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Sudan protesters plan march 
on parliament, more demos

AFP Khartoum A GROUP that is spearheading anti-government protests across Sudan on Saturday said it plans to launch more nationwide rallies over the next few days, including a march on parliament. Protests have rocked Sudan since ..

Yemen’s Houthis finance war with fuel from Iran: UN report

AFP NEW YORK Fuel loaded from ports in Iran has generated revenue to finance the Yemen Huthi rebel war effort against the Saudi-backed government, according to a report by a UN panel of experts seen by AFP. The findings are expected to ..

Six civilians dead in US-led strike on IS in Syria

AFP Beirut Four children were among at least six civilians killed in a US-led air strike on the Islamic State group’s embattled enclave in eastern Syria, a monitor said on Saturday. The Friday strike on the Euphrates Valley village of ..

Tunis: Tunisia’s influential General Labour Union (UGTT) has called for a new nationwide strike next month, raising pressure on the government to increase wages. Saturday’s call comes two days after thousands of Tunisian workers ..

BEIRUT: At least 20 Islamic State group militants were killed on Saturday in Iraqi air raids on their embattled enclave in eastern Syria, a war monitor reported. The raids come a day after a US-led air strike on the Euphrates Valley ..

AFP ANKARA A KEY US senator on Saturday said the Saudi crown prince was responsible for Jamal Khashoggi’s murder and must be “dealt with”, as he threatened new sanctions. Republican Lindsey Graham, an influential ally of President ..

OTTAWA: Prime Minister Justin Trudeau renewed calls for the release of Saudi blogger Raif Badawi after meeting his wife on Friday, calling the issue “a priority” for him and all Canadians. Trudeau said Canadians’ view of Saudi ..

REUTERS DOVER AIR FORCE BASE US President Donald Trump travelled to Dover Air Force Base in Delaware on Saturday to receive the remains of four Americans killed in a suicide bombing in northern Syria. Trump, locked in a battle with ..

AFP Riyadh Syria’s opposition chief on Saturday said peace efforts were “paralysed” amid a lack of will from key international powers, after meeting the latest UN envoy tasked with ending the civil war. Norwegian Geir Pedersen ..