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U.S. aircraft carrier strike group sails through Strait of Hormuz

U.S. aircraft carrier strike group sails through Strait of Hormuz

The U.S. aircraft carrier strike group Abraham Lincoln sailed through the vital Strait of Hormuz on Tuesday, U.S. officials told Reuters, amid simmering tensions between Iran and the United States. Tensions in the Gulf have risen since attacks on oil tankers this summer, including off the...

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Morocco’s king appoints committee chief to fight poverty and inequality

Morocco’s king appoints committee chief to fight poverty and inequality

King Mohammed VI of Morocco on Tuesday appointed former Interior Minister and ambassador to France Chakib Benmoussa as head of a committee to tackle social inequality and poverty, the Royal Palace said in a statement. The King said in July that the committee was intended to design a “new...

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Algerian court jails protesters over election

Algerian court jails protesters over election

An Algerian court has jailed four protesters for 18 months for disrupting a candidate’s campaign for the Dec. 12 presidential election which is opposed by a mass protest movement. The court sentenced the four on Monday after protests on Sunday in the western city of Tlemcen, where one of...

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Yemen's Houthis seize vessel in Red Sea

Yemen's Houthis seize vessel in Red Sea

Yemeni Houthi forces seized a "suspect vessel" in the Red Sea but will release it if it proves to belong to South Korea after legal procedures are completed, a senior Houthi official said Monday. The official spoke after the Arab coalition fighting the Iran-aligned Houthis in Yemen since...

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More than 120 journalists still jailed in Turkey: International Press Institute      More than 100 protestors killed in Iran during unrest: Amnesty International      U.S. aircraft carrier strike group sails through Strait of Hormuz      Morocco’s king appoints committee chief to fight poverty and inequality      Syrian refugees ask Norway police to investigate war crimes      Cutaneous Leishmaniasis spreads in Deir Ezzor      Protests force Lebanese parliament to postpone session, banks reopen      Algerian court jails protesters over election