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Un Chief Suggests Options For Improved Palestinian Protection

UNITED NATIONS – The protection of Palestinian civilians could be improved by the deployment of U.N.-mandated armed forces or unarmed observers, a beefed-up U.N....

In Northeast Nigerian Camp One In 200 Young Children Died Over Two Weeks

ABUJA – More than one of every 200 children aged under five at a camp in northeast Nigeria died in just two weeks in early August, according to Reuters...

Loser In Mali Election Files Appeal To Overturn Results

BAMAKO – The losing candidate in Mali’s presidential election, Soumaila Cisse, said on Friday that he has lodged an appeal with the country’s...

Us Concerned By Vietnam Dissident Sentence Harsh Trend

WASHINGTON – The United States said on Friday it was deeply concerned by the sentencing of a Vietnamese dissident to 20 years in prison this week, calling a trend...

Us Urges Restraint Independent Probe Into Aug 4 Venezuela Explosions

WASHINGTON – The United States on Friday said it supported the creation of an independent commission to investigate explosions in Caracas during a speech by...

Us State Department Calls On Vietnam To Release Prisoners Of Conscience

WASHINGTON – The U.S. State Department on Friday called on Vietnam to release all “prisoners of conscience” immediately, one day after a Vietnamese...

Brazils Lula Should Have Political Rights Un Human Rights Committee

SAO PAULO – The U.N. Human Rights Committee on Friday said it had requested that the Brazilian government allow imprisoned former president Luiz Inacio Lula da...

Eu Deplores Brutal Treatment Of Ugandan Mps After Presidents Convoy Stoned

KAMPALA – European Union diplomats in Uganda on Friday deplored “brutal treatment” of lawmakers arrested over a stoning of President Yoweri...

Tunisia Says It Is Holding Passport Of Islamist Suspect Deported By Germany Pending Probe

TUNIS – Tunisia has confiscated the passport of a man suspected of being an Islamist militant who once served as Osama bin Laden’s bodyguard to prevent him...

Us Imposes Sanctions On Myanmar Military Over Rohingya Crackdown

WASHINGTON – The United States on Friday imposed sanctions on four Myanmar military and police commanders and two army units for involvement in what it called...