Top News Headlines of Happenings Around the World Today

Trump

President Trump calls courts ‘so political’ after his travel ban is scrutinized. He placed a ban on travel so people from Muslim-majority countries are prevented from entering the US.

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Dakota pipeline plans will continue. After President Trump approved the controversial pipeline, the army agreed to provide the final permit to build this pipeline. Many Native American Tribes and climate activists have urged against the pipeline but to no avail.

Syria

Syrian rebels and Turkish forces capture the city of al-Bab in northern Syria. Syria’s civil war seems to have no end in sight.

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Amnesty International releases information about hangings in Syria. Approximately 13 000 people have been killed in mass hangings authorized by senior officials of the Syrian Government. There are also claims that people have been tortured at the jail which is being called ‘the slaughterhouse’.
Yemen
Yemen citizens face famine. The UN said that they will need $2.1 billion to help the people in Yemen who face famine. The civil war in this country has been going on for two years and have now resulted in dire conditions for its people.

Thailand

Thailand will have an election a year from now. Thailand is ruled by the military. However, expectations for an election to restore democracy to this country was affirmed. The election is set to happen next year.

Russia

Alexei Navalney has been banned from running for the presidency in 2018 after he was charged with embezzlement. President Putin’s strongest opposition for the election is now out of the way.

Somalia

Minister Mohamed Abdullahi “Farmajo” Mohamed has been voted the president in Somalia. Somalia is a war-stricken country who has not had a proper election since 1969. The country is constantly under attack from militant Islamist groups. Appointing Mohamed as president is part of a strategy to get the country back on its feet.

That is a few of the day’s main headlines gathered for your convenience. For more information on any of these stories visit bbc.com.

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