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Israel to urge Biden administration to limit criticism of Saudi Arabia, UAE: Report

Biden has expressed an intention to pursue a foreign policy based on human rights, and has previously criticised both Saudi Arabia and Egypt (AFP) By Middle East Eye Axios reports that Israel plans to lobby the incoming Biden administration against confronting the Gulf countries and Egypt over human rights issues and war in Yemen Israel

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32 Libyan NGOs blame UNHCR for the death of Somali refugee

32 Libyan civil societies have lambasted the “poor performance” of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) following the death of a Somali refugee in Tripoli. The NGOs said in a joint statement that 19-year-old Shuaib Ibrahim had died because of the violations by human trafficking gangs in Bani Walid town and the neglect

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S.Korea court upholds jail for ex-president Park, clearing way for chance of a pardon

By Sangmi Cha SEOUL (Reuters) – South Korea’s top court upheld on Thursday a 20-year prison sentence for former President Park Geun-hye on graft charges that led to her downfall, bringing an end to the legal process and for the first time raising the possibility of a pardon. Park became South Korea’s first democratically elected

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Emirates pilot suspended for refusing to fly to Israel

Emirates airline has suspended a Tunisian pilot for refusing to fly to Israel. Moneem Saheb Tabaa confirmed the suspension on his Facebook page, which he has since closed. “God is [the] only [one] who takes care of me…” said Tabaa. “I do not regret it.” The pilot is suspended pending a formal hearing. As news

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‘Not worth my life’: Ugandans vote in tense election

Uganda’s leading opposition challenger Bobi Wine votes in Kampala, Uganda, Thursday, Jan. 14, 2021. Ugandans are voting in a presidential election tainted by widespread violence that some fear could escalate as security forces try to stop supporters of Wine from monitoring polling stations.(AP Photo/Jerome Delay) KAMPALA, Uganda (AP) — Ugandans were voting Thursday in a

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Ethiopia says ex-foreign minister killed by military after refusing to surrender

Ethiopia’s former foreign minister, Seyoum Mesfin, addresses the final mediation report on South Sudan in Ethiopia’s capital Addis Ababa, April 2, 2016. REUTERS/Tiksa Negeri/File Photo Ethiopia said on Wednesday its military had killed three members of the Tigray region’s former ruling party, including former Ethiopian Foreign Minister Seyoum Mesfin. The three Tigray People’s Liberation Front

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US won’t observe Uganda’s election as accreditations denied

Uganda’s long-time President Yoweri Museveni attends an election rally at Kololo Airstrip in Kampala, Uganda. Deadly violence and repressive measures have alarmed observers as Uganda prepares to vote on Jan. 14, 2021, with longtime President Yoweri Museveni challenged by young singer and lawmaker Bobi Wine, who has captured the imagination of many across Africa in

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Thugge disowns Rotich in Sh63billion dams scandal

Mr Kamau Thugge (left) and ex-treasury CS Henry Rotich. Former Treasury Principal Secretary (PS) Kamau Thugge has opted to be a State witness in the Sh63 billion Arror-Kimwarer dams scandal case, turning the heat on his former boss Henry Rotich. Director of Public Prosecutions Noordin Mr Haji withdrew charges against Dr Thugge Tuesday, saying the

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Uganda’s leader Yoweri Museveni is last dictator in Africa now

From left to right Opposition candidates for Ugandan Election, Alliance for National transformation flag bearer Gen Mugisha Muntu, Forum for Democratic Change party flag bearer Patrick Amuriat and National unity platform candidate Bobi Wine during a press conference in Kampala Uganda, Tuesday, Jan.12, 2021. Opposition figures in Uganda cited widespread violence perpetrated by the security

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Uganda’s leader says social media shut down ahead of polls

Uganda’s President Yoweri Museveni shows the ink mark on the thumb after he voted in Kiruhura district which is Museveni’s home area, Uganda, Deadly violence and repressive measures have alarmed observers as Uganda prepares to vote on Jan. 14, 2021, with longtime President Yoweri Museveni challenged by young singer and lawmaker Bobi Wine, who has

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