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Snowfall in Sahara Desert after 37 years

A blanket of snow fell in the Sahara Desert on Sunday, delighting locals. It marks just the fourth time the weather phenomenon has occurred in the area in 37 years. The town of Ain Sefra in Algeria is known as the gateway to the Sahara—the …

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Putin,Sisi tackle wide-range thorny issues fueling regional chaos

CAIRO -Xinhua/UNS – Egyptian President Abdel-Fattah al-Sisi and his visiting Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin discussed on Monday a number of mutual and regional crucial issues. Sisi said their talks covered latest developments of situation after the U.S. President Donald Trump announced his country’s recognition of …

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15 UN peacekeepers killed in DR Congo

GOMA -UNS : The United Nations suffered its worst attack on a peacekeeping mission in nearly a quarter of a century on Friday when suspected Ugandan rebels attacked a base in the restive Democratic Republic of Congo, killing at least 15 peacekeepers. The UN Security …

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Transition in the Middle East: Transition to what?

By James M. Dorsey Transition is the name of the game in the Middle East and North Africa. The question is transition to what? Dominating the answer is an Arab autocratic push for a Saudi-led regional order that would be based on an upgraded 21st …

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Zimbabwe’s ruling party sacks Robert Mugabe as leader

Zimbabwe’s ruling party has sacked Robert Mugabe as its leader, as pressure intensifies for him to step down as president. Zanu-PF has also given Mr Mugabe, 93, until 10:00 GMT on Monday to resign as president, or face impeachment. He is due to address the …

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Over 27 killed in terrorist attack in Somali

MOGADISHU -uns: An Islamist attack on a hotel in the Somali capital ended on Sunday after over 27 people had been killed in a near 12-hour siege, police said, underlining the insurgents’ ability to carry out deadly attacks in the heart of the city, reported …

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Why Somaliland elections matter to the World

By Abdirahman M Dirye Fever and peaceful rallies at the hand, Somaliland will enter in an era of uncertainty in the presidential elections at the end of this year. Despite the odds, it smoothly held elections and passed the test with flying colors; this time, …

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China sets up first mily base in Africa

ZHANJIANG, Guangdong -UNS/Xinhua- China setup first military base in Africa. Ships carrying Chinese military personnel departed Zhanjiang in southern China’s Guangdong Province on Tuesday to set up a support base in Djibouti. Shen Jinlong, commander of the People’s Liberation Army (PLA) Navy, read an order …

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World facing greatest humanitarian crisis since 1945

NEW YORK-UNS – The world is facing its largest humanitarian crisis since 1945, the United Nation’s humanitarian chief said as he pleaded for help to avoid “a catastrophe”. Stephen O’Brien said more than 20 million people face the threat of starvation and famine in Yemen, …

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Hunger persists in chronic conflict zones despite strong global harvests: UN

NEW YORK -UNS : Despite robust food supply conditions, droughts are worsening food security across swathes of East Africa, and access to food has been dramatically reduced in areas suffering civil conflicts, a United Nations report has found. “This is an unprecedented situation. Never before …

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