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At Baghdad rally, Iraq cleric threatens to boycott elections

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BAGHDAD (AP) — An influential Iraqi Shiite cleric addressed thousands of anti-government protesters who filled the streets of downtown Baghdad on Friday, threatening to boycott the country's upcoming provincial elections if the committee overseeing the vote is not overhauled.

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Gambia to set up truth and reconciliation commission

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Gambia said on Thursday it would set up a Truth and Reconciliation Commission and offer reparations to victims of former President Yahya Jammeh's government, which is accused of the torture and killing of perceived opponents. Justice Minister Abubacarr Tambadou said in a statement the government will also probe the finances of Jammeh, who fled into exile in January to Equatorial Guinea after a rule that began in 1994 when he seized power in a coup. Jammeh lost an election in December to the now President Adama Barrow but refused to accept the result.

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News Analysis: Trump’s Biggest Obstacle to Policy Goals? His Own Missteps

Added: 25.03.2017 16:21 | 1 views | 0 comments

A litany of stumbles and controversies have dented the president’s “I alone can fix it” vow to remake government with businesslike efficiency.


Tuareg factions to boycott Mali peace conference

Added: 25.03.2017 15:39 | 2 views | 0 comments

Separatist groups vow to boycott talks with the government next week, explaining they are not sufficiently inclusive.


Scores arrested as protestors defy ban to march in Belarus

Added: 25.03.2017 15:26 | 2 views | 0 comments

Police in the Belarusian capital have begun wide-scale arrests of protesters who had gathered for a forbidden demonstration that they hoped would build on a rising wave of defiance of the former Soviet republic’s authoritarian government.


US immigration judge grants asylum to Singapore teen blogger

Added: 25.03.2017 13:58 | 0 views | 0 comments

CHICAGO (AP) — A teenage blogger from Singapore whose online posts blasting his government landed in him jail was granted asylum to remain in the United States, an immigration judge in Chicago ruled Friday.

Rick Perry, the man in charge of America’s nukes, weighs in on Texas A&M student election

Added: 25.03.2017 12:57 | 0 views | 0 comments

Secretary of Energy Rick Perry, the man in charge of America’s supply of nuclear weapons, took the time Wednesday to criticize Texas A&M’s election for student body president. Perry’s complaint was about the process by which Bobby Brooks, who would become the first openly gay student president in the university’s history, won the election last month. Brooks finished 750 votes behind Robert McIntosh, the son of a prominent GOP fundraiser, but McIntosh was disqualified after he was found to violate a campaign finance rule over some glow sticks used in a campaign video. McIntosh had overcome an earlier disqualification stemming from anonymous charges of voter intimidation when the Student Government Association’s Judicial Court dismissed those complaints after an investigation.

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US Immigration Judge Grants Asylum to Singapore Teen Blogger

Added: 25.03.2017 12:30 | 1 views | 0 comments

A teenage blogger from Singapore whose online posts blasting his government landed in him jail was granted asylum to remain in the United States, an immigration judge in Chicago ruled Friday.Amos Yee has been detained by federal immigration authorities since December when...


Netanyahu's honeymoon with Trump ends abruptly

Added: 25.03.2017 11:26 | 2 views | 0 comments

Jerusalem (CNN)This was supposed to be Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's victory lap. After a combined 10 years leading the government, he finally had a Republican president in the White House, with a Republican House and Senate to boot. It should have been the perfect match for Netanyahu's right-wing coalition. The prime minister would be free of the condemnation of construction in West Bank and East Jerusalem settlements that became routine under former President Barack Obama, the right wing believed. President Donald Trump would allow Israel to build and build freely. Within 10 days of Trump's inauguration, Israel approved plans for more than 6,000 housing units in settlements...

Iraqi forces pause Mosul push over concern for civilian casualties

Added: 25.03.2017 10:51 | 0 views | 0 comments

Iraqi government forces paused in their push to recapture western Mosul from Islamic State militants on Saturday because of the high rate of civilian casualties, a security forces spokesman said.


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