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Protesters call for Sudanese president’s resignation

International | The unrest began over difficult economic conditions
by Onize Ohikere
Posted 12/31/18, 01:32 pm

Protests that began over rising prices in Sudan have grown into the largest uprising yet against the 29-year rule of Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir.

The demonstrations began Dec. 19 in the eastern city of Atbara over the increasing cost of bread and fuel, and then spread to several other cities, including the capital, Khartoum. Amnesty International said last week that at least 37 protesters died over the first five days of clashes with police.

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Afghanistan’s deadly fight for democracy

International | The United States says Afghan troops can handle the intensified violence
by Onize Ohikere
Posted 10/23/18, 03:34 pm

As Afghanistan wraps up a parliamentary vote marred by nearly 200 violent attacks and 50 deaths, U.S. officials insist the country can manage the violence and protect the democratic process.

Last weekend’s vote was the first to take place in war-torn Afghanistan since 2010. Afghan officials deployed about 70,000 police and soldiers to guard polling stations after the Taliban and Islamic State (ISIS) vowed to target voters.

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Brunson heads home for next phase of ministry

International | Plus, news about the Saudis, Hmong, and an American in Israeli detention
by Mindy Belz
Posted 10/15/18, 12:37 pm

TURKEY: Andrew Brunson, 50, and his wife, Norine, arrived on Saturday in the United States, one day after a three-judge panel freed the American pastor while finding him guilty on terrorism charges. The verdict likely ends Brunson’s decades of church planting and ministry in Izmir.

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