Daily Archive: January 21, 2018

Jan
21

Somali president sacks Mogadishu mayor, names replacement

KAMPALA (Reuters) – Somali President Mohamed Abdullahi sacked the mayor of the capital Mogadishu and appointed his information minister to replace him on Sunday.

Jan
21

Turkish army says has hit 153 targets so far in northern Syrian operation

ISTANBUL (Reuters) – The Turkish military has so far hit 153 Kurdish militant targets in its operation in northern Syria’s Afrin region, the army said in a statement on Sunday.

Jan
21

Russia’s Lavrov, U.S.’ Tillerson discuss north Syria situation

MOSCOW (Reuters) – Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov and U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson discussed the Syrian conflict in a telephone call, in particular ways to bring stability to the country’s north, the Russian foreign ministry said on Sunday.

Jan
21

Kabul Intercontinental Hotel siege ends, all gunmen killed: government

KABUL (Reuters) – Afghan Special Forces ended an overnight siege at Kabul’s Intercontinental Hotel on Sunday, killing the last gunman from a group of three attackers who stormed the hotel, taking hostages and battling security forces for hours.

Jan
21

China: market bulls beat the short sellers — for now

Big bets on the collapse of the country’s indebted economy have largely failed. Did the hedge funds misread the signs or were they just too early?

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