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More than 30 killed as two trains collide in Egypt

More than 30 killed as two trains collide in Egypt

Two trains collide in Egypt and more than 30 passengers were killed. The collision left 100 injured in southern Egypt, overwhelmed by fatal rail accidents. The collision happened in the Tahta district of Sohag province of, some 460 kilometres south of the capital Cairo. Ambulances reached the site area on time. President of Egypt Abdel …

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US, China officials to meet in first talks under Biden

US, China officials to meet in first talks under Biden

US, China talks will be first high level officials, in person meeting during Biden Administration. Secretary of State Antony Blinken and top Chinese officials will meet on March 18 in Alaska, according to the State Department. White House National Security Advisor Jake Sullivan will be joining the meeting in the wharf with China’s top diplomat, …

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South Africa returns 1 million Covid-19 vaccine made by Indian Drug Company

South Africa is ready to return the one million Covid-19 vaccine doses it has received from Serum Institute of India. Clinical trial showed shot offered minimal protection against new coronavirus variant. According to the The Economic Times report, a week ago India had already said it would put on hold use of AstraZeneca’s shot in …

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Tunisia deploys army to help suppress days-long unrest

Tunisian armed forces were deployed after violent protests and mass arrests in many cities across the country. It has been days since the youth has been on the streets protesting. The protests turned violent after there was a mass arrest across the country. On Monday, the defence ministry said the situation in the country was …

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Sudan no longer on the list of State Sponsors of Terrorism; US Secretary of State Pompeo signs on the order

US Secretary of State Pompeo signed on the order to remove Sudan from the list of State Sponsors of Terrorism on Tuesday. US President Donald Trump, who is about to leave office, has said in in October that he would take Sudan off the list, which also includes North Korea, Iran, and Syria. Pompeo Tweeted; …

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Sudan removed by US from ‘state sponsors of terror’ list

The United States has formally removed Sudan’s designation as a “State Sponsor of Serrorism”, after 27 years. The announcement was made by the US embassy in Khartoum which comes into effect on Monday. The US embassy posted a status on Facebook, “The congressional notification period of 45 days has lapsed and the Secretary of State …

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President Donald Trump has ordered the withdrawal of most American troops from Somalia

Trump ordered pullout of troops from Somalia before leaving the office. The United States Africa Command (AFRICOM) has between 650 to 800 soldiers on normal in Somalia, Al Jazeera revealed in November, including uncommon powers assisting with preparing Somalia’s military. The Pentagon said Trump requested a withdrawal of “the greater part” of US troops “by …

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Nigeria president warns protesters; fails to address shooting

Muhammadu Buhari accuses demonstrators of threatening ‘national security’ as violence continues across the country. Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari spoke to the nation about the unrest that has gripped the country in recent days without making any mention of the deadly shooting of peaceful protesters that prompted international outrage. Buhari called on Nigerians to stop demonstrating …

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