Daily Archives: January 18, 2017

Gambian president declared a 90-day state of emergency

Gambia’s national assembly has adopted a resolution to allow President Yahya Jammeh to stay in power for three more months, starting from Wednesday, just hours before the end of his official term.

Jammeh, who has ruled the small West African country for 22 years, initially acknowledged opponent Adama Barrow as the winner of elections in December, but later rejected the ballot count as flawed and lodged a complaint with the country’s Supreme Court.

Middle East war: Mosul, Deir Ezzor, Palmyra

The war against Islamic state continues in Middle East. While Iraqi forces win, Syrian forces have serious problems.

Iraqi security forces (ISF) have cleared from ISIS militants the Mosul Park and the areas of Al-Muhandisin, Nurqal, Taqafah and the Ancient Nineveh, de-facto setting up control over the whole eastern part of Mosul. ISF units also gained control over 5 Mosul bridges from the eastern side of the city.

Ukraine | International communist unit leaves Donbas

After one year and half fighting on the side of peoples republics proclaimed in Donbas, Ukraine, a group of communist volunteers suspends its military activity. It was stated in recently issued press-release of the unit. The group known as InterUnit was formed in summer 2015. The group describes its principles and activity as follows: