Iraq: US citizen reportedly killed in Baghdad
09 November 2022 | 4:23 pm
The victim was traveling by car when he was fired upon by "unknown persons," according to Iraqi police. The motive for the attack is still unclear.
After his supporters stormed parliament and declared a sit-in, influential Shiite leader Muqtada al-Sadr dismissed calls for dialogue with an Iran-backed faction and called for the dissolution of the legislature.
President Muhammadu Buhari on Tuesday said that about a million Nigerians were killed in other to maintain the unity of the country. He said this when he received former State Chairmen of the defunct Congress for Progressive Change at the State House, Abuja.
Al Qaeda's affiliate in Mali claimed it has killed four mercenaries from Russia's private military Wagner group in clashes over the weekend.
A former member of Russia's parliament claims that a domestic resistance group — the National Republican Army — carried out a car bombing that killed the daughter of one of Vladimir Putin's close political allies.
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A rift threatens to tear apart Libya's unity government. The country's parliament elected Fathi Bashagha to replace Abdul Hamid Dbeibah as interim prime minister. But Dbeibah is refusing to go – and still has the backing of the United Nations.
At least 15 people have died in clashes after supporters of Muqtada al-Sadr stormed the government palace. The unrest came after the cleric announced he was retiring from politics.
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