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Haitian president assassinated at home, sparking fears of widespread turmoil

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Haitian President Jovenel Moise was shot dead by unidentified attackers in his private residence overnight in a "barbaric act", the government said on Wednesday,...

Italy eases curbs on arms sales to Saudi Arabia and UAE

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Italy has loosened restrictions on arms exports to Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates, government sources said on Tuesday, in a move aimed...

Interpol issues red notice for corruption accused Guptas

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The National Prosecuting Authority’s (NPA) efforts to repatriate corrupt-Gupta family members have received a major shot in the arm after Interpol issued red notices...

Germany says to buy Boeing maritime patrol aircraft for 1.1 billion euros

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Germany will purchase five Boeing P-8A maritime patrol aircraft for about 1.1 billion euros ($1.31 billion), the defence ministry said on Wednesday, confirming a...

UN states agree to $6 billion peacekeeping budget, averting shutdown

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United Nations member states agreed on Tuesday to a budget of some $6 billion for the world body’s 12 peacekeeping missions for the next...

Slight deterioration in global peace index

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Global peacefulness deteriorated by a very small margin (.07%) over the past year – the smallest change since 2011 as more countries recorded an...
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‘Stop denying racism, start dismantling it,’ UN rights chief says

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Nations should "start dismantling racism" and prosecute law enforcement officials for unlawful killings, the UN human rights chief said on Monday, denouncing systemic racism...

Haiti gang leader launches ‘revolution’ as violence escalates

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One of Haiti's most powerful gang leaders warned this week he was launching a revolution against the country's business and political elites, signaling a...

Dubai Airshow to take place under capacity restrictions, organiser says

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The Dubai Airshow, this year’s biggest aerospace trade show and a spectacle for business deals worth billions of dollars, will be held under capacity...

China’s space race: Careless military whispers

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The space debris generated by China’s Long March 5B re-entering the Earth’s atmosphere on 8 May 2021 is actually far from being the only...

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Additional troop deployment is welcome and shows the need for a strong SANDF

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The announcement on Wednesday 14 July that 25 000 members of the South African National Defence Force (SANDF) will be deployed to help counter...