Friday, November 29, 2019

World News Briefs -- November 2019 (Evening Edition)

Iraqi Prime Minister Adel Abdul Mahdi speaks during a symbolic funeral ceremony of Major General Ali al-Lami, who commands the Iraqi Federal Police's Fourth Division, who was killed in Salahuddin, in Baghdad, Iraq October 23, 2019. REUTERS/Khalid al-Mousily /File Photo

Reuters: Iraq PM says he will quit after cleric's call but violence rages on

BAGHDAD (Reuters) - Iraqi Prime Minister Adel Abdul Mahdi announced his resignation on Friday after the country’s senior Shi’ite Muslim cleric urged lawmakers to reconsider their support for a government rocked by weeks of deadly anti-establishment unrest.

Violence raged on in southern Iraq, however, killing at least 21 people, and one protester was killed in central Baghdad as demonstrations continued including a thousands-strong sit-in at Tahrir Square in the Iraqi capital.

Young, unemployed and unarmed protesters have led calls for an overhaul of a political system they say is endemically corrupt and serves foreign powers, especially Baghdad’s ally Tehran.

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Iraqi forces kill multiple rioters, pushing death toll to almost 370 since protests began.

Iraq's prime minister to step down amid protests.

PM resignation is 'only first step', say Iraqi protesters.

Iraqis shatter taboos in rage at Iran, but bloodshed may follow.

Yemen's Houthi rebels say they shot down Saudi Apache helicopter.

Iran continues dismantling JCPOA nuclear restrictions.

Palestinian teen shot dead by Israel in southern Gaza Strip.

France summons Turkish envoy over Erdogan jab at Macron.

Lebanese block roads as petrol stations strike.


US says cryptocurrency expert violated NKorea sanctions.

Taliban ready to restart peace talks after Trump visit, official says.

Hong Kong police end unversity siege. Hong Kong set for fresh weekend protests as police end university siege.

Japan, South Korea to hold high-level trade talks.

UK, NZ send medics to Samoa as measles outbreak kills 42.

Papua New Guinea budget reveals Canberra is spending $440m to keep China at bay.

India economic slowdown to exacerbate hunger crisis.

K-pop stars Jung Joon-young and Choi Jong-hoon sentenced to prison for rape.


Namibia president takes lead in partial election results.

DR Congo buries 27 massacre victims as anger mounts.

Guinea temporarily frees jailed opposition leaders.

Sudan's rulers repeal Omar al-Bashir-era law regulating women's behaviour and dissolve former ruling party. Sudan crisis: Women praise end of strict public order law.

'Frustratingly slow' vote count in Namibia after extended polling.

South Africa's Zuma loses bid to appeal against corruption trial.

Leading cartoonist detained in Algeria.

Eight detained in Gabon anti-corruption crackdown.

East Africa struggles with heavy rains as thousands displaced.

Polio outbreaks in Africa caused by mutation of strain in vaccine.


Trump to meet Macron, Merkel at NATO summit.

Dutch police: 3 people wounded in Hague stabbing.

2 killed in London stabbings; police fatally shoot suspect.

Boris Johnson and Brexit Party leader Nigel Farage replaced with blocks of melting ice at climate debate.

General election 2019: Boris Johnson warns Donald Trump against election endorsement.

Paris and Berlin at odds, but talk of rupture overblown.

German parliament passes record budget.

Malta PM says no immunity granted for suspect in journalist killing.

Macron-Stoltenberg meeting: French president defends 'wake-up call' for NATO.

NATO moves towards spending goal sought by Trump, Spain lags.

Albania PM's future daughter-in-law is among dozens of people killed in earthquake, as politician's son reveals 'the closest person to me was found under the rubble'.


Suriname President Bouterse convicted of murder for 1982 executions.

Dems ask Trump if he wants lawyers at impeachment hearings.

Trump returns to Florida after whirlwind Afghanistan trip.

'Black Friday' becoming a shadow of its former self in US.

Exclusive: U.S. weighs new regulations to further restrict Huawei suppliers - sources.

US vows to 'reinforce' sanctions, accuses Venezuela and Cuba of stirring regional 'strife'.

'No invasion since 1914' - Mexico bristles at U.S. terror designation plan.

Chile announces $20 billion injection to stop economic crash.

Union calls another Colombia strike as protest turnout falls.

Chinese ambassador visits Huawei exec under house arrest in Canada.


London Bridge attacker already convicted of an Islamist terrorism-related offense: report.

Police confirm two deaths, three injuries in London stabbing incident.

British police shoot dead knife man at London Bridge, declare terrorism incident.

French army denies IS claim for deadly Mali crash that killed 13 soldiers.

My life as a female ISIS law enforcer: Jihadi bride reveals how women had nails pulled out with pliers for wearing nail polish while pregnant 'sinners' were tortured until they miscarried in horrifying account.


US stocks close out half-day session with broad losses.

Daimler to cut thousands of jobs worldwide by 2022.

Aramco says IPO oversubscribed for individual investors.

Dyson to move global HQ to historic Singapore building.

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