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December 16, 2018

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Sri Lanka reinstates ousted PM, begins uneasy truce

Sri Lanka reinstates ousted PM, begins uneasy truce

Sri Lanka's president on Sunday reappointed as prime minister the same man he sacked from the job nearly two months ago, ending a power struggle and immediately setting off an uneasy cohabitation government.Ranil Wickremesinghe, whose shock dismissal in late

Air strikes, clashes hit Yemen port city despite ceasefire

Air strikes, clashes hit Yemen port city despite ceasefire

The UN's envoy to Yemen called on Sunday for pro-government forces and rebels to respect a ceasefire in the Red Sea port city of Hodeida, after repeated clashes between the two sides threatened to unravel a hard-won accord hammered out in Sweden last week."T

Australia reaffirms Israel decision despite backlash

Australia reaffirms Israel decision despite backlash

Australia's conservative prime minister on Sunday stood by his decision to recognise west Jerusalem as the capital of Israel, despite criticism from neighbouring Muslim countries.Canberra became one of a handful of governments to follow US President Donald Tr

Air strikes, clashes hit Yemen's Hodeida despite ceasefire

Air strikes, clashes hit Yemen's Hodeida despite ceasefire

Air strikes and fierce clashes shook the outskirts of Yemen's rebel-held port city of Hodeida overnight, pro-government sources and residents said Sunday, despite a UN-brokered ceasefire.At least 29 fighters, including 22 Huthi rebels, were killed on Saturday

Thousands protest against Serbian President Vucic

Thousands protest against Serbian President Vucic

Thousands of demonstrators defied heavy snow Saturday in Belgrade to protest what they say is a crackdown by the government of President Aleksandar Vucic on opposition parties and the media.The rally, the second weekend protest in a row, was the first signific

Hundreds march in Sierra Leone against sexual violence

Hundreds march in Sierra Leone against sexual violence

Hundreds of people demonstrated in Freetown on Saturday against sexual violence against women, days after the Sierra Leone government promised a crackdown on rape and sexual abuse.Among the estimated 300 to 400 demonstrators was the country's first lady, Fati