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2001 - 2017: US intervention in Afghanistan

Aljazeera.net Focus on Haiti - August 21, 2017 - 22:00
Key developments of America's longest war, from 2001 US invasion after 9/11 attacks to Trump's latest strategy reveal.

Qatar-Gulf crisis: All the latest updates

Aljazeera.net Focus on Haiti - August 21, 2017 - 21:23
The latest news after three Gulf states and Egypt cut ties with Qatar and imposed a land, sea and air blockade.

Trump vows US will keep fighting in Afghanistan

Aljazeera.net Focus on Haiti - August 21, 2017 - 21:02
In first address as commander-in-chief, US President Trump argues against withdrawal from Afghan war and slams Pakistan.

Earthquake kills one, injures dozens on Ischia island

Aljazeera.net Focus on Haiti - August 21, 2017 - 17:51
The 4.0-magnitude earthquake damaged buildings and caused a blackout on the holiday island off the coast of Naples.

'A new beginning': Pagans celebrate total solar eclipse

Aljazeera.net Focus on Haiti - August 21, 2017 - 16:40
While Americans gazed in wonder as the moon blotted out the sun, Pagans marked the occasion in their own unique way.

Serbia withdraws embassy staff from Macedonia

Aljazeera.net Focus on Haiti - August 21, 2017 - 14:43
All Serbian diplomats recalled from Skopje amid reports of Macedonia supporting Kosovo's bid to join UNESCO.

Russia says 200 ISIL fighters killed in Syria air raid

Aljazeera.net Focus on Haiti - August 21, 2017 - 14:22
Russia has intensified an air campaign this month to help drive ISIL out of its major stronghold of Deir Az Zor.

Will Donald Trump last through his first full term?

Aljazeera.net Focus on Haiti - August 21, 2017 - 12:45
The US president's approval ratings hit a new low as he is criticised by his fellow Republicans.

Turning buses into art in Pakistan

Aljazeera.net Focus on Haiti - August 21, 2017 - 12:37
Mohammed Rafiq has been painting Pakistan's colourful buses for 40 years, but there's a dark side to the industry.

Anatoly Antonov named new Russian ambassador to US

Aljazeera.net Focus on Haiti - August 21, 2017 - 12:30
Diplomat, who took hawkish stance on Crimea's annexation and defence of Syria, says he wants to normalise ties with US.

Fr Raphaël B. Desras: ‘All Cholera Victims Should Get Justice and Reparations’

Saut d’Eau, Haiti: Fr. Raphaël Desras praises the legal work and advocacy of Bureau des Avocats Internationaux (BAI) and its international partners who have been fighting for justice and reparations for the UN-cholera victims in Haiti. He also called on the Haitian Governmen. to support BAI’s work. Fr. Desras denounced the United Nations for not doing more to eradicate cholera and compensate the victims. You can watch the video by clicking on the link below:

Below is the English version of Fr. Desras’ statement:

To the Haitian Government: Please accompany the Bureau des Avocats Internationaux, and all of the organizations that are fighting for cholera victims to get justice and reparations. If the Haitian government cannot stand with the victims of cholera to get reparations, we will consider our elected officials as irresponsible leaders. Each of us here has a family member who was a victim. The United Nations said they came to help us, but it is the poison of cholera that they disseminated into the water, to kill the our children. With all the other actions they have committed that we know of, we cannot support this. We cannot tolerate this. We cannot accept this.

Everyone who was a victim of cholera should get justice. Because we have the right as a people, to get justice when [they violate our rights.] Like all other nationalities, we are people. We have blood running in our veins. The government can’t stand down. We have to force the government to stand up with the Bureau des Avocats Internationaux and all the other organizations that are defending the victims of cholera, for the country to get justice and reparations, and to compensate all the victims that they [the United Nations] harmed.

 

Chile court lifts complete ban on abortion

Aljazeera.net Focus on Haiti - August 21, 2017 - 11:42
A 6-4 ruling upholds bill making the practice legal in cases of rape, non-viable fetus and threat to mother's life.

When is Eid al-Adha 2017?

Aljazeera.net Focus on Haiti - August 21, 2017 - 11:41
September 1 is expected to be the first day of Eid al-Adha, but will be confirmed after moon sighting on August 21.

Barcelona attack suspect Younes Abouyaaqoub shot dead

Aljazeera.net Focus on Haiti - August 21, 2017 - 11:21
Fugitive suspect was wearing what appeared to be an explosives belt when he was shot by police near Subirats.

Thousands demand end to killings in Duterte's drug war

Aljazeera.net Focus on Haiti - August 21, 2017 - 09:10
President admits 'abuses' in war on drugs as demonstrators say death toll has now reached 13,000.

Tensions in Togo as anti-Gnassingbe rally turns deadly

Aljazeera.net Focus on Haiti - August 21, 2017 - 08:29
Thousands protesting against 50-year ruling dynasty call for the reinstatement of constitution limiting terms.

NewsGrid - Al Jazeera's interactive news hour

Aljazeera.net Focus on Haiti - August 21, 2017 - 07:19
Live every day at 15:00 GMT, our interactive news bulletin gives you the opportunity to engage with our team directly.

Palestinians decry arrest of Islamic movement leader

Aljazeera.net Focus on Haiti - August 21, 2017 - 06:51
Raed Salah's arrest is part of a wider political trend in Israel targeting Arab political life, Palestinians say.

Sadness and cynicism as London's Big Ben falls silent

Aljazeera.net Focus on Haiti - August 21, 2017 - 06:50
London landmark will not sound iconic chime for four years as it undergoes maintenance, prompting passionate response.

Quinoa: Harvesting Bolivia's 'superfood'

Aljazeera.net Focus on Haiti - August 21, 2017 - 06:27
Harvesting the popular crop can be backbreaking work and the rewards aren't always guaranteed for Bolivia's farmers.
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