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Malaysian ship carrying aid for Rohingya Muslims arrives in Myanmar

A Malaysian ship carrying hundreds of tonnes of aid, includingfood and medicine, to help members of the persecuted Rohingya Muslim minority has arrived in Myanmar. Razali Ramli, from the 1Putera Club Malaysia, which helped organize the shipment along with a coalition of nongovernmental organizations, said that the 2,200-tonne aid shipment arrived ...

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Tunisia hands ex-ruler new jail term for corruption

A court in Tunisia has sentenced the country’s ousted dictator, Zine El-Abidine Ben Ali, and his wife to 10 years in prison for corruption. Ben Ali and his wife, who fled Tunisia to Saudi Arabia amid a revolution that toppled the then-ruler in 2011, were tried in absentia in several ...

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Egypt shuts offices of anti-torture rights group

Egyptian government forces have shut down the offices of a prominent human rights organization that provides help to torture victims in the North African country. “About 15 policemen in official uniform with a group of civilians sealed three apartments in the building belonging to El Nadeem,” Aida Seif Elldawla, the ...

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Trump: McCain ‘emboldens’ al-Qaeda militants

President Donald Trump has lashed out at Republican Senator John McCain for criticizing the recent US raid in Yemen in which an American special forces trooper died. The White House has characterized the January 28 strike on purported al-Qaeda targets in the central Yemeni province of Bayda as a “huge ...

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Palestinian president calls for end to Israeli settlement construction

Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas has called for an immediate cessation of the Israeli regime’s settlement expansion activities in the occupied Palestinian lands.  “We are reiterating the contents of the final declaration of the (January 15 Middle East peace) conference and recall the importance of safeguarding the two-state solution, the cessation ...

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