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UN: Tigray’s Humanitarian Crisis Worsens, No Eritrean Exit
April 16, 2021
The U.N. humanitarian chief warned Thursday that the grave humanitarian crisis in Ethiopia's embattled Tigray region is deteriorating, with no sign of Eritrean troops withdrawing and alarmingly widespread reports of systematic rape and other sexual violence mainly by men in uniform. ... read more »
Iran Atomic Sites Targeted by Diplomacy, Sabotage
April 15, 2021
Iran's nuclear program has been targeted by diplomatic efforts and sabotage attacks over the last decade, with the latest incident striking its underground Natanz facility. ... read more »
Famed Egyptian Archaeologist Reveals Details of Ancient City
April 12, 2021
Egypt's best-known archaeologist on Saturday revealed further details on a Pharaonic city recently found in the southern province of Luxor. ... read more »
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Refugee Families Urge Biden to Keep Promise to Up Admissions
April 6, 2021
The families of refugees and their supporters, including 124 elected officials, sent President Joe Biden a letter Tuesday urging him to make good on his promise to boost refugee admissions to the United States during the current budget year, replacing the record low number set by his predecessor. ... read more »
UN Warns over 27 Million Congolese Suffer From Acute Hunger
April 6, 2021
Two U.N. agencies warned Tuesday that over 27 million people in Congo are suffering from acute hunger, a record high representing almost one-third of the African nation’s estimated population of 87 million. ... read more »
Japan’s PM aims to calm China-Taiwan tension on US visit
April 5, 2021
Japanese Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga on Sunday said Taiwan's peace and stability is key to the region and that Japan will cooperate with the United States to calm rising tensions between China and Taiwan. ... read more »
Who are the rebels in northern Mozambique?
April 4, 2021
They are known locally as al-Shabab, Arabic for ``youth,'' but it seems to be just a handy nickname as they don't have any known affiliation with Somalia's jihadi rebels of the same name. ... read more »
Writers from Four continents up for International Booker Prize
March 31, 2021
Chinese writer Can Xue and Kenyan author Ngugi wa Thiong'o, both long-favored contenders for the Nobel Prize for literature, are among nominees for the International Booker Prize for fiction. ... read more »
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Syria Update: EU, US pledge more than $1 billion to tackle Syria’s Crisis
March 31, 2021
The European Union and the United States pledged a combined $1.2 billion in aid Tuesday to help tackle war-ravaged Syria's deepening humanitarian and economic crises. ... read more »
Pleas for More Aid to Syria: ‘We Don’t Have Nearly Enough
March 30, 2021
At age 19, Fatima al-Omar is at her wits’ end. In the last year alone, she lost her home to fighting in Syria’s last rebel-held enclave and her mother was diagnosed with cancer. She became the sole breadwinner for her mother, three siblings and grandmother as they moved around between shelters. ... read more »
Sudan and Main Rebel Group Restart Peace Talks
March 29, 2021
Sudan’s interim government and the main rebel group in the country agreed on Sunday to re-start peace talks, according to the rebel group and Sudan state news. ... read more »
Cash-strapped Sudan clears overdue payments to World Bank
March 28, 2021
The Sudanese government said Friday it cleared all of its overdue payments to the World Bank, a move that gives the highly-indebted country access to new types of international financing for the first time in decades. ... read more »
Tanzania gives hero’s burial to president who denied virus
March 28, 2021
Tanzania has given a hero’s burial to President John Magufuli, who died earlier this month after denying that COVID-19 was a danger to the East African country. ... read more »
Ethiopia says Eritrea agrees to withdraw troops from Tigray
March 28, 2021
Ethiopia’s prime minister said Friday that Eritrea has agreed to withdraw its forces from the Tigray region, where witnesses have described them looting, killing, and raping civilians. ... read more »
Floyd spurred broad push for change globally, activists say
March 28, 2021
It was, he thought, the same old story: Police kill a Black person, protests erupt, politicians pledge reforms and corporations offer platitudes about supporting needed change. But Wallace, the 38-year-old founder and executive director of Equity and Transformation, a social and economic justice advocacy group in Chicago, came to realize that this time was different. ... read more »
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