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Turkish sailors abducted by pirates return home from Nigeria

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<p>ANKARA, Turkey &mdash; Fifteen Turkish sailors who were kidnapped by pirates off west Africa last month returned to Turkey on Sunday. </p> ...

Palestinian leader’s path to elections is fraught with peril

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RAMALLAH, West Bank — Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas' call for elections has thrown his political future into peril, forcing him to negotiate competing demands...

Algeria orders investigation into student police abuse claim

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ALGIERS, Algeria — In an unprecedent move, the prosecutor's office in the Algerian capital has ordered a preliminary investigation into torture and sexual abuse...

Ethiopia gives UN green light to deploy 25 staff to Tigray

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UNITED NATIONS — U.N. agencies received approval from Ethiopia’s government Monday to send 25 more staff members to embattled Tigray, a region where the...

UN urges foreign fighters and mercenaries to leave Libya

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UNITED NATIONS — The U.N. Security Council called the establishment of a transitional government in Libya “an important milestone” Tuesday and urged all countries...

Ethiopia gives UN green light to deploy 25 staff to Tigray

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<p>UNITED NATIONS &mdash; U.N. agencies received approval from Ethiopia’s government Monday to send 25 more staff members to embattled Tigray, a region where the...

Ghana suspends parliament amid a surge in COVID-19 cases

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ACCRA, Ghana — Ghana’s parliament has been suspended for at least three weeks following a surge in COVID-19 cases among parliament members and staff. ...

Uganda eases social media curbs, but Facebook still off

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KAMPALA, Uganda — Ugandan authorities on Wednesday lifted restrictions on social networks imposed ahead of a presidential election last month, but Facebook remains blocked...

Ghana suspends parliament amid a surge in COVID-19 cases

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<p>ACCRA, Ghana &mdash; Ghana’s parliament has been suspended for at least three weeks following a surge in COVID-19 cases among parliament members and staff.</p> ...

South Africa’s Ramaphosa urges support for vaccination drive

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JOHANNESBURG — South African President Cyril Ramaphosa urged support for his government’s efforts to deal with the COVID-19 pandemic as it struggles to implement...