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Al Jazeera reporter killed: 'Independant investigation' is necessary, says Reporters Without Borders

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Al Jazeera reporter killed: 'Independant investigation' is necessary, says Reporters Without Borders

Al Jazeera reporter killed: 'Independant investigation' is necessary, says Reporters Without Borders

Al Jazeera reporter killed: 'Independant investigation' is necessary, says Reporters Without Borders

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Saudi Arabia's Prince Mohammed bin Salman Formally Named Head of the Government [Video]

Saudi Arabia's Prince Mohammed bin Salman Formally Named Head of the Government

Saudi Arabia's Prince , Mohammed bin Salman , Formally Named Head of the Government. On September 27, Saudi Arabia's Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman was named the kingdom's prime minister. On September 27, Saudi Arabia's Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman was named the kingdom's prime minister. Al Jazeera reports that the royal decree formalizes Salman's role as the leader of the kingdom's government. Previously, the crown prince served as Saudi Arabia's deputy prime minister and the defense minister. His younger brother, Khalid bin Salman, will replace him as defense minister after serving as the deputy defense minister. His younger brother, Khalid bin Salman, will replace him as defense minister after serving as the deputy defense minister. Al Jazeera reports that the royal decree is another sign of King Abdulaziz's slow and steady transfer of power in the kingdom. Al Jazeera reports that the royal decree is another sign of King Abdulaziz's slow and steady transfer of power in the kingdom. Traditionally, the role of prime minister is held by the king, who will continue to act as head of state and chair cabinet meetings he attends. In 2016, Prince Mohammed unveiled Vision 2030, which aims at making Saudi Arabia the heart of the Arab and Islamic world and a hub connecting three continents. In 2016, Prince Mohammed unveiled Vision 2030, which aims at making Saudi Arabia the heart of the Arab and Islamic world and a hub connecting three continents. Al Jazeera reports that the ambitious initiative looks to diversify and privatize the kingdom's economy, while also reducing its reliance on oil. Al Jazeera reports that the ambitious initiative looks to diversify and privatize the kingdom's economy, while also reducing its reliance on oil. Since rising to power, Saudi Arabia has seen a massive crackdown on dissent, with activists, royals and businessmen jailed. Since rising to power, Saudi Arabia has seen a massive crackdown on dissent, with activists, royals and businessmen jailed. Earlier in 2022, the crown prince met with U.S. President Joe Biden in an attempt to rebuild relations after the killing of Jamal Khashoggi by Saudi agents in 2018. Earlier in 2022, the crown prince met with U.S. President Joe Biden in an attempt to rebuild relations after the killing of Jamal Khashoggi by Saudi agents in 2018

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Russia Prioritizing Expanding Security Ties With China [Video]

Russia Prioritizing Expanding Security Ties With China

Russia Prioritizing , Expanding Security , Ties With China. Al Jazeera reports that Russia considers bolstering ties with China a top policy goal. Al Jazeera reports that Russia considers bolstering ties with China a top policy goal. According to Nikolai Patrushev, secretary of Russia's national Security Council, Moscow considers, “strengthening of comprehensive partnership and strategic cooperation with Beijing as an unconditional priority of Russia’s foreign policy”. According to Nikolai Patrushev, secretary of Russia's national Security Council, Moscow considers, “strengthening of comprehensive partnership and strategic cooperation with Beijing as an unconditional priority of Russia’s foreign policy”. On September 19, Patrushev made the comments during a meeting with Guo Shengkun, a top official of China's Communist Party. Patrushev, a close ally of Russian President Vladimir Putin, said that , “in the current conditions, our countries must show even greater readiness for mutual support and development of cooperation.”. Patrushev, a close ally of Russian President Vladimir Putin, said that , “in the current conditions, our countries must show even greater readiness for mutual support and development of cooperation.”. Following the meeting in the city of Nanping, Patrushev's office released a statement saying that both parties agreed to , “expand information exchanges on countering extremism and foreign attempts to undermine constitutional order of both countries”. Following the meeting in the city of Nanping, Patrushev's office released a statement saying that both parties agreed to , “expand information exchanges on countering extremism and foreign attempts to undermine constitutional order of both countries”. Last week, Putin met with Chinese President Xi Jinping in Uzbekistan. . According to a statement following that meeting, the Chinese government promised "strong support" for Moscow's "core interests.". According to a statement following that meeting, the Chinese government promised "strong support" for Moscow's "core interests.". Putin reportedly praised Xi for his “balanced” approach to the Ukrainian crisis and said he was ready to discuss Beijing’s “concerns” about the invasion of Ukraine. Al Jazeera reports that those concerns come amid volatile oil prices and global economic uncertainty following almost seven months of fighting in Ukraine. . The meeting between Xi and Putin came on the sidelines of a summit of the Shanghai Cooperation. The meeting between Xi and Putin came on the sidelines of a summit of the Shanghai Cooperation

