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Eni sells Snam 49.9% stake in Algeria gas pipelines for 385 mln euros

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Eni’s logo is seen in front of its headquarters in San Donato Milanese, near Milan, Italy, April 27, 2016. REUTERS/Stefano Rellandini/File Photo Register now for FREE unlimited access to reuters.com Register MILAN, Nov 27 (Reuters) – Italian energy group Eni (ENI.MI) has agreed to sell gas group Snam (SRG.MI) 49.9%......

Sudanese politicians released after beginning hunger strike

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A person wears a Sudanese flag during a protest, in Khartoum, Sudan, November 25, 2021. REUTERS/El Tayeb Siddig Register now for FREE unlimited access to reuters.com Register CAIRO, Nov 27 (Reuters) – Sudan’s former minister of cabinet affairs Khalid Omer Yousif was released from detention along with others less than......

Thousands protest in Sudan against deal between PM Hamdok and military

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KHARTOUM, Nov 25 (Reuters) – Tens of thousands of Sudanese protested in the streets of Khartoum and other cities on Thursday, keeping up the pressure on military leaders after they struck a deal to bring back a civilian prime minister deposed in a coup one month ago. Prominent political parties......

Democracy slipping away at record rate, intergovernmental body warns

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BRUSSELS, Nov 22 (Reuters) – A greater number of countries are sliding towards authoritarianism, while the number of established democracies under threat has never been so high, the International Institute for Democracy and Electoral Assistance (IDEA) said on Monday. Populist politics, the use of COVID-19 pandemic restrictions to silence critics,......

Blinken encourages Tunisia reform in talks with leader – State

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Nov 21 (Reuters) – U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken encouraged Tunisia’s leader to make reforms to respond to Tunisians’ hopes for “democratic progress”, the U.S. State Department said on Sunday, nearly four months after President Kais Saied seized political power. Saied said last week he was working non-stop on......

Sudan military to reinstate ousted PM Hamdok after deal reached – Umma Party head

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Sudan’s then-Prime Minister, Abdalla Hamdok, speaks during a Reuters interview in Khartoum, Sudan August 24, 2019. REUTERS/Mohamed Nureldin Abdallah/File Photo KHARTOUM, Nov 21 (Reuters) – Sudan’s military plans to reinstate ousted Prime Minister Abdalla Hamdok following an agreement reached in the late hours of Saturday, Fadlallah Burma Nasir, the head......

At least 15 people shot dead in anti-coup protests in Sudan, medics say

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Protesters carry a banner and national flags as they march against the Sudanese military’s recent seizure of power and ousting of the civilian government, in the streets of the capital Khartoum, Sudan October 30, 2021. REUTERS/Mohamed Nureldin/File Photo KHARTOUM, Nov 17 (Reuters) – Security forces shot dead at least 15......

Qatar, Egypt agree to supply fuel and basic building materials to Gaza

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Building equipment, sent by Egypt for Palestinians, arrive in the southern Gaza Strip June 4, 2021. REUTERS/Ibraheem Abu Mustafa CAIRO, Nov 17 (Reuters) – Qatar and Egypt have signed agreements to supply fuel and basic building materials to the Gaza Strip, the Qatari Foreign Ministry said on Wednesday. The announcement......

Libyan presidency council head sees steps towards vote

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PARIS, Nov 14 (Reuters) – There are serious steps being taken in Libya towards compromise over an election planned for December as part of a peace process, the country’s Presidency Council head Mohamed al-Menfi told Reuters. “We must be optimistic and think that the elections will be on time with......

Son of former Libyan ruler Gaddafi runs for president

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Saif al-Islam Gaddafi out of sight for past decade Elections planned for Dec. 24 but may not take place Gaddafi era ended with uprising that triggered decade of chaos TRIPOLI, Nov 14 (Reuters) – The son of Libya’s late dictator Muammar Gaddafi appeared for nearly the first time in a......

