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Over 100,000 Somalis displaced amid tension in central Somalia

Mogadishu, Somalia | Xinhua | More than 100,000 people have fled from a local town in Galmudug state in central Somalia due to high tensions and potential conflict between local government and a paramilitary group, the United Nations said Friday. The UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) …

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Egypt, Sudan, Ethiopia agree to hold more talks on Nile dam

Cairo, Egypt | Xinhua | Ministers of foreign affairs and irrigation of Egypt, Sudan and Ethiopia agreed on Sunday to hold a week-long round of negotiations to discuss the substantive aspects and controversial points over the disputed Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam (GERD). Agreement for the new round of talks came …

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‘Ethiopian army in full control of Tigray capital ‘

  Addis Ababa, Ethiopia | XINHUA |  Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed said on Saturday that the “full command” of the Tigray regional state capital, Mekelle, marks the completion of the Ethiopian National Defense Forces (ENDF)’s military operations. “The federal government is now fully in control of the city of …

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U.S. Army chief says military leaders see combat as last resort

Washington, US | XINHUA | U.S. Army’s top general on Tuesday defended military leaders after President Donald Trump’s claim that Pentagon leaders sought wars to please defense industries. “I can assure the American people that the senior leaders would only recommend sending our troops to combat when it is required in …

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UN chief calls for ‘immediate global ceasefire’ amid pandemic

United Nations, United States | AFP | UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres appealed Monday for an “immediate global ceasefire” to protect vulnerable civilians in conflict zones from the ravages of the coronavirus pandemic. “The fury of the virus illustrates the folly of war,” he said in a brief speech at UN headquarters …

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Christians seek seasonal solace in war-torn Libya

Tripoli, Libya | AFP |   In the Libyan capital Tripoli, where war casts a long shadow over everyday life, a church offers something of a sanctuary for Christian migrants like Nigerian engineer Jonathan Joshua. “I find life very difficult but here at the church… I forget I am in Libya, …

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In bombshell, Trump calls off secret summit, talks with Taliban

Washington, United States | AFP |  US President Donald Trump said Saturday he had called off a secret summit with the Taliban and Afghanistan’s leader, abruptly slamming the door on a year of diplomacy to end America’s longest war. In a Saturday evening bombshell, Trump said that he had planned unprecedented, …

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How has war affected Syria’s oil and gas sector?

Beirut, Lebanon | AFP |  Syria’s eight-year war has seen the Damascus regime lose control of key oil fields and caused state hydrocarbon revenues to plummet by billions of dollars. Weak production has forced President Bashar al-Assad’s regime to import oil, but Western sanctions on Damascus and Tehran are hampering incoming …

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