Ugandan army says it has killed 189 al Shabaab fighters in Somalia
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Ugandan army says it has killed 189 al Shabaab fighters in Somalia

KAMPALA – Ugandan soldiers working as part of a peacekeeping force in Somalia have killed 189 al Qaeda-linked al Shabaab fighters in an attack on one of their camps, the Ugandan army said. Ugandan troops are part of the African Union peacekeeping mission in Somalia, whose aim is to support the central government and stop…

Swiss court to rule in Steinmetz trial over Guinea mining deal
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Swiss court to rule in Steinmetz trial over Guinea mining deal

GENEVA (Reuters) – A Swiss criminal court will rule on Friday whether Israeli businessman Beny Steinmetz is guilty of corruption and forgery charges in one of the mining world’s most high-profile legal disputes. The battle for control of the world’s richest untapped deposits of iron ore, buried in the remote Simandou mountain range of Guinea,…

Egypt and Qatar agree to resume diplomatic ties, Cairo says
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Egypt and Qatar agree to resume diplomatic ties, Cairo says

CAIRO – Egypt and Qatar have agreed to resume diplomatic relations, the Egyptian foreign ministry said on Wednesday, making Cairo the first country to officially do so under an Arab deal to end a long-running dispute with Doha. Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates, Bahrain and Egypt agreed earlier this month to restore diplomatic, trade…

In poor districts, young Tunisians with nothing to lose clash with police
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In poor districts, young Tunisians with nothing to lose clash with police

TUNIS – The 19-year-old smoking with friends in a poor district of Tunisia’s capital had a simple explanation for night-time clashes between youths and police that have shaken the country – he has nothing to lose.A decade after mass protests toppled Tunisia’s long-time president and sparked uprisings across the Middle East, anger is boiling over…

Young Tunisians clash with police days after revolution anniversary
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Young Tunisians clash with police days after revolution anniversary

Tunis – Hundreds of youths clashed with police in cities across Tunisia late on Monday, throwing stones and gasoline bombs in the capital as security forces used tear gas and water cannons to try to quell the unrest. Up to 300 young men clashed with police in the capital’s Ettadamon district, Reuters journalists there said,…