic State during the attack. Two men arrested in the town of Winterthur near Zurich this month over possible links to a jihadist shooting attack in Vienna that killed four people on Nov. 2 visited the attacker in July.
Organizations: Swiss, Federal Office of Police, Islamic State, Winterthur ”, Islamic, Federal, Turkish Locations: ZURICH, Swiss, Lugano, Ticino, Switzerland, France, Germany, Paris, Nice, Vienna, Winterthur, Zurich, Islamic State, Portuguese, Morges
Assailant in Swiss knife attack was jihadist: police
  + stars: | 2020-11-25 | by ( Reuters Staff | ) www.reuters.com sentiment -0.99   time to read: +2 min
Federal prosecutors have called the incident in the Italian-speaking southern canton of Ticino a suspected terrorist attack and taken charge of the investigation. “Police investigations in 2017 revealed that the woman had formed a relationship via social media with a jihadist fighter from Syria,” the Federal Office of Police (fedpol) tweeted. The suspect, a 28-year-old who lives in the area, was in custody after passersby subdued her until police could arrive. But it has identified hundreds of residents deemed a threat and militants who have travelled to war zones. Two men arrested in the town of Winterthur this month over possible links to a jihadist shooting attack in Vienna that killed four people on Nov. 2 visited the attacker in July.
Organizations: Federal, “ Police, Federal Office of Police, Winterthur ”, Islamic, Turkish Locations: ZURICH, Swiss, Lugano, Syria, Ticino, Switzerland, France, Germany, Paris, Nice, Vienna, Winterthur, Islamic State, Portuguese, Morges
UAE halts new visas to citizens of 13 mostly Muslim states - document
  + stars: | 2020-11-25 | by ( Alexander Cornwell | ) www.reuters.com sentiment -0.99   time to read: +2 min
DUBAI (Reuters) - The United Arab Emirates has stopped issuing new visas to citizens of 13 mostly Muslim-majority countries, including Iran, Syria, Afghanistan and Pakistan, according to a document issued by a state-owned business park. FILE PHOTO: The skyline including the Burj Khalifa tower is seen as ships dock at Port Rashid in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, May 26, 2013. The document said applications for new employment and visit visas had been suspended for nationals - those outside the UAE - of 13 countries that also included Somalia, Libya and Yemen until further notice. A diplomat commented that the UAE had strained relations with some of the states listed, such as Turkey. Last week, Pakistan’s foreign ministry said the UAE had stopped processing new visas for its citizens and those of some other countries, but that those already holding valid visas were not affected and could still enter the UAE.
Persons: Ahmed Jadallah Organizations: Reuters, United Arab, United Arab Emirates, REUTERS, Federal Authority, Identity, Embassy, Islamic State Locations: DUBAI, United Arab Emirates, Iran, Syria, Afghanistan, Pakistan, Burj Khalifa, Port Rashid, Dubai, United Arab, UAE, Somalia, Libya, Yemen, Algeria, Kenya, Iraq, Lebanon, Tunisia, Turkey, Saudi Arabia, Jeddah, Israel
Swiss suspect terror link in department store attack in Lugano
  + stars: | 2020-11-24 | by ( Reuters Staff | ) www.reuters.com sentiment -0.99   time to read: +2 min
ZURICH (Reuters) - A Swiss woman grabbed a woman by the neck and wounded another in the neck with a serrated knife in a department store in the southern Swiss city of Lugano on Tuesday in what federal prosecutors called a suspected terror attack. Ticino cantonal police said the attack was over and the suspect, a 28-year-old who lives in the area, was in custody. “A department store in Lugano was the scene of a suspected terrorist-motivated attack on several people,” the federal Office of the Attorney General said in a statement. “In this context, one person with Swiss citizenship was arrested and is now in custody ... The Office of the Attorney General of Switzerland has opened criminal proceedings against this person,” it added.
