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At least one killed in anti-UN protest in eastern Congo

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BENI, Democratic Republic (Reuters) – At least one person was killed by security forces on Thursday during protests against United Nations peacekeepers in Oicha, a town in the restive east of the Democratic Republic of Congo, the town’s mayor said. Residents in towns in Congo’s eastern region have staged several......

U.S. withdrawal from Afghanistan to begin May 1- Biden

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U.S. President Joe Biden delivers remarks on his plan to withdraw American troops from Afghanistan, at the White House, Washington, U.S., April 14, 2021. Andrew Harnik/Pool via REUTERS WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. President Joe Biden said on Wednesday that the United States would begin its final military withdrawal from Afghanistan......

U.S. senators to receive classified briefing on Afghanistan: Schumer

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FILE PHOTO: Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) speaks during a news conference after the first Democratic luncheon meeting since COVID-19 restrictions went into effect on Capitol Hill in Washington, U.S. April 13, 2021. REUTERS/Erin Scott WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. senators will receive a classified briefing on President Joe Biden’s......

Britain to withdraw nearly all its troops from Afghanistan – The Times

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FILE PHOTO: British soldiers with NATO-led Resolute Support Mission arrive at the site of an attack in Kabul, Afghanistan March 6, 2020. REUTERS/Omar Sobhani (Reuters) – Britain will withdraw nearly all its troops from Afghanistan following the U.S. plan to withdraw its troops by Sept. 11, 2021, The Times reported......

Taliban, Afghan government to attend peace talks in Turkey April 24

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ANKARA (Reuters) – Turkey will host a major summit on Afghanistan’s peace process in Istanbul from April 24 to May 4, its foreign ministry said on Tuesday, adding representatives from the Taliban and Afghan government would both attend the talks. The meeting includes the United Nations and Qatar as part......

Analysis: Russian military buildup raises stakes as fighting in Ukraine intensifies

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MOSCOW/KYIV/WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Dozens of troop carriers and missile launchers sit on flatbed wagons lining up along tracks running through southern Russia, in a region bordering Ukraine. A still image from video shows tanks and military vehicles in Maslovka, Voronezh Region, Russia April 6, 2021. Video taken April 6, 2021.......

Chinese envoy says Iran talks to resume next week

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FILE PHOTO: The Iranian flag waves in front of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) headquarters in Vienna, Austria, March 1, 2021. REUTERS/Lisi Niesner/File Photo/File Photo VIENNA (Reuters) – China’s envoy to the Iran nuclear talks said on Friday all sides had agreed to reconvene next week to carry out......

Taiwan says will fight to the end if China attacks

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By Ben Blanchard, Yimou Lee TAIPEI (Reuters) – Taiwan will fight to the end if China attacks, its foreign minister said on Wednesday, adding that the United States saw a danger that this could happen amid mounting Chinese military pressure, including aircraft carrier drills, near the island. Chinese-claimed Taiwan has......

Three brothers killed by Indonesian soldiers at Papuan health clinic: army and witness accounts differ

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By Tom Allard, Agustinus Beo Da Costa JAKARTA (Reuters) – One mid-February morning in the central highlands of the Indonesian province of Papua, the army said Prada Ginanjar Arianda, a 22-year-old member of the 400 Banteng Raiders commando battalion, was shot in the stomach by separatist fighters and died. FILE......

China says carrier group exercising near Taiwan, drills will become regular

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SHANGHAI (Reuters) – A Chinese carrier group is exercising near Taiwan and such drills will become regular, China’s navy said late on Monday in a further escalation of tensions near the island that Beijing claims as its sovereign territory. FILE PHOTO: China’s aircraft carrier Liaoning departs Hong Kong, China, July......

U.S. looks into reports of atrocities in Ethiopia’s Tigray region

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FILE PHOTO: U.S. State Department spokesman Ned Price takes questions from reporters at the State Department in Washington, U.S., March 31, 2021. Carolyn Kaster/Pool via REUTERS/File Photo WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The United States is looking into reports of human rights abuses and atrocities in Ethiopia’s Tigray region, the U.S. State......

Clashes in Sudanese city of El Geneina kill 18: medics

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KHARTOUM (Reuters) – Medics said on Monday that 18 people have been killed and 54 injured in clashes in the western Sudanese city of El Geneina. The clashes between militiamen and members of the Masalit tribe began on Sunday and escalated on Monday morning throughout the city, sources said. Reporting......

Afghan leader proposes peace road map in three phases-document

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KABUL (Reuters) – Afghan President Ashraf Ghani will put forward a three-phase peace roadmap for Afghanistan during a proposed meeting in Turkey, seeking an agreement with the Taliban and a ceasefire before elections, a document seen by Reuters shows. FILE PHOTO: Afghanistan’s President Ashraf Ghani gestures during celebrations to mark......

Ethiopia says Eritrean troops have started withdrawing from Tigray

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A burned tank stands near the town of Adwa, Tigray region, Ethiopia, on March 18, 2021. REUTERS/Baz Ratner NAIROBI (Reuters) – Eritrean forces have started withdrawing from Ethiopia’s Tigray region in the north, the Ethiopian Foreign Ministry said. The United States, Germany, France and other G7 countries called on Friday......

Ethiopia says Eritrean troops have started withdrawing from Tigray

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NAIROBI (Reuters) – Eritrean forces have started withdrawing from Ethiopia’s Tigray region in the north, the Ethiopian Foreign Ministry said. The United States, Germany, France and other G7 countries called on Friday for a swift, unconditional and verifiable withdrawal of the Eritrean soldiers, followed by a political process that is......

Boko Haram claim shooting down of Nigerian Air Force jet

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MAIDUGURI, Nigeria (Reuters) – Islamist insurgency Boko Haram claimed the shooting down of a Nigerian Air Force fighter jet in a video seen by Reuters on Friday, two days after the aeroplane went missing in the country’s northeast. Reuters was unable to verify the authenticity of the video. The loss......

Analysis: Myanmar’s neighbour Thailand unlikely to toughen stance on coup

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By Kay Johnson, Panarat Thepgumpanat BANGKOK (Reuters) – Thailand has slightly hardened its language on Myanmar by saying it is “gravely concerned” about escalating bloodshed since a Feb. 1 coup, but close military ties and fears of a flood of refugees mean it is unlikely to go further, analysts say.......

Brazil names new military chiefs amid tensions with Bolsonaro

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BRASILIA (Reuters) -Brazil’s Defense Ministry on Wednesday named new commanders of its armed forces, a day after the previous three chiefs were sacked as part of President Jair Bolsonaro’s unprecedented attempt to meddle in the military. Paulo Sergio Nogueira de Oliveira will take over the army, Almir Garnier the navy......

Hezbollah: time to allow formation of new Lebanon government

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FILE PHOTO: A man rides a motorbike past a picture of Lebanon’s Hezbollah leader Sayyed Hassan Nasrallah, near Sidon, Lebanon July 7, 2020. REUTERS/Ali Hashisho/File Photo BEIRUT (Reuters) – Lebanon’s Hezbollah said on Wednesday it was time for politicians to put aside their demands and allow the formation of a......

U.N. seeks $10 billion for Syrians as humanitarian needs soar

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BRUSSELS (Reuters) – The United Nations will urge international donors to pledge up to $10 billion on Tuesday to help Syrians fleeing a decade of civil war in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic, saying that the need for humanitarian support has never been so great. In the fifth annual......

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