IS claims suicide blast near Aden presidential palace

January 29, 2016 by · Comments Off on IS claims suicide blast near Aden presidential palace 

ADEN, Yemen, Jan. 29 — The Yemen-based affiliate of the Islamic State (IS) group claimed responsibility for a suicide attack against the Presidential Palace in the southern port city of Aden on Thursday, in which nine soldiers were killed and several others injured.

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Duterte’s huge lead in survey draws mixed reactions in Senate

December 8, 2015 by · Comments Off on Duterte’s huge lead in survey draws mixed reactions in Senate 

By Jelly F. Musico

MANILA, Dec. 7 (PNA) – A presidential survey ran by Social Weather Station (SWS) and commissioned by a businessman from Davao drew mixed reaction from the Senate with Senator Antonio Trillanes IV calling Davao City mayor Rodrigo Duterte’s wide margin lead “unbelievable.”

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Polio vaccinations kick off in Sudan, Iraq

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UNITED NATIONS, Nov. 10 — The United Nations said here Monday that polio vaccinations kicked off in Sudan and Iraq, where millions of children can be protected from risk of the spread of wild polio virus.

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AU nods deployment of pre-election assessment mission to Sudan

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ADDIS ABABA, March 4 — The chairperson of the African Union (AU) Commission has approved the deployment of a pre-election assessment mission to Sudan ahead of the country's general elections scheduled for April 13, 2015, according to an AU statement Tuesday.

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UN reports South Sudan has thousands of child soldiers

January 29, 2015 by · Comments Off on UN reports South Sudan has thousands of child soldiers 

UNITED NATIONS, Jan. 28 — The United Nations has welcomed the Tuesday release of 249 child soldiers by the South Sudan rebel group led by David Yau Yau, stressing, however, that thousands of children continue fighting for various groups in the country.

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UN mission condemns deadly attack in South Sudan

January 28, 2015 by · Comments Off on UN mission condemns deadly attack in South Sudan 

UNITED NATIONS, Jan. 28 — UN Mission in South Sudan ( UNMISS) on Tuesday condemned a roadside ambush in South Sudan's west, which killed eleven people, including five journalists.

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China supports IGAD's mediation efforts on South Sudan

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BEIJING, Jan. 12 — China supports the mediation efforts of the Inter-Governmental Authority for Development (IGAD) on the South Sudan issue, a Foreign Ministry spokesman said on Monday.

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Syrians largest refugee group after Palestinians: UN refugee Agency

January 8, 2015 by · Comments Off on Syrians largest refugee group after Palestinians: UN refugee Agency 

MOSCOW, Jan. 7 (PNS/Sputnik) — The United Nations Refugee Agency's (UNHCR) biannual report shows that Syrians have become the world's largest refugee population after Palestinians, the agency said in a statement released Wednesday.

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