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Saudi King Decrees Women Be Allowed to Drive

0 Visits: 115 | Wednesday September 27, 2017 - 11:42:24
RIYADH/WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Saudi King Salman on Tuesday ordered that women be allowed to drive cars, ending a conservative tradition seen by rights activists as an emblem of the Islamic kingdom's repression of women.

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U.S. Plans to Admit Maximum 45,000 Refugees in Next Fiscal Year

0 Visits: 109 | Wednesday September 27, 2017 - 11:35:42
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Trump administration plans to admit up to 45,000 refugees to the United States in the fiscal year starting Oct. 1, a former U.S. official said on Tuesday, a ceiling that would keep admissions to their lowest level in over a decade.

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Qatar Imports Rebound in August, Suggesting Sanctions Impact Fading

0 Visits: 120 | Wednesday September 27, 2017 - 11:14:49
DUBAI (Reuters) - The value of Qatar's imports rebounded sharply in August from July, government data showed on Wednesday, suggesting the economic impact of sanctions imposed by other Arab states is fading.

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Ugandan MPs Fight, Throw Chairs Amid Move to Extend Museveni Rule

0 Visits: 122 | Tuesday September 26, 2017 - 21:37:57
KAMPALA — Fistfights and chair-throwing broke out in Uganda's parliament on Tuesday ahead of a debate on whether to grant long-serving President Yoweri Museveni another term in office, local television showed.

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Rwanda: Kigali to Host 5th Edition of East Africa International Arbitration Conference

0 Visits: 112 | Tuesday September 26, 2017 - 17:24:35
KIGALI, Rwanda — Kigali, the capital of Rwanda will this week host the 5th edition of the East Africa International Arbitration Conference (EAIAC) on the 28th and 29th September 2017 at the Serena Hotel.

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Nigeria: Buhari Administration Engages National Assembly, Chief Justice in New Ease of Doing Business Action Plan

0 Visits: 43 | Tuesday September 26, 2017 - 14:08:07
ABUJA, Nigeria — In furtherance of the Buhari administration's ease of doing business reforms, the Presidential Enabling Business Environment Council (PEBEC), which is chaired by Vice President Yemi Osinbajo, SAN, will, on Tuesday, consider new and specific initiatives to be implemented over a…

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Rights Group Accuses Myanmar of Crimes Against Humanity

0 Visits: 88 | Tuesday September 26, 2017 - 11:01:27
YANGON (Reuters) - Myanmar is committing crimes against humanity in its campaign against Muslim insurgents in Rakhine state, Human Rights Watch said on Tuesday, and it called for the U.N. Security Council to impose sanctions and an arms embargo.

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Trump's New Travel Ban Slaps Eight Nations Among Them Somalia

0 Visits: 170 | Monday September 25, 2017 - 11:03:09
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Donald Trump on Sunday slapped new travel restrictions on citizens from North Korea, Venezuela and Chad, expanding to eight the list of countries covered by his original travel bans that have been derided by critics and challenged in court.

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U.N. Medics See Evidence of Rape in Myanmar Army 'Cleansing' Campaign

0 Visits: 94 | Monday September 25, 2017 - 10:32:24
COX'S BAZAR, Bangladesh (Reuters) - Doctors treating some of the 429,000 Rohingya Muslims who have fled to Bangladesh from Myanmar in recent weeks have seen dozens of women with injuries consistent with violent sexual attacks, U.N. clinicians and other health workers said.

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Germany Brings Back Plane Hijacked to Somalia in 1977 (PHOTOS)

0 Visits: 190 | Sunday September 24, 2017 - 20:39:25
BERLIN — A Lufthansa passenger jet that was hijacked to Somalia 40 years ago at the height of a far-left militant group's campaign against West German authorities has returned home.

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