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Thousands of people displaced in South Sudan: UN
Thousands of people displaced in South S...

Thousands of people displaced in South Sudan: UN

Geneva – The escalating violence in South Sudan has left hundreds of thousands of people in the country displaced, and the total number was expected to climb even higher, the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) said Friday. Statistics from the UN body... read more »

South Sudan army announces victory in Malakal
South Sudan army announces victory in Ma...

South Sudan army announces victory in Malakal

Khartoum – South Sudanese army Friday announced the end of fighting in Malakal, the capital city of Upper Nile state, with a victory over the forces loyal to former South Sudanese vice-president Riek Machar after four days of violent clashes. “The fighting ended at 12:00 p.m.,”... read more »

Egypt to jail Brotherhood protest participants
Egypt to jail Brotherhood protest partic...

Egypt to jail Brotherhood protest participants

Cairo – Egypt decided Thursday to jail whoever participates inprotests organised by the Muslim Brotherhood for a term of up to five years, official news agency MENA reported. Hani Abdel-Latif, an interior ministry spokesperson, said whoever proved affiliated with the Brotherhood, the group... read more »

UN addresses Indian concerns on South Sudan
UN addresses Indian concerns on South Su...

UN addresses Indian concerns on South Sudan

India’s strong concerns over the security and mandate of its peacekeepers in South Sudan found support from several U.N. Security Council members who unanimously passed a resolution that directly addresses the situation faced by Indian soldiers. While India is not in the Security Council, it was... read more »

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Egypt sentences anti-Mubarak activists for three years

Egypt sentences anti-Mubarak activists for three years

London – Three Egyptian activists from the 2011 uprising that ousted President Hosni Mubarak have been sentenced to three years in jail. High-profile democracy campaigners Ahmed... read more »

Egypt forms panel to probe post-Morsi violence

Egypt forms panel to probe post-Morsi violence

Cairo – Egypt’s interim President Adly Mansour ordered to form a fact-finding committee to investigate the violence that broke out after the ouster of former president Mohamed... read more »

Ban seeks South Sudan parties' cooperation to solve crisis

Ban Ki-moon calls for end to hostilities in South Sudan

United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki-moon demanded an end to growing civil conflict in South Sudan and called on all parties Sunday to negotiate a political solution to the crisis. “I... read more »

Morsi to face third criminal trial over 2011 jail breakout

Morsi to face third criminal trial over 2011 jail breakout

London – Ousted Egyptian president Mohammed Morsi will face a third criminal trial on charges of organizing prison breaks during the 2011 uprising, Morsi, including 130 others, are... read more »

'Mandela needs to be re-invoked'

‘Mandela needs to be re-invoked’

New Delhi – Nelson Mandela, the world’s anti-apartheid icon and South Africa’s first non-white president who died earlier this month, need not just be remembered but re-invoked in... read more »