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Pompeo Heads to Mideast as Part of Trump’s Arab-Israeli Push

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Sunday headed to the Middle East, the first of two senior U.S. officials to travel to the region this week as the Trump administration presses an ambitious Arab-Israeli peace push that President Donald Trump hopes wil…

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Mali Coup Leaders Promise Elections in ‘Reasonable’ Time

Soldiers who toppled Mali’s president in a coup Tuesday are pledging to hold new elections within what they say is a “reasonable” time.The coup leaders call themselves the National Committee for the Salvation of the People. They went on national televi…

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Mutinous? Soldiers ?Arrest Mali President, Prime Minister?

A West?African?economic bloc is sealing member states’ borders with Mali after mutinous soldiers?arrested?President?Ibrahim Boubacar Keita and Prime Minister Boubou Cisse?Tuesday.?? The Economic Community of West?African?States – ECOWAS – says it is a…

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Burundi Election Could Be Compromised, UN Warns

GENEVA, SWITZERLAND – U.N. investigators warn Burundi’s coming elections could be compromised by increasing repression of political opponents, economic and social instability and growing criminality. The U.N. Commission of Inquiry on Burundi has submit…

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Women Represent One-Quarter of the World’s Parliamentarians

GENEVA, SWITZERLAND – The number of female parliamentarians in the world has more than doubled since the groundbreaking U.N. Fourth World Conference on Women in Beijing, 25 years ago, the Inter-Parliamentary Union said Friday. Part of the reason may be…

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Fresh Violence Tempers Hopes After South Sudan Peace Deal

GENEVA – Humanitarian workers say they hope the formation of a national unity government in South Sudan under a peace deal last month will ease suffering in the country, but those expectations have been tempered by reports of continuing violence.Alain …

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Malaysia Swears in New Prime Minister as Mahathir Loses Out

Malaysia’s Muhyiddin Yassin, a Malay nationalist politician backed by the corruption-tarnished former ruling party, was sworn in as prime minister Sunday after the king picked him to replace 94-year-old Mahathir Mohamad.The swearing-in capped a week of…

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No Deal From US-Brokered Nile Dam Talks

WHITE HOUSE – Ethiopia rejected a U.S.-brokered agreement on the Grand Ethiopian Dam (GERD) and said it would commence first filling of the structure, one day after the Trump administration concluded two days of what is supposed to be the final round…

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