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More Than 600 Migrants Reach Italy by Sea from North Africa

More than 600 migrants, many of them Egyptians, arrived in southern Italy over the past 24 hours, officials said on Sunday, defying stormy winter seas in search of a better life in Europe.Italy has seen a sharp increase in boat migrants in recent weeks…

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Son of late Libyan Strongman Gadhafi Registers Candidacy for December Election

The son of late Libyan strongman Col. Moammar Gadhafi has registered his candidacy for president of Libya. Seif al-Islam Gadhafi submitted his paperwork Sunday in the southern oasis town of Sabha. The move comes ahead of elections set for December 24th…

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Al-Jazeera says Bureau Chief Detained by Sudanese Forces

The Qatar-based satellite news network Al-Jazeera said Sunday its bureau chief in Sudan was detained by security forces, a day after mass protests across the country against last month’s military coup.The network said on Twitter that Sudanese forces ra…

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HRW Urges African Union to Pledge Support for African Commission on Human, Peoples’ Rights

Human Rights Watch has urged the African Union to pledge its support for the African Commission on Human and Peoples’ Rights, which opens a session Monday, the last meeting of the year.Human Rights Watch, in a statement Sunday, also called for the AU t…

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Tunisian Protesters Try to March on Suspended Parliament

Thousands of Tunisians protesting against President Kais Saied’s seizure of political power four months ago tried to march on the suspended parliament on Sunday, as hundreds of police blocked off the area.Protesters briefly clashed with police as they …

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