Persons: Organizations: Winterthur ”, Islamic, Federal, Turkish Locations: ZURICH, Swiss, Lugano, Ticino, Switzerland, France, Germany, Paris, Nice, Vienna, Winterthur, Zurich, Islamic State, Portuguese, Morges
China says pope's remarks about "persecuted" Uighurs are groundless
  + stars: | 2020-11-24 | by ( Reuters Staff | ) www.reuters.com sentiment -0.99   time to read: +2 min
BEIJING (Reuters) - The Chinese foreign ministry on Tuesday dismissed Pope Francis’s criticism of China’s treatment of Muslim Uighurs as groundless. FILE PHOTO: Pope Francis looks on as he celebrates a Mass as part of World Youth Day, at St. Peter's Basilica, at the Vatican, November 22, 2020. People of all ethnicities in Xinjiang enjoy full protection of their subsistence rights, developmental rights and religious freedom, Zhao said. “The remarks by Pope Francis are groundless,” he said. Faith leaders, activist groups and governments have said crimes against humanity and genocide are taking place against Uighurs in China’s Xinjiang region, where more than 1 million people are held in camps.
Persons: Pope, Uighurs, Pope Francis, Vincenzo Pinto, ” Pope Francis said, , Zhao Lijian, , Zhao, Yazidi Organizations: Vatican, REUTERS, Islamic, Uighurs Locations: BEIJING, St, Peter's, Xinjiang, Myanmar, Islamic State, Iraq, China’s Xinjiang, Beijing, China
Pope Francis says for first time that China's Uighurs are 'persecuted'
  + stars: | 2020-11-24 | by ( ) www.nbcnews.com + 0.93   time to read: +2 min
In a new book, Pope Francis for the first time callsChina's Uighurs a "persecuted" people, something human rights activists have been urging him to do for years. In the wide-ranging "Let Us Dream: The Path to A Better Future," Francis also says the COVID-19 pandemic should spur governments to consider permanently establishing a universal basic income. "I think often of persecuted peoples: the Rohingya, the poor Uighurs, the Yazidi," he said in a section where he also talks about persecuted Christians in Islamic countries. While the pope has spoken out before about the Rohingya who have fled Myanmar, and the killing of Yazidi by Islamic State in Iraq, it was the first time he mentioned the Uighurs. During a conference at the Vatican last month, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo blasted China over its treatment of Uighurs.
Persons: Pope Francis, Francis, Austen Ivereigh, George Floyd, Yazidi, Mike Pompeo, Pompeo Organizations: Islamic Locations: Myanmar, Islamic State, Iraq, Xinjiang, China, Beijing
Pope, for first time, says China's Uighurs are 'persecuted'
  + stars: | 2020-11-23 | by ( Philip Pullella | ) www.reuters.com + 0.00   time to read: +3 min
VATICAN CITY (Reuters) - In a new book, Pope Francis for the first time calls China’s Muslim Uighurs a “persecuted” people, something human rights activists have been urging him to do for years. “I think often of persecuted peoples: the Rohingya, the poor Uighurs, the Yazidi,” he said in a section where he also talks about persecuted Christians in Islamic countries. Last month, during a conference at the Vatican, U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo blasted China over its treatment of Uighurs. That’s why I believe it is time to explore concepts like the universal basic income (UBI) ...” he said. “By providing a universal basic income, we can free and enable people to work for the community in a dignified way,” he said.
Persons: Pope Francis, China’s, Vincenzo Pinto, ” Francis, Austen Ivereigh, Francis, George Floyd, , Yazidi, Mike Pompeo, Pompeo, UBI, Andrew Yang Organizations: VATICAN CITY, Vatican, REUTERS, Islamic, Uighurs, Democratic Locations: St, Peter's, Myanmar, Islamic State, Iraq, China’s, Xinjiang, China, Uighurs, Beijing, United States
Burkina Faso's Kabore ahead in early presidential election results
  + stars: | 2020-11-23 | by ( Reuters Staff | ) www.reuters.com sentiment -0.99   time to read: +1 min
Slideshow ( 2 images )OUAGADOUGOU (Reuters) - Incumbent Burkina Faso President Roch Kabore was leading with just 12 of around 360 voting districts declared on Monday, the electoral commission said, a day after a presidential vote dominated by the threat of Islamist violence. Hundreds of thousands of citizens were unable to cast their ballots on Sunday because their polling stations remained closed for fear of attack. An association of the opposition parties cast doubt on the credibility of the results on Monday, repeating allegations of irregularities and fraud during a joint news conference. Kabore, who was first elected in 2015, led in most of the dozen voting districts whose results were announced on Monday afternoon, totalling over 53,000 votes, more than double as many as his nearest rival, Zephirin Diabre. The electoral commission said further results would be announced on Tuesday.
