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One Killed In Latest Anti-Coup Protests In Sudan

Sudanese security forces killed one protester on Saturday, medics reported, during ongoing demonstrations against a military takeover that stalled the country's transition to civilian governance last year. In a statement, the pro-democracy Central Committee of Sudan Doctors stated the person...

State Media: Syria Intercepts Israeli Missile Attack

Syrian air defenses intercepted Israeli missile strikes near Damascus on Friday, according to Syrian official media. “Our air defenses stopped a number of hostile missiles in the airspace of the southern countryside of Damascus,” Syria’s official news agency SANA said. In...

Russia Bans 963 Americans, 26 Canadians From Entering Country

Russia claimed on Saturday that it has barred 963 Americans from entering the country, including President Joe Biden and other high-ranking officials, and that it will continue to retaliate against what it called hostile US acts. The mostly symbolic travel...

Britain: Russian Troops Likely To Redeploy From Mariupol

Russian commanders will face increasing pressure to reallocate soldiers from the vital southern port city to bolster their offensive in eastern Ukraine, according to Britain's Defense Ministry. More than 1,700 defenders of Mariupol's Azovstal steel mill have surrendered since Monday,...

Ethiopian General To Stay In Detention For 10 Days

According to his counsel, a senior Ethiopian general will be held in police custody for another ten days. Brigadier General Teferra Mamo appeared in court in Bahir Dar, Ethiopia's northern metropolis, on Friday, several days after his wife reported him...

Chad Welcomes First Israeli Envoy In Half A Century

As the two countries work to deepen diplomatic ties, Israeli Ambassador Ben Bourgel handed his credentials to Chad's president this week, marking the first time the country has welcomed an Israeli ambassador in half a century. Bourgel, the non-resident ambassador...

Somali Firefighters Combat Market Blaze For Six Hours

Firefighters in Mogadishu, Somalia's capital, fought for six hours to put out a fire that had overtaken a market overnight. Banadir Market, located near the mayor's office, is one of the city's largest retail centers. The fire broke out in the...

US Fully Backs Sweden And Finland Nato Bids, Biden Declares

President Joe Biden says Sweden and Finland have the US' "full, total and complete backing" in their choice to apply for Nato membership. Both countries applied to join the Western defense alliance this week, signaling a significant shift in European...

US Reiterates Commitment To Helping Saudi Arabia Defend Itself

The US has reaffirmed its commitment to assisting Saudi Arabia in defending itself against external threats, according to the Pentagon. The Pentagon issued the statement after the US-Saudi Strategic Joint Planning Committee met in Washington this week. The US mission was...

Taliban Orders Female TV Presenters To Cover Their Faces

Female Afghan TV presenters and other women on broadcast have been commanded by the Taliban to conceal their faces while on air. A religious police spokesman informed BBC Pashto that the order was announced to the media on Wednesday. The decision...
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