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Syria army urges residents to quit Aleppo as ceasefire begins

Syria army urges residents to quit Aleppo as ceasefire begins

Oct 20, – Moscow said the truce would be extended by 24 hours, and the UN said it hoped to carry out the first medical evacuations from Aleppo on Friday, after getting clearance from all warring parties. A “humanitarian pause” in the Syrian army’s Russian-backed assault on Aleppo took effect Thursday, but despite a drop […]

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Burundi clashes as African Union warns against elections

Burundi clashes as African Union warns against elections

Apr 07, – Demonstrators, police and government supporters, thought to be members of the ruling party’s Imbonerakure militia, clashed in the capital Bujumbura on Thursday. Police opened fire, killing one with a bullet to the head and wounding three others, AFP reporters witnessed. Burundi police shot dead and wounded protesters Thursday demonstrating over the president’s […]

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As Syrian refugee influx swells, so does backlash

As Syrian refugee influx swells, so does backlash

Oct 09. – The signs have since come down amid a campaign by human rights activists who rallied in Beirut this summer and hung a banner from a bridge in the capital saying: “Excuse us for the behavior of those who are racist among us.” Last year, as Syrian refugees were pouring in, signs started […]

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US, Turkey, Qatar call for urgent UN rights debate on Syria

US, Turkey, Qatar call for urgent UN rights debate on Syria

GENEVA (AP) — Syria’s Ambassador Faysal Khabbaz Hamoui said the request violates principles of impartiality because it comes from nations that support the rebels battling the government troops. U.N. Human Rights Council President Remigiusz Henczel says the council will decide Tuesday whether to hold the debate Wednesday. The United States, Turkey and Qatar pressed the […]

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