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King Mswati renames Swaziland as 'eSwatini'

King Mswati renames Swaziland as 'eSwatini'

He announced the change to eSwatini , meaning "land of the Swazis", in the local Swati language at Golden Jubilee celebrations of the 50th anniversary of Swazi independence and of his 50th birthday. 'Whenever we go overseas, people refer to us as Switzerland, ' he said. Immediately after the speech, there was whispered discussion about whether the traditional " eSwatini " or a more international-friendly "Eswatini" would be the official name.


Two Florida deputies shot and killed through restaurant window

Two Florida deputies shot and killed through restaurant window

This is a breaking news story. Schultz declined to provide details on the investigation, but said he had notified the deputies' loved ones. Two sheriff's deputies were fatally shot while they were in a restaurant in North Florida on Thursday afternoon, the Gilchrist County Sheriff's Office said.


Chemical weapons inspectors reach Syrian town

Chemical weapons inspectors reach Syrian town

The U.N. security team entered Douma to assess the situation ahead of the planned visit by inspectors from the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons ( OPCW ), said the sources, who had been briefed on the team's deployment.


Russian Federation says West's diplomatic push on Syria is 'untimely'

Russian Federation says West's diplomatic push on Syria is 'untimely'

To date, Russian Federation and Syria are still refusing to allow the investigators access to the site of the attack , even though the investigators arrived in Syria on April 14. Yarmouk, Syria's biggest camp for Palestinian refugees, has been under the control of Islamic State fighters for years. "The two leaders emphasized the importance of continuing the joint efforts of Turkey, Iran and Russia.to protect Syrian territorial integrity and find a lasting, peaceful solution to the ...


Airstrikes by United States, allies failed to significantly reduce Syria's chemical weapons capabilities

Airstrikes by United States, allies failed to significantly reduce Syria's chemical weapons capabilities

Instead, a United Nations security team entered Douma to "conduct a reconnaissance visit to the sites" ahead of the visit by the inspectors, according to an OPCW statement . The United States accused Russian Federation on Monday of blocking global inspectors from reaching the site of the poison gas attack. Worldwide chemical weapons inspectors have not yet managed to enter the Syrian town of Douma - and it's not clear when they will be able to visit the town, which was the site of a ...


OPCW says investigators not deployed in Douma yet

OPCW says investigators not deployed in Douma yet

United Nations spokesman Stephane Dujarric said Wednesday that Staffan de Mistura embarked on the consultations following a meeting Monday with Secretary-General Antonio Guterres on the sidelines of the Arab League summit in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia "and in view of current tensions".