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Activists wary of Saudi Davos welcome after Khashoggi murder

Activists wary of Saudi Davos welcome after Khashoggi murder

Activists are criticising the World Economic Forum for allowing a large Saudi presence in Davos this week without devoting time to the murder of journalist Jamal Khashoggi. The Saudi presence "is deeply distressing", Amnesty International chief Kumi Naidoo told AFP on the sidelines of the...

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Sudan's Bashir heads to Qatar as new protest staged

Sudan's Bashir heads to Qatar as new protest staged

Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir left Tuesday for a two-day visit to Qatar, state media reported, in what is his first trip abroad since nationwide protests against his rule erupted last month. Bashir was scheduled to meet top officials in Qatar, including its ruler Emir Sheikh Tamim bin...

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US trained UAE troops for air combat in Yemen: Report

US trained UAE troops for air combat in Yemen: Report

The U.S. Air Force has been training Saudi-led coalition personnel from the United Arab Emirates for aerial combat in Yemen, Yahoo News reported late Wednesday, citing newly obtained official documents. A spokesman and an official from U.S. Central Command told Yahoo News the military did...

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Denmark suspends arms sales to UAE: Foreign minister

Denmark suspends arms sales to UAE: Foreign minister

Denmark suspended arms sales to the United Arab Emirates (UAE) for its role in the humanitarian crisis in Yemen, according to local media reports on Thursday. Foreign Minister Anders Samuelsen made the announcement at parliament, saying his ministry informed the directorate general of...

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