Iran: New US sanctions target supreme leader

Image copyright AFP US President Donald Trump has said he is imposing hard-hitting new sanctions on Iran, including on the office of the country’s Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei. Mr Trump said the additional sanctions were in response to the shooting down of a US drone and “many other things”. He added that they would “continue […]

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Ethiopia Amhara ‘coup ringleader killed’

Image copyright YOUTUBE/ALEM GENA TUBE Image caption The renegade general was released from prison last year The suspected ringleader of Saturday’s failed coup attempt in Ethiopia’s Amhara region has been shot dead, police say. Brig-Gen Asaminew Tsige was killed as he attempted to escape from his hideout in Amhara’s capital, police added. Ethiopia’s army chief […]

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Czech Republic protests: Andrej Babis urged to quit as PM

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Protesters are gathering in Prague calling for the prime minister to resign Protesters are gathering in Prague to demand the resignation of Prime Minister Andrej Babis. Mr Babis is facing a criminal investigation over alleged fraud, and is also the subject of an EU conflict-of-interest investigation. He denies the allegations. […]

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US ‘launched cyber-attack on Iran weapons systems’

Image copyright EPA Image caption The attack targeted rocket and missile systems operated by Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps The US launched a cyber-attack on Iranian weapons systems on Thursday as President Trump pulled out of air strikes on the country, US reports say. The cyber-attack disabled computer systems controlling rocket and missile launchers, the […]

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