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Saudi crown prince approved 'intervention' against dissidents, report says

World Mar 18, 2019

Saudi crown prince approved 'intervention' against dissidents, report says

More than a year before the killing of journalist Jamal Khashoggi, Saudi Arabia's powerful Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman approved a secret campaign to silence dissenters, The New York Times reported on Sunday. The campaign included surveillance, kidnapping, detention and torture of Saudis, said the ...

Venezuela removed 8 tons of central bank gold last week: legislator

Business Feb 28, 2019

Venezuela removed 8 tons of central bank gold last week: legislator

At least 8 tons of gold were removed from the Venezuelan central bank's vaults last week, an opposition legislator and three government sources told Reuters, in the latest sign of President Nicolas Maduro's desperation to raise hard currency amid tightening sanctions. The gold was removed ...

Syrian Kurds beseech Europe: Don't abandon us

World Feb 18, 2019

Syrian Kurds beseech Europe: Don't abandon us

A top Kurdish official has called on Europe not to abandon Syrian Kurds once the battle against the Islamic State group is over and to help set up an international force to protect them from Turkey. European powers "have a political and moral responsibility" to ...