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11 January 2019 6:14 AM Ethiopia charges 68 over deadly unrest near capital

Ethiopia's attorney general has charged 68 people with involvement in deadly riots in and around Addis Ababa in September that left at least 49 dead, local media reported on Wednesday. The 68 are suspected of playing a part in violence both before and after the return of the once-banned Oromo Liberation Front. The rebel group returned to Addis Ababa 90

06 January 2019 2:35 PM John Bolton to Israel and Turkey to discuss Syria pullout

US National Security Adviser John Bolton was deployed to Israel to allay concerns about President Donald Trump's decision to withdrawal troops from Syria and discuss the process with Turkish officials. The pull-out announced last month was initially expected to be completed within weeks, but the timetable has slowed as the president acceded to requests 96

14 December 2018 8:11 AM EU parliament urges Egypt to lift human rights constraints

The EU's lawmaking body has condemned Egyptian authorities for human rights abuses and is urging them to lift restrictions on free speech and assembly, halt mass trials and stop sentencing minors to death, and release political prisoners. In a resolution passed by a vote on Thursday, the European Parliament says Cairo enforces continuous restrictions 59

12 December 2018 6:05 PM Egypt says 27 militants killed in Sinai, border with Libya

Egypt says its security forces have killed at least 27 suspected militants in the restive northern Sinai Peninsula and along its porous border with Libya. The military said on Wednesday that forces destroyed 342 hideouts and weapons depots, dismantled 344 explosive devices and detained more than 400 suspects and around 3 000 illegal migrants, without 70

03 December 2018 3:02 PM Egypt hosts international arms expo

Egypt is hosting its first international weapons fair, an event that organisers hope will project a message to the world that the country is secure and stable. The three-day Egypt Defence Expo that opened on Monday features the world's top arms companies and hundreds of military and civilian participants from dozens of countries. The United States, Egypt's 57

03 December 2018 11:43 AM Ban Ki-moon urges North Korea to take denuclearisation steps

Former UN secretary-general Ban Ki-moon has urged North Korean leader Kim Jong Un to take concrete steps toward complete denuclearisation and gain the trust of the international community if he wants sanctions lifted. Ban told The Associated Press on Monday that "this is the time" to achieve North Korea's denuclearisation after nearly a quarter century 94

30 November 2018 7:10 PM Tunisia arrests 12 suspected ISIS members, dismantles cells: ministry

Authorities have arrested 12 suspected members of the Islamic State group and seized bomb making materials since a suicide attack last month, the interior ministry said on Friday. Authorities have also "dismantled four takfiri (Sunni extremist) sleeper cells in several parts of Tunisia", the ministry said in a statement. The announcement follows an attack 64

22 November 2018 6:00 PM Latest US airstrikes in Somalia kill 6 al-Shabaab extremists

The US military on Thursday announced the latest of several deadly airstrikes this week against al-Shabaab extremists in Somalia as it targets a region well north of where the al-Qaeda-linked fighters control large parts of the country. The US Africa Command statement said two new strikes killed six fighters and destroyed a weapons cache on Wednesday 69

19 November 2018 5:47 PM US blacklists South African man for helping North Korea evade sanctions and purchase oil

The US Treasury placed a Russian-born South African man on its sanctions blacklist on Monday for allegedly helping North Korea avoid an international embargo on its energy purchases. The Treasury said Vladlen Amtchentsev worked with Velmur Management Pte and Transatlantic Partners Pte to buy fuel oil and gasoil to ship to North Korea even though that was forbidden 82

12 November 2018 3:50 PM Running on Empty? Kim Jong Un's struggle to fuel his economy

Twenty-plus years after North Korean leader Kim Jong Il almost bargained nuclear weapons away for a pair of nuclear reactors, his son Kim Jong Un still has a nation plagued by chronic blackouts. That is the North's Achilles heel as Kim turns his attention from developing its nuclear weapons arsenal to building its economy. If stalled nuclear talks with Washington 61