Persons: Roch Kabore, Zephirin, Diabre, Eddie Komboigo, Blaise Compaore Organizations: Burkina Faso, Islamic Locations: OUAGADOUGOU, al Qaeda, Islamic State, Burkina Faso, West Africa’s
Teen who left UK to join IS should not be allowed back, Supreme Court told
  + stars: | 2020-11-23 | by ( Reuters Staff | ) www.reuters.com sentiment -0.98   time to read: +1 min
LONDON (Reuters) - A British-born woman who went to Syria as a schoolgirl to join Islamic State should not be allowed to return to Britain to challenge the government taking away her citizenship because she poses a security risk, the UK’s top court heard on Monday. Shamima Begum, who was born to Bangladeshi parents, left London in 2015 when she was 15 and went to Syria via Turkey with two schoolfriends. In Syria, she married an Islamic State fighter and lived in Raqqa, the capital of the self-declared caliphate, where she remained for four years until she was discovered in a detention camp. Challenging that verdict, James Eadie, the lawyer for the British government, told the Supreme Court that intelligence agencies concluded those who aligned with Islamic State posed a serious risk to national security. The Supreme Court hearing is due to last two days with a decision expected to be handed down at a later date.
Persons: Shamima Begum, Begum, James Eadie, ” Eadie Organizations: Islamic, Court Locations: British, Syria, Islamic State, Britain, London, Turkey, Raqqa, United Kingdom
(Reuters) - Joe Biden will pick Antony Blinken as U.S. secretary of state, a person close to the president-elect’s transition said on Sunday, elevating one of his most seasoned and trusted aides as he prepares to undo President Donald Trump’s foreign policy. 2 at the State Department and as deputy national security adviser in President Barack Obama’s administration, in which Biden served as vice president. Blinken’s appointment makes another longtime Biden aide with a foreign policy background, Jake Sullivan, the top candidate to be U.S. national security adviser, the first source said. On the campaign trail, Blinken was one of Biden’s closest advisers, even on issues that went beyond foreign policy. He served as the former vice president’s national security adviser during the Obama administration.
Persons: Joe Biden, Antony Blinken, Donald Trump’s, Henry Romero, Barack Obama’s, Biden, Blinken, Blinken’s, Jake Sullivan, Sullivan, Trump’s, Linda Thomas, Greenfield, Barack Obama, , ’ Blinken, , Mike Pompeo, Zhao Lijian, Hillary Clinton, Trump, Michael Dukakis, Bill Clinton’s, Obama Organizations: REUTERS, State Department, Bloomberg News, World Health Organization, United Nations, Thomas, Reuters, Foreign Ministry, Democratic, WestExec Advisors, Islamic, Senate Foreign Relations, Yale, Oxford, Biden Locations: WILMINGTON, Del, Mexico City, Iran, Paris, U.S, Greenfield, Black, Africa, United States, China, Washington, Syria, Kurdish U.S, Islamic State
(Reuters) - Joe Biden will pick Antony Blinken as U.S. secretary of state, a person close to the president-elect’s transition said on Sunday, elevating one of his most seasoned and trusted aides as he prepares to undo President Donald Trump’s foreign policy. 2 at the State Department and as deputy national security adviser in President Barack Obama’s administration, in which Biden served as vice president. Blinken’s appointment makes another longtime Biden aide with a foreign policy background, Jake Sullivan, the top candidate to be U.S. national security adviser, the first source said. On the campaign trail, Blinken was one of Biden’s closest advisers, even on issues that went beyond foreign policy. He served as the former vice president’s national security adviser during the Obama administration.
Persons: Joe Biden, Antony Blinken, Donald Trump’s, Henry Romero Blinken, Barack Obama’s, Biden, Blinken, Blinken’s, Jake Sullivan, Sullivan, Trump’s, Linda Thomas, Greenfield, Barack Obama, , ’ Blinken, , Hillary Clinton, Trump, Michael Dukakis, Bill Clinton’s, Obama Organizations: REUTERS, State Department, Bloomberg News, World Health Organization, United Nations, Thomas, Reuters, Democratic, WestExec Advisors, Islamic, Senate Foreign Relations, Yale, Oxford, Biden Locations: WILMINGTON, Del, Mexico City, Iran, Paris, U.S, Greenfield, Black, Africa, United States, China, Washington, Syria, Kurdish U.S, Islamic State
(Reuters) - Joe Biden will pick Antony Blinken as U.S. secretary of state, a person close to the president-elect’s transition said on Sunday, elevating one of his most seasoned and trusted aides as he prepares to undo President Donald Trump’s foreign policy. 2 at the State Department and as deputy national security adviser in President Barack Obama’s administration, in which Biden served as vice president. Blinken’s appointment makes another longtime Biden aide with a foreign policy background, Jake Sullivan, the top candidate to be U.S. national security adviser, the first source said. On the campaign trail, Blinken was one of Biden’s closest advisers, even on issues that went beyond foreign policy. He served as the former vice president’s national security adviser during the Obama administration.
