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Sudanese allege relatives lured to Libya, Yemen conflict zones

Khartoum, Sudan | AFP |  Dozens of Sudanese protested Tuesday in Khartoum, alleging that their relatives had been recruited by a UAE firm as security guards but were despatched to war-zones in Libya and Yemen. Men and women carrying banners that read “Our sons are nor for sale” and “Bring back …

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Libyan state oil firm warns against export blockade

Tripoli, Libya | AFP |  Libya’s National Oil Company warned Friday against threats to block oil exports, the war-torn country’s main income source, two days before a Berlin conference aimed at relaunching a peace process. Tribes close to eastern Libya-based military strongman Khalifa Haftar had called for a blockade of coastal …

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What would a US withdrawal from Iraq look like?

Baghdad, Iraq | AFP | Iraq’s caretaker premier Adel Abdel Mahdi contended Tuesday that he received signed copies of a letter the US had said was only an unsigned draft describing steps America’s military would take to leave Iraq. Here is AFP’s look at what shape a withdrawal could take. – …

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Macron, NATO chief hold talks in ‘brain death’ row

Paris, France | AFP |  NATO chief Jens Stoltenberg will on Thursday confront Emmanuel Macron in Paris over the French president’s claim the alliance is suffering “brain death”, a charge that has set the stage for a testy NATO summit next week. Macron delivered his damning assessment in an interview earlier …

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Trump to attend NATO summit in London, days before UK vote

Washington, United States | AFP |  US President Donald Trump will visit Britain for NATO’s 70th-anniversary summit next month, the White House said Friday, in a trip falling days before the country votes in a general election. British Prime Minister Boris Johnson is seeking to retain power in the December 12 …

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Divisions rife as Germany marks 30 years since Berlin Wall fall

Berlin, Germany | AFP | Germany on Saturday marks 30 years since the fall of the Berlin Wall that ushered in the end of communism and national reunification, as the Western alliance that helped secure those achievements is riddled with divisions. Two days before the date that brought epochal change, France’s …

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US slaps sanctions on Turkey as Syrian regime returns to north

Washington, United States | AFP | The United States slapped sanctions on Turkey Monday as it demanded an end to the deadly incursion against Syrian Kurdish fighters, accusing its NATO partner of putting civilians at risk and allowing the release of Islamic State extremists. The actions came hours after Syrian regime …

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