Monday, April 29, 2019

World News Briefs -- April 29, 2019 (Evening Edition)

DW: Islamic State leader al-Baghdadi appears in new video

For the first time in five years, the leader of IS has appeared on video. He talks about recent incidents, including the fall of Baghouz last month, and praises the Sri Lanka attacks.

The leader of the Islamic State group, Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, appeared in new video published by the Islamist terror group on Monday.

In the 18-minute clip, a bearded man is seen sitting in casual conversation with three other people, whose faces are blurred.

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Syrian refugees risk journey home amid dire situation in Lebanon.

Israel frees two Syrian prisoners after return of soldier's body.

Iraq demands apology after Bahraini FM calls al-Sadr a 'dog'.

Trump, Erdogan discuss working group on Russian S-400 missile system.

Pompeo defends US support for Saudis in Yemen as 'in America's best interest'.

Suspected UAE spy arrested in Turkey commits suicide: state media.

Suspected UAE spy 'kills himself in Turkish prison'.


Indonesia and Vietnam vessels collide in South China Sea, 12 detained.

Ghani opens meeting in Kabul to discuss Taliban peace talks.

Eight nominees submit applications to run for Kazakh President.

East Sri Lanka on edge after Easter bombers linked to region.

Sri Lanka bans face veils after Easter terror attacks.

India elections: Voting under way, reports of clashes.

Indonesia election: More than 270 election staff die counting votes.

Indonesia's planning minister announces capital city move.

Rodrigo Duterte tells Canada to take its garbage back or he will dump it ‘on your beautiful beaches’.


Air raids trap civilians in Libyan capital Tripoli. Airstrikes, roadblocks trap civilians in Libya’s Tripoli.

UN Libya envoy warns against backing strongman Haftar.

Gunmen kill pastor, worshippers in Burkina Faso church.

South Sudan hires U.S. lobbyists to help block war crimes court: contract.

Sudan's army rulers, protesters differ on joint council make-up.

DR Congo opposition leader calls for removal of president.

South Africa marks Freedom Day, apartheid ended 25 years ago.

Tropical Cyclone Kenneth death toll rises to 38 in Mozambique, officials say. Mozambique flooding 'worse than thought': UN agency.


Socialists win Spain election; far-right party to make debut in parliament.

Spain election: Socialists consider next move after elections.

Ukraine's president-elect rejects Russian passport plan.

French police arrest four suspected terrorists over 'extremely violent' plot against security forces ahead of May Day yellow vest protests.

Thousands protest replacement of Czech justice minister.

Russian reserves hit highest level since 2014.

Majority of Russians oppose ‘sovereign internet’ bill – poll.


Trump blasts Biden as he hits 2020 trail.

Secretary of State Pompeo says Russia will still be meddling 'in 2050'.

Pompeo says Maduro's inner circle looking for exit strategy in Venezuela.

US Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein quits.

US blasts Guyana for honoring 'terrorist' convicted in JFK bomb plot.

'Completely avoidable' measles outbreak hits 25-year high in US.


US hits Islamic State in northern Somalia.

Guantánamo Bay prison commander fired after investigation.

ISIL fighters' families stage German protest for their return.

Yazidis to accept ISIL rape survivors, but not their children.


US stocks tread water ahead of more earnings, Fed.

U.S. sanctions on Iran, Venezuela set up crunch for heavier oil.

Mnuchin on US-China trade talks: We are getting 'into the final laps'.

Boeing safety system not at fault, says chief executive.

'Avengers' finale shatters records with $1.2 billion debut.

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