Persons: Joe Biden, Antony Blinken, Donald Trump’s, Barack Obama’s, Biden, Blinken, Blinken’s, Jake Sullivan, Sullivan, Trump’s, Linda Thomas, Greenfield, Barack Obama, , Henry Romero Blinken, , Mike Pompeo, Zhao Lijian, Hillary Clinton, Trump, Michael Dukakis, Bill Clinton’s, Obama Organizations: State Department, Bloomberg News, World Health Organization, United Nations, Thomas, REUTERS, Reuters, Foreign Ministry, Democratic, WestExec Advisors, Islamic, Senate Foreign Relations, Yale, Oxford, Biden Locations: WILMINGTON, Del, Iran, Paris, U.S, Greenfield, Black, Africa, Mexico City, United States, China, Washington, Syria, Kurdish U.S, Islamic State
Burkina Faso votes under looming threat of violence
  + stars: | 2020-11-22 | by ( Edward Mcallister | ) www.reuters.com sentiment -1.00   time to read: +1 min
Slideshow ( 2 images )OUAGADOUGOU (Reuters) - Burkina Faso heads to the polls on Sunday in an election dominated by jihadist violence, which has cost over 2,000 lives this year and will prevent voting in hundreds of villages. But a surge in attacks by groups with links to the militant groups al Qaeda and Islamic State has eclipsed everything else. Analysts expect a tight race that could go to a second round if no candidate wins more than 50%. The electoral commission says polling stations will remain shut across much of the north and east for fear of violence. At least 400,000 people - nearly 7% of the electorate - will be unable to cast their votes, official data show.
Persons: Roch Kaboré, , hasn’t, , Tiadiane Bonkoungou, Zephirin Diabré, Eddie Komboigo, Blaise Campaoré, Diabré Organizations: Islamic Locations: OUAGADOUGOU, Burkina Faso, Islamic State, Ouagadougou
Voting starts in Burkina Faso under looming threat of violence
  + stars: | 2020-11-22 | by ( Edward Mcallister | ) www.reuters.com sentiment -1.00   time to read: +2 min
OUAGADOUGOU (Reuters) - Polls opened in Burkina Faso on Sunday in a presidential election dominated by jihadist violence, which has cost over 2,000 lives this year and will prevent voting in hundreds of villages. Small numbers of early voters waited in a large sandy schoolyard to cast their ballots after polls opened at 6 a.m. (0600 GMT). Analysts expect a tight race that could go to a second round if no candidate wins more than 50%. In a press conference on Saturday, Diabré said the president was orchestrating “massive fraud” ahead of the vote, without providing evidence. The electoral commission says polling stations will remain shut across much of the north and east for fear of violence.
Persons: Roch Kaboré, , Maimouna Tapsoba, Zephirin Diabré, Eddie Komboigo, Blaise Campaoré, Diabré Organizations: Islamic Locations: OUAGADOUGOU, Burkina Faso, Islamic State, Ouagadougou
Burkina Faso holds election under looming threat of violence
  + stars: | 2020-11-22 | by ( Edward Mcallister | ) www.reuters.com sentiment -1.00   time to read: +2 min
But a surge in attacks by groups with links to the militant groups al Qaeda and Islamic State has eclipsed everything else. After casting his vote in a school in Ouagadougou, Kabore journalists: “I call on all Burkinabe to vote, whatever their leaning. The electoral commission has said that polling stations will remain shut across much of the north and east for fear of violence. The president needs a second mandate to end what has started,” said 59-year-old secretarial worker Maimouna Tapsoba after voting in Ouagadougou. Analysts expect a tight race that could go to a second round if no candidate wins more than 50% of the vote.
