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Sudanese army and civilians seal interim power-sharing deal

Deputy Chairman of the Sudanese Transitional Military Council, Mohamed Hamdan Dagalo, and Sudan’s opposition alliance coalition’s leader Ahmad al-Rabiah, sign a power sharing deal, as Ethiopia’s Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed witnesses, in Khartoum, Sudan, August 17, 2019. REUTERS/Nureldin Mohamed Abdallah Sudan’s main opposition coalition and the ruling military council on Saturday signed a final power-sharing

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Ethiopians Tortured in a Detention Home in Saudi Arabia

Photo/IOM The state of Ethiopian Immigrants in Saudi Arabia calls for immediate government intervention. It’s tough when you are targeted for deportation in a foreign country. You are always on the run. Its far worse when you are treated like a criminal. This is unfortunate situation for most Ethiopians living in Saudi Arabia. Since 2017,

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U.S. Rep Tlaib says she won’t visit West Bank under Israel’s ‘oppressive’ conditions

U.S. Congresswoman Rashida Tlaib listens to a comment from a constituent during a Town Hall style meeting in Inkster, Michigan, U.S. August 15, 2019. REUTERS/Rebecca Cook U.S. congresswoman Rashida Tlaib on Friday rejected Israel’s offer to let her travel to the West Bank, saying she would not visit her family after the Israeli government lifted

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Israel to allow U.S. Rep Tlaib to visit family in West Bank

U.S. Congresswoman Rashida Tlaib listens to a comment from a constituent during a Town Hall style meeting in Inkster, Michigan, U.S. August 15, 2019. REUTERS/Rebecca Cook Israel will allow U.S. lawmaker Rashida Tlaib to visit her family in the occupied West Bank on humanitarian grounds, the interior ministry said on Friday, after barring an official

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Israel bans entry to outspoken US congresswomen

Photo (AP) Israel said Thursday that it will bar two Democratic congresswomen from entering the country ahead of a planned visit over their support for a Palestinian-led boycott movement, a decision announced shortly after President Donald Trump tweeted that it would “show great weakness” to allow them in. The move to bar Reps. Rashida Tlaib

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India’s Modi defends Kashmir policy amid clash with Pakistan

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi addresses to the nation on the country’s Independence Day from the ramparts of the historical Red Fort in New Delhi, India, Thursday, Aug. 15, 2019. Modi said that stripping the disputed Kashmir region of its statehood and special constitutional provisions has helped unify the country. Modi gave the annual Independence

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Gibraltar releases Iranian tanker Grace 1: Gibraltar Chronicle

A boat sails after approaching to the boarding ladder (L) of the Iranian oil tanker Grace 1 as it sits anchored after it was seized in July by British Royal Marines off the coast of the British Mediterranean territory on suspicion of violating sanctions against Syria, in the Strait of Gibraltar, southern Spain August 14,

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Accused Somali pirate hauled before judge in Brooklyn, denied bail

Abdi Yusuf Hassan An accused pirate who was allegedly part of a Somali crew that kidnapped an American journalist and held him hostage on a hijacked ship while demanding a $20 million bounty was hauled before a federal judge in Brooklyn Wednesday. Abdi Yusuf Hassan, 51 — who is accused of negotiating the writer’s ransom

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Pakistan requests UNSC emergency meeting

Islamabad sends letter to UNSC president for council meeting on ‘illegal’ Indian moves against Kashmir Pakistan on Tuesday formally requested an emergency meeting of the UN Security Council (UNSC) against recent “illegal” moves by India to “change the status quo” in the northern region of Jammu and Kashmir. Pakistan’s Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi said

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Somali refugee leader hopes for brighter days ahead

Muhammad Ali Buwe, a refugee from Mogadishu in Somalia. Three years ago, Muhammad Ali Buwe fled the terror of war and death in Somalia, arriving on the shores of Malaysia in the hope of building a new life here. Muhammad, 24, is now married, a father and a community leader of the Somali refugees in

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