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Sudan’s president is first Arab leader to visit Syria since crisis

FILE PHOTO – Sudan’s President Omar al-Bashir walks with officials as he leaves the African Union (AU) summit in Nouakchott, Mauritania, July 2, 2018. Ludovic Marin/Pool via Reuters AMMAN (Reuters) – Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir arrived in the Syrian capital Damascus on Sunday, the first such visit by an Arab leader since the start of the Syrian conflict, Syrian state ...

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‘Nobody will kneel’: Tigrayans defiant as Ethiopian leader cracks down

MEKELLE, Ethiopia (Reuters) – In the birthplace of the armed struggle that propelled Ethiopia’s ruling coalition to power 27 years ago, there is growing anger as the country’s new prime minister stages a crackdown on the region’s once-powerful leaders. Although the Tigrayans who inhabit these craggy hills are only a small minority in a country of more than 100 million, ...

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Australia appoints military leader as next governor general

SYDNEY (Reuters) – Australia has named a distinguished military leader as its next governor general, who represents Britain’s Queen Elizabeth, the country’s head of state, ahead of an election in May. Prime Minister Scott Morrison announced on Sunday that David Hurley, former Australian Defence Force chief and current governor of the state of New South Wales, has been appointed to ...

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Ukraine’s President names leader of new church in split from Russia

KIEV (Reuters) – Ukraine chose the head of a new national Orthodox church on Saturday, marking an historic split from Russia which its leaders see as vital to the country’s security and independence. Ukraine’s President Petro Poroshenko congratulates newly elected head of the independent Ukrainian Orthodox church Metropolitan Epifaniy (Dumenko) at the Saint Sophia’s Cathedral in Kiev, Ukraine December 15, ...

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African Union force says not involved in arrest of ex-Shabaab leader

NAIROBI (Reuters) – African Union peacekeepers did not help in the arrest of a former al Shabaab leader that led to clashes in which 11 people were killed, the AU force said, following a report that Ethiopian members of the force had been involved. Somalia’s Internal Security Ministry said it arrested Mukhtar Robow on Thursday, accusing him of bringing Islamist ...

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UK leader May battles confidence vote, warning Brexit is in peril

LONDON (Reuters) – Prime Minister Theresa May vowed to win a vote of no confidence triggered by angry Brexit supporters in her Conservative Party on Wednesday, saying her ouster would jeopardize Britain’s divorce from the European Union. Less than four months before the United Kingdom is due to leave on March 29, Brexit is in chaos with options ranging from ...

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Annegret Kramp-Karrenbauer: Merkel choice elected CDU leader

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Ms Kramp-Karrenbauer was seen as Ms Merkel’s heir apparent and protégé Germany’s ruling Christian Democrat Union has chosen Annegret Kramp-Karrenbauer as its new party leader, ending Angela Merkel’s 18-year reign. The CDU general secretary narrowly beat Friedrich Merz, a millionaire lawyer, in a run-off vote in Hamburg. Ms Kramp-Karrenbauer, or AKK as she is also ...

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