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Military in Burkina Faso confirms coup, dissolves government .

Military in Burkina Faso confirms coup, dissolves government .

The military in Burkina Faso has taken to the airwaves to declare it now controls the country, confirming that a coup has taken place just weeks before national elections. In the announcement aired on Thursday on national television and radio, the statement said that the transitional government had been dissolved. The statement came a day

Saudi Arabia’s King Salman sanctions Binladin firm over pre-hajj tragedy.

RIYADH Saudi Arabia’s King Salman sanctioned the powerful Saudi Binladin Group Tuesday over the collapse of a construction crane at Mecca’s Grand Mosque, which killed more than 100 people days before the hajj pilgrimage. An investigative committee concluded that the company “was in part responsible” for Friday’s tragedy, which killed at least 107 people and

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