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2019-08-19


2016–present purges in Turkey

Turkey's Ministry of the Interior tweets that 418 people in 29 provinces are detained by police, for suspected links with the Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK). The authorities have also announced that they "replaced" the mayors of three major southeastern cities.

Turkish police have detained 418 people in 29 provinces in an investigation targ...

Opinion

The EU is not a cigar club

No matter how you look at it, Brexit is a spectacular failure of the grand project called the European Union.


2019-08-18

2019 Hong Kong anti-extradition bill protests

The organizers claim that at least 1.7 million people join a peaceful rally in Victoria Park, Hong Kong. Protesters spill into nearby streets, with train service intermittently suspended due to the sheer number of people.

An estimated quarter of the population fill downtown park and surrounding streets

War in Afghanistan

ISIL claims responsibility for an attack against a wedding party in Afghanistan the day prior, which left 63 people dead and over 200 injured.

More than 60 killed and 180 injured in explosion in western part of Afghan capital


2019-08-17

China

China announces the successful first launch of the Smart Dragon-1 carrier rocket.

Argentinian Treasury Minister

The Argentinian Treasury Minister, Nicolás Dujovne, resigns.

Right wing

A rally of right wing groups such as the Proud Boys and Patriot Prayer is met by Antifa in Portland, Oregon.

Conservative groups are urging the United States to label Antifa a domestic terrorist group. President Trump said the city was “being watched very closely.”

2019 Hong Kong anti-extradition bill protests

Thousands of school teachers join the 11th weekend of anti-government protests in Hong Kong.

Thousands of school teachers joined an 11th weekend of anti-government protests ...

2018–19 Sudanese protests

The ruling military and the civilian opposition formally sign a power-sharing deal establishing a three-year transition period towards the election of a civilian government.

Military council and main opposition coalition sign power-sharing deal paving the way for transition to civilian rule.

War in Afghanistan

63 people are killed and 182 wounded in a suicide attack at a wedding party in Kabul, Afghanistan. The attacker set off explosives among the invitees.

A suicide-bomb blast ripped through a wedding party on a busy Saturday night in Afghanistan’s