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Move recognises Khartoum's efforts to reduce conflict, counter terrorism and its progress on human rights, US president tells…
01.20 / 19:18
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Donald Trump's all-but-dismissal of human rights as a foreign policy principle could hit like an earthquake across a Middle East landscape beset by warring factions and beleaguered governments, with some players eyeing the prospect of once unimaginable new alliances.Syria is the foremost test of Trump's promise of a return to a hard-headed realpolitik and could quickly show whether America is truly abandoning promotion of democracy and the rule of law in a way that could reshape…
01.19 / 09:37
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Days before he was due to step down, President Yahya Jammeh declared a state of emergency attributing it to the "unprecedented and extraordinary amount of foreign interference" in the presidential elections in…
01.18 / 19:21
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The criticism follows Nigerian president Muhammadu Buhari's charges in December that the United Nations and private agencies are deliberately exaggerating a massive humanitarian crisis to boost…
01.18 / 13:52
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President Muhammadu Buhari, who has pledged to end the militant group's seven-year insurgency, described the incident as a "regrettable operational mistake" and appealed for…
01.18 / 09:04
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The U.S. military said on Tuesday it carried out air strikes in Syria against Islamic State targets of interest to both Washington and Ankara near the town of al-Bab, following Turkish criticism of insufficient U.S. support for its ground offensive.U.S. Air Force Colonel John Dorrian, a Baghdad-based spokesman for the U.S.-led military coalition battling IS, counted four strikes in recent days against IS targets that he said were in both countries' "mutual interest.""We…
01.18 / 08:38
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