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KHARTOUM (Reuters) – Several thousand Sudanese protesters continued a sit-in outside the Defense Ministry on Sunday as they pressured the military to accelerate a transition towards civilian rule. Sudanese demonstrators gather to celebrate after Defence Minister Awad Ibn Auf stepped down as head of the country’s transitional ruling military council, as protesters demanded quicker political
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Iraqi members of the Civil Defense and officials cover the bones from an unearthed mass grave of Kurds in west of the city of Samawa, Iraq April 14, 2019. REUTERS/Essam al-Sudani SAMAWA, Iraq (Reuters) – Iraq must never forget Saddam Hussein’s crimes or allow his party to return, President Barham Salih said on Sunday after
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BENGHAZI, Libya/TRIPOLI (Reuters) – Eastern Libyan forces will pursue their advance on the capital Tripoli, the head of the eastern parliament in the divided country said on Saturday, despite international calls for a halt in an offensive that risks causing many civilian casualties. Aguila Saleh, Libya’s parliament president, speaks during the first session at parliament
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CARACAS/MARACAIBO (Reuters) – Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro on Saturday ordered an expansion of civilian militia by nearly one million members as opposition leader Juan Guaido toured western Zulia state, which has been hard hit by electricity blackouts. Venezuela’s President Nicolas Maduro speaks during a ceremony to mark the 17th anniversary of the return to power
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KHARTOUM (Reuters) – Sudan’s security and intelligence chief quit on Saturday, state media reported, a day after the defense minister stepped down abruptly as interim leader following the overthrow of President Omar al-Bashir and protesters kept up demands for change. Sudanese military join demonstrators to celebrate after the Defence Minister Awad Ibn Auf stepped down
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TRIPOLI (Reuters) – Eastern Libyan forces bogged down in street battles in a push to seize the capital Tripoli deployed warplanes on Friday to hit two government positions as more civilians fled fighting. Troops from eastern Libyan forces are seen in Ain Zara, south of Tripoli, Libya April 11, 2019. REUTERS/Stringer The Libyan National Army
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NEW YORK (Reuters) – The chief executive and a managing partner of the collapsed Dubai private equity firm Abraaj Capital Ltd were arrested on U.S. charges that they defrauded their investors, including the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, a federal prosecutor said on Thursday. FILE PHOTO: Arif Naqvi, Founder and Group Chief Executive of Abraaj
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QUITO/WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Ecuador’s decision to abruptly end Julian Assange’s seven-year asylum in its London embassy on Thursday followed a long deterioration in relations, driven in part by suspicions he was secretly fuelling corruption allegations against President Lenin Moreno. Ecuador’s President Lenin Moreno explains in a tweeted video why his country revoked WikiLeaks founder Julian
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KHARTOUM (Reuters) – Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir was forced to step down by the military on Thursday after three decades of autocratic power, and moves were under way to form a transitional council to run the country, Sudanese sources said. Government sources and the minister of production and economic resources in North Darfur, Adel Mahjoub
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FILE PHOTO – European Union Budget Commissioner Guenther Oettinger holds a news conference to present the EU executive’s final proposal for the bloc’s next long-term budget, in Brussels, Belgium, May 2, 2018. REUTERS/Francois Lenoir BERLIN (Reuters) – A second referendum on Britain’s withdrawal from the European Union, snap elections, and an additional Brexit extension are
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BRUSSELS (Reuters) – European Union leaders were poised to grant Prime Minister Theresa May a second delay to Britain’s fraught exit at an emergency summit on Wednesday, after arguing over how long and on what terms. French President Emmanuel Macron was pushing to withhold any commitment to extend Friday’s deadline much beyond elections to the
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JERUSALEM (Reuters) – Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu secured a clear path to re-election on Wednesday, with religious-rightist parties set to hand him a parliamentary majority despite a close contest against his main centrist challenger, a vote tally showed. With more than 97 percent of votes counted, Netanyahu’s conservative Likud party looked likely to muster
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JERUSALEM (Reuters) – Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu secured a clear path to reelection on Wednesday, with religious-rightist parties set to hand him a parliamentary majority despite a close contest against his main centrist challenger, a vote tally showed. With more than 97 percent of votes counted, Netanyahu’s conservative Likud party looked likely to muster
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ALGIERS (Reuters) – Algeria’s interim president, in a televised speech, promised on Tuesday to organize free elections within 90 days following weeks of protests that led to the resignation of leader Abdelaziz Bouteflika after 20 years in power. Police officers use water cannon to disperse people protesting after parliament appointed upper house chairman Abdelkader Bensalah
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FILE PHOTO: Russian servicemen stand next to a new S-400 “Triumph” surface-to-air missile system after its deployment at a military base outside the town of Gvardeysk near Kaliningrad, Russia March 11, 2019. REUTERS/Vitaly Nevar/File Photo WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The leaders of the U.S. Senate Foreign Relations and Armed Services Committees warned Turkey on Tuesday that
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