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UN peacekeeper killed in CAR clashes with rebels

The United Nations says one of its Cameroonian peacekeepers has been killed in the north of the Central African Republic in clashes with rebels. UN spokesman, Stephane Dujarric, said on Tuesday that clashes took place between ex-Seleka rebels and the world body’s Multidimensional Integrated Stabilization Mission in the country at a ...

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Russia to deploy new weapons to counter US missile shield

MOSCOW: Russia will counter Nato’s US-led missile defence programme by deploying new strike weapons capable of piercing the shield, President Vladimir Putin said on Tuesday. Putin told defence officials that by developing defences against ballistic missiles Washington aims to “neutralise” Russia’s strategic nuclear deterrent and gain a “decisive military superiority.” ...

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South American and Arab leaders begin summit in Riyadh

RIYADH: Arab and South American leaders began a summit in Saudi Arabia on Tuesday, aiming to strengthen ties between the geographically distant but economically powerful regions. United Nations chief Ban Ki-moon attended the opening in Riyadh of the Fourth Summit of South American-Arab Countries, chaired by Saudi King Salman. State ...

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ICRC appalled by attacks on Yemen’s healthcare facilities

Nine months into unbridled Saudi attacks on Yemen, the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) says it is appalled by the continuing strikes on the impoverished country’s healthcare facilities. “The neutrality of healthcare facilities and staff is not being respected,” said Kedir Awol Omar, the deputy head of the ...

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1000s of Afghans rally against Shia Hazara killings

Thousands of angry demonstrators have taken to the streets of Afghanistan’s capital, Kabul, in protest against the killing of seven Shia Muslims from the Hazara ethnic minority by suspected Taliban militants. On Wednesday, the protesters converged in the rain in Kabul’s western Mazari Square to express their resentment over the ...

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