14 Dec 2017

Africa: At Least 66 Journalists ‘Languishing in African Jails’

“At least 262 journalists have been jailed for doing their job around the world, and 66 of these, are in Africa – as of December 1, says a media watchdog.” Source: Africa: At Least 66 Journalists ‘Languishing in African Jails’ – Media Watchdog – allAfrica.com

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14 Dec 2017

Taliban Ambush Leaves 14 Security Force Members Dead

“Helmand governor says the security force members went to a village in the province to arrest drug smugglers.” Source: Taliban Ambush Leaves 14 Security Force Members Dead | TOLOnews

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14 Dec 2017

Indian security forces kill 8 Maoist rebels

“Indian police killed at least eight Maoist rebels in an attack Thursday on their hideout in a forested area in southern India, an officer said.” Source: Indian security forces kill 8 Maoist rebels – ABC News

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14 Dec 2017

Israel closes Gaza border crossings after Palestinian rocket strikes

“Israel announced the closure of its Gaza border crossings on Thursday in response to daily rocket fire from the enclave over the past week after U.S. President Donald Trump’s recognition of Jerusalem as Israel’s capital stoked Palestinian anger.” Source: Israel closes Gaza border crossings after Palestinian rocket strikes

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13 Dec 2017

UN Raises the Alarm Over 350 Million Illicit Weapons in Nigeria

” The United Nations (UN) has raised the alarm over proliferation of illicit small arms and light weapons (SALW) in Nigeria, saying there are no less than over 350 million in circulation in the country.” Source: Nigeria: UN Raises the Alarm Over 350 Million Illicit Weapons in Nigeria – allAfrica.com

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13 Dec 2017

Yemen war: Air strikes on rebel prison in Sanaa ‘kill 30’

“At least 30 people are reported to have been killed in Saudi-led coalition air strikes on a rebel military police camp in Yemen’s capital, Sanaa.” Source: Yemen war: Air strikes on rebel prison in Sanaa ‘kill 30’ – BBC News

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13 Dec 2017

Humanitarian Situation in DRC Deteriorates to Alarming Level

“The International Organization for Migration reports an alarming deterioration of the humanitarian situation in Democratic Republic of Congo, as fighting continues to spread throughout the country, forcing thousands to flee.” Source: IOM: Humanitarian Situation in DRC Deteriorates to Alarming Level

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13 Dec 2017

How Will US Push to Cut UN Peacekeeping Budget Affect Soldiers?

“The attack that killed 14 Tanzanian and five Congolese soldiers in the Democratic Republic of Congo last week highlighted the risks faced by U.N. peacekeeping missions, and the need to provide enough funding to ensure soldiers who operate in some of the world’s most volatile countries remain safe.” Source: How

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13 Dec 2017

Pakistan′s ′missing activists′ – what′s behind the disturbing phenomenon?

“Rights activists in Pakistan have launched a campaign to recover peace campaigner Raza Khan, who was allegedly abducted in Lahore. Civil society groups say progressive activists are routinely ‘kidnapped’ in the country.” Source: Pakistan′s ′missing activists′ – what′s behind the disturbing phenomenon? | Asia | DW | 12.12.2017

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13 Dec 2017

US general on Trump’s Afghanistan strategy: ‘This will be a very long winter for the Taliban’

“One of the U.S. generals running the war in Afghanistan said he is now a true believer, convinced that after 16 years of stalemate things are about to change thanks to a fresh strategy approved by President Trump in August.” Source: US general on Trump’s Afghanistan strategy: ‘This will be

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