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Hundreds rally in Sudan's capital for al-Bashir's ouster

Hundreds rally in Sudan's capital for al-Bashir's ouster Sun, 13 Jan, 2019

Hundreds of protesters marched in and around Sudan's capital Khartoum on Sunday, the fourth week of unrest that began over skyrocketing prices and a failing economy but which now calls for the ouster of autocratic President Omar al-Bashir.
Greece's Tsipras calls confidence vote after ally quits coalition

Greece's Tsipras calls confidence vote after ally quits coalition Sun, 13 Jan, 2019

Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras on Sunday said he would call a confidence vote in his government after his coalition ally quit, leaving him bereft of a parliamentary majority and raising the possibility of snap elections.

Regional bloc urges unity government after DR Congo vote

Regional bloc urges unity government after DR Congo vote Sun, 13 Jan, 2019

 A regional bloc on Sunday called on the Democratic Republic of Congo to form a unity government in the wake of disputed elections while also urging a recount of the ballots.
Clashes erupt in Yemen's Hodeida despite truce

Clashes erupt in Yemen's Hodeida despite truce Sat, 12 Jan, 2019

Clashes erupted between Huthi rebels and government forces in Yemen's flashpoint port city of Hodeida on Saturday, dealing a new blow to a fragile truce, an AFP correspondent reported.
Government shutdown becomes longest in US history

Government shutdown becomes longest in US history Sat, 12 Jan, 2019

The US government shutdown that has left 800,000 federal employees without salaries as a result of President Donald Trump's row with Democrats over building a Mexico border wall entered a record 22nd day Saturday.

Regional powers stick with Bashir as Sudan protests mount

Regional powers stick with Bashir as Sudan protests mount Sat, 12 Jan, 2019

As angry protests pile pressure on Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir to step down, key powers are standing by his regime to ensure stability in a strife-torn region, analysts say.
Saudi teen who fled family leaves Thailand for asylum in Canada

Saudi teen who fled family leaves Thailand for asylum in Canada Sat, 12 Jan, 2019

An 18-year-old Saudi woman who fled her family saying she feared for her life has been granted asylum in Canada, Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said on Friday, as Thai officials confirmed the teen was en route to Toronto.

U.N. rights office says Saudi trial in Khashoggi case 'not sufficient'

U.N. rights office says Saudi trial in Khashoggi case 'not sufficient' Fri, 04 Jan, 2019

The United Nations human rights office said on Friday it could not assess the fairness of a trial taking place in Saudi Arabia related to the killing of journalist Jamal Khashoggi, but that in any case it was "not sufficient".
Global support lets Bangladesh PM withstand election worries

Global support lets Bangladesh PM withstand election worries Fri, 04 Jan, 2019

Congratulatory messages are flowing to Bangladesh's Prime Minister-elect Sheikh Hasina, ensuring she will withstand the reverberating calls to investigate serious allegations of widespread irregularities in Sunday's election that was dominated by her coalition.
Tropical storm's rain, surging seas strike Thai beaches

Tropical storm's rain, surging seas strike Thai beaches Fri, 04 Jan, 2019

Rain, winds and surging seawater buffeted coastal villages and world-famous tourist resorts Friday, as Tropical Storm Pabuk made landfall on southern Thailand's east coast.
African Union urges 'respect' for results of DR Congo vote

African Union urges 'respect' for results of DR Congo vote Fri, 04 Jan, 2019

African Union chief Moussa Faki Mahamat called Friday for the results of Democratic Republic of Congo's presidential vote to be respected, as tensions grow over delays in the counting process.
Sydney, Hong Kong kick off 2019 parties with dazzling fireworks

Sydney, Hong Kong kick off 2019 parties with dazzling fireworks Tue, 01 Jan, 2019

Sydney and Hong Kong put on stunning fireworks displays to welcome to the New Year, among the first in a wave of celebrations for billions around the world.
Yemen rebels slam WFP for 'rotten' food aid

Yemen rebels slam WFP for 'rotten' food aid Tue, 01 Jan, 2019

Yemen's Huthi rebels on Tuesday rejected UN accusations of selling aid meant for civilians, slamming the World Food Programme (WFP) for sending "rotten food" to the war-torn country.
Volatile DR Congo votes after two-year delay

Volatile DR Congo votes after two-year delay Sun, 30 Dec, 2018

Presidential elections that will shape the future of one of Africa's biggest and most unstable countries were underway in the Democratic Republic of Congo on Sunday after a two-year delay.
Bangladesh probes vote rigging allegations in election hit by violence

Bangladesh probes vote rigging allegations in election hit by violence Sun, 30 Dec, 2018

Bangladesh's Election Commission is investigating allegations of vote rigging coming from across the country on Sunday, a spokesman told Reuters, as polling for a general election marred by violence drew to a close.
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