The Brief: Liberia votes, Raqqa push, UK race report

Liberia votes for new president, Turkey-US visa dispute lingers, Fatah and Hamas meet in Cairo, and UK reports on race.

    The Brief: Liberia votes, Raqqa push, UK race report
    Election workers walk past ballot boxes and voting materials at the National Elections Commission headquarters in Monrovia, Liberia [Thierry Gouegnon/Reuters]

    Here are the stories you shouldn't miss, plus the ones you should keep an eye on for Tuesday:

    Don't miss:

    • The US-Turkey fallout continues, with President Erdogan describing the situation as "saddening". The US embassy suspended all non-immigrant visa applications, and Turkey retaliated with a tit-for-tat move. What prompted the dispute? Find out here.

    • Will the Catalan leader declare independence today? Tensions mount in Spain after weeks of protests overthe secession referendum. 

    • In the Middle East, the two main Palestinian factions, Fatah and Hamas, strive to achieve national reconciliation. They are set to meet in Cairo on Tuesday for Egypt-brokered negotiations. Will Hamas disarm as part of any deal? We asked the experts.
    • And in Germany, refugees fear the rise of the far right after recent elections saw it gain seats in the parliament. We met some people who have made the European country their home after fleeing war.

    Looking ahead:

    • In Syria, US-backed SDF rebels say they will soon announce the liberation of Raqqa. We will be bringing you more on this important battle for ISIL's last stronghold in the war-torn country.
    • And in the UK, a report ordered by the prime minister is expected to show that white people are far more likely to get jobs than black and ethnic minority Britons.

    Stay with us on for more...

    SOURCE: Al Jazeera News


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