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3 UN workers abducted in Darfur: Sudan official

Armed men have abducted three members of the United Nations’ refugee agency, including two foreigners, in Sudan’s strife-torn Darfur region. A local government official said Monday that two Nepalese and a Sudanese national working for the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) had been abducted in Geneina, the capital ...

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Sudan police disperse demo against fuel subsidy cuts

Police in Sudan have used tear gas to disperse demonstrators protesting against a government decision to cut fuel subsidies. About 300 men and women demonstrated on Wednesday along a main street in the city of Omdurman near the capital, Khartoum, calling on the government to scrap the subsidy cuts, a ...

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Violence claimed around 3,000 Iraqi lives in November: UN

Latest figures released by the United Nations show that acts of terrorism and violence left nearly 3,000 people dead in Iraq in November as Iraqi army forces and fighters from the Popular Mobilization Units are trying to expel Takfiri Daesh militants from the strategic northern city of Mosul. According to the UN Assistance ...

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Bahrain brings alleged insult charges against rights lawyer: HRW

Human Rights Watch (HRW) says Bahraini authorities have charged a prominent human rights lawyer with several offenses, including a purported insult to state institutions, in the latest suppressive measure against freedom of speech in the kingdom. The HRW said on Thursday that Mohamed al-Tajer had previously told the New York-Based ...

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US could be complicit in Saudi war crimes: Prominent rights body

Human Rights Watch (HRW) has renewed the call for Washington to “immediately” halt arms sales to the Saudi regime and review the participation of US forces in Riyadh’s “unlawful” air raids against neighboring Yemen. In a letter to outgoing US President Barack Obama, the New York-based body’s Washington director, Sarah ...

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Shanghai removes sculptures after plagiarism claim

SHANGHAI: Three sculptures in a Shanghai park have been dismantled by authorities after the British creator of London’s “Timepiece” blasted one as plagiarising her work, in the latest example of copying in China. Wendy Taylor, whose 43-year-old sundial sculpture stands on the banks of the River Thames near London’s Tower ...

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Fidel Castro’s funeral brings world leaders to Havana

A funeral ceremony for Cuba’s late revolutionary leader Fidel Castro has brought together leaders from regional nations as well as representatives from across the world in the capital, Havana. Heads of state from Venezuela, Ecuador, Bolivia, Mexico and South Africa, along with leaders from Central American nations paid tribute to ...

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