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CAR rebels buy weapons from Sudan traffickers: UN report

United Nations, United States | AFP | Muslim rebels who briefly seized power in the Central African Republic in 2013 have received fresh weapons supplies from traffickers in Sudan even as they take part in peace talks, according to a UN panel of experts. The panel tasked with monitoring sanctions …

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UN Security Council to meet on Iran missile test

United Nations, United States | AFP | The UN Security Council will meet behind closed doors on Tuesday at the request of France and Britain after they accused Iran of test-firing a medium-range missile at the weekend, diplomats said. The United States said the missile launch on Saturday was a …

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France promises money, guns for C.Africa

Bangui, Central African Republic | AFP | France will give the Central African Republic, its restive former colony, aid of 24 million euros ($27.4 million) and weapons, Foreign Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian announced on Friday. “France wishes to continue its historical partnership with the Central African Republic,” the minister told …

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Netanyahu set to lead trade task force to India

Jerusalem, Undefined | AFP | Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu will take 130 businessmen with him to India next week for trade talks which will also cover defence sales, a senior Israeli official said Wednesday. Foreign ministry deputy director general for Asia, Gilad Cohen, said the six-day trip starting Sunday was …

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UN gives green light on Russia arms to C. Africa

United Nations, United States | AFP | Russia has been authorized to provide the Central African Republic’s armed forces with light arms, under an exemption to an arms embargo on the country granted by the UN, diplomatic sources said Friday. “It’s clear,” an official said on condition of anonymity. London, Paris …

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US nuclear commander would resist ‘illegal’ order for strike

Ottawa, Canada | AFP | The general in command of US nuclear forces said Saturday that he would resist any “illegal” presidential order for a strike and work to find an alternative. President Donald Trump’s history of unpredictable and volatile behavior has raised concerns that he could unilaterally order an unnecessary …

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UN Security Council again eyes sanctions on South Sudan

United Nations, United States | AFP | The UN Security Council voiced alarm Thursday about the deepening humanitarian crisis and famine in South Sudan, with the United States, Britain and France raising anew the idea of sanctions and a weapons embargo. Attacks on humanitarian and UN missions, serial rapes, recruitment of …

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US seeks UN arms embargo against South Sudan

United Nations, United States | AFP | The United States on Thursday launched a bid at the Security Council to impose an arms embargo on South Sudan following UN warnings that the war-torn country could descend into genocide. US Ambassador Samantha Power said a draft resolution will be presented to …

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Huge weapons haul seized heading for Somalia

Nairobi, Kenya | AFP | Almost 2,000 assault rifles plus grenade launchers and heavy machine guns were seized by an Australian warship, the navy said Monday, part of international efforts to police the seas off Somalia. Sailors from Australia’s HMAS Darwin boarded the fishing boat that was “headed towards the …

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