Persons: Roch Kabore, , , Maimouna, Eddie Komboigo, Blaise Campaore’s, Campaore, Diabre Organizations: Islamic, Burkinabe Locations: OUAGADOUGOU, Burkina Faso, Islamic State, Ouagadougou
Your Monday Briefing
  + stars: | 2020-11-22 | by ( Natasha Frost | ) www.nytimes.com sentiment -1.00   time to read: +1 min
The Kolyma Highway in the Russian Far East once delivered tens of thousands of prisoners to the work camps of Stalin’s gulag. But for many Russians, including former prisoners, the horrors of the gulag are fading. Our reporter and photographer drove along the highway to the remote settlements that are now shrinking and in ruins. Afghanistan talks: Secretary of State Mike Pompeo met in Qatar with Afghan and Taliban negotiators who are trying to break a deadlock in their stalled peace negotiations. On Saturday, a rocket attack in Kabul killed at least eight people, and the Islamic State group claimed responsibility.
Persons: , Andrey Kolyadin, Trump’s, Joe Biden’s, Anthony Blinken, Mike Pompeo, Trump Organizations: Islamic State, Group, U.S Locations: Russian, Pennsylvania, Afghanistan, Qatar, Afghan, Kabul
Burkina opposition candidate alleges 'massive fraud' ahead of Sunday vote
  + stars: | 2020-11-21 | by ( Edward Mcallister | ) www.reuters.com sentiment -0.99   time to read: +2 min
OUAGADOUGOU (Reuters) - Burkina Faso opposition candidate Zephirin Diabre said President Roch Kabore is orchestrating a “massive fraud” to secure re-election in Sunday’s presidential vote, and that he will not accept results marred by irregularities. Diabre told a news conference on Saturday that ruling party agents are paying women in markets to hand over voting cards so that someone else can vote for them. Diabre said his party will file a complaint with the state prosecutor and asked the electoral commission to end the practice. “The massive nature of the phenomenon may undermine the serenity and integrity of the results of the November 22 elections,” Diabre said. Analysts expect a tight race between Kabore, Diabre and another candidate, Eddie Komboigo, with the possiblity of a second round election if no candidate wins more than 50% of the vote on Sunday.
Persons: Zephirin Diabre, Roch Kabore, Kabore, Diabre, ” Diabre, Simon Compaore, Kabine Komara, Eddie Komboigo Organizations: Economic, West African States, ECOWAS, Reuters, Analysts, Islamic Locations: OUAGADOUGOU, Burkina Faso, Sunday’s, Burkina Faso’s, Guinea, al Qaeda, Islamic State
Rockets hit Afghan capital Kabul, at least eight killed
  + stars: | 2020-11-21 | by ( Reuters Staff | ) www.reuters.com sentiment -0.99   time to read: +2 min
KABUL (Reuters) - Several rockets hit residential areas in the early rush hour in the Afghan capital Kabul on Saturday, killing at least eight civilians and wounding 31, police officials said. Tariq Arian, spokesman for the Ministry of Interior, said at least eight civilians had been killed in the attack and 31 wounded. A picture of a young brother and sister, whom officials said were killed in their home, was widely shared on Facebook. U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo travels to Qatar on Saturday to meet with an Afghan delegation and Taliban negotiators. Early this month, several gunmen stormed Kabul University campus and killed at least 35, most of them students and wounded more than 50.
Persons: Tariq Arian, Arian, , Mike Pompeo Organizations: Ministry of Interior, Facebook, Afghan, Kabul University, Islamic State Locations: KABUL, Afghan, Kabul, Afghanistan, Geneva, Iranian, Qatari, Doha, Qatar
Rockets hit Afghan capital Kabul, at least three killed
  + stars: | 2020-11-21 | by ( Reuters Staff | ) www.reuters.com sentiment -1.00   time to read: +1 min
An injured man is carried to a hospital after rockets hit residential areas in Kabul, Afghanistan November 21, 2020. REUTERS/Omar SobhaniKABUL (Reuters) - Several rockets hit residential areas in the early rush hour in the Afghan capital Kabul on Saturday, killing at least three civilians and wounding a dozen more, police officials said. Tariq Arian, spokesman for the Ministry of Interior, said three civilians had been killed in the attack and 11 wounded. But a health ministry official said five bodies and 21 injured were taken to the hospital from the incident. Early this month, several gunmen stormed Kabul University campus and killed at least 35, most of them students and wounded more than 50.
Persons: Omar Sobhani, Tariq Arian, Arian, Organizations: REUTERS, Ministry of Interior, Facebook, Kabul University, Islamic State Locations: Kabul, Afghanistan, Omar Sobhani KABUL, Afghan, Geneva
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