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US to send 200 troops, Patriot missiles to Saudi Arabia

Washington, United States | AFP |  The Pentagon announced Thursday the deployment of 200 troops with Patriot missiles to Saudi Arabia to help with the country’s defense in the wake of last months attacks on oil installations blamed on Iran. “This deployment will augment the kingdom’s air and missile defense …

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Iran warns of ‘World War III’

 Iranian FM warns US or Saudi attack would trigger ‘all-out’ war: CNN Tehran, Iran | AFP |  Iranian FM has warned that a US or Saudi attack would trigger ‘all-out’ war, CNN has reported. This came hours after Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif accused Iran’s foes Thursday of agitating for war, as Washington and …

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Kiir, Machar agree 6 month delay to unity govt

South Sudan rivals agree to delay forming unity government Addis Ababa, Ethiopia | AFP |  South Sudan’s warring parties agreed Friday to delay by six months the formation of a power-sharing government just days before it was due to be installed in the capital Juba. Representatives for President Salva Kiir …

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IGAD summons Kiir and Machar to Addis talks

Nairobi, Kenya | AFP |  The rivals in South Sudan’s conflict have been invited to hold talks in Ethiopia’s capital next week to nudge along a fragile peace deal that has suffered repeated setbacks, according to a letter seen Thursday by AFP. The Intergovernmental Authority on Development (IGAD), a regional …

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New limbs, new life for South Sudan amputees

Juba, South Sudan | AFP | Stephen, 12, romps confidently around the sunlit courtyard, weaving in between wheelchair-bound patients as he plays with the other children, his prosthetic leg barely a hindrance. When he was five years old, the car he and his family were travelling in hit a landmine …

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