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Millions at risk if Syria’s war moves to last redoubt of Idlib, warns senior aid official

Millions at risk if Syria’s war moves to last redoubt of Idlib, warns senior aid official

Aid access to embattled Syrians may soon improve following recent military gains by the Government, but the war “cannot be allowed to go to Idlib”, the head of the UN’s Humanitarian Task Force said on Thursday. Speaking in Geneva, Jan Egeland confirmed that fighting in the south-west had largely ended and that Syria’s last remaining […]

Netanyahu says African migrants worse threat than jihadists

Netanyahu says African migrants worse threat than jihadists

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said on Tuesday that an electronic fence along the Israel-Egypt border has saved the Jewish state from jihadist attacks or what he believes would be worse — a tide of African migrants. “Were it not for the fence, we would be faced with… severe attacks by Sinai terrorists, and something much […]

Election monitoring groups in Cambodia headed by PM’s son, ‘ambassador’

Election monitoring groups in Cambodia headed by PM’s son, ‘ambassador’

Three of the groups approved to monitor Cambodia’s election have close ties to Prime Minister Hun Sen, one headed by his son and the other two led by a man who was appointed by the Southeast Asian country’s strongman ruler as a “goodwill ambassador”. Cambodia heads to the polls on July 29 for an election […]

Cambodia: Before crucial vote on Sunday, UN chief calls for ‘pluralistic political process’

Cambodia: Before crucial vote on Sunday, UN chief calls for ‘pluralistic political process’

As Cambodians prepare to vote in general elections on Sunday, the United Nations Secretary-General issued a statement on Friday calling for “an inclusive and pluralistic political process” saying that it “remains essential for safeguarding the progress made by Cambodia in consolidating peace.” Through his spokesperson, Stéphane Dujarric, he called on all political actors “to reduce […]

The ‘used and abused’ children of Syria must learn what ‘peace’ really means, Security Council hears

The ‘used and abused’ children of Syria must learn what ‘peace’ really means, Security Council hears

More than 7,000 children have lost their lives or been maimed as a result of the brutal conflict in Syria, a senior United Nations official told the UN Security Council on Friday, stressing that they had been abused by the warring parties for far too long. “It is time for the children of Syria to […]

Chinese-built Ethio-Djibouti railway drives Africa’s development, integration

Chinese-built Ethio-Djibouti railway drives Africa’s development, integration

Officials from the African Union (AU) and African diplomats have hailed the Chinese-built Ethio-Djibouti railway as a project that helps Africa realize its aspirations of development and integration. The Chinese Mission to AU on Friday organized a train trip event, with officials of the pan-African bloc as well as African and other international diplomats on […]

How Africa Is Saving Whales, Oceans, Cows and Our Future

How Africa Is Saving Whales, Oceans, Cows and Our Future

A decade ago, Rwanda banned almost all commercial uses of plastic bags and packaging – one of the world’s first actions to reduce the plastic pollution that is choking oceans and the world’s food supplies. Now some 16 African countries either ban or tax plastic bags… Please follow and like us:

Algeria abandons 13,000 migrants in the Sahara

Algeria abandons 13,000 migrants in the Sahara

From this isolated frontier post deep in the sands of the Sahara, the expelled migrants can be seen coming over the horizon by the hundreds. They look like specks in the distance, trudging miserably across some of the world’s most unforgiving terrain in the blistering sun. They are the ones who made it out alive. […]

End of women driving ban caps dramatic year of achievements since Saudi crown prince’s appointment

End of women driving ban caps dramatic year of achievements since Saudi crown prince’s appointment

A crackdown on corruption, guarantees of women’s rights, an overhaul of the entertainment sector and a shake-up of the economy — in the past year, Saudi Arabia has witnessed extraordinary changes. The bold reforms, introduced in the 12 months since Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman took his post last June 21, have made headlines locally […]

No plans to increase missile range – Iran

No plans to increase missile range – Iran

Iran currently has no plans to increase the range of its missiles, the head of the Revolutionary Guards said today, noting that the current 2,000 kilometre missile range was enough to protect the Islamic Republic. “We have the scientific ability to increase our missile range, but it is not our current policy since most of […]

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