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Human Security

Citing security threat, Obama expands U.S. role fighting Ebola

An Ebola victim.President Barack Obama on Tuesday called West Africa's deadly Ebola outbreak a looming threat to global security and announced a major expansion of the U.S. role in trying to halt its spread, including deployment of 3,000 troops to the region.

Nigeria sentences 12 soldiers to death for mutiny in northeast

Nigerian soldiers.Nigeria's military authorities have sentenced 12 soldiers to death by firing squad for mutiny in the northeastern region where a Boko Haram Islamist insurgency is raging, they said on Tuesday.

Obama to deploy 3,000 troops as Ebola crisis worsens

Ebola health workers.The United States announced on Tuesday it will send 3,000 troops to help tackle the Ebola outbreak as part of a ramped-up plan, including a major deployment in Liberia, the country where the epidemic is spiralling fastest out of control.

Leading Egyptian activist Alaa Abdel Fattah freed on bail

Egyptian prisoners.One of Egypt's most prominent activists, Alaa Abdel Fattah, was released on bail on Monday ahead of his re-trial on charges of violating a protest law, triggering celebrations by dozens of supporters in the court room.

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