Morocco plans additional airport COVID testing amid Europe surge

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RABAT, Nov 13 (Reuters) – Morocco will conduct rapid COVID-19 tests to passengers arriving in its airports and ports, and will deny access to any visitor with a positive result, the government said on Saturday. The measure, which strengthens an existing requirement of a negative PCR test 48 hours before......

Sudanese security forces use tear gas to disperse anti-coup protests- witnesses

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Sudan’s General Abdel Fattah al-Burhan attends a news conference in Paris, France, May 17, 2021. REUTERS/Sarah Meyssonnier/Pool/File Photo Protests follow appointment of new ruling council Coup last month upended post-Bashir transition Western states have condemned military takeover KHARTOUM, Nov 13 (Reuters) – Sudanese security forces fired tear gas to disperse......

World powers press for Libya elections but disputes remain

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PARIS, Nov 12 (Reuters) – World powers will push for sanctions against anyone who disrupts Libya’s electoral process and political transition, they said in Paris on Friday, though big disputes remain over how to stage a vote intended to help end a decade of conflict. The meeting, which included the......

Libyan premier to run for president as election turmoil grows

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TRIPOLI, Nov 7 (Reuters) – The head of Libya’s national unity government plans to run for president next month, according to a senior official, an apparent breach of a pledge to remain neutral when he took office in March under a U.N.-backed peace process. Abdulhamid al-Dbeibah has become popular with......

Libya’s Presidency Council suspends foreign minister, gov’t rejects the decision

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Libyan Foreign Minister Najla el-Mangoush attends a joint press conference at the conclusion of the Libya Stabilization Conference, in Tripoli, Libya, October 21, 2021. REUTERS/Hazem Ahmed TRIPOLI, Nov 6 (Reuters) – Libya’s Presidency Council has suspended Foreign Minister Najla Mangoush for “administrative violations” and barred her from traveling, its spokesperson......

Sudan talks over coup hit “semi-deadlock”, sources from ousted government say

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Sudan’s Prime Minister Abdalla Hamdok and German Chancellor Angela Merkel (not pictured) address the media at the Chancellery in Berlin, Germany, February 14, 2020. REUTERS/Hannibal Hanschke/File Photo CAIRO, Nov 6 (Reuters) – Talks to resolve Sudan’s political crisis after last month’s coup have hit “semi-deadlock” because the military has refused......

Sudanese talks make progress, source says, as international pressure grows

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Sudan’s Sovereign Council Chief General Abdel Fattah al-Burhan attends a joint news conference with French President Emmanuel Macron and Sudan’s Prime Minister Abdalla Hamdok during the International Conference in support of Sudan at the Temporary Grand Palais in Paris, France, May 17, 2021. REUTERS/Sarah Meyssonnier/Pool/File Photo CAIRO, Nov 4 (Reuters)......

Mediation efforts seek ‘way forward’ in Sudan after anti-coup protests

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KHARTOUM, Oct 31 (Reuters) – A U.N. official discussed mediation options and possible “way forward” for Sudan with its ousted prime minister on Sunday, a day after hundreds of thousands of protesters took to the streets to demand an end to military rule. The outpouring of dissent posed the biggest......

U.N. representative to Sudan discussed options for mediation with Hamdok

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CAIRO, Oct 31 (Reuters) – The U.N. Special Representative to Sudan, Volker Perthes, discussed the options for mediation and the way forward for Sudan with ousted Prime Minister Abdalla Hamdok on Sunday. Perthes said in a tweet that Hamdok was “at his residence where he remains well but under house......

Major Gulf bourses mixed in early trade

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An investor monitors a screen displaying stock information at the Abu Dhabi Securities Exchange June 25, 2014./File Photo Oct 31 (Reuters) – Major stock markets in the Gulf were mixed in early trade on Sunday, with the Saudi index on track to end a four-day losing streak. Oil prices settled......

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