After Moria fire, refugees decry conditions in new camp on Lesbos

After Moria fire, refugees decry conditions in new camp on Lesbos

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Refugees and migrants on the Greek island of Lesbos, having escaped the fire that engulfed Moria, have told Al Jazeera that living conditions inside a new camp are squalid and uninhabitable, just one day after their arrival. "There is no water, no toilet, no food," 24-year-old Zaynab, an Afghan woman, told Al Jazeera by phone. "The…
The poisoning of Alexey Navalny: Five key things to know

The poisoning of Alexey Navalny: Five key things to know

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What happened on the day Navalny fell ill? On August 20, a Thursday, Alexey Navalny, Russia's leading Kremlin critic, had finished up campaigning for opposition politicians in Siberia for local elections, which were taking place from September 11 to 13.  He left Xander Hotel and headed for the Tomsk Bogashevo airport. There, he drank a…
Belarus president closes western borders, puts army on high alert

Belarus president closes western borders, puts army on high alert

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Belarus's president, beleaguered by six weeks of mass protests demanding his resignation, has announced he is putting troops on high alert and closing the country's borders with Poland and Lithuania. President Alexander Lukashenko's decision on Thursday underlined his repeated claim that the wave of protests is driven by the West. He faces increasing criticism from…
Trump eyes executive order to punish arms trade with Iran: Report

Trump eyes executive order to punish arms trade with Iran: Report

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United States President Donald Trump plans to issue an executive order allowing him to impose sanctions on anyone who violates a conventional arms embargo against Iran, four sources familiar with the matter said on Thursday. The sources, who spoke to Reuters News Agency on condition of anonymity, said the executive order was expected to be…
China conducts more exercises near Taiwan as US official visits

China conducts more exercises near Taiwan as US official visits

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China said on Friday it is conducting military exercises near the Taiwan Strait, as the most senior official from the United States' State Department to visit Taiwan in 40 years prepared to meet the island's president. Defence ministry spokesman Ren Guoqiang told reporters the live-fire drills were in response to the "current situation" and designed to…
Global coronavirus cases pass 30 million: Live news

Global coronavirus cases pass 30 million: Live news

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Canada could lose its ability to manage the pandemic due to a spike in new COVID-19 cases, the country's top medical officer has said. One in seven cases of COVID-19 reported to the WHO is a health worker and in some countries that figure rises to one in three, according to the organisation. More than…
US election live news: Trump calls BLM protests anti-American

US election live news: Trump calls BLM protests anti-American

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US President Donald Trump: Black Lives Matter protests are leftist and anti-American. Trump will fly to Mosinee, Wisconsin for a campaign rally 47 days before election day. Joe Biden will take part in a Scranton, Pennsylvania town hall on Thursday night. Attorney General William Barr says potential pandemic lockdowns are akin to slavery. 20:45 -…
US hopes to name Qatar as major non-NATO ally: Official

US hopes to name Qatar as major non-NATO ally: Official

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The United States hopes to move ahead with plans to name Qatar as a major, non-NATO ally, a status that provides foreign nations with benefits in defence trade and security cooperation with Washington, a senior US official said on Thursday. "We're going to move ahead, we hope, with designating Qatar a major non-NATO ally," Timothy…
Greece: Police move refugees to new Lesbos camp after Moria fire

Greece: Police move refugees to new Lesbos camp after Moria fire

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Names marked with an asterisk* have been changed to protect identities. Police on the Greek island of Lesbos have launched an operation to rehouse thousands of refugees and migrants who have been sleeping rough after their camp was destroyed by fire. Officers on Thursday morning woke people in their tents to take them to a…
EU Parliament urges arms embargo on Saudi Arabia

EU Parliament urges arms embargo on Saudi Arabia

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The European Parliament has urged the European Union member states to impose an arms embargo on Saudi Arabia over the killing of journalist Jamal Khashoggi and the war in Yemen. In the EU arms export report adopted on Thursday, EU lawmakers urge all members of the bloc to "follow the example of Germany, Finland and Denmark,…