Donald Trump suggests crackdown on immigrants

Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump speaks at the 2nd annual Joni Ernst Roast and Ride event on August 27, 2016 in Des Moines, Iowa. (AFP

Here is a round-up of global news developments:

  • Kurdish protesters in the Syrian city of Kobani have warned Turkey to stay away from the Arab country. Protesters vowed to stand up against Turkish troops. The rally was held amid reports that Turkish forces have entered the Kurdish populated city.
  • A private news agency in Turkey says four rockets landed in a civilian airport in the southeastern city of Diyarbakir. There has been no immediate report of casualties. No group has claimed responsibility for the attack, but Turkish media blame it on the PKK militants.
  • Palestinian resistance fighters in the Gaza Strip say they have shot down an Israeli spy drone. The aerial device was targeted over the city of Beit Hanun in northern Gaza. Israeli media say military officials have confirmed that they lost contact with the drone.
  • The Iraqi army has fully purged Daesh terrorists from Khaldiyah Island in Anbar province. Elsewhere in the province of Nineveh, the government forces are pressing on with operations to liberate the city of Mosul, the Daesh terrorist group’s last stronghold in the country.
  • Saudi warplanes have targeted a passenger minibus in the Yemeni city of Ta’izz killing at least 10 civilians. Saudi fighter jets also destroyed several gas stations and power plants in a series of raids across Sa’ada, Hajjah, and Amran provinces.
  • Tunisia’s new Prime Minister Youssef Shahed and his cabinet members have been sworn in during a ceremony in the capital Tunis. They will take up office on Monday after a handover ceremony from former premier Habib Essid who was ousted in early August after losing parliament's vote of confidence.
  • US Republican Presidential nominee Donald Trump continues to provoke controversy by making anti-immigrant comments. If elected president, Trump said he would propose an electronic system to deprive illegal migrants of welfare and other benefits. The real-estate mogul was addressing his supporters in the state of Iowa.
  • Protesters in Moldova have staged an anti-government rally. Demonstrators accused the government of being controlled by powerful interest groups. They also called on the government to step down and hold early elections. Moldova has been dealing with a political turmoil since 2014.


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