Category: capital

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Yemen’s Houthi rebels fire ballistic missile at Saudi capital

Yemen’s Houthi rebels fired a ballistic missile at Saudi Arabia’s capital, Riyadh, saying the projectile traveled more than 800km into the kingdom on Wednesday. Al Masirah, a TV network run by the Houthis, claimed responsibility for the attack on Twitter, saying the rebels fired a Burkan 2-H, a Scud-type missile, towards the Saudi defence ministry.…

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Nigeria: Clearing the locals to develop Abuja the capital

Abuja, Nigeria – Nigeria’s capital Abuja is a planned city with expansive roads lined with trees. Unlike Lagos – the commercial centre – traffic jams are rare. Nigerian politicians are proud of Abuja and tout it as an example of what a modern African city should be. It was not always the capital of Africa’s most populous country.…

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Deadly automobile bomb blast rocks Somalia’s capital Mogadishu

At least 14 people have been killed in a car bomb blast outside a popular hotel in Somalia’s capital, Mogadishu, according to a government official. The explosion on Thursday happened near Weheliye hotel on the busy Maka Al-Mukarrama Road. A spokesman for the Somali interior ministry confirmed the death toll to Al Jazeera, adding that 10…

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Explosion heard in Afghan capital Kabul

A large explosion has taken place in the Afghan capital, Kabul, according to security officials. At least one person has been killed in Friday’s blast, and four others wounded, TOLO news reported. The explosion took place in an area of the city home to a number of foreign embassies, Reuters news agency reported. More to follow…

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Eight month-passe little one raped in Indian capital Delhi

New Delhi, India – An eight-month-old baby girl has been raped in India’s capital, New Delhi, allegedly by her 28-year-old cousin while her parents were out working. The rape has provoked angry reactions from activists who are pressing for long-pending police accountability to aid in the fight against sexual violence in the country. The mother…

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Why Jerusalem is now not the capital of Israel

US President Donald Trump is expected to call Jerusalem the capital of Israel on Wednesday and begin the process moving his country’s embassy to the city, according to senior US officials.  The move has sparked global condemnation from world leaders who urged Trump to reconsider the decision.  Israel occupied East Jerusalem at the end of the…

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Message to Trump: Jerusalem is the capital of Palestine

US President Donald Trump has once again sent shock waves around the world, after announcing he will recognise Jerusalem as Israel’s capital. According to senior White House officials, Trump will direct the state department to begin the lengthy process of moving the US embassy from Tel Aviv to the city. Leaders in the Middle East…

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Trump to call Jerusalem Israel’s capital, switch embassy

US President Donald Trump will recognise Jerusalem as Israel’s capital and direct the state department to begin the lengthy process of moving the US embassy from Tel Aviv to the city, according to senior Trump administration officials.  The announcement, which is expected at 18:00 GMT on Wednesday, comes amid global condemnation of the move.  …

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Trump weighs recognising Jerusalem as Israel’s capital

President Donald Trump is considering recognition of Jerusalem as Israel’s capital, a move that could upend decades of American policy and ratchet up Middle East tensions, but is expected to again delay his campaign promise to move the US embassy there, US officials said on Thursday. After months of intense White House deliberations, Trump is…