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Shireen Abu Akleh: Israeli army admits 'high possibility’ that soldier killed journalist [Video]

Shireen Abu Akleh: Israeli army admits 'high possibility’ that soldier killed journalist

An Israeli investigation into the killing of the Al Jazeera journalist concluded that she was not deliberately targeted and shot accidentally.

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Illegal Deforestation in Brazilian Amazon Leads to Thousands of Fires [Video]

Illegal Deforestation in Brazilian Amazon Leads to Thousands of Fires

Illegal Deforestation in, Brazilian Amazon , Leads to Thousands of Fires. Al Jazeera reports that Brazil's Amazon rainforest is suffering from a surge in illegal deforestation which has led to more fires than at any point in the last five years. Al Jazeera reports that Brazil's Amazon rainforest is suffering from a surge in illegal deforestation which has led to more fires than at any point in the last five years. Brazil's national space institute said that satellites have detected over 33,000 fires burning in the Amazon. The news comes as the rainforest enters into its peak fire season, a time which often correlates with increased deforestation activity. The news comes as the rainforest enters into its peak fire season, a time which often correlates with increased deforestation activity. The deforestation rate is very high. That means there are many fallen trees ready to burn. The fire season will be even more intense in September, Ane Alencar, Coordinator of the Mapbiomas Fire project, via The Associated Press. Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro has faced international criticism for his failure to halt illegal deforestation and alleged support for such activities. Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro has faced international criticism for his failure to halt illegal deforestation and alleged support for such activities. According to a report by the Igarape Institute, a Brazilian think-tank, authorities have done little to curb deforestation in the Amazon. According to a report by the Igarape Institute, a Brazilian think-tank, authorities have done little to curb deforestation in the Amazon. The current fires in the rainforest have created clouds of acrid smoke that have hung over nearby cities like Manaus, the largest city in the region, for weeks. Al Jazeera reports that half of Brazil's carbon pollution is the result of land conversion. Al Jazeera reports that half of Brazil's carbon pollution is the result of land conversion. At the COP26 climate summit, Bolsonaro's government promised to end illegal deforestation by 2028. However, since taking office, forest loss in the Amazon has increased to a 15-year high. . However, since taking office, forest loss in the Amazon has increased to a 15-year high.

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Russia Launches Massive Military Exercises With China and Other Nations [Video]

Russia Launches Massive Military Exercises With China and Other Nations

Russia Launches , Massive Military Exercises With , China and Other Nations. Al Jazeera reports that Russia has launched weeklong joint military drills with China and other nations allied with Moscow. The military exercises illustrate growing defense cooperation amid heightened tensions with the United States. . The military exercises illustrate growing defense cooperation amid heightened tensions with the United States. . The exercises are meant to demonstrate that Russia maintains sufficient military might to hold enormous joint drills while its forces continue the invasion of Ukraine. According to the Russian defense ministry, the drills will take place at seven firing ranges in Russia's Far East and the Sea of Japan until September 7. The exercises will involve over 50,000 troops and 5,000 weapons units, including 140 warplanes and 60 warships. The drills will involve soldiers from several former Soviet nations, including China, India, Laos, Mongolia, Nicaragua and Syria. According to the defense ministry, Russian and Chinese Navies will , “practice joint action to protect sea communications, areas of marine economic activity, and support for ground troops in littoral areas.”. Al Jazeera reports that Russia and China have developed a "strategic partnership" against the United States. The joint maneuvers with Moscow, including the naval drills, are intended to signal that if the pressure on Beijing continues it will have no other choice but to strengthen the military partnership with Russia, Alexander Gabuyev, political analyst, via Al Jazeera. The joint maneuvers with Moscow, including the naval drills, are intended to signal that if the pressure on Beijing continues it will have no other choice but to strengthen the military partnership with Russia, Alexander Gabuyev, political analyst, via Al Jazeera. It will have a direct impact on the interests of the U.S. and its allies, including Japan, Alexander Gabuyev, political analyst, via Al Jazeera

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