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Iranian government newspaper welcomes attack on Salman Rushdie | Atalayar

The Ayatollah regime’s state-funded Iranian newspaper Kayhan published a column on Saturday expressing its “joy” over Friday’s attack against the Indian writer Salman Rushdie. The editorial celebrated the attack and thanked the perpetrator of the attack on Rushdie. For its part, the Iranian state has so far made no official comment on the attack. Rushdie …

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Who is Hadi Matar, Salman Rushdie’s attacker?

On August 12, shortly before 11 a.m. (3 p.m. UT), “a suspect rushed to the scene (from the amphitheater) eta attacked Salman Rushdie and the interviewer” in “stabbing“the writer”in the neck“, announce the police. They specify that Salman Rushdie had also been stabbed “to the abdomen“. “Salman will probably lose an eye; the nerves in …

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Macky Sall, current president of the African Union, expected in Bamako on Monday

AA / Bamako / Amarana Maiga The Senegalese President, Macky Sall, currently Chairman of the African Union, will be on an official visit to Mali from Monday, August 15, a concordant source at the Presidency of the Republic of Mali told Anadolu Agency on Friday. “It will be a 3-hour working visit,” the same source …

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the Government announces that it has paid its external debt of approximately 85.5 billion FCFA (132 million $)

AA / Bamako / Amarana Maiga The transitional government in Mali informed, on Friday, the country’s investors have paid all of Mali’s outstanding debt, the Malian Minister of Economy and Finance said in a statement. Indeed, on March 30, Minister Alousséni Sanou announced that Mali “cannot honor its financial commitments” because of sanctions from the …

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new toll of 42 soldiers killed, deadliest attack since 2019

Forty-two Malian soldiers were killed on Sunday in northeastern Mali, near the borders of Burkina Faso and Niger, in the deadliest attack attributed to jihadists against Malian forces since 2019, according to a new report. This new report comes from an official document listing the deceased soldiers by name, authenticated on Wednesday by several senior …

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why Germany suspends the majority of its military operations with Minusma

Germany announced on Friday suspending “until further notice“the major part of its military operations in Mali within the framework of the UN mission (Minusma), by denouncing a new refusal of overflight by the Malian authorities. “The Malian government has once again refused to authorize a flight scheduled for today“which was to ensure a rotation of …

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Germany suspends military operations after another overflight refusal: ministry

Germany announced Friday to suspend “until further notice” most of its military operations in Mali as part of the UN mission (Minusma), denouncing a new refusal of overflight by the Malian authorities. “The Malian government has once again refused to authorize a flight scheduled for today” which was to ensure a rotation of personnel, explained …

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Blinken argues Hotel Rwanda hero’s trial was ‘unfair’

AA / Kigali US Secretary of State Antony Blinken said Thursday that he had discussed with Rwandan President Paul Kagame the trial and imprisonment of dissident Paul Rusesabagina, featured as a hero in the nominated film at the Oscars, Hotel Rwanda, claiming his trial was “unfair”. Rusesabagina, 67, was convicted last September on eight of …

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The FNDC rejects its dissolution announced by the military junta

AA / Peter Kum The National Front for the Defense of the Constitution (FNDC), a coalition of parties, unions and civil society organizations, denounced, on Wednesday, in a press release, its dissolution by the Guinean junta. The FNDC affirmed to maintain its demonstration planned for August 17 in the country and denounced its banishment as …

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