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The 84-year-old pontiff said the 'tragic' exodus of Christians from Iraq and the wider region 'does incalculable harm not just to the individuals and communities concerned, but also to the society they leave behind'
The television channels cited the coalition as saying the escalation in Houthi attacks was a result of the coalition's 'victories' in Marib
Sistani "affirmed his concern that Christian citizens should live like all Iraqis in peace and security and with their full constitutional rights"
Diab's cabinet resigned on the back of the Aug. 4 Beirut port explosion that devastated swathes of the capital
Following the 2003 US war on Iraq, the 1.5 million Iraqi Christian minority dwindled to less than half a million
The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said a series of strikes launched from Russian warships and by allied Syrian government forces hit the makeshift refineries in Aleppo province on Friday night
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The biggest turnout was in Myanmar’s second city, Mandalay, where activists staged a sit-in protest after two minutes of silence in honour of people killed by police and the army, video showed
The US special envoy to Afghanistan proposed a shakeup of the stalled peace process this week, including an interim gov't and a conference of key players but his plan faced immediate objections by the warring sides
Paris police meanwhile moved in to clear people off the banks of the Seine after crowds ignored social distancing guidelines to make the most of a sunny spring day
The Senate voted 50-49, with no Republicans voting in favor, on what would be one of the largest stimulus packages in US history
The EU will open talks with Washington Monday to ensure its supply of US-made materials for coronavirus vaccines
The violence has brought condemnation from around the world
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Civilians massacred. Journalists arrested. People starving to death. Ethiopia’s government is under growing pressure to allow the world to see firsthand what has occurred in its embattled Tigray region
Eritrean forces shot dead hundreds of children and civilians in a November massacre in neighbouring Ethiopia's war-hit Tigray region, Human Rights Watch (HRW) said
Fighting between federal troops and forces of the region's former ruling party has killed thousands of people, forced hundreds of thousands from their homes and hit infrastructure badly
"They let us out today. They didn't say anything about why they let us go. But they said they have decided to free us," said the translator, Fitsum Berhane
Blinken also asked that Abiy allow credible independent international investigations
Nigeria has seen several such attacks and kidnappings in recent years, the most notorious in 2014, when 276 girls were abducted by the jihadist rebels of Boko Haram in Borno state
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No one has been prosecuted over the bombings in Colombo that killed 279 people on April 21, 2019, although a local investigation found that followers of a jihadist group were behind them
It wasn't immediately clear what caused the derailment. Train accidents are common in Pakistan, where successive governments have paid little attention to improving the poorly maintained signal system and ageing tracks
The Swiss government opposes the measure and says that people covering their faces is a 'marginal' issue
On Friday al Shabaab said they had freed 400 prisoners in a raid on the main prison in Bosaso, Puntland's largest commercial city, in the early hours of Friday
Two slightly different versions of the list shown to Reuters by Libyan officials named a former culture minister, Lamia Bosidera, as foreign minister and Khaled Mazen as interior minister
"Transfer of power through elections is a non-negotiable principle for us," Ghani told lawmakers at the opening of parliament session in Kabul
Police spokesman Sadiq Ali Adan blamed the attack on the local al-Shabab extremist group, which is linked to al-Qaida and often targets Mogadishu with bombings. The Luul Yamani restaurant also was attacked last year
The clashes in the oil-rich province left 32 dead among government forces and loyalist tribes, while 58 Huthi rebels were killed in air strikes by the Saudi-led coalition, the sources told AFP
Some activities will remain banned, including weddings and corporate meetings. Social gatherings will continue to be limited to a maximum of 20 people, SPA said, citing an interior ministry source
The Southeast Asian country has been plunged into turmoil since the military overthrew and detained elected leader Aung San Suu Kyi on Feb. 1, with daily protests and strikes
Israeli military agency coordinating day-to-day affairs with the Palestinian Authority, attributed the postponement to 'administrative delays,' adding that a new start date for the campaign would be determined later
Explosions were heard on Friday night in northern Syria near the towns of al-Bab and Jarablus, close to the Turkish border, a witness and state-run Ikhbariya TV said
The movement, known locally as "Hirak", first mobilised in February 2019 and within weeks forced then president Abdelaziz Bouteflika to abandon a bid for a fifth term and resign
The Rosstat statistics agency released figures showing that in January Russia saw 219,769 deaths and 106,603 births, meaning its population shrunk by 113,116
"We think we're through this. We're not," Mike Ryan, WHO's top emergency expert, told an online briefing. "Countries are going to lurch into third and fourth surges if we're not careful"
'Rich countries should not be so selfish,' Pontiano Kaleebu, head of the Uganda Virus Research Institute, said as his country received its first doses. 'It's a concern, and everyone is talking about it'
Hefty police deployments were in place around the law courts, presidential palace and National Assembly in the heart of the Senegalese capital
"There should be a political home for our type of people, those who want to protect families, to defend their homeland, who think in terms of nation-states working together rather than a European empire," Orban said
Brazil has the world's second-highest death toll over the past year, after the US
Al Shabaab said it had freed at least 400 prisoners, many of them its members, in its assault on the main prison in Bosaso, Puntland's largest city, in the early hours of Friday. The authorities did not confirm that figure
The defence ministry said contact was lost with the helicopters 30 minutes after take off
The Iranian president proposed the idea of activating and supporting the ECO subsidiary organizations, such as the ECO bank, insurance, standards, and chamber of commerce
France's Foreign Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian acknowledged on Wednesday 'significant' shortcomings in the EU's vaccination policies, but criticised what he called 'attempts at secession'
The Duke of Edinburgh 'yesterday underwent a successful procedure for a pre-existing heart condition at St Bartholomew's Hospital,' the Palace said
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