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Russia denies report spy unit paid Taliban to attack NATO forces

Russia denies report spy unit paid Taliban to attack NATO forces The Taliban also denies the New York Times report, which it denounced as an attempt to defame the armed group. US officials told the newspaper that Taliban-linked fighters, or their associates, are believed to have received some reward money …

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‘I lost my eye’: The price of protesting US police brutality

‘I lost my eye’: The price of protesting US police brutality Demonstrators in five cities describe how police used force on peaceful protests, resulting in serious injuries, trauma. Anthony Evans says his hands were in the air: “You know, to show that I wasn’t a threat.” The young Black man, …

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Challenges ahead as UN set to extend ‘most dangerous’ mission

  Challenges ahead as UN set to extend ‘most dangerous’ mission The seven-year-old MINUSMA operating in Mali has faced an array of issues as insecurity in the Sahel grows. The United Nations Security Council is expected next week to renew the mandate of its peacekeeping mission in Mali, MINUSMA. Often …

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Libya accuses foreign mercenaries of entering oilfield

  Libya accuses foreign mercenaries of entering oilfield National Oil Corporation rejects attempts by Russia and other countries to block oil production at Sharara oilfield. Oil exports were halted in January by eastern forces, cutting off Libya’s main source of revenue [File: Ismail Zitouny/Reuters] Libya’s National Oil Corporation (NOC) has …

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CHALLENGES AHEAD AS UN SET TO EXTEND ‘MOST DANGEROUS’ MISSION

  Challenges ahead as UN set to extend ‘most dangerous’ mission The seven-year-old MINUSMA operating in Mali has faced an array of issues as insecurity in the Sahel grows. The United Nations Security Council is expected next week to renew the mandate of its peacekeeping mission in Mali, MINUSMA